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FAR EAST EXTRAVAGANZA (Part 2) 4th - 17th November 2019

The Aviation Society is delighted to announce part 2 of the Far East Extravaganza taking in Seoul, (South Korea), Manila, (Philippines) Jakarta (Indonesia) and Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam). The trip will be of 14 days duration departing on 4th November and returning on the 17th November.

We depart Manchester flying to Seoul in South Korea via Dubai with Emirates on the A380 where we shall stay for 3 nights at the Best Western Hotel allowing us to visit both airports in Seoul, Incheon & Gimpo.  We then continue to the other locations staying 3 nights in each, Manila at the Holiday Inn Express (formerly the Remington), Jakarta at the Hotel FM7 and finally Ho Chi Minh City at the Ibis Saigon ( formerly Star City Saigon) before returning to Manchester via Dubai again with Emirates.      

The price of this trip is of £1849 per person based on two persons sharing hotel accommodation and includes all flights, accommodation and transportation.(It does not include the cost of a visa which will be required for Vietnam). Single room occupancy will incur a supplement of around £700.  Places on this trip will be strictly limited to TAS Members.  This trip is likely to be very popular judging by the enquiries we have already received and we would recommend members wishing to participate send in their deposits without delay to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Booking – members wishing to secure a place on this trip are required to send a non refundable deposit of £300 made payable to “The Aviation Society” to the address below and include TAS membership number, email address, telephone number and an SAE for confirmation.   All this information is essential to your application, places cannot be reserved in any other way.

TAS TOUR - FAR EAST EXTRAVAGANZA Part 2  2019, John Wood, 30 Cavendish Road, Heaton Mersey, Stockport, Cheshire SK4 3DN.

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SOUTH AMERICA (Brazil, ARGENTINA & CHILE) APRIL / MAY 2019

The Aviation Society is delighted to announce a return trip to South America not visited by the Society since the early 2000’s. The trip will be of 15 days duration and will run from the 26th April to 11th May 2019.

We will depart Manchester flying with KLM via Amsterdam to Sao Paulo, Brazil where we will stay for 2  nights at the Matiz Hotel at Guarulhos Airport transferring to Congonhas Airport for a further 2 nights, our next stop will be Rio De Janeiro where we will stay for 3 nights at the Santos Dumont & 2 nights at the Rio Aeroporto hotel at Galeao Airpor, following on to the Aeroparque Inn & Suites at Jorge Newberry Airport at Buenos Aires and finally a further 2 nights at Diego De Almagro Aeroporto in Santiago, Chile. Where ever possible we will be staying at conveniently located airport hotels and as always we will request rooms with a view although these cannot obviously be guaranteed.

Now the dates and itinerary have been finalised the price is confirmed at £2799 per person based on two persons sharing hotel accommodation.  Single room occupancy will incur a supplement of around £700.  Places on this trip will be strictly limited to TAS Members.   This trip is likely to be very popular judging by the enquiries we have already received and we would recommend members wishing to participate send in their deposits without delay to avoid disappointment as places are limited.

Tour now full

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Toulouse 2019 - 17th - 20th September 2019

The Aviation Society are delighted to announce a 4 day break to the European Centre of Aviation – Toulouse! The World Headquarters of Airbus Industries and home of the exceedingly busy ATR, A320, A330, A350 and A380 production lines.

We have organised a superb hotel with Approach / Departure views, daily visits (included in tour price) to various photo spots around the airport and areas which provide unprecedented views of the ramp including the Airbus Delivery Centre.

In conjunction with Airbus, TAS Members will have the opportunity to participate in a “Panoramic” Airside Tour which gives excellent views of all the facilities (and aircraft) and what can only be described as a very comprehensive commentary of all the activities at each of the Production facilities… quite simply “This is how we build aeroplanes!”

During our time at Toulouse the group will see:- Aircraft production lines, the incredible Beluga operation, Aircraft rejected take off tests, aircraft first flights, aircraft test flights and customer delivery flights. All of these happen every day at this historical and unique aerodrome.

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In Addition to all the Airbus traffic (of which there is plenty) the airport has a very busy schedule carrier, low cost and charter operation. Add to this ad hoc military flights and plenty of executive movements it’s one of those places that you just never know what you will see next!

Members will also be given opportunity to visit the on-site Museum (including Concorde) and participate in optional aerodrome visits to the ATR facility at Francazal, the Airbus storage and decommissioning Aerodrome at Tarbes and other airfields in the region. Toulouse centre is located only 3.6 miles from the airport so it’s easy to visit “the Pink City” and experience its famous culture, restaurants and night life if you wish.

The time of year we are visiting will enable “maximum light” for photography. However, if you like to enjoy your hobby whilst sampling some of the local restaurants and bars there are plenty located around the airfield which also provide spectacular views of   aircraft

Our flights have been planned to give us the maximum amount of time at the airfields:- Departing Manchester to Toulouse on the morning of Tuesday 17th September (Via Amsterdam) and returning late on Friday evening. This Tour is recommended for Photographers, Spotters and anyone who wants to experience first-hand the A-Z of how aircraft are constructed, test flown and delivered to customers.

The fully inclusive cost of this 4 day trip to Toulouse is just £495. We are keeping this tour at the same price as 2018. This includes – Flights, Hotels (Twin room), Airbus Tour and Car hire (petrol cost sharing).Single rooms are available at a supplement.

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Future Tours

Anchorage June 2020

Details to follow


We are also looking at a number of European trips which will include Airshows, Museums and Factory visits. We would welcome your ideas and suggestions…

Overseas Trip Organisers:-  John Wood, Dave Kirkham, Peter Hampson, Debbie Riley