This was a picture scanned from an original given to me by the late John (Jock) Harcus of Heathfield cottage.
All the billets down the right hand side and the workshop roughly about the middle are where my dads land is now. The only thing that remains is the concrete base where the workshop was.
Who are the GANG, I hear you ask. They are a great bunch of photographers in the General Aviation Nutters Group which I follow on Facebook.
As some of you know, the Orkney Aviation Festival kicks off next Thursday and we are are due to get a visit from Britten Norman with their Golden Islander and a Defender.
A quick search on google finds nothing so I went to the GANG and I got sent some fantastic pictures which they have given me permission to use. WE are expecting the golden islander but not sure if the Defender pictured is the one that is coming.
Starting off with Alan Lapworth
These were taken at RIAT 2016. The next 2 are from Chris Clarkson
The next 4 from Paul Mcivor
Do you recognise the one under the tarpaulin. Next time you are watching the latest Bond movie, check the registration on the fuselage.
The final picture is from Mark Jones, not either of the aircraft coming to Kirkwall but worthy of sharing. Thank you very much gentlemen, I am indebted to you and appreciate your assistance.
Thank you for reading, hopefully see you next Saturday when, all things working out, the Islanders will be available for public viewing thanks to Dave Berston, Kirkwall Airport Manager.
All the best
I seem to spend more time on Facebook and less time on here which I am not happy about. Although the airport has been very busy, we have not had too many unusual aircraft stopping off so I had a look at my photos and have chosen a few that I have not published on Facebook.
Starting with a Tyrol Air ambulance which was in to repatriate a patient to Austria
And the new Air Ambulance
Jota Air was in with this very nice King Air C90
And this was taken on the first visit of a Dornier in the new Flybe colours
Wideroe popped in again with one of their Dash 8’s
Cartier popped in last week for a visit in their stunning C680+
And the same aircraft together with one of our Islanders
And an arty farty pic for me. The sunrise was stunning on Wednesday morning so I nipped outside for a picture.
And the actual sunrise
That’s it for now. As always thanks for taking the time to read. May be some interesting pictures on or around the 11th December. Check Kirkwall Airport Facebook for details.
All the best