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Crosby-on-Eden (Carlisle)

Also known as: Carlisle Airport / Carlisle Lake District Airport / Crosby / RAF Crosby-on-Eden
County: Cumbria
Current Status: Aviation / Industry / Museum / Public road
Date: Opened 20 February 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Aircraft Roles: Airliner / General aviation / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Carlisle Library
  • Cumbria Microlight Training Centre
  • Dundee Tyres Ltd
  • E&N Farrer
  • ECM (Vehicle Delivery Service) Ltd
  • Eddie Stobart Carlisle Airport Distribution Centre
  • Irthington Parish Council
  • John Deere Forestry Ltd
  • Laversdale Timber Co Ltd
  • Northumberland Aircraft Maintenance
  • Solway Aviation Society/Solway Aviation Museum
  • System Group

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 9 (Coastal) OTU

  • No 14 MU

  • No 59 OTU

  • No 105 (Transport) OTU

  • No 109 (Transport) OTU

  • No 1383 (Transport) CU

  • Air Ecosse

  • Autair

  • Border Air Training
  • Carlisle Flight Training & Aero Club 
  • Cumberland Aviation Services
  • Cumberland Flying Club
  • Cumbria Aero Club
  • Derby Airways

  • Eden & Solway Flying Group

  • Fly Scenic Scotland
  • Northern Air Schools

  • Silver City Airways

Solway Aviation Museum 9:7:11.jpg

An Avro Vulcan at Solway Aviation Museum, now based at the airfield. Courtesy of Gordon Akitt.

Control Tower.jpg

The control tower at Carlisle Airport. Courtesy of Gordon Akitt.

Taxiing out to main runway 5:8:11.jpg

View from taxiing out to the main runway, August 2011. Courtesy of Gordon Akitt.


Plan of Crosby-on-Eden, c. 1945. Courtesy of Gordon Akitt.



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