Skyvan Demo Team was invited to the Manchester
airshow 2015 for it’s first ever public flying display on July 5th.
Skyvan G-BEOL departed the Koksijde fly-in, where she had been on static
display, to arrive at the historic Manchester City Airport at Barton on
Sunday morning for an early afternoon display.
Manchester Barton City Airport was first opened in 1928 as a municipal
airport and has changed little since its opening. It is considered a good
example of the airfields typical of the 1930s. It features four grass
runways of relatively modest dimensions, as would have been the requirement
at the time. The fully original control tower is protected by it’s
grade II listed building status, along with the original terminal building
and 1933 build hangar, known as The Pemberton Hangar. In the 30’s
the famous Handley Page HP.42 bi-plane airliners used to operate from