>Here comes the snow

>Before I get to the snow pictures I thought I would post a c;ose up of a Tucano.  They are now regular vistors to Kirkwall and it is very common to be asked “what kind of plane is that” or “did I see a spitfire”

So here is ZF205 when the better weather is here

We also had a visiting Citation G-WAIN

Eastern visited us a few times before christmas first with a J41 and a Saab 2000

We had a vist from Bill Giles and Co in their Aztecsand Bergen Air Transport poped in with their King Air.

And then came the snow, the longest cold spell in donkeys! Constant drifting and freezing temperatures interfered with schedules daily for weeks.

We still had visitors including a Super Puma which declared a full emergency prior to coming in to see us with severe vibration in it’s tail rotor.
And after a successful repair a couple of days later away it went
The snow did not stop the helicopters with the first visit from the Lighthouse Boards new EC135

As always the Scottish Ambulance Service came in as well as Oscar Charlie

Once the snow had gone and life had gone back to normal we had a visit by a beautiful Falcon 900, M-SAIR

And the inside 🙂 Am I that predictable!

And finally, one of our “ray of sunshines” has sadly decide to call it a day and move on to pastures new.  Kirsty Walter has worked for the Loganair Inter Island Service for the last while and has decided to move on to a new career as a “hostie” with Loganair on Saabs.
She is currently in training and we look forward to seeing her again.  On behalf of all staff in the terminal, Good luck and we will miss you.
That’s it for now, hope you are enjoying the new blog.  Thanks for reading, much appreciated.
Till next time
Neil