Time for an update

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.

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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.

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This gives you an idea of the span

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While I was down at the small apron, I snapped N8829P, a Comanche 260

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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.

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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

Neil 😉

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