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St. Michael’s Airfield

Welcome to St Michael’s Airfield in Lancashire. Positioned between Preston and Lancaster on the Fylde Coast we operate on a 40 acre flat field where we are one of the longest established microlight airfields in the country, with flying from the field being established in 1985.

You are spoilt for choice as to where to fly, we are roughly 10 miles by air from Blackpool where you have the opportunity to fly along the coastline and even land on Piling Sands, or you can head to the hills of Beacon Fell and Parlick just 5 miles away.  There is also the spectacular scenery of the Lake District and all of this is yours with a bird’s eye view when flying a microlight from St Michael’s Airfield.

Prior to the airfield starting at St Michael’s the field was commonly known by locals as ‘The Yokels’ which for many decades was a place where local people could grow vegetables.

 

St. Michael’s Airfield

Welcome to St Michael’s Airfield in Lancashire. Positioned between Preston and Lancaster on the Fylde Coast we operate on a 40 acre flat field where we are one of the longest established microlight airfields in the country, with flying from the field being established in 1985.

You are spoilt for choice as to where to fly, we are roughly 10 miles by air from Blackpool where you have the opportunity to fly along the coastline and even land on Piling Sands, or you can head to the hills of Beacon Fell and Parlick just 5 miles away.  There is also the spectacular scenery of the Lake District and all of this is yours with a bird’s eye view when flying a microlight from St Michael’s Airfield.

Prior to the airfield starting at St Michael’s the field was commonly known by locals as ‘The Yokels’ which for many decades was a place where local people could grow vegetables.

What are microlights?

 

  • Flex Wing Aircraft
    Single seater or two-seater open cockpit aircraft these ‘flex wing’ microlights are controlled in a similar way to a hang glider, using weight-shift control – the pilot controls the direction and airspeed of the aircraft using a control bar. A flex wing is more open to the elements, flies like a hang glider, and offers an unsurpassable experience.

 

  • Fixed Wing (3 Axis) Aircraft
    Fixed wing microlights tend to look and feel more like a traditional plane and come in a variety of designs which include single seaters, bi-planes, high wing and low wing microlights.  With the new 600kg weight limit designed aircraft we are sure you will find something that suits you.

We are also home to North West Microlight Aircraft Club (NWMAC) run by the airfield pilots for the benefit of local pilots. It is one of the longest established clubs in the country with a dynamic committee with a friendly and growing membership.

  • Student Pilots get 6 months free membership
  • Pilots Membership is £30 per year
  • Social Membership (for non-pilots) is £10 per year

NWMAC – if open then you can buy Tea / Coffee / Snacks

Toilets are available on site.

NWMAC have a new Facebook page where news of what the club is up to will be posted on a regular basis.

Please contact members via the St Michaels Airfield Facebook page or direct by email nwmacmembers@gmail.com 

EVENTS

Wings & Wheels Fly-In 2022

  • 24th / 25th / 26th June
  • Open to all visitors – Free Entry
  • A weekend of Microlight Aircraft Fly-Ins with No Landing Fees.
    Food and Drink Stalls available throughout the weekend.
    Classic Cars and Bikes welcome in Display Area.
    Live Rock Bands on Friday and Saturday nights.
  • Camping is available on Friday and Saturday Night
    Price List
  • NWMAC Members – Free of Charge
  • All other visitors wishing to camp over
    £5.00 per person per night
    Under 18’s Camping with parents are free of charge.
  • Charity Flights Available (Weather Permitting)
    Donations from £20.00 for up to 20 minutes flight time.
  • Funds Raised going to NW Air Ambulance.