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User currently offlineSoJo From UK - England, joined Nov 2012, 165 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 12716 times:
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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.


RAF Abingdon 1967. I met Beverley from Blackburn. Fantastic!
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User currently onlinekaitak From Ireland, joined Aug 1999, 12321 posts, RR: 35
Reply 1, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 12437 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!


User currently onlinetype-rated From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 4841 posts, RR: 19
Reply 2, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 12129 times:

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


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User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 18675 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 11984 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.


User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3901 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 11613 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?


User currently offlineegph From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2006, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6558 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.


User currently offlineSLCGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4912 times:

Passengers view on the Islander.

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

Looks like a fun flight, but short.


User currently offlinePihero From France, joined Jan 2005, 4134 posts, RR: 76
Reply 7, posted (10 months 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4577 times:
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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.



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User currently offlineSLCGuy From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 143 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3447 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!


User currently offlinebrilondon From Canada, joined Aug 2005, 4055 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1901 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.



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User currently offlinevfw614 From Germany, joined Dec 2001, 3901 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (10 months 3 weeks 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 1853 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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