Happy birthday Maggie

Maggie thought it was just a normal day at the office but she did not know weall knew it was going to be a major birthday, courtesy of Facebook.  2 birthday cakes, 2 balloons and loads of presents later she was suitably embarassed.  Here is the birthday girl!




And the secret squirrel team members, Marion, Liz and Paula.



Sadly Maggie is leaving us and moving onto a new life in Aberdeenshire.  Maggie is my longest serving member of staff at the information desk and will have been there nearly 9 years.  She will be a huge miss to all and we wish Maggie, Robson, Andrew and Theresa every success in their new life away from Orkney.

No post would be complete without an aircraft pic so here is G-CELV, Saab 2000 on a visit today.  It was a pleasure to meet the crew who had an hour or so to enjoy the delights of Kirkwall Airport.





As always, thanks for taking the time to visit.

All the best

Neil 😉


A busy week and the weather is great

Just a short note to end the week.  It has been one of the mildest weeks in months but there has hardly been a day without some sort of delay for one thing or another.  I thought I would try and get myself into a routine of posting pics as and when things arrived but have failed miserably.

We have had a lot of helicopter activity recently and since it was a nice day for a change, I thought I would snap G-REDO as it was passing through.



Yesterday, we were visited by Danish Air Transport with a crew change.  Being the enthusiasts (should that be anoraks) that we are, Liz Harcus (Congratulations, as she has been promoted to Security Manager) and I were invited to have a look around the ATR.

A very different animal to the Saab’s we are used to.  First of all, I could stand upright without difficulty, it seats 42 and is much more spacious.  The pilot’s say it is a lovely plane to fly and to fly in.  Could this be a worthy successor to the Saab’s when they are replaced in the future.

Anyway here are the pics


Bet you have been waiting for this – and the inside, you will immediately notice the different seating arrangement!




Many thanks to to Captain, Nicolai Jensen, First Officer, Anders Munch and hostie, Charlotte Nielsen

That’s all for now, thanks for taking the time to visit and don’t forget we are now on Twitter @KOIairport

All the best

Neil 😉