From time to time the Friends of Barton Aerodrome run photography competitions for their members. Many of our members are keen aviation photographs and as “plus” members have access to parts of the aerodrome not normally available to the public, which allows some excellent photographs of based and visiting aircraft to be taken.

We will also use some of the photographs submitted within this website and credit the photographer.

Each competition allows each member to submit up to five photographs that they have taken at Barton Aerodrome. The winning photograph is then displayed in the Airport Reception (bottom of the Control Tower) and also in Runway 26 Café. Currently each winner receives a voucher for use in Runway 26. In addition all winning photographs will be shown here.

Below are some recent winning photographs.

Royal Air Force Chinook helicopter lifting off with Barton Bridge in the back-ground. Note the distortion caused by the engine exhaust. This photograph was taken by Mark Connolly.

On finals to landing on runway 08. Note Manchester city centre in the back ground. This photograph was taken by Gary Chadbond.

Steen Skybolt G-SKIE on the ramp with the Control Tower in the back-ground. Photograph by Dave Wight.