Monday, 27 May 2013

Numbers That Add Up

Stuart Linklater, featured on the BBC website, is 60 years of age today and will retire from flying his Britten-Norman Islander aircraft on the Loganair routes around the Orkney Islands. During his career he has logged 1.3 million miles and completed the world's shortest scheduled flight, between Westray and Papa Westray, some 12,000 times. The two-minute, 1.7 mile trip has several YouTube recordings, some actual and some simulated. This one is by Seth Miller. The airport terminal building below has a standard look, but for aircraft enthusiasts it has special significance.

Scottish Islands Explorer - takes off every two months

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