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A Very Dedicated Pilot

Sun May 26, 2013 2:31 pm

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.
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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Sun May 26, 2013 3:36 pm

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!
 
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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Sun May 26, 2013 5:01 pm

Well, on a flight that short there is no time to become bored. Congratulation to him!
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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Sun May 26, 2013 5:49 pm

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.
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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Sun May 26, 2013 8:30 pm

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?
 
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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Mon May 27, 2013 7:52 am

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.
 
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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Mon May 27, 2013 10:26 am

Passengers view on the Islander.

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

Looks like a fun flight, but short.
 
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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Mon May 27, 2013 10:55 am

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.

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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Mon May 27, 2013 12:29 pm

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!
 
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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Mon May 27, 2013 2:43 pm

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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RE: A Very Dedicated Pilot

Mon May 27, 2013 2:54 pm

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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