Did you know?"
Many famous British comedians have links with Britain’s airfields, especially in World War Two, but the first one became famous music hall star Harry Tate who received some flying lessons here. The important Royal Aircraft Factory RE8 reconnaissance type used in World War One was nicknamed after him through rhyming slang."
|Also known as:||Barrhead Aerodrome / Cowan Park|
|Current Status:||Housing / Open land|
|Date:||3 June 1911 - April 1912|
|Landing Surface Types:||Unpaved|
|Prominent People:||Harry Tate|
|Aircraft Roles:||General aviation|
The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):
- Barrhead & Neilston Historical Association
- Barrhead Community Council
- Barrhead Foundry Library
- Darnley and Southpark Village Community Council
Main unit(s) present:
- Scottish Aviation Company