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Old 19th Feb 2020, 10:17
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Originally Posted by Chuck Glider View Post
Not too sure about the importance of Oban, self-importance perhaps, but it certainly used to be a nice place to visit, back before the council got involved and it was regularly voted as a favourite destination.
Importance - it's the stopping off point on the mainland for both aeroplanes and boats heading into the islands. Historically it was a central point for obtaining fuel - which has obviously been buggered up, but doesn't change everything else.

Also a wonderful little town to spend time in, and if you have such interests base for the Scottish Association for Marine Science.

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Old 19th Feb 2020, 11:16
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Just spoke with Oban and was told nothing has changed and no idea when fuel will be available. I really cannot understand this. Is there some machiavellian plot going on? I was told today by Oban that 'A lot is going on'. The lady did not explain further.

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Old 7th Mar 2020, 18:25
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The best thing that could happen in the area would be for Glenforsa to hold 100LL ( depends if Brendan wants the trouble, but even pre positioning a few barrels would be better than nothing).

i haven’t looked this year but other places that carried 100LL were Prestwick/ Islay (small towable bowser)/ Stornaway/ Inverness/ Perth/ Plockton and Wick.

helipaddy have positioned barrels at various places for their adventures for a few years so this is possible. Andrew, at Wick, is a key POL supplier to the region. Surely something can be done if Paul is retiring
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Old 9th Mar 2020, 20:37
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Originally Posted by helicopter-redeye View Post
Andrew, at Wick, is a key POL supplier to the region. Surely something can be done if Paul is retiring
Andy Bruce retired a few years ago from Wick.
Drew and Adrienne took over.
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Old 26th May 2020, 21:25
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Oban but not fuel.

I can't add to Oban Glenforsa News thread.
https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotla...-west-52796907
Drone BVLS deliveries Oban Hospital - Craignure Hospital.
Notam is up to 400', only for 27/5 but presumably for longer, (eternity?).
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Old 15th Jun 2020, 11:37
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Unfortunately we currently donít have a timescale for when fuelling will be available at Oban, we are waiting on the contractor to start the ground works for the new tank, once this is in we will have a better idea of a timescale.


in reply to
my request for mid August
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Old 16th Jun 2020, 08:00
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Originally Posted by overandout View Post
Unfortunately we currently donít have a timescale for when fuelling will be available at Oban, we are waiting on the contractor to start the ground works for the new tank, once this is in we will have a better idea of a timescale.


in reply to
my request for mid August

One despairs.

Spend millions of quid on an airport, and then can't afford to hire a bowser for e few months.

Of course, they can afford to hire a bowser - and send at least two people, maybe three to cover holidays - on the training course.

But there's the right way, the wrong way and the council way - which is the same as the wrong way but costs twice as much and takes twice as long, if it ever happens!
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Old 14th Jul 2020, 10:37
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As of 14 July still no fuel. Any updates?
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Old 14th Jul 2020, 21:14
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Originally Posted by sharpend View Post
As of 14 July still no fuel. Any updates?
Sounds like Oban aren't really interested in selling AVGAS... No excuse not to be selling it by now, unless they've bought a fancy bowser that doesn't fit into the garage
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Old 15th Jul 2020, 11:35
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Where does G-HEBS (The O-540 powered BN Islander) get fuel, I thought it was based out of Oban?
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Old 15th Jul 2020, 19:33
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The Scottish Covid-19 rules may have prevented the Avgas facility installation. In which case it should now be underway.
If the Council was financing it, it might be that it's not affordable in the present Covid-19 expenses situation.
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Old 9th Aug 2020, 20:51
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We had a walk around the area and up to Tralee Bay yesterday,spotted what appears to be a brand new Bowser parked just inside the Airfield Gate,probably cost the poor old Oban Tax Payer a couple of hundred quid (ahem).
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Old 10th Aug 2020, 14:51
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Oban Notam & website still saying no fuel: Both AVGAS 100LL and Jet A1 are unavailable at Oban Airport until further notice. Maybe that tanker was for a private aircraft.
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Old 10th Aug 2020, 14:53
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As I said earlier

"Where does G-HEBS (The O-540 powered BN Islander) get fuel, I thought it was based out of Oban?"

Maybe the tanker is for the Islander?
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Old 10th Aug 2020, 15:43
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Originally Posted by sharpend View Post
Oban Notam & website still saying no fuel: Both AVGAS 100LL and Jet A1 are unavailable at Oban Airport until further notice. Maybe that tanker was for a private aircraft.
I am assuming that the Bowser is a very recent arrival and perhaps not 'commissioned' yet,also possibly still nobody qualified to operate the refuelling ?
I never said fuel was available - just that there is a new bowser on the Airfield.

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As I said earlier

"Where does G-HEBS (The O-540 powered BN Islander) get fuel, I thought it was based out of Oban?"

Maybe the tanker is for the Islander?
What I assume is the 'old' Bowser appears to be parked over near the Islander Hangar.
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