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The Next TAS Social Evening:-

Director of Operations – Manchester Airport  – Rad Taylor

Monday 30th October – 20.00 hrs at the Runway Visitor Park. All welcome.

Monarch Airlines Cease Trading

During the early hours of Monday 2nd October it was announced that Monarch Airlines had ceased trading with the airline formerly entering into administration. The UK CAA has established a website which gives information to passengers :-

A total of nine Monarch aircraft were parked on remote stands at Manchester Airport and other airlines are being chartered by the CAA to return passengers back to the UK.

Monarch were a great airline and served Manchester well over its 49 years of continuous operations. The Aviation Society would like to wish all Monarch staff good luck and good fortune in finding new employment.


 Winged Words – October 2017

WW Cover Oct17

The October issue of Winged Words was distributed to e members on 30th September and is available in hard copy from the shops and via post on Wednesday 4th October.


RVP – RJX UPDATE (TAS volunteer engineers)

The next RJX Volunteer Engineering day will take place on SAT 14th Oct

Saturday 30th September – Unfortunately, the Manchester weather wasn’t at it’s best today. So our work focus was changed to the Flightdeck….Hope you like the results?


Saturday 16th Sept – The RJX Nose wheel is straightened up and further painting took place today…WOW!!… The lady is looking good!


2nd Sept …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.

With plenty of work still to be done, a number of RJX “Engineering days” are planned during September  / October prior to the onset of Winter. The current focus by the team is :- the exterior painting, engine intake refurbishment, nose gear rectification and steps overhaul. Keep up the good work guys – we really appreciate it!


Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did..

High Performance and Prestige Car Day – RVP Saturday – 19th August

If you are interested in getting a feel for the event please check out the following Link to a superb “You tube” video which perfectly captures the atmosphere…

The event proved really popular for both car and aviation enthusiasts with shouts of “can we arrange another one for next year” being made by many of the attendees….lets see what we can do and hope for better weather!