In our 9 year experience with Lanc's Aero Club there are only 2 rules to remember:
1. Don't trust in the bona fides of the Lancashire Aero Club ... and
2. Don't forget Rule One
Corruption on an industrial scale: VISIT MORTS LANCASHIRE AERO CLUB .. Here
LAC Committee 23 Nov 2010: "As you are aware whatever the interaction of the Flying and Storage rights with CAP 393 the rights you have voluntarily granted to Ellis by Deed are ransom rights.... Happily I have been able to acquire the rights from Mr & Mrs Ellis. Mr Ellis pointed out that the rights apply to Ashcroft North as well as Ashcroft Main so you can expect to see us even if you sell Ashcroft Main to a stranger... It is because we own the Ellis Rights that we were confident of being able to deliver a satisfactory deal. Of course you can sell elsewhere but any other purchaser will have to put up with us and whoever of the membership of LAC we grant licences" Top Tip: Stay well clear of the LAC
Mort's LAC 'experts' in ransoming. Even with Duty Officers they're also experts in crashing
Countdown for the Chairman's departure of the nastiest aero club in England .. 62 days
Eric Clifford Mort's Aero Club have been ransoming our Community for .. 3191 days
LAC started a dispute: 07.12.2010 LAC legal documents received so far: 1458
Derogatory emails: Wilkinson-Atherton-Parry-Gomez-Sharples-Cornwell-Connor .. 48 so far
Eric Mort's Lancashire Aero Club demanded £100,000 to give Ashcroft a 'clean break'
After crashing at KHF 24 Jun 2018 .. Johnny Coxon has resigned himself to light gardening
Lancashire Aero Club's 3* rating: David Eaton, Eloise Wreight & Bakir's Brothel
'Alexa, take out the trash' 2019: Mort brings back Firas Bakir..the LAC's sex expert
Message from an aviator to Ashcroft: 8 Sep 1:03pm "I just can't believe that there are complete arseholes within the aviation community and wanted to thank you for letting us know that these types of nobheads are all around us"
Ian Weston (CAA ARE) 2005: "These Airfield rights aren't worth the paper that they're written on". We ask Jim Ellis to be upfront with his conversation with old school CAA
Yet another crash at LAC's KHF. Third time for Mort's Lanc's Aero Club aircraft G-SKIE
Capt D Bremner: [upon mature reflection] dont leave your Co-pilot to file an AIRPROX
Captain Dave Bremner [upon mature reflection] don't shirk your responsibilities again ..
What are the chances of G-SKIE not crashing somewhere in 2018 unlikely
Time for the LAC Chairman to step aside and let someome more responsible take over
Lancashire Aero Club: the ultimate Bully Boys in the north west of England
As the LAC 'Bona fide' index hits rock bottom., we join with Susan Czerski [try our Quiz]
Eric Clifford Mort's LAC gave Ashcroft a Christmas Eve deadline of litigation
Eric Clifford Mort's LAC gave Ashcroft a Christmas Eve deadline of litigation
Lancs Aero are once again preparing some "Winter Talks" .. starting with the Canberra
Eric Clifford Mort's Lancashire Aero Club certainly know how to upset people: LENDF Letter
"Sir I write on behalf of our members to object to the above application for an Airfield at KHF.
Both Lane Head South Residents Group and LENDF have received a detailed presentation from Cliff Mort, Chairman of Lancashire Aero Club about their ambitions to have a fully operational airfield at Kenyon Hall Farm. A vote was taken at both groups and no one supported this development. Lancashire Aero Club has been using this site for about five years for 28 days each year. This has caused complaints from local residents about low flying and noise pollution. June 2012 a light aircraft crashed on take-off finishing on its nose in hedges next to a public footpath on Highfield Moss. There are no emergency facilities at this Airfield nor are any planned. If this plane had caught fire it would have destroyed the Site of Special Scientific Interest, its rare birds and plant life. I attach photographs and accident report. Lancashire Wild life Trust will be submitting an objection outlining the dangers to the Site of Special Scientific Interest. Even though the application is for only a small number of aircraft using the site, the one that crashed had taken off and landed at least five times during the afternoon. With this in mind, just five aircraft alone could result in 9,000 movements in a year. However, Lancashire Aero Club has around 50 members and although this application is just for 365 days flying with access road and parking, it would soon be followed with a further application for hangar and club room to fulfil their ambitions
This Club is currently flying out of Barton Airfield and have done so for many years. Barton Airfield is fully equipped with all emergency, maintenance, and fuelling facilities. None of these are available at Kenyon Hall Farm, so they would still have to fly in and out of Barton to fuel. Barton is about 8 miles away from Kenyon so there is absolutely no reason to destroy green belt quality agricultural land and endanger Highfield Moss SSSI.
They don’t keep to the height and flight path stated and no one has any control of these planes once their wheels leave the ground. They are instructed to be over 500 feet high when passing over houses and the Manchester to Liverpool railway line. However, to do this means a quite dangerous manoeuvre when landing that pilots have to be specially trained for. We suspect that due to the danger in landing, pilots are not flying at the correct height when crossing the railway lines. Apart from aggravating local residents this application is of no commercial value, will bring no jobs to the area, will destroy Greenbelt land and endanger the SSSI." [from Ed Thwaithe]
Wigan Councillor: We’re going to do our best to ensure this proposal doesn’t fly
"A planning application to allow a flying club to expand the use of an airstrip has been called in following huge opposition from residents.
Lancs Aero Club gained permission from Wigan Council’s planning committee to use its Kenyon Hall Farm runway in Lowton 365 days of the year.
However, the planning inspectorate will now decide if the secretary of state will take another look at it due to the considerable interest from residents, with 30 letters in favour and 190 objections being received by Wigan Council"
Mr Mort: Just one of 75 objections to the LAC's disrespect for the Lowton Community
"On Sunday the 15th May 2016 it was a designated flying day at LAC site Winwick Lane and my wife and I were out trying to enjoy our garden . During the arrival and subsequent departure of LAC planes, for the most part the pilots used the approved flightpath but at about 12.30 two planes flew directly over Kenyon Lane and my house in particular. Later in the afternoon both planes made a take off in exact reverse low flying the houses against the legal requirement of at least 500 feet. I estimate their height at about 200 feet. At about 1.30 a plane with bright red markings flew over my garden at very low altitude and on the wrong flightpath.
At this point my wife and I had had enough of this reckless disregard for the the community and the peaceful enjoyment of our homes. I therefore telephoned the LAC controller only for Cliff Mort himself to take the call. I told him in no uncertain terms what I thought of LAC and its low flying unregulated pilots and their dangerous behaviour. He retorted by denying any such actions had taken place and all but called me a liar. I referred to the red marked plane that had just arrived at which point he said he would speak to the pilot and put the phone down. Surprise surprise later in the day .. planes on a different flightpath. However as the afternoon was drawing to a close the loudest of their planes took to the skies and did a full circle of the fields flying on its side. Witnessed by neighbours. For me this attitude says it all about LAC, its lack of integrity and the attitude of its dangerous section of pilots, They should be stopped from carrying out this dangerous and childish behaviour before someone is killed. Under no circumstances should they be granted 365 days flying permission" ... Kenyon Lane resident.
When will the LAC ever behave in a 'Bona fide' manner ?
Jan: The LAC (finally) pay for their damage to Ashcroft main gates on 30 July 2013
LAC gate damage 30 July 2013 ....full payment received [Case settled]
LAC even claimed that Ashcroft had 'changed the locks' to prevent access.. cobblers!
Feb: LAC Forum held at Eric's "Old Clubhouse" ......
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