|Manchester Airport, Greater Manchester|
|M90 1QX||North West|
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The purpose-built Viewing Park has a Visitor Centre and a growing collection of aircraft exhibits. Particularly useful here are the three raised viewing platforms, which offer good views of the active runways and taxying aircraft. Note that Concorde is now displayed in a dedicated glass-fronted hangar, and guided tours can be booked for an additional fee.
From Junction 6 on the M56, take the A538 towards Wilmslow. After about half a mile appears ‘The Romper’ public house on the left. Turn left here down Sunbank Lane, then right onto Wilmslow Old Road at the bottom, and follow the road to the gate entrance.
Open daily 08.30 am to dusk; Closed 25 December (Christmas Day).
See official website for details. Tours of Concorde are charged in addition to the entry fee to the Aviation Viewing Park. If you are interested in a tour please phone the Airport Tour Centre on 0161 489 3932 as tour places are limited.
Parking, Cafe, Toilets, Souvenir shop, Picnic area, Access for disabled visitors.
|Vampire T.11 XD624 (photo, Phillip Evans)||Avro RJX-100 G-IRJX (photo, Phillip Evans)|
List of Aircraft Exhibits
|Displayed I.D.||Aircraft Type||Real Identity||Condition||Status|
|G-BOAC||Aerospatiale/BAC Concorde 102||G-BOAC||Complete||Displayed|
|G-AWZK||Hawker Siddeley Trident 3B-101||G-AWZK||Complete||Displayed|
|G-DMCA||McDonnell Douglas DC-10-30||G-DMCA||Nose||Displayed|
Notes: Vampire T.11 XD624 is now with the Museum of Science and Industry in Manchester.
Manchester Airport Aviation Viewing Park, Wilmslow Old Road, Manchester Airport Ringway, Manchester, Greater Manchester, M90 1QX. Tel: 0161 904 9460. website: Official Viewing Park Website. More detailed information is available on the unofficial website RingwayReports.
|Concorde G-BOAC (photo, Phillip Evans)||Concorde front view (photo, Phillip Evans)|
|DC-10-30 nose (photo, Phillip Evans)||Display board (photo, Phillip Evans)|