Oban Airport News
47th GLENFORSA FLY-IN 24th - 26th MAY 2013
The 47th Glenforsa Fly-In is taking place on weekend of 24th - 26th May 2013.
Glenforsa radio frequency 120.800, if not manned pilots are reminded to make blind calls to "Glenforsa Traffic"
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GYROPLANE TRIAL FLIGHTS and CONVERSION COURSES JAN 2013
Chris Jones Gyroplanes will be offering trail Flights and Conversion Courses at Oban Airport in January 2013.
For further information or to book contact Chris on 07796955805 or visit www.chrisjonesgyroplanes.com
Le Jog Lands End to John O' Groats Reliability Trial - 1st - 4th Dec 2012
The trial is open to cars built before 1984 and the aim is to allow crews to experience the heydays of British Rallying by day and night with overnight stops on the Saturday and Sunday. It covers approximately 1500 miles from the extreme south west of the UK to the north of Scotland using as many minor roads as possible.
The 50 participating cars are scheduled to carrying out trials on the airfield between 1700 - 1900 on Monday 3rd Dec 2012, stopping overnight before continuing their way through the country.
CONTRACT AWARDED FOR OBAN FLIGHTS
Monday, 6 Jun 2011 16:20
Argyll and Bute Council has awarded the contract for the Public Service Obligation (PSO) routes from Oban Airport.
The contract was won by Hebridean Air Services, which took over the PSO service in April last year when previous operator Highland Airways went into administration.
The PSO covers routes between Oban, Coll, Tiree and Colonsay and includes the scholar flights, which transport pupils from those islands who are educated at Oban High School home at weekends when they wish.
Hebridean Air Services also now operates a service between Oban and Islay.
Argyll and Bute’s transport and infrastructure spokesperson, Councillor Duncan MacIntyre, welcomed news of the new contract.
“Last year, Hebridean Air Services stepped in to run these vital routes at very short notice. The feedback we have received since then from all quarters has been overwhelmingly positive, and I am delighted to have retained Hebridean for the new contract,” he said.
“I am sure that they will bring with them a number of innovative ideas to improve connectivity with our islands and to work with the council’s team to put Oban Airport firmly on the map.”
George Cormack of Hebridean Air Services said: “I am very pleased that the contract has been awarded to us.
“We have listened to customer feedback conducted during the tendering process and we will be making changes to our schedules and pricing. We have some exciting plans, and I would urge people to keep an eye on our website at www.hebrideanair.com , where you can also book tickets online, for details.”
The development comes as the council progresses its business plan for Oban Airport, designed to ensure the facility remains sustainable and is in the best possible position to make the most of any future growth opportunities.
Those prospects were boosted recently when the council gained the approval of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA), to restore its capability to use the full runway to accommodate larger aircraft, which can generate increased landing fees.
The resumption of the full length runway means that it is now possible to accommodate not only the Category Two Islander aircraft which flies to the islands, but also larger Category Three aircraft.
There have already been a number of larger aircraft visiting the airport and the demand from visiting aircraft to return to Oban is extremely encouraging.
NEW SCHEDULED ROUTE ANNOUNCED FROM 01 JUNE 2010
Monday, 24 May 2010 15:00
This afternoon Argyll and Bute Council are delighted to announce that Hebridean Air Services Ltd are to extend operations from Oban Airport by providing scheduled flights to the Island of Islay. Flights will be incorporated into the existing Colonsay services on Tuesdays & Thursdays allowing onward connection with the scheduled Glasgow service provided by Flybe from Islay. The new scheduled services will commence from Tuesday June 01 2010.