CARLISLE'S Lake District Airport will be holding its first fly-in event since the airport reopened post-Covid.

The weekend festivities, on June 8 and 9, will tout the airport's offerings to both the public and the aviation community while reinforcing its commitment to supporting local businesses.

Members of the public are invited to visit the terminal lounge to observe the visiting aircraft during the "open to all event". 

It has been stated that this will not be an air show or flying display.

Rather, this event is expected to serve as an informal gathering of diverse aircraft types. 

The event offers free parking on availability at the southern side terminal.

"The event is open to all radio-equipped aircraft and we’d love to see as many different types as possible join us," a spokesperson said. 

"Microlights, Gyros, helicopters and GA are all welcome.

"There will be no landing fees to attend the event. The only charge is a £5 donation per aircraft, which will be split between the Great North Air Ambulance Service and the Solway Aviation Museum," they said. 

As well as a great way to network and meet fellow aviation enthusiasts, the weekend will offer:

• Air Ground Radio Active

• Avgas will be offered at a discounted rate

• Jet A1 will be offered at a discounted rate

• Hard and grass parking

• Under wing camping

• Local caterers and bar area

• Exhibitors (Flying Schools and local interest)

• Trial flights available (Microlights and General Aviation)

• Comfortable pilots lounge

• Pilots concession entry of £5 and transport to the aviation museum

This event had been organised prior to the announcement that the airport had officially changed ownership from the Esken Group to A.W Jenkinson. 

Pilots can register for the event via