AN AIRCRAFT has landed on the old Hooton Park runway for the first time in more than 50 years.
The Eurostar single-engined aircraft touched down on just before noon on Sunday.
It parked up at the airfield for half an hour before flying back to its base near Formby.
Pilot Cedric Flood, of Upton in Wirral, last flew into Hooton as a commercial pilot in 1956 – 54 years and two days previously.
The following year the airfield was closed down, with much of the land being used later to build the Vauxhall car plant.
Before its closure the runway at Hooton echoed to the roar of the jet fighters of 610 (County of Chester) Squadron prior to the unit being disbanded in 1957.
The fly-in was organised by 610 Squadron Association, which has premises close to the runway, and was part of a feasibility study to see if it was still usable, as well as being a nostalgic link with the 1950s.