Sorry about the dirt on my sensor

It’s frightening how time passes and I never seem to have the time to update this blog.  I have put a few photos on Facebook but have so many to catch up on.

I will start with a few interesting aircraft in September first of all with a Cirrus 22 which passed through.

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And a Netjets Citation

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It’s a while since I posted one of these so here is the familiar Saab 340

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And finally a King Air 350 operated by Gama

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In October we had a few different aircraft in starting with this pretty Mooney 201 SE

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And the inside 🙂

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This is a Diamond Twinstar based at Wick

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And another one

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We also had a visit from Cartier, piloted by Senior Captain Morgan Beret and Senior First Officer Marco Pierotti.

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My family and I had a lovely evening with them, and Morgan, on the left, went home with the recipe for Orkney Fudge cheesecake which I am sure will be a new delicacy in Paris soon.

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Ixus Air stopped off with their Falcon 50

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And the inside

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We also had this Twin Otter in for a few days as the weather stopped them flying home due to poor conditions over the Atlantic.

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We also had poor conditions here so the aircraft was tied down with the biggest weights available until the wind passed.

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The first of 2 Pilatus PC12’s dropped passed

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And the second, a slightly updated model

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And finally a CL60, and by this time the dirt on the sensor was really getting to me 😦

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Then today arrived with a few visitors including the NLB helicopter and a short visit by our friends from the SFPA.  The Aircraft stars of the show were ZE700, a BAE 146 from the Royal flight on its way to the Faroes and a stunning Dakota on  its way to Iceland and on to Canada tomorrow.

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And a first for me.  Words cannot describe how beautiful this aircraft is/was.  Apparently it started off life in 1943 as a normal DC3 and was upgraded to turbines in 1990.  The crew were first class and allowed us access to their aircraft and I thank them sincerely for taking the time to stop off.  No words now, just photos.

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And the inside

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And finally a rare occurrence, here we have Blue Watch on parade 🙂  Gives you an idea of just how big this plane really is.

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Thats it for now, hope you like the photos and sorry about the annoying blob 😦

Thanks for taking the time to read and all the best

Neil 😉