TAS Membership

What benefit does TAS membership give me ?

Winged Words  - All members receive a monthly copy of “Winged Words”, the Societies A5 sized magazine, with up to 60 pages of information about “Manchester Airport” and local aviation articles. Each copy contains Manchester airport movements, Airport news and Developments, Society news, Overseas excursions, Social evening reviews, Traffic statistics, European Airline news, Overseas trip reports, Colour photos and much more, altogether a great read.

“E Member option - Everything that TAS has to offer but without the hard copy of Winged Words, instead you have access to a downloadable, printable pdf file.

Discounted travel - Access to TAS overseas aviation excursions

Social Evenings –  Are held at the Concorde Restaurant (Manchester Airport Runway Visitor Park) every 2 weeks.Reduced entrance fee for TAS Members. Recent guest speakers have included:- Virgin B747 pilot, Red Arrows Manager,Manchester Airport Operations Director, Air Traffic Controller,Concorde Chief Pilot, U2 and SR71 Pilot.See TAS Socials for further info.


Behind the Scenes Tours – Frequent tours behind the scenes at Manchester Airport and other North West Airfields are organised for Members only including:– ATC Tower, Aircraft Hangars,Flight Simulators,Airport Fire Station,Executive Jet Facilities. See Behind the Scenes Tours for further info.

TAS Aviation Weekend - 1/2 price table hire

Automatic Family membership - If you have a family (immediate family) that wishes to benefit from TAS membership then they are automatically included in your membership. (only 1 magazine issued per family)

Web Forum - A web based discussion forum (over 1400 members to date)                                                                                                                                  

Belonging to a big friendly group -  what you get with TAS is a great big family of like minded friends, we are a social bunch, which adds atmosphere to all our activities. Most of the society activities are planned, organised and run by like minded volunteers, we all have a passion for our hobby and want as many people as possible to join us in this facinating world of Aviation.

Interested in joining TAS ?  Then follow the steps below

We offer three membership / subscription options:

Printed magazine postal or Collect

You can collect your magazine from either of the TAS shops (Please state which one) or you can receive you magazine by post.


1 year membership - magazine collected from shop £20

1 year membership - magazine posted £25

"e" Membership - Magazine is received electronically as a PDF

1 year membership - Electronic Pdf £14

If you dont wish to apply and pay online, applications must be paid by cheque - please write your name & address on the back of the cheque which should be made payable to "The Aviation Society"

All Membership / Magazine enquires should be directed to the Registrar, not the shops.

Please Phone / Answer phone / Fax between 10.00 - 22.00 hrs          01942 795060  

or e-mail      registrar@tasmanchester.co.uk

“E Member” enquiries can only be received by email at



Members must read and abide by our     Constitution and Rules

Print off form and send together with A5 S.A.E and payment to

Mr Alan Birtles

TAS Registrar

The Aviation Society

PO Box 36


M46 9YW

All personal data is subject to Data Protection Act 1998.  DPR Z5397623


Online and printable application form

                     Click Here

***Important***- You must complete an application form as a new member and for renewals, this helps us enormously to ensure that all the correct details are held thus providing a better service to our members. Forms can be obtained at TAS shops, TAS Social evenings or other TAS functions or by printing off a copy of the online version (click on box below) You can off course instantly submit form online.

For this form to be submited online you MUST be logged onto the TAS website via the url

www.tasmanchester.com   NOT  co.uk