Its hanger mate is a replica Spitfire and a 1937 (I think) MG roadster crewed by Flt. Lt. Dummy.
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.
A World War II glider that lay undiscovered in a field in Cumbria is now being restored at the Regimental Museum in Carlisle Castle.
It is thought the Waco glider was used to carry Border Regiment troops into Sicily and was then crated up and shipped back to Britain … More
Solway Aviation Museum has been told it has a future at Carlisle Airport, even if plans to redevelop the Crosby-on-Eden airfield go ahead.
The museum has been there since 1961 but was worried it might be forced out if Stobart Group gets planning consent for a 394,000sq ft freight-distribution centre.
Those fears were heightened by an approach from Stobart to sign a new five-year lease, which has a clause allowing the company to evict the museum at six months’ notice … More
Solway Aviation Museum member Dougie Kerr show’s BBC’s Look North around the museum.