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Wednesday, 27 August 2014

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Carlisle Airport plans poised for take off

A £25 million redevelopment of Carlisle Airport has come a step closer after city councillors reaffirmed their decision to grant planning permission.

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Who says you need an ILS to land safely in fog? Most pilots are more than cabale of doing a LOC of NDB approach and landing safely. Might be a few delays due to weather for early morning flights, no more than anywhere else.

Posted by Pilot Chap on 4 October 2013 at 12:35

As ever the Airport is on ...off ...on ..off years have gone by .The airport needs to move forward and develop this has always been a stumbling block for Carlisle.It would bring in many new jobs and would benefit Carlisle,there is no Airport on the northwest get a grip now .I have just looked at Carlisle Airports website it pathetic a nothing !! Make the change .

Posted by lynda on 24 April 2013 at 07:19

Well David - Stansted was without most of what it now has - also Luton & Coventry etc etc - its called progress - things change & get better. Carlisle can also impprove, its a long way to go of course overcoming negativity - the changes will happen. Fog happens elswhere in the world too.

Posted by Mac the positive on 28 February 2013 at 17:57

... i see it's all back off again then ;)

Posted by M of B on 19 February 2013 at 11:32

Sorry to disposses Mac of his fantasy. The runway was never 4 miles long in WW2 (!!!)A mile is all we've got and not long enough for ANY jetliner. Prop aircraft only. A 737 could only operate partially full and is banned by Carlisle CC in the planning application. Aircraft types are stipulated. So, no Ryanair or Easyjet. Also no Instrument Landing System, so in bad weather like fog no safe landings? Could be over 150 days per year - also no word of any radar cover. Go to Newcastle, much safer!

Posted by David P on 14 February 2013 at 22:42

Hi Neig, that's great but I don't want to change planes when going to Majorca. I want a non stop flight please.

Posted by M of B on 13 February 2013 at 13:36

I agree with Barry, there will be good links with Southend for Easyjet holiday flights which could turn out cheaper if Carlisle keeps the free parking.

Posted by Nelg on 12 February 2013 at 16:38

David - at least there would be a choice, you could be in Newquay as quick as Blackpool - and Blackpool already has an airport ! so its easy to leave it behind thankfully.!!

Posted by Mac on 12 February 2013 at 12:24

Mac, I hope Carlisle never turns into Newquay. Newquay is even worse then Blackpool.

Posted by David on 11 February 2013 at 20:06

the way the goverments carrying on with bedroom tax nee body will have the money to buy a bus ticket never mind gan on holiday.

Posted by george on 11 February 2013 at 16:53

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