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Old 20th Jun 2016, 22:25
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Broadford Skye airfield status

Anyone know if this field is still in use, I landed there a couple if years ago, was wanting to use it again, Wikipedia says it's been used recently for storing wind turbines.
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 00:17
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Mike wood was based there with g-jsky (c42) at Skye microlight training.The website is still up and running.Try Kate Wood on 0141833259 or 07864008517 and hopefully they can update you on the airfield.
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 00:42
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Thank u sir
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 09:12
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Give Dave West a call at Loch Lomond seaplanes. He is operating his C208 in and out of there on a frequent basis.
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 10:49
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You could always try the official channel - Area TECS Manager - from whom you are supposed to get PPR, 01478 612727
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 20:40
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I flew in there this year. Contact the Highland Council for PPR. 01478 614867. I just checked that on the web page. Much more expensive than Plockton, but the toilet is now always open

Aircraft use of the aerodrome | Isle of Skye aerodrome | The Highland Council

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Old 22nd Jun 2016, 19:21
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The aerodrome is approximately 3 miles north of the Skye Bridge
I suggest someone at The Highland Council does a bit of navigation training!

Any pilot intending to land in that location will need floats...
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Old 23rd Jun 2016, 08:37
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You must be a GPS magenta line follower. Standard IFR approach - I Follow A87 for about 3 miles north of the Skye Bridge.

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Old 23rd Jun 2016, 12:51
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Round about Balmacara then
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Old 23rd Jun 2016, 14:08
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Originally Posted by Maoraigh1
You must be a GPS magenta line follower. Standard IFR approach - I Follow A87 for about 3 miles north of the Skye Bridge.
Time to try 'North up', maybe?
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 20:21
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Lovely little airfield. Flew a glider out there a few years ago and it was stunning.
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 22:42
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Thanks for the info, unfortunately I won't be making this trip, or any trip for that matter. I crashed my beloved Maule into an Aberdeenshire hillside Thursday night. No injuries for my passenger or myself fortunately, but my pride and joy that I've spent 600 of the best hours of my life touring ever nook and cranny of the U.K. and Western Europe is a total write off . Broke my heart today taking the wings off and loading the wrecked fuselage and gathering up the landing gear onto a trailer with a forklift on a windswept hill in the middle of nowhere in the pissing rain. Bad day, mad at myself but again thankful no injuries. The emergency services, cops,fire and ambulance personnel and the guys that monitored and responded to my ELT signal were first class.

Tomorrow's another day.
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Old 25th Jun 2016, 23:43
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Really sorry to hear that. At least you and your passenger appear to be ok. All that really matters..
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 00:32
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So sorry to hear about your accident mate,but as Maxred said,to walk away without injury is the result we all want to hear.Any incident we are involved in we tend to analyse and play it over in our heads time and time again but accidents and incidents are risks we take every time we fly.Your skills as a pilot have enabled 2 of you to walk away and the loss of an aircraft hurts but that can be overcome.��
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 09:50
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How did that happen?.
What can we learn from your unlucky experience.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 11:06
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How did that happen?.
What can we learn from your unlucky experience.
Once I've dealt with all the paperwork, AAIB etc and get my head around it I'll break it down for you. Still in disbelief really.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 20:10
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Sorry to hear that PB.

Glad that no-one is hurt. The insurance can hopefully deal with the rest.
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Old 26th Jun 2016, 20:57
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Very sorry to hear about your accident but it's a relief to hear that you both walked away from it. A happy contrast to so many of the threads on this forum. Well done and may your good fortune continue
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Old 29th Jun 2016, 20:01
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Thanks for all the kind words. An update: insurance adjuster guy came over to see the plane, just before he arrived I got a call from the farmer who owns the field I crashed in , he says 7 of the 33 pedigree cows he had in the field have died of lead poisoning and his vet is considering condemning the entire 33 to take them out of the food chain. He says they are valued at 6k a head. I'm a tad suspicious but that's the way I am. They adjuster deems the Maule a total loss so I get the insured hull value. Never a dull moment
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Old 30th Jun 2016, 00:24
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I would ask for a second independant vetinary opinion on th cause of death
In general lead poisoning is a very slow process unless the lead is travelling very fast so I call bullsh*t.

This is a matter for the insurance company of course.
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