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Solway Aviation Museum is home to a collection of aircraft, aviation artifact’s and displays reflecting Britain’s position as a world leader in aircraft design and innovation at the dawn of the jet age.

The museums’ primary objective is the preservation of our Aviation heritage, its display and interpretation. Take a nostalgic journey back to Wartime Cumberland and the men and women of the RAF who served in WWII.

The museum is run by a dedicated team of volunteers who give up their free time to painstakingly restore many of the exhibits. Through their love and knowledge they are preserving aviation history for generations to come.

Stobart Fest 2015

Stobart Fest

This years Stobart Fest at Carlisle Airport will be held on Saturday 22nd August 2015 between 09:30hrs & 17:00hrs and more details are available from the link below:

http://www.stobartclubandshop.co.uk/stobart-fest.php

The museum will be open as normal from 10:30hrs, but open later until 18:00hrs.  If you pick up a leaflet from Stobart Fest, you will get two for one entry into the museum.  Our Vulcan will be open as usual an we will also have both our flight simulators open to the public.

To visit the museum, you will have to drive from the Stobart Fest to the main parking area at Carlisle Airport, but if you are just visiting the museum come and park at the main airport entrance.

Aerostars

To bring Stobart Fest to a close, the Aerostars will be performing a display in the afternoon and this is believed to be around 16:00hrs.  The museum will be staying open later for people to watch the display.  More details can be found here about the Aerostars:

http://www.aerostars.co.uk/

Society Helps German Engineers

On Tuesday August 4th 2015 Solway Aviation Society helped the German engineers to carry out maintenance on their Pilatus PC6 Turbo Porter, by supplying timber to assist in jacking up the aircraft.

The aircraft PC6 Reg. No. D-FIBE is carrying out survey work in the area, along with a second Pilatus, Reg. No. D-FICA.

Pilatus PC6 at Carlisle Airport

School Visit (Norman Street Carlisle)

Norman Street Primary School from Carlisle came to visit us and Carlisle Airport on the 30th June 2015.  They had a great time at both the Airport and Museum.

Vulcan Salute XH558

V-Force Salute Carlisle Airport Solway Aviation MuseumFor the last time ever, Vulcan Bomber XH558 will be coming over Carlisle Airport this Saturday (27.06.2015) at 14:23hrs as part of its Farewell To Flight Tour and completing a couple of passes. Please arrive early in case the time changes and the Fly-Past will also be weather dependent on the day.

For live updates on the day, keep an eye on our Facebook or Twitter page’s.

Parking will be via the airport entrance and disabled parking will be at the museum. Ample parking will be available and we would like to request that you do not park on the perimeter road, or block any emergency or farmers gates. The perimeter road is not very wide and is often used by emergency vehicles and HGV’s.

Café Stobart will be open selling a reduced menu and also the museum will have refreshments on sale. Car parking will be a £3, museum entry is £1 entry and entry to our Vulcan XJ823 is £1. Also the museum flight simulator will be open on both Saturday and Sunday, so why not have a go at flying a Vulcan.

Any weather or time updates will be posted on our Social Media Channels on the day as it is happening. PLEASE DO NOT PHONE CARLISLE AIRPORT OR THE MUSEUM AS THE STAFF WILL BE VERY BUSY.

Motospeed Cannonball Tour

On the Tuesday the 9th June 2015, we had some visitors with some amazing cars.  Take a look at the photos below and for more information about Motospeed, please visit www.motospeeduk.co.uk