Solway Aviation Museum member Dougie Kerr show’s BBC’s Look North around the museum.
Have a look at the Solway Aviation Museum’s aircraft from the air.
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A Cumbrian World War Two hero was honoured with a personal flypast by a Lancaster bomber to celebrate his 89th birthday.
Harry Dobinson, of Monks Close, Penrith, survived 30 missions as a rear gunner on the planes – a job where 56 out of every 100 airmen were killed. He was saluted by the RAF Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at Carlisle Airport on Saturday.
He was due to be taken on a tour of the plane by Squadron Leader Al Pinner MBE, but poor weather forced it to return to base in Blackpool. Nonetheless, he said, just seeing it brought back memories … More
This was a flypast by the Lancaster Bomber at Carlisle Airport.
It celebrated the birthday of war veteran Harry Dobinson, who worked as a rear gunner on the Lancaster during World War II.
A special salute was given to our war veterans as two historic aircraft took to the skies above Carlisle yesterday.
Hundreds of families turned out to the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight at the Solway Aviation Museum, in the grounds of Carlisle Airport.
It featured a lone World War Two Spitfire, followed by a massive Dakota transport plane.
Hundreds gathered to watch the two aircraft, from RAF Coningsby in Lincolnshire, take off from the nearby runway, then stood openmouthed to witness stunning aerial displays directly above the museum and its exhibits.
The flying display was just one of a host of attractions at museum, which opened its doors to the public for free to celebrate its own Veterans Day … More