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City Airport & Heliport

Liverpool Road, Eccles, Salford M30 7SA, England
+44 161 789 1362
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Helicopter lesson

My daughter bought me a helicopter lesson for Christmas at this local airport. I was taken up in... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Ian R
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Great Tour by Friend s of Barton

Recently our Cub pack had a tour of Barton Aerodrome kindly carried out by The friends of Barton... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sarah J
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Manchester, England, United Kingdom
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City Airport is a General and Business Aviation Airfield in Greater Manchester. Opened in 1930, this unique location features grass runways and a historic Control Tower building. Open to the general public, with free parking, viewing/picnic area and a viewing balcony, it is an idea day out for all ages. See the airport in action with a variety of aircraft, helicopters, microlights. Also home to Police Helicopter Services and the North West Air Ambulance Charity.
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  • Terrible2%
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“control tower” (7 reviews)
“few hours” (6 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 2-3 hours
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Liverpool Road, Eccles, Salford M30 7SA, England
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+44 161 789 1362
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"family fun day"
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"great place to visit"
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"free parking"
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"cafe bar"
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"sunny day"
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"afternoon tea"
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"play area for children"
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"main airport"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My daughter bought me a helicopter lesson for Christmas at this local airport. I was taken up in a little two seater which initially looked as though it might be a bit shakey. Nothing was further from the truth. The pilot/instructor was ex services and...More

Thank Ian R
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Recently our Cub pack had a tour of Barton Aerodrome kindly carried out by The friends of Barton. The tour costs £2 per person and is well worth much more. The Airport is easy to find just off the M60 and car parking is free....More

Thank Sarah J
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Reviewed 14 May 2018

New play area for children. Bar 26 and veterans garage on site offering food and drinks at reasonable prices. Offer events throughout the year which are usually good and well attended. Small aircraft and helicopters in and out all the time make for good viewing....More

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Reviewed 8 May 2018 via mobile

Fab morning out Experience of flying in a helicopter (not as scary as I thought) Friendly staff, very helpful. Helicopter experience was great. Went around Manchester. Would be good if they could talk to you and explain how high up you are going and the...More

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Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

Visited today as we'd noticed there was a "family fun day" on and I noticed there was a planned 2.45pm RAF fly-past. Have been aware of the place for at least a decade but have never bothered visiting and pleased to say it's an enjoyable...More

Thank LeeF81
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Reviewed 21 April 2018

We brought my grandson along to visit the airport as he is really interested in helicopter and always notices when one over the house. You can get so close to the little planes and the helicopters. We were lucky enough o see 2 helicopters take...More

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Reviewed 14 April 2018

Its a great place to take the kids for something different, its viewing gallery on the flight tower is brilliant for the kids to watch the planes coming in and bouncing down the runway. Good little play area for them to burn some energy off....More

Thank GB1UK2008
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CityAirport, Manager at City Airport & Heliport, responded to this reviewResponded 14 April 2018

Thank you for visiting us. We do hope you enjoyed it and we look forward to welcoming you again soon!

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Reviewed 12 March 2018

I visited City Airport for afternoon tea last month , having been there on numerous occasions and always been happy with what we were offered, On the last occasion ( and it will be the last) we were the only people in the place which...More

Thank Joyce B
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CityAirport, Manager at City Airport & Heliport, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2018

Thank you for your review. We presume your comments relate to 'Runway 26' Cafe/Bar which actually has its own separate Trip Adviser page. However we will pass on your feedback to them as we are striving to ensure that all visitors to the airport and...More

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Reviewed 18 January 2018 via mobile

City Airport is really easy to use. The car park is not a bus ride away the check in is easy and the departure lounge is comfortable. The main client group is business flyers so they are regular travellers with experience of security which speeds...More

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Reviewed 10 August 2017

Had arrnaged for a 70th birthday treat for the family member, to go up in a helicopter with ' non commercial flights' we had an hour in all in the air - it was a fancinating trip, between the Liverpool and Manchester air corridor and...More

2  Thank suesalford
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