Over 75 Years of Air Traffic Control in the Isle of Man 1937 - 2016
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
Latest Updates:
17 May 2016
Standard Beam Approach info and charts
1950s ATC Pages
15 November 2015
Updates to 1940s, plans of RNAS Ronaldsway
1940s ATC Pages
15 November 2015
New photograph of an RAF Sector Control Room
1940s ATC Pages
4 May 2015
Annotated aerial photo of Cregneash Radar site
1940s ATC Pages
3 May 2015
Aerial photos of the ATC 'barn site'
1940s ATC Pages
25 April 2015
 ATC at Jurby in the early 2000s
2000s ATC Pages
20 February 2015
Revised ATC 1990s Pages
1990s ATC Pages
4 February 2015
Revised ATC 2000s pages
2000s ATC Pages
 Unless otherwise credited, all pictures on this website are  © Jon Wornham
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