Manchester Barton Aerodrome is literally a 'grass roots aviation' airfield. Since 1930, our airport has been a 'hub' when it comes to flight training activity. Albeit regular visitors will be familiar with some of the larger hardware that utilise our convenient location to the city, the majority of yearly movements consist of flying school movements. If you're looking to plant the roots of a career in aviation or even just in pursuit of a challenging new hobby, Manchester Barton Aerodrome is the place to achieve your ambitions as a pilot in the Greater Manchester area.
Fixed or rotary wing, there are many aviation licenses and ratings available for pilots to hold, many of which are on offer with operators who are based with us right here!
Mainair Flying School
Mainair Flying School is one of the longest established flying schools at Manchester Barton Aerodrome. They offer microlight training at it's best and pride themselves on their quality of instruction. Offering training, trial flights and ground school tuition as well as a number of other services.
Helicentre provides commercial and private helicopter PPL(H) training as well as charter, surveying, helicopter sales and management. With bases at Liverpool John Lennon Airport and Manchester Barton Aerodrome, they are well placed as the leading rotary training provider in the North West.
Mainair Microlight Centre
Mark Jackson has been flying for over 33 years and has made Microlight flying his life. He has thousands of hours of experience in teaching people to fly microlights. Mainair Microlight Centre is the first stop for someone looking for microlight training in Manchester, Cheshire and Lancashire.