HC Deb 15 November 1929 vol 231 cc2415-7W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for Air what civil aviation clubs exist in this country; and what is the flying membership of each?


The following list gives the names and the latest avail able information regarding the number


The following statement gives the particulars asked for by the hon. Member.

of flying members of the subsidised light aeroplane clubs:

Name of Club. Membership.
London 285
Midland 150
Lancashire 180
Yorkshire 159
Newcastle-upon-Tyne 181
Hampshire 275
Bristol and Wessex 119
Norfolk and Norwich 102
Nottingham 61
Scottish 228
Suffolk and Eastern Counties 94
Cinque Ports 94
Liverpool and District 119

With the exception of the Northamptonshire Aero Club, which is understood to have 72 members, no information is available in regard to the membership of unsubsidised and Service clubs, but the names of the clubs are as follows:

Unsubsidised Clubs:

  • Southern.
  • Leicestershire.
  • Berks, Bucks and Oxon.
  • The Household Brigade Flying Club.
  • Derby and District.
  • Southport.
  • The Flying Club of Ulster.

Service Clubs:

  • Halton.
  • Royal Aircraft Establishment (Farnborough).
  • Marine Aircraft Experimental Establishment (Felixstowe).

In addition, National Flying Services, Limited, have established clubs at Han worth, Reading and Hull, which, up to date, have a flying membership of 464, 69 and 39 respectively.

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