Author Archives: Neil

About Neil

Just a keen amateur!

Happy birthday Loganair inter island service

Today saw the 50th anniversary of the inter island air service where the first flight of the day to Sanday was exactly 50 years to the day of the first inter island flight to Sanday in 1967. The Golden Islander … Continue reading

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Evie’s Grand Tour

Today I had the pleasure of meeting Claire Birch and Rachel Foyle, 2 pilots who are on a round Britain Flight to promote women in aviation through the British Women Pilots Association. https://eviegrandtour.wixsite.com/taysideaviation/pilots They are flying in G-EVIE, an aircraft … Continue reading

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1st September and 2 airlines at Kirkwall :)

Today saw a first in my nearly 16 years at Kirkwall Airport, namely Loganair flying their routes in their own right and Flybe continuing their Aberdeen routes with flights operated by Eastern. The concourse has had a minor change as … Continue reading

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Caldale Air Station has first landing since 8/8/44

It has been a long winter and the saying Orkney has 9 months of winter followed by 3 months of bad weather seems very accurate.  I haven’t seen as many unusual aircraft over the last couple of months but I … Continue reading

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Let it snow

Quite an interesting day today with going to work in frost, 10 minutes after arriving we get a winter wonderland and I leave in brilliant sunshine with warmth from the sun.  Tonight we expect the snow moon and it is … Continue reading

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A mystery is solved

Thanks to Everett Garson from Eday.  I have a vague memory of landing at what I thought was a beach in Eday, probably in the early 70’s.  I have asked many people if there was a beach strip but the … Continue reading

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Domain at last

After over 10 years of blogging and keeping the Spottersblog name going started by Tommy Mogren, I have finally managed to secure the domain I have been waiting on. http://spotters.blog has been a long wait but was worth it as … Continue reading

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