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Postby linda_j » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:00 pm

Here is a picture I took of the sea plane once it had landed in Campbeltown Loch on 16/07/07....

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Postby bill » Wed Aug 01, 2007 5:14 pm

Thanks for that Linda,...I was wondering how the passengers embarked and disembarked(got on an off) :lol:

Never realised there was retractable wheels.l
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Postby Sheik Yir Erse » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:32 pm

There can't be many places on the West of Scotland where this manoevre is possible, having such a big slip? Wonder if that makes Campbletown a preferred destination for the seaplane company?
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Postby abbey craig » Wed Aug 01, 2007 7:39 pm

i wonder if you could take it right up main street and park it ootside motas :lol: :roll:
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Postby Beachcomber » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:27 pm

Like Bill I wondered what happened about passengers getting on/off it, and your photo shows it perfectly. Thanks.
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Postby Sheik Yir Erse » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:41 pm

abbey craig wrote:i wonder if you could take it right up main street and park it ootside motas :lol: :roll:


I'd heard that did actually happen and the pilot (an elderly lady in her 70's) got out and walked in to the restaurant, and Mota shouted ........ wait for it ..........

"OK - who ordered a Plane Nan?"

I'll get ma jaiket :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Postby abbey craig » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:51 pm

nice one sheik.. i thought i was the only one on here
way top class patter as well :wink: :wink:
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Postby Sheik Yir Erse » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:54 pm

AC - there are many professional comedians who wish they had your line in patter :wink:
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Postby abbey craig » Wed Aug 01, 2007 8:58 pm

aye sheik


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Postby Buzz Lightyear » Wed Aug 01, 2007 9:02 pm

Passengers actually got off the PLANE at the airport first, then they boarded the BOAT at the slip.

When the craft is in the water it is actually classed as a boat, it is only classed as an aircraft when it gets airborne.

it will be interesting to see how this goes as the whole sea plane operation stuff is under review by the civil aviation authority, Loch lomand Seaplanes is also a bit of a 'test in the water' for them also as they have never licensed an runway on the old h20 before, pretty difficult in the loch with all the boats coming & going & it would need to be clearly marked out.
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Postby linda_j » Wed Aug 01, 2007 10:59 pm

bill wrote:Thanks for that Linda,...I was wondering how the passengers embarked and disembarked(got on an off) :lol:

Never realised there was retractable wheels.l


I believe it was bringing some of the staff of Visited Scotland over to see the new golf course.....
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Seaplane set to come every Wednesdays

Postby Golfmad » Thu Aug 23, 2007 7:29 am

The new 10 seater plane which was launched a city centre terminal at the Clyde on Monday is considering a regular service to Campbeltown depending on demand.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/scotland/gla ... 953842.stm

I flew up on it yesterday we arrived at the glasgow science centre at 10.50am and flew at 11.00am we landed in Campbeltown Loch at 11.35am... it was fantastic, we were then collected and taken out to the new course. The plane then flew back to Glasgow at 12.15 and got in at 12.50.

If any one is interested in flying from Glasgow to Campbeltown or back this is a great option. The owner explained that if there is demand he could do this every Wednesday and be back in Campbeltown to collect at 6.00pm. What a great way to come to Kintyre... or to visit the centre of Glasgow.

http://www.lochlomondseaplanes.com/
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Postby linda_j » Thu Aug 23, 2007 4:24 pm

I believe they are doing flights to Oban as well.... looks like it could be a good venture for the sea planes....
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