ABOUT THE CLUB
The club was formed in the autumn of 1995 and has gradually increased its membership over the years. It produces its own monthly full colour newsletter “BLOODHOUND” which keeps its members updated about events and current news about the club and aviation in the area. Currently there are no plans to purchase or hire an aircraft for club use but as membership increases so does the possibility of that happening.
North Coates Flying Club exists to keep aviation alive at North Coates and this is demonstrated by the many varied aircraft based here. group A, microlights, autogyro’s and even a paramotor or two. The club is also very much aware of the airfield’s history and has over 350 photographs and still growing plus many artefacts now on display in our heritage room. in 2013 the club added a rare example of a Bloodhound Mk1 missile to the collection which is under restoration and will eventually be displayed at the entrance to our premises.
The club has a working agreement with the nearby Air Weapons Range at Donna Nook and flying and training activity does take place during the range hours in cooperation with the MOD. Weekday visitors must contact the range by radio.
For this reason North Coates exists to provide a social and leisure base for aviators and the popularity of our summer flying meetings is an indication of the need for this facility. Annual membership is inexpensive, certainly one of the most value for money in the area. For further details contact us by e-mail, through the postal address or telephone the club on 01472 388850 (weekends best availability).