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Membership of the Aeropark / AVA

We always welcome new members to the Aeropark Volunteers Association whether they have joined for the free admittance to the Aeropark or whether they want to become active members and help out with the running of the Aeropark.

All members are able to visit the aeropark for free either to look around the exhibits or watch the aircraft movements on the Airport runway when the Aeropark is open.
If as a member you would like to take a more active role then there are lots of activities that need to be undertaken, from working on the exhibits, grass cutting, painting, welcoming visitors at the gatehouse the list is endless.

Visitors often ask questions about how the Aeropark is run, such as why can't it open on more days of the week or for longer hours?, why is there only catering on a Sunday? The following information will perhaps help you to understand why many things that could be done will take time to come to fruition:

As you can see, the Aeropark is run on a very tight budget. It is hoped to develop the site over the coming years to make it more interesting to new and returning visitors. The aim is to develop slowly and financially successfully so that our small piece of aviation history will be available to children (and adults) for many generations to come.

Without the Aeropark Volunteers Association (AVA), the Aeropark would not exist. It is only their selfless enthusiasm, dedication and willingness to give up their spare time that permits the Aeropark to function as it does today. If we had to pay people to man the entrance gate the Aeropark would surely fail.

It would be lovely if the Aeropark could open every day, every week but it's just not possible at the moment. Hopefully as the Airport grows, flights increase and more and more people visit the Aeropark the funds will swell and opening hours can be increased. But it's a slow process.

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