(East Fortune Airfield):
27 July – Scotland’s National Airshow 2019
Further to my various emails in the last few months, I would like to remind you of the Sollas Fly-in 2019 on the whole weekend of Saturday 27th and Sunday28th July. PLEASE READ THIS EMAIL BELOW CAREFULLY SINCE SOME THINGS MAY HAVE CHANGED.
Preparations are now underway and we hope we shall see as many of you as can make it.
I should remind you also to pack your sunglasses, sun hats, and do not forget your mosie repellent and ANTI MIDGE NETS! Whatever the weather they could be around. ALSO PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR CAMERAS AND GO-PROS
Most, but not all of you, will know the drill for landing on the beach – However last year we raked a “runway” in the sand on the best landing area with numbers at each end which made it a lot easier for you all – so we shall be repeating this.
For those first timers – this is a sandy beach not a manicured grass strip or tarmac runway so everything will be at your discretion. We have chosen the date to coincide with the best tidal range so the beach will be dry. Even in damp sections (which is unlikely) it should still be quite firm underneath. We shall have a windsock erected on the dunes to the west of the landing bay. If there are any obstacles they will be clearly marked out with some bunting or streamers but we dont expect any to be on the landing area itself. If you have any queries or are not confident of landing on the beach please call beforehand for more instructions and of course on the day we will be on the safety com frequency to guide you to the threshold should you need it.
There will be a white tent and some cars on the grass above the landing area – so easy to identify.
FREQUENCIES – THESE HAVE CHANGED AT THE BEGINNING OF THE YEAR SO PLEASE NOTE
BENBECULA (EGPL): ATIS: 113.950 VOR BEN
APP/TWR/FIS : 119.205
Please check notams: PPR 3 days + and no AVGAS
STORNOWAY:(EGPO) ATIS: 115.100 VOR STN
Please check notams: PPR 48 hours – Avgas available by arrangement
SCOTTISH; 127.275- IF THE WEATHER IS GOOD AND WE ARE LIKELY TO GET MORE THAN 2 VISITORS WE SHALL INFORM SCOTTISH INFORMATION AND BENBECULA – LAST YEAR THEY WERE WORRIED BY THE NUMBERS THEY HAD TO DEAL WITH !!!!
SOLLAS: Safety Com: 135.480
Plates are available on AFE, and Pooleys and of course Sky Demon
PLEASE CHECK NOTAMS CAREFULLY FOR ANY DANGER AREAS ACTIVE ON THE WEEKEND
We may be able to supply Mogas but if you think you will need some please let us know in advance. We have 20 litre cans which we can fill for you . There is also a petrol station nearby which we can drive you to but this is only open on Saturday so we need to know in advance any fuel requirements. Mobile phone signals on the beach are average. SOME OF YOU HAVE REQUESTED AVGAS- WE COULD PURCHASE THIS FOR YOU IN ADVANCE BUT IT IS VERY LIMITED – SO RESERVATION AND NOTICE IS REQUIRED AS OF NOW BECAUSE WE HAVE TO SHIP IT IN.
This year I have had an unprecedented number of enquiries for the fly-in because it has reached a lot of aviators far and wide across Europe through social media, word of mouth, and the flying magazines.
ALL ARE WELCOME BUT FOR CATERING PURPOSES WE DO NEED TO KNOW HOW MANY ARE INTENDING TO ATTEND (even if you have registered your intention please write to me again to confirm). PLEASE ALSO NOTE THAT WE DO NOT CHARGE LANDING FEES OR FOR ANY FOOD AND DRINKS. ALL WE ASK IS A DONATION WHICH GOES TO LOCAL CHARITIES AND ORGANISATIONS MANY OF WHICH HELP WITH THE FREE LOAN OF TENTS, CHAIRS, AND A WHOLE HOST OF OTHER THINGS. THE ISLANDERS WELCOME US WITH OPEN ARMS SO WE LIKE TO GIVE SOMETHING BACK.
I will be writing to you again at the beginning of the week of the fly-in when I shall have a better idea of what weather we might expect.
Claudine Bloom: 07860 461645 (any time)
Andy Twort : 07437 538348 (on the fly-in dates only)
ALL THE BEST AND SEE YOU SOON
CLAUDINE AND ANDY
Sunrise / Sunset
The Scottish Aero Club (SAC)
is Scotland’s original and largest flying club. We are the only such organization to attract members from all parts of Scotland – as well as from other parts of the UK and overseas. We have three key objectives:
- To encourage and support Sport and Recreational aviation.
- To minimize the costs of Sport and Recreational aviation.
- To attract and retain members.
We were established in 1927 as the Scottish Flying Club and began life near the current site of Glasgow’s International Airport. In 1956 we merged with the Strathtay Flying Club, relocated to Perth Airport and became the Scottish Aero Club. We are proud to be the only entity in continuous operation at Perth Airport ever since.
Today’s SAC is a vibrant organisation with over 350 active members. We have four distinct membership categories. This means we have the right membership type – and budget – for all aviation enthusiasts: Pilots, Students, Associates and Juniors. We operate the largest general aviation hangar in Scotland for the benefit of our members and visiting pilots. We offer reasonable rates and provide year-round hangarage for more than 90 aircraft of all types and sizes.
Perth Airport is the premier general aviation aerodrome in Scotland. Located centrally between Edinburgh, Aberdeen and Glasgow, it boasts three runways: two tarmac and one grass. This means there are very few times when wind direction prevents flying. And Perth is the only Scottish airport to conduct all types of flight training: Aeroplane, Microlight and Gyrocopter. Alba Airsports are the Training Provider for the Scottish Aero Club here at Perth, with highly competitive rate packages available for gaining your NPPL, PPL(G) and private training programs.
The SAC is also home to the Strathtay Strut of the LAA (Light Aircraft Association), and we serve as the Scottish Office of UK AOPA (Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association).
During the summer we host numerous fly-ins and fly-outs (both UK and abroad) – plus a number of social, charity and community events. During autumn and winter evenings we provide a wide range of aviation-related lectures and events.
Our members extend a warm welcome to prospective and new members as well as to the public and visiting pilots and their families and friends. There is an inexpensive hotel and an economically priced cafe just steps from our spacious and well-appointed clubhouse facilities – where coffee and snacks are also available.