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St. Michael’s Airfield

IMPORTANT UPDATES REGARDING RUNWAYS

Starting the week of the 19th September 2022 all runways are going to be under repair.   We have cut a new runway along the eastern perimeter of the airfield 36RH/18LH this will require pilots to overfly the hangars at either end of the runway.  Short Landings and Take Offs will still be possible on the main runway 35RH/17LH. All other runways will be closed for the time being.

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

IMPORTANT UPDATES REGARDING RUNWAYS

Starting the week of the 19th September 2022 all runways are going to be under repair.   We have cut a new runway along the eastern perimeter of the airfield 36RH/18LH this will require pilots to overfly the hangars at either end of the runway.  Short Landings and Take Offs will still be possible on the main runway 35RH/17LH. All other runways will be closed for the time being.

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.

expansion of northern microlight school

  • New Flight Instructor
    St Michael’s Airfield is proud to be the home of the Northern Microlight School, which is run by CFI Graham Hobson.
  • Graham has been established as a leading Pilot and Flight Instructor for over 40 years.
  • He is one of the few pilots that can teach instuctors as well as novices, so learning to fly with him or one of his instuctors means you could not be in safer hands.
  • We welcome Mark Atkinson to the airfield as the new Flight Instructor.  Mark comes with many years experience as a pilot and as a Flight Instructor since 2007
  • START YOUR JOURNEY TODAY!!

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.
  • Sub 70 Aircraft
    These single seat aircraft are not Microlights, they do not require a license to be flown and are becoming increasingly popular.
    Although no license is required, it i strongly advise that pilots have some instruction working through the NPPL syllabus up to the solo stage.  This ensures pilots have the skills and knowledge required to fly safely and fit in with other airfield users.

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 

NWMAC Clothing

  • New NWMAC Clothing Line
    Ideal gifts for Birthdays / Fathers Day / Christmas 
  • Sizes:-  Small / Med / L / XL / XXL / 3XL / 4XL
  • Colours:- Red / Blue / Bottle Green / Royal Blue / Navy Blue / Black
  • Soft Shell Jackets – £30.00 each
  • Sweatshirts – £25.00 each
  • Hoodie – £25.00 each
  • Gilet – £20.00 each
  • Polo Shirts £16.00 (Cotton/Polyester 50/50 mix) or £17.00 (100% Cotton) 
  • T Shirts – £15.00 each
  • Baseball Caps – £12.00 each

Notes:- G-Info can be put on the arms or back of Baseball Caps.
St Michaels Airfield is written on the back of all clothing.
Package & Postage is extra.

Contact us by email regarding your orders for NWMAC Merchandise stating Garment required, Size, Colour and Quantity, also include contact details and delivery address.                                       
                                             nwmacmembers@gmail.com

RECENT EVENTS

Wings & Wheels Fly-In 2022 which took place in June 2022

  • So far has raised £645.00 for North West Air Ambulance

  • Charity Flights are still available during the summer months
    (Weather Permitting) to register your interest please email NWMAC directly.  You will be contacted should weather conditions look favourable and Club Pilots are available to undertake the flights which will mainly take place at weekends and possibly week day evenings.
  • Email the NWMAC directly on nwmacmembers@gmail.com
  • Donations of £50.00 for up to 25 minutes flight time will include a 1 year Social Membership to NWMAC, fuel costs for the aircraft and a minimum of £30 going to NW Air Ambulance.

  • Wings & Wheels 2023 has been pencilled in for the weekend of 16th / 17th / 18th June.