Explore our Aircraft


Our Concorde plane G-BOAC, affectionately known as Alpha Charlie, was the second Concorde to be delivered to British Airways in 1976. Although, it is considered to be the flagship of the famous fleet. Concorde was the world’s first supersonic airliner and was in commercial use for 27 years, as all operation of the aircraft ceased in 2003. Whilst in service, our Concorde plane hosted many celebrities and Royals, including Princess Diana and HRH Queen Elizabeth II.

Please note that access to our Concorde is by Guided tour only and the Concorde Hangar walkthrough closes at the same time as reception. Private events may also impact Concorde visiting hours.

Tours of Concorde are bookable though our website here. Concorde tours do not run daily so please check our availability in advance to avoid disappointment.

Concorde Tours


Our RAF Nimrod aircraft is now enjoying her retirement after action in the Falklands, Afghanistan and Iraq. Active in war zones from the 1970's until 2010, Nimrod was a specialist search and rescue aircraft. RAF NIMROD MR2 XV231 made her final journey in April 2010, landing in Manchester and taking up residence in her new home.

Nimrod tours do not run daily so please check our availability in advance to avoid disappointment.


Step back in time and recall air travel from a bygone era in our fully-restored BEA Hawker Siddeley Trident 3B. With 23, 000 flying hours on the clock, our Trident G-AWZK has been resting at the Park since 2003. The Trident is a medium range three engine Jet Airliner and was the first aircraft to make a fully automated approach and landing. The first Trident flew in 1962 and a total of 117 Trident aircraft were produced.


The forward section of a Monarch Airlines DC-10 aircraft has been carefully converted into a multi-purpose resource with a genuine 'on-board' feel. Seating up to 40 passengers' with full audio-visual kit. This facility is also great as a classroom or conference breakout room; see our Education or Conference Centre information for more details.

Avro RJX

The AVRO 146-RJX was the last aircraft to be fully manufactured in the UK. This aircraft is lovingly maintained by our Runway Visitor Park Volunteer Engineering Team.

Our Avro plane is open to the public every day.

Other Aircraft

Other types of aircraft you may see on the runway.

Airbus A330

Boeing 777

Boeing 737

Boeing 787 Dreamliner