24 Hour Flyathon

The Flight Sim Centre at Newcastle-upon-Tyne held a 24 hour “Flyathon” on the 24th/25th October 2015 in the Boeing 737 simulator, in aid of the Great North Air Ambulance.  It was a chance for the general public, pilots, experienced simmers and anyone with a love of aviation or the Great North Air Ambulance to donate for the chance to “fly” for an hour or more in the Boeing 737-NG simulator.

One of our dedicated volunteers Stephanie went over to take part and had a fantastic time.  Flying a circuit out of a Caribbean airport then a flight from Innsbruck in heavy snow conditions over the Alp’s.

The Flight Sim Centre are pleased to announce that they raised an amazing £1151.00 for the Great North Air Ambulance.  They will also be donating 20% of the Christmas Gift Voucher sales throughout November and December 2015.

More information can be found at www.flightsimcentre.com



Stephanie with Flight Instructor Neil McCarthy.

Vulcan XH558 Final Fly Past

XH558 will be doing one final tour this coming weekend, 10th & 11th October 2015.  On the Saturday, she will be doing a Fly Past at Carlisle Airport.  This will take place at 14:20hrs and she will fly down runway 25 from East to West before departing towards the lake district.

Parking will be available and we will update everyone via Facebook & Twitter on Friday.  Please allow ample time to get parked and do not block access gates as emergency services could need access.

The Fly Past will be weather dependent on the day and we would like to request that you do not phone us or the Airport for updates.  We will keep our Facebook updated on the day.

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:


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.


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:


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.