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Topic: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: SoJo
Posted 2013-05-26 07:31:31 and read 12907 times.

Quite an achivement in the world of aviation methinks...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotlan...orth-east-orkney-shetland-22668150

Good luck on his retirement.

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: kaitak
Posted 2013-05-26 08:36:09 and read 12628 times.

A great achievement - and so good to know that he is so valued and known among the local community!

Here's wishing him a long and heavy retirement.

I guess it's a useful lesson to those who think a fulfilling career in aviation can only come as a result of flying widebodies long haul!

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: type-rated
Posted 2013-05-26 10:01:31 and read 12320 times.

Well, on a flight that short there is no time to become bored. Congratulation to him!

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: DocLightning
Posted 2013-05-26 10:49:03 and read 12175 times.

Quoting kaitak (Reply 1):
Here's wishing him a long and heavy retirement.

He'll still be working part-time for LoganAir.

i guess he really just enjoys what he does.

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: vfw614
Posted 2013-05-26 13:30:58 and read 11804 times.

Quoting DocLightning (Reply 3):

He'll still be working part-time for LoganAir.

But he would need to fly Saab 340s or Twin Otters from GLA - or is an Islander based there for air ambulance purposes?

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: egph
Posted 2013-05-27 00:52:34 and read 6749 times.

Quoting vfw614 (Reply 4):
or is an Islander based there for air ambulance purposes?

As far as I know Loganair only have Twin Otters and Saabs at their Glasgow base. I doubt they would retrain him to fly Saab 340s (neither do I think he would have an interest in such a drastic change). However the video does say he will be flying to the Inner Hebrides which are often Twin Otter flights and the Twin Otter is not altogether different from the Islander so possibly he's to become a Twin Otter pilot.

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: SLCGuy
Posted 2013-05-27 03:26:17 and read 5103 times.

Passengers view on the Islander.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fwyVWaCAD2A

Looks like a fun flight, but short.

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: Pihero
Posted 2013-05-27 03:55:40 and read 4768 times.

Nice to see that there are still people who enjoy their aviation.
... and aviation is not only about flying big irons across oceans... bush pilots and flying doctors are my brothers, too.
It is also a lesson that there must be a sense, aq meaning to life : Being useful and helping others are qualities quietly disappearing.

Enjoy your retirement, Captain Linklater.

Respectfully.

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: SLCGuy
Posted 2013-05-27 05:29:08 and read 3638 times.

If an Islander had a flight attendant and PA system it might go something like this after takeoff.

Flight attendant: Please remain seated until the Captain has turned off the seatbelt sign, we will be coming through the cabin shortly with complimentary beverages and....

Captain: (interrupting) Welcome ladies and gentlemen, we've reached our final cruising altitude of 500 feet, the current weather at Papa Westray is....

Flight attendant: (interrupting) In preparation for landing make sure all tray tables and seats are in their upright and locked position, well never mind, we would like to welcome you to Papa Westray where the local time is.....

In the time it took you to read this the flight would be over!

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: brilondon
Posted 2013-05-27 07:43:05 and read 2092 times.

Quoting vfw614 (Reply 4):
But he would need to fly Saab 340s or Twin Otters from GLA - or is an Islander based there for air ambulance purposes?

It doesn't say that he isn't already doing that. Those flights between the Papa Westry and Westry are probably not the only flights he does.

Topic: RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot
Username: vfw614
Posted 2013-05-27 07:54:56 and read 2044 times.

I doubt that. The Islander fleet is based at Kirkwall, whereas the Saabs are based at EDI and GLA (not sure about INV).


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