Over 75 Years of Air Traffic Control in the Isle of Man 1937 - 2014
Also including Military Radar and Air Defence Control in the 1940s & 1950s
Ronaldsway has served as the airport for the Isle of Man since 1934 when a license was granted for public transport operations from a large field on Ronaldsway farm, in the south of the island. A rival northern airport was also established at Close Lake to the west of Ramsey. 
Named 'Hall Caine Airport' after the famous Manx novelist, it operated from 1933 until 1937. During WW2 Ronaldsway was
taken over first by the RAF and then the Royal Navy but continued operating (with both military and civil ATC) as the island's airport.
RAF Airfields were constructed at Jurby and Andreas in the north of the island.
1930s  A wooden building on the grass airfield
2010 -  Purpose built modern Control Tower
About the Project          Ronaldsway ATC History Summary
Through the Decades in more detail
Pre 1930s
Latest Updates:
11th August 2021
Link to film shot of Ronaldsway ATC in the 1950s
1950s ATC
26th June 2021
Training Flying Control Centre, Ramsey - new information
1940s ATC
2nd May 2021
General updates & some new photos
1940s ATC
5th September 2020
2020 Aerial pictures of HMS Urley Radar Site
1940s ATC
8th July 2020
Updated information & Pics of Ballahick & Red Gap
1930s ATC
 Unless otherwise credited, all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham
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