Aero Club’s Plans to Expand

The Sherburn in Elmet Aero Club has recently submitted plans to the Selby District Council for permission to construct a large hangar to be used for the storage and maintenance of light aircraft.

The new hangar is thought to be just under 8 meters high and would be located at the club on Lennerton Lane, Sherburn in Elmet which is currently home to over 500 members.

The hangar is likely to cater for the needs of existing members who wish to store their aircraft under a cover rather than leave them out in the open.

Although the new development leads much excitement to the Aero Club, it is unlikely to lead to any new jobs in the area.  However, it will contribute to the viability if the Aero Club which will result in supporting and securing current jobs within the club.

The Aero Club was set up back in 1964 and went on to become one of the largest flying clubs in the North of England and also one of largest in the country. The flying club opened its flight training school in the 1970s which was followed by many significant investments including a large fleet of new aircraft and an airfield refurbishment with new runways, hangars and an extended clubhouse.

The club now employs approximately 30 members of staff, to which seven of them work in servicing and repairing aircrafts.

A decision on the proposed new hangar will be expected in January 2018.