Hello and thanks for visiting. Not much seems to be happening lately and I haven’t updated the blog. KOI has had many visitors but I seem to miss them on each and every occasion. I haven’t seen a bizjet in a while but when I was away in May, I saw a jet I hadn’t seen in a long time. The thing is it was parked at a garage in Elgin. Always having my trusty Leica by my side, here are the pictures.
Hmm, BMW, Jimny or Buccaneer. No competition! Anyway back to Kirkwall where we had an unusual Diamond in from Germany. First I thought it was a DA40 but soon found out it was an HK36. The difference is in the huge wingspan as the aircraft is also a motor glider.
This gives you an idea of the span
While I was down at the small apron, I snapped N8829P, a Comanche 260
Finally, after the Diamond Jubilee for our Queen, we had a visit from The Princess Royal yesterday who was passing through on her visits to the lighthouses of the UK with the Northen Lighthouse Board. She came in on G-FRYI, a King Air 200 operated by London Executive Aviation. While Doris Stout ( The mum of Cameron Stout from Big Brother ) greeted HRH on behalf of the Lord Lieutenant, I welcomed the pilot who I recognised from years ago when he was a pilot for Cobham, flying the Calibrator. Pleasure to see you again.
HRH transferred across to the NLB Eurocopter and was quickly gone.
That’s about it for now. The weather is awful and we are a couple of weeks away from the longest day. Then its all downhill after that. I must also thank Holger & Martina Scharlach, who came all the way from Hannover in Germany to introduce themselves and to photograph the Saab 340’s.
It was a pleasure meeting you both and I hope you have a safe journey home.
As always, thanks for taking the time to read, much appreciated.
All the best