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Also known as: Kirkbride Aerodrome / RAF Kirkbride
County: Cumbria
Current Status: Aviation / Hotel / Industry / Leisure activity
Date: Opened 5 June 1939
Current Use: Active
Used By: RAF / Civil
Landing Surface Types: Unpaved, later paved
Aircraft Roles: Aircraft ferrying / Aircraft preparation/storage (main role) / General aviation (main role) / Trainer

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • Agriquip
  • Carrs Billington Agriculture
  • Cumbria Profiling Ltd
  • Deva Paper & Board Co. Ltd
  • E D Weetman (Haulage & Storage) Ltd
  • E D Weetman Northwest Ltd
  • G N And I Rudd
  • Happy Mats
  • Haywarden Sheeters Ltd
  • J K M Services
  • JDM Dyno Engine Tuning
  • Kirkbride Parish Council
  • Kja Plant Hire
  • Lightfoot Plant Services 
  • Lindera Lodges (Manufacturing) Limited
  • Lockstox Retail Ltd
  • Natural England
  • New Seasons
  • R J Brown Motor Body Repairs 
  • Retreat Homes (Manufacturing) Limited
  • Rjs Electrical Ltd
  • Silgar Ltd
  • Smart Repairs
  • Turnbull Manufacturing & Joinery
  • Tweedle Fabrications Ltd
  • White Heather Hotel

Main unit(s) present:

  • No 6 (Coastal) OTU
  • No 12 MU
  • No 16 FPP
  • Chris Jones Gyroplanes

A hangar at Kirkbride, 28 May 2016.

Aerial views of Kirkbride, Silloth and AnthornCourtesy of Solway Seagull

Satellite Landing Ground(s):

BraytonHornby Hall / Wath Head

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