The Club has been running since the airport opened in
1966, having had several clubrooms over the years at
varying sites and of various sizes. Currently we have
premises in Inchinnan Road, adjacent to the General
Aviation Terminal, where Area J and the runway can be
TThe Club is limited by premises safety to fifty full
members, although we currently have a small number of
vacancies for membership.
Members interests cover the full range of aviation
, some having an interest in military, some in civil, and
many in both, either historic or current.
A daily log is maintained at the clubroom, and is
available to view at any time.
A wide selection of periodical magazines, specialist
magazines and up to date registers are made available for
Members to keep up with current happenings, fleet changes
and new registrations.
Old USA and Canadian microfiche are a necessity for
checking aircraft no longer current, and therefore not
available on line on the net. We aloo have a working
microfiche reader on the premises to use.
Key magazines are kept dating back to the 1970s for
anyone with a query from the past or just wanting to
Since the opening of the airport a careful note has been
kept of every first visit by all aircraft that have
landed, and this computerised master log is a mine of
interesting information for anyone chasing a gap in his
log or confirming an identity. The club also has a
collection of photographs and slides taken at the airport
over the years.
A wide range of classic aviation books is kept in the
Club for members to read or browse through, many of which
cannot now be obtained.
Facilities include a radio, television (with Freeview)
binoculars, and a food cupboard for the hungry spotter,
where prices are lower than the shops, and any profits go
into funds to run the club.
All this for only £42 a year (thats around 85p a
week). We have managed to keep the fees the same now for
over five years !
This is less than a subscription to one decent
periodical. And you get around fifteen to read every
month, as well as Flight every week.
If you are interested in further details of the club,
drop me an EMAIL at the address below, or call in at the
premises to see what we have.