Ulster Aviation Collection

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Key Facts

Location:
Long Kesh Airfield, Lisburn
SatNav: Region:
BT27 5RF Northern Ireland
Country:
United Kingdom
Admission:
Prior Permission Only
Category: Only Aviation:
General Yes
Aircraft Exhibits: Status:
circa. 17 Closed

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What’s Here

The museum is run by the Ulster Aviation Society, which aims to preserve the province’s aeronautical past. A large number of artefacts and photographs are exhibited, in addition the aircraft listed below. Originally located at Langford Lodge airfield under the name ‘Ulster Aviation Society Heritage Centre’, the Museum was forced to close in late 2004 and put all its exhibits into storage. Fortunately, a new site at Long Kesh has now been secured and the museum is being re-established. It is not yet open to the public.

Directions

At Long Kesh Airfield, on Halftown Road, off the A3 Lisburn to Lurgan road. Also reached from the A1 Lisburn to Newry road, by turning off at Hillsborough and following Culcavy Road, which goes under the M1 and becomes Halftown Road.

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Visiting

Opening Hours:

The new site is not yet open to the public.

Admission:

See official website.

Amenities:

To be advised.

Display cabinets (photo, Paul McMaster) Sea Hawk FB.3 WN108 (photo, Paul McMaster)

List of Aircraft Exhibits

Displayed I.D. Aircraft Type Real Identity Condition Status
EI-BUO Aero (Lavery) Sea Hawker EI-BUO Complete Displayed
XM414 BAC Jet Provost T.3A XM414 Complete Displayed
EI-BAG Cessna 172A EI-BAG Complete Displayed
WZ549 de Havilland Vampire T.11 WZ549 Complete Displayed
XH131 English Electric Canberra PR.9 XH131 Complete Displayed
G-MJWS Eurowing Goldwing G-MJWS Complete Displayed
XA460 Fairey Gannet AS.4 XA460 Complete Displayed
JV482 Grumman Wildcat V JV482 Complete Displayed
WN108 Hawker Sea Hawk FB.5 WN108 Complete Displayed
XV361 Hawker Siddeley Buccaneer S.2B XV361 Complete Displayed
G-RENT Robinson R22B G-RENT Complete Displayed
G-BDBS Shorts 330 G-BDBS Complete Displayed
G-14-1 Short SB.4 Sherpa G-14-1 Fuselage Displayed
G-BTUC Shorts Tucano G-BTUC Complete Displayed
202 Sud Aviation SA316B Alouette III 202 Complete Displayed
G-MZHM Team Hi-Max 1700 G-MZHM Complete Displayed
XR517 Westland Wessex HC.2 XR517 Complete Displayed

More Information

Ulster Aviation Society, Long Kesh Airfield, Halftown Road, nr Sprucefield, Lisburn, BT27 5RF. Website: Ulster Aviation Society

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Buccaneer S.2B XV361 (photo, Maurice Auld) Tucano G-BTUC (photo, Maurice Auld)
Wildcat V JV482 (photo, Raymond Burrows) Vampire T.11 WZ549 (photo, Paul McMaster)

Thanks to Michael McBurney of the Ulster Aviation Society for permission to use these photos.
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4 thoughts on “Ulster Aviation Collection

  1. Hi, just to let you know that EI-BAG Cessna 172A is not part of the collection at Long Kesh. It was at Langford Lodge when the Ulster Avation Society were based there but did not make the move to Long Kesh with the rest of the colleciton – it is currently based at Upper Ballinderry.

    Best Regards
    Ian

  2. Do you have DH Chipmunk WD386 on display or in storage please? Or if not, any info re this Chipmunk (which has the tail from WD 377). Thank you.

  3. When will you be opening too the public/ I understand that William Lindsay, author of Wartime Langford Lodge is trying to open a museum in one of the units at Langford, does anyone know of his progress? Many thanks in anticipation, you are doing a splendid job yourselves.

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