Airfield search

Crosby-on-Eden (Carlisle)

Also known as: Carlisle Airport / Carlisle Lake District Airport / Crosby / Crosby-on-Eden Aerodrome / RAF Crosby-on-Eden
County: Cumbria
Current Status: Aviation (main position) / Industry (main position) / Museum / Public road
Date: Opened 20 February 1941
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Paved
Aircraft Roles: Airliner / General aviation (main role) / Trainer (main role)

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

  • No 2711 Sqn RAF Regiment
  • Air Ecosse

  • Autair

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

  • Eden & Solway Flying Group

  • Fly Scenic Scotland
  • Northern Air Schools

  • Silver City Airways

001Control Tower.jpg

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


The control tower at Crosby-on-Eden, 24 July 1999.


The control tower at Crosby-on-Eden, 3 November 2010.

004Solway Aviation Museum 9:7:11.jpg

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

005Taxiing out to main runway 5:8:11.jpg

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


The control tower at Crosby-on-Eden, 18 February 2012.

007Control Tower : Watch Office with Met Section - 24 August 2013.png

Watch Office with Met Section at Crosby-on-Eden, 24 August 2013. © Richard Flagg


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



Decoy Airfield(s):


© 2024 ABCT All rights reserved.
Airfields of Britain Conservation Trust is registered in England and Wales. Registered Office: Suite 1, 7th Floor 50 Broadway, London, England, SW1H 0BL
Registered Company No. 08940364. Registered Charity No (England and Wales): 1156877. Registered Charity No (Scotland): SC041123