City Airport & Heliport is home to several groups and clubs, all partaking in the wider hoppy and sport of aviation. 

Barton Model Flying Club

The Barton Model Flying Club are a group of Control Line Model enthusiasts who have their base At City Airport


Manchester Aviation Art Society

The Manchester Aviation Art Society meet monthly at City Airport.

The society aim to encourage artistically minded people to record the aviation scene and enjoy the benefits of a shared activity. Members include beginners to internationally respected professionals.

The programme of events includes sketching on the airfield analysis of work, general talks on related subjects, demonstrations and occasional slide shows.

The Society usually exhibit at the Southport Air Show and hold when possible, one major exhibition every year at an appropriate venue. Competitions are held through the year.


Bollington Paragliding Club

Founded 1st January 1973, we are one of the founding paragliding clubs in the world. Our members are mostly from the North West of England.  We operate as a verified school under the governing body of The British Hang Gliding and Paragliding Association. (BHPA).