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Beverley moving to Carlisle

#1 Post by Archer » Thu Feb 01, 2024 9:57 am

The Solway Aviation Museum has taken on the job of transporting the Blackburn Beverley from Fort Paull to Carlisle airport and looking after it:
https://www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/news/pe ... re-4497996

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#2 Post by tango15 » Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:38 pm

This is good news and all power to their collective elbows, but what happens when Carlisle 'Lake District' airport closes? Let's hope we are not faced with another Bruntingthorpe.

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#3 Post by ricardian » Thu Feb 01, 2024 11:10 pm

Glad to hear that this last remaining example is to be preserved. I travelled on them twice - once in April 1963 from Bahrain to Sharjah and once in April 1964 from Sharjah to Bahrain. Who could forget clambering up the wooden bars, clutching a heavy holdall, and hauling onself onto the "upper deck" and the reverse process on arrival at your destination. I was given a tour of the cockpit and marvelled at the luxurious armchair seating for the pilot & co-pilot!
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Re: Beverley moving to Carlisle

#4 Post by Archer » Fri Feb 02, 2024 11:37 am

tango15 wrote:
Thu Feb 01, 2024 1:38 pm
This is good news and all power to their collective elbows, but what happens when Carlisle 'Lake District' airport closes? Let's hope we are not faced with another Bruntingthorpe.
I don't know who owns Carlisle Airport but the fact that it is an operating airport is a good thing. Bruntingthorpe was and is fully privately owned and had (most of it) switched to a non-aeronautical use many years prior. Solway Aviation Museum is an established museum with a good track record. Getting another large airframe, and a unique one, could draw more visitors too.
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#5 Post by G-CPTN » Fri Feb 02, 2024 7:27 pm

Eddie Stobart?

Since May 2009, the airport has been owned by Esken (formerly known as Stobart Group) on a 150-year lease.

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#6 Post by tango15 » Sat Feb 03, 2024 10:11 am

https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/2405 ... socialflow

In comparing Carlisle with Bruntingthorpe, I had in mind the fact that the former operational areas were used for the storage of vehicles. One of the suitors for CAX is reportedly a Mr Tom Piatak, who recently bought Carlisle United FC, and is rumoured to be a suitor for the airfield. Mr Piatak runs a company called Magellan Logistics, based in Jacksonville...

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#8 Post by Archer » Fri Apr 05, 2024 1:22 pm

They reached the £60k goal and are currently at £62k and the amount is still going up. Looks like the big move is on!
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#9 Post by Archer » Mon Jul 15, 2024 2:02 pm

The first major bits have been lifted across the fort's wall and the pesky wing bolts have finally relented. See here and later:
https://x.com/SolwayAviation/status/1811390381851840931
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#10 Post by Karearea » Mon Jul 15, 2024 10:17 pm

Archer wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2024 2:02 pm
The first major bits have been lifted across the fort's wall and the pesky wing bolts have finally relented. See here and later:
https://x.com/SolwayAviation/status/1811390381851840931
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Re: Beverley moving to Carlisle

#11 Post by Archer » Tue Jul 16, 2024 2:02 pm

... and a big angle grinder! ;)))
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