>We became RAF Grimsetter again for a couple of days. First of all we had a visit from a couple of Tucano’s from Linton on Ouse.
What was special about these ones was the Orcadian connection. The pilot of one of them, “Wildy”, was the son of Chris and Julia Wild who are the owners of Craigies Taxi’s in Kirkwall.
Thank you for the low flypast in formation on 14/32, everyone enjoyed themselves. It was a pity the light was so low but hope the photos are OK. Chris, the photos will be with you tonight.
At 7am this morning my phone rang. It was my colleague Ian who was at work and had been informed that a Nimrod was going to do low approaches at Kirkwall at around 0915 this morning. Almost in disbelief, I woke up immediately and remembered that XV249 was at Kinloss this week prior to going on detachment abroad.
I made sure my batteries were all charged in my cameras and was at work in good time to prepare for this exciting event. I had never seen an R1 before so with the help of the new Airport Manager, Davie Berston and the new Airport Fire Manager, Graeme King, I managed to get myself in a prime possition in time for the approach.
And here are the pics, you will never see this again!