More photos from Steve Balfour
looking through the memoires of Eric Matthews he mentions that in 1936 Barton was the area control centre for the Northern Area and had a wireless telegraphy and radio telephony communications on 862 metres together with a direction finding service.
CB4 – photo from 1973 Barry Davidson
CB5 from Pete Clarke G-ARLW outside the tower (and in photo CB4 above).
Pete says that he did PPL continuation trying at Barton Airfield near Manchester in 1973. He also got to fly the Cessna 150 G-AXVC which was stressed for aerobatics.He did the check flight with a German instructor who took him to the local area for stall and spin assessment. They ended up doing several aerobatic rolls and loops just to see what the aircraft was capable of!
CB6 from Pete Clarke
CB7 from Pete Clarke
CB8 from Barry Davidson in front PIPER TRI-PACER G-APVA dated 1965
CB9 from Barry Davidson
CB10 from Barry Davidson