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Published on September 9th, 2021 | by Mark Dwyer

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Ulster Aviation Society Open Day Weekend

The Ulster Aviation Society (UAS) are again going to be part of the European Heritage Open Days Weekend this Saturday 11th & Sunday 12th September to give the public free access to their pair of authentic Second World War aircraft hangars, plus they’ll have at least three of their aircraft outside in the compound.

​Guests are invited to wander around some volunteer Tour Guides will be on-hand at various aircraft and exhibits. They may well be some restoration work going on at the back of Hangar 2 (on the right) to show you what some of the Volunteers do.

  • Hangar Opening Times: 10am – 5pm both days (SAT & SUN) via Gate 3.
  • Several volunteer Tour Guides on site both days to help people at various aircraft around the two Second World War hangars.
  • Indoor and Outdoor exhibits, although currently constrained a little by the last remnants of the scaffolding being removed from the multi-million pound re-fit on the huge Hangar 1 doors.
  • Extensive Car Parking with new parking facilities being made available directly outside the fence — to the Left as you drive past the prison walls. Visitors will simply walk across to the gates and be directed from there through the middle gates, up to registration and in through Hangar 2’s doors on the right.
  • Hands, Face & Space will be order of the day indoors;  Hands & Space will be the order of the day outdoors.
  • Mobile catering company on-site for Teas & Coffees etc.

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About the Author

Mark is an airline pilot flying the Boeing 737 for a major European airline. In addition he is also a Type Rating Instructor, Type Rating Examiner and Base Training Captain on the B737. Outside of commercial flying Mark enjoys flying light aircraft from the smallest 3 Axis microlights up to heavier singles. He is also an instructor and EASA Examiner on single engines and a UK CAA Examiner. He flies the Chipmunk for the Irish Historic Flight Foundation (IHFF). Mark became the Chairman of the National Microlight Association of Ireland (NMAI) in 2013 and has overseen a massive growth in the organisation. In this role he has worked at local and national levels. In 2015, Mark won ‘Upcoming Aviation Professional Award’ at the Aviation Industry Awards sponsored by the IAA. Mark launched this website back in 2002 while always managing the website, he has also been Editor and Deputy Editor of FlyingInIreland Magazine from 2005 to 2015.



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