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The next TAS Social Evening….at the Runway Visitor Park

Concorde Restaurant – Monday 26th March 20.00hrs

 Manchester Airport Airfield Duty Manager “OPS 3”

The Airfield Duty Manager (ADM) is the key Operational decision maker for Manchester Airport 24hrs per day. They are responsible for ensuring all Civil Aviation Authority Rules and Regulations are adhered to but also organising the response to any Incidents and Accidents which may arise on the airfield. Tonight we welcome along George Bloor, a member of the Airfield Team who will explain the complex role of the ADM (callsign OPS 3) via “A day in life of scenario” featuring Snow Clearing, Diversions, Accidents and Incidents and managing the various works that take place on a busy Airfield such as Manchester. Should be a great evening! All welcome!

Dambuster Evening – Thursday 19th April


All 500 tickets for this unique evening have now been sold! …..A “stand by” list is now in operation. Please write to ;-  to be placed on the reserve list. You will be informed if any tickets become available.


New Books for 2018 now in the TAS Shops…more landing daily!


March Winged Words

The e copy of Winged Words was published on Friday 2nd March and the printed copy will be available from Wednesday 7th March.

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TAS Membership – Promotion – 1st March-30th April

Any person joining TAS during the period 1st March – 30th April 2018 will receive a free gift from the TAS Shop. – A Coffee Cup from our Windows of the World or RVP Range!.

Membership forms can be downloaded and payment made on this site or you can join and collect your cup from the shops at the RVP or Terminal 1 arrivals. Please note: It is a condition of this offer that all cups are collected from one of the shops as they cannot be posted.






 RVP – Reduced Car Parking Fees

Many people who visit the Runway Visitor Park are not aware of the special discounted parking fees for frequent visitors. Check out the RVP Page on this web site for further info and download an application form…You could save yourself a lot of money!

Dates confirmed for the 2018 Manchester Airport Aviation and Transport Festival

Manchester Airport in conjunction with TAS have confirmed the dates for the 2018 Aviation and Transport Festival at the Runway Visitor Park :- Saturday 30th June and Sunday 1st July. The event will be celebrating 80 years of operations from the Airport (originally known as Ringway). The airport officially opened on 25th June 1938. A number of special events will be taking place over the weekend at the RVP to commemorate the development of the airport throughout it’s 80 glorious years.

Throughout the Festival weekend a giant Aviation Memorabilia Sale will be taking place in the Concorde Hangar. Individuals and companies who are interested in reserving tables for this event should contact:- for further information. OR check out the Aviation and Transport Festival page on this web site.

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   **NEW*** Toulouse “2” September 4th-7th 2018 – Fully Booked – See info below for registering your interest on Toulouse 3…

Due to unprecedented demand which saw our first trip to Toulouse (Spring 2018) filling within just 2 days, we have organised a further trip with the same itinerary in September. This trip is now also full! Any member of TAS who is interested in travelling on a future trip to Toulouse (Toulouse 3) is asked to immediately contact John Wood via e mail:- to register your interest (no obligation). Toulouse 3 would follow the same itinerary as the previous trips on a date to be announced – subject to demand.


TAS Trip to South Africa and Botswana 2018: -Now open for bookings – see Tour Page for full details…

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TAS Social Evening – Monday 30th October-RVP Future

Rad Taylor, Manchester Airports Director of Operations addressed over 100 Members of The Aviation Society on Monday evening.  During an extensive Q&A session he confirmed that there were no current plans to relocate the existing Runway Visitor Park and the land currently occupied by the RVP did not feature in the airports 10 year Transformation Project.

RVP – RJX UPDATE (TAS volunteer engineers)

TAS has formed a Volunteer Engineering Team who work on a regular basis to help maintain the Avro RJX aircraft at the Runway Visitor Park. The Team consists of experienced aircraft engineers – some of whom actually helped build / test fly the aircraft from Woodford. Others are TAS Members who simply want to lend a hand and learn new skills under the guidance of the experienced engineers . Throughout 2017 they have made significant progress undertaking all types of work from major structural repairs to painting. The team usually meet on pre arranged Saturdays at the RVP. TAS organise the work schedule, safety assessments’, PPE and Insurance. The airport provide funding for equipment, parts and well deserved refreshments!

The RJX Nose wheel is straightened up and further painting took place today (Sept 17)…WOW!!… The lady is looking good!


TAS RJX Volunteers make great progress..

The TAS Volunteer Engineering Team were busy at the RJX on Saturday 2nd Sept. Significant progress is now being made on the aircraft .The Team have been joined by a specialist from Air Livery who has been giving superb advice on the painting – Just look at the difference so far…RJX 2 SEPT The airport have recently re painted the Runway and trimmed the shrubs at the back of the aircraft.

BAE Systems staff from Farnborough and Prestwick have recently joined the TAS Team.

With plenty of work still to be done, a number of RJX “Engineering days” are planned  in 2018. If you are interested in joining the Team – please

The next Engineering day for 2018 will take place on Saturday 24th February when work will be taking place on the Avro RJX and Monarch Dc10.

Keep up the good work guys – we really appreciate it!