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Old 5th Jul 2008, 13:34
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Thats great we should plan a day for August sometime
and bring as many folk as possible look forward to it

PH-UKU

That also sounds like a good plan. See guys this is prune bonding. lol
I am hopeful there will be some more people coming as well because i know theres more than 3 of us that post on here lol
Happy landings may it be water or tar

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Old 5th Jul 2008, 15:29
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Who said Biscuits?

Count me in!

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Old 5th Jul 2008, 20:27
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Does anyone know if you can be accepted via the radio if you have a change of plans enroute, ie: a request put through via Scottish Info.

No problems, just ask my comrades at arms at "Scottish info" 119.875 and we will do our best to arrange late notice PPR and even fuel from PK.
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Old 5th Jul 2008, 20:29
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G-PIMP.......we spoke the other day 119.875....we were wondering what your day job is???????
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Old 6th Jul 2008, 14:07
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I notice the helicopter is all coated in black rubber....
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Old 6th Jul 2008, 16:14
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Stella as well!
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Old 6th Jul 2008, 18:04
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I notice the helicopter is all coated in black rubber....
Shouldn't it be G-GIMP ?
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Old 10th Jul 2008, 16:30
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Oban/Glenforsa Pruners Love In

So what happened?


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Old 24th Jul 2008, 13:06
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Gelande Strasse:
It will be interesting to see what the take up on seats will be. I wonder if that sort of data will be published
First stats have just been published here - 19 pax carried between Oban and Tiree (both ways) in the last two weeks of June. Strangely, no stats for Coll or Colonsay, which I would expect to be higher than 19 because Tiree already had an air service whereas Coll/Colonsay didn't.
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Old 29th Jul 2008, 19:08
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Did Glenforsa and Oban a couple of weeks ago on a round trip of Scotland. As usual Paul @ TLC and Brendan at the Glenforsa Hotel were a huge help, source of much piss taking of myself and it was great to spend some time with them.. Cheers chaps! Deffo worth the fuel to get there!
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Old 1st Aug 2008, 12:59
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I have been informed by a visitor to Glenforsa that Peter R Jackson has surfaced back at Coventry Airport.

Can anyone from those parts confirm this?

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Old 1st Aug 2008, 17:05
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Certainly has!
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Old 1st Aug 2008, 17:42
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And so be it. No more about Mr Jackson on this thread. Your posts will be deleted. Lets keep it Oban/Glenforsa based please.
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Old 7th Aug 2008, 16:19
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there is no gravel or any other area for aircraft to be parked outside the circular apron at both airfields. At Colonsay there is a small fenced off area on the grass with large concrete tie down blocks for the Laird's aircraft
I was there on Tuesday and found that there is a perfectly acceptable area of grass adjoining the circular tarmac apron - on the east side of it - which can be used for parking. We pushed back on to it, luckily far enough to be out of the way of the laird's 206 since it took off an hour later. I'd say there's room for two aircraft on that grass area and still enable the Islander to taxi in and turn round to get out again. But no doubt the council will have other views.
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Old 15th Aug 2008, 20:03
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Oban Update



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Old 16th Aug 2008, 01:58
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Hi ww were u not at the massive open day yesterday? it was meant to be a hoot 50 fat men wandering about in suits and one special one with a white linen one. The apron was full of planes you missed yourself.

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Old 16th Aug 2008, 11:22
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Hi CFI think my invite must have got lost in the post.I understand no one from TLC or the Argyll Flying Club were invited either.WW
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Old 21st Aug 2008, 18:30
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statistics for July

Provisonal figures as of 19 August on CAA website - 62 pax Oban/Tiree in July - by my calcs thats about 19% capacity based on 10 [possible]flight days, 4 flights/day and 8 seats available.

No info about Coll or Colonsay numbers though, anecdotally, the uptake to both those islands appears to be lower.
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Old 22nd Aug 2008, 10:55
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19% capacity based on 10 [possible]flight days, 4 flights/day and 8 seats available
..........yet the newspeak from the Council Leader (OT 21/8/08) tells us that 'the uptake has been encouraging' and 'as the service grows, capacity will increase'.

Even that wealder of the silver scalpal McCaig tell us that had we been present at the opening last week (was it advertised?) we would have seen 'just how busy the airport had become since it was licensed and traffic grows by the day'.

Is 19% encouraging? As for Colonsay, how are we to tell when the figures aren't published? Anecdotally indeed DD, with previous examples, G-SEIL didn't go yesterday morning. No passengers?

GS
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Old 22nd Aug 2008, 21:26
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FSB seeking answers.

Grtz,
Looks the boss-guy from the UK-wide Federation of Small Businesses is starting to prod Argyll & Bute Council a bit about North Connel;


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