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What's happening at Oban?

Old 14th Jan 2009, 18:36
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Christ!.................Thank goodness. I thought we were off again.
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 20:40
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My view is that we are where we are with Oban. Sure they could have achieved much of what was needed at a fraction of the cost but we cant turn the clock back.

The ops guys at Oban are trying hard to make you welcome. I've been over a couple of times of late (I suspect with a few of the other posters hiding behind pseudonames), its still a great place to visit and the scenery hasn't changed.

Also Paul is still there dispensing fuel, the GA community really should try to support him as much as possible its thanks to fuel at Oban that has opened up much of the rest of the west coast.

There was talk on the mega-thread of an Oban/Glenforsa flyin however that didn't come to much. Perhaps its time to resurrect these thoughts and show some positive support for the facility and people who's lively hood depends on it.
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 22:49
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silverknapper - I wonder how she's doing, that was indeed an historical thread!
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Old 14th Jan 2009, 23:32
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Old 15th Jan 2009, 07:57
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FBW

a steady stream
If a urologist ever asks you for a definition, may I suggest you reply carefully?

Regretably, the only commercial (and I use that word with some leeway) traffic remains the HA flights to the islands 4 days a week. I don't see any other operators rushing to get started with other services.

A steady stream? More like the occasional drip!

It's a great facility and such a shame to see low traffic volumes.

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Old 15th Jan 2009, 08:07
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Maybe we should try to combine an Oban thread with a pink headset thread and see if we can break something

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Old 15th Jan 2009, 08:14
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I for one plan to get there this year from the deep south.

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Old 15th Jan 2009, 08:43
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You cant beat the view from the airport at Oban on a nice sunny day! Either summer or winter the view is breath taking no matter which direction you look! Fantastic place to use as a base to explore further up the West coast and indeed to Inverness and the East travelling up the Great Glen. Fuel is available there which is in short supply once you leave the Central belt of Scotland!
The guys there are fantastic with nothing being too much trouble and if passing and fancy a quick stop I have called on the radio and never been refused a landing! There maybe a PPR rule but as with most things in aviation circumstances change and Oban Information seem to be very accommodating! One of the best airports I have visited!
Keep up the good work!
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Old 16th Jan 2009, 16:42
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Oban Loony Toons

It has been announced that a new airfield manager has been appointed to run Oban, Coll and Colonsay.

Is this the 3rd or 4th in the last year?



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Old 17th Jan 2009, 00:22
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They used to have a perfectly good one who also runs the refuelling operation.
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Old 17th Jan 2009, 07:48
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The new manager aint so new its the one that went missing last year!!!!!

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Old 17th Jan 2009, 11:29
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Oban Etc



Holy s**t, tell me it's not PJ!!
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Old 17th Jan 2009, 12:31
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Stella Dog

No one of his side kick's. Of the fire fighting type.

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Old 18th Jan 2009, 12:01
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Here's one that could be looking for a new job. Not him surely?

BBC NEWS | Scotland | North East/N Isles | More fireman fitness case talks

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Old 19th Jan 2009, 10:13
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Why are they getting through managers so quickly. With the amount of commercial traffic I would have thought this is a cushy stress free number
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Old 19th Jan 2009, 11:40
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The poor guy is probably being persecuted by the local ratepayers.
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Old 19th Jan 2009, 12:26
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And by pprune forumites.
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With the amount of commercial traffic I would have thought this is a cushy stress free number
I am curious, what is happening? Are there still commercial flights? Are there any passengers?
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I understand the BN2 operated by Highland Airways has had pretty good load factors since its start of operation.....I also understand that an Oban-Islay service is planned for the coming Summer!!
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Old 9th Mar 2009, 07:37
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pretty good load factors
...........and your source is?

It will be good to see a service to Islay, but will it be supported by the public purse or stand alone. If the latter, a phrase involving the words cat, hell and chance springs to mind.

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