Whether you are an old, new or aspiring pilot, photographer, tourist or expatriate citizen, Scotland has the landscape to capture your imagination. Discover the diverse range of opportunities to get airborne from one of the most beautiful countries on earth. There is a very active aviation scene here with something for everyone on any budget. Discover events, places to visit, news and inspiring stories from across the land. I hope that this will become your favorite web page to use a reference, industry directory and guidebook.
I created this site as a guide to visitors and to fill the gap left by the mainstream media bringing together all the various aviation niche interest groups who have one thing in common, flying in Scotland.
Flying is more accessible and affordable than you might think, from excursions to club flying or paragliders, we aim to answer your questions and make life as easy as possible. I can also help those with a fear of flying who are missing out on all the fun, or limit the scope for holidays with the family. You are certainly not alone.
We have a rich history from the earliest days of flight to state of the art technology, research and manufacturing. It is entirely possible that the first powered flight actually took place on the banks of the river Tay, not Kittyhawk Beach, sadly we will never be able to prove it, but we can explore the possibilities and give the pioneering pilots the recognition they deserve. I hope that we can add something to that history, inspire adventure and contribute to the process of innovation. Your views and opinions will help, probably more than you think, so don't be shy, get in touch. One of the greatest pilots in history also hails from Scotland. Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown began his career on biplanes and ended up commanding a squadron of nuclear bombers at the height of the Cold War. He was a test pilot at the cutting edge of research into breaking the sound barrier and flew almost every type of aircraft that took part in world war two, from every side, for evaluation and comparison.
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A significant portion of our visitors to this site live abroad, many more than I thought as I began writing to inform and entertain a more local audience. I'm very grateful and flattered that we have international appeal, thank you all. I am always happy to adapt to the requirements of my audience so if there is anything in particular that you are looking for please let me know. Chances are you are not alone so your ideas or questions can make for great content.
I am deeply proud of our heritage and fascinated by every aspect of aviation. I hope you enjoy the site whether you are a pilot, want to find a way into the sky or just like the photographs.
Pilots and enthusiasts like nothing better than a good yarn. Whether it is about a trip away from the local area, a near death experience or a funny comment over the radio. Let's hear your story and there will be a prize for the best one every month.