Meeting interesting people is one of the best aspects of publishing PilotScotland.com. Aircraft are wonderful, fascinating, diverse things, each with their own idiosyncrasies and roles; people are even more so. Nothing would ever move, or even exist if it were not for the time and talents of the humans behind, under and in the machines.
This is not intended to be a list or league table of usefulness, there are enough of those in the world already. I hope to introduce you to some of the characters and personalities who make things happen, perhaps on occasion to give a little recognition to the unsung and unseen individuals who allow us to work and play in the clouds.
This page was "designed" by Whim & Chance, to feature the few who contribute in some greater or lesser way to aviation in and above our scenic and much beloved country. They are in no particular order so please do not try to draw any inference as to the relative merits or importance of any name or personality. If you know someone who should appear on these humble pages, please nominate them by clicking here. If you have information to add, or experience to share I'd love to hear from you so please feel free to get in touch.
I cannot promise to make you famous or even immortalise you in pixels, ones and zeros, but I will almost certainly dedicate a page on this site just for you to share with your friends, family, admirers and lovers everywhere.
Captain Eric "Winkle" Brown, Jim Lister, George Cormack, Preston Watson, David F McIntyre, Agostino Punturi, Hamish Mitchell, David West, George Pinkerton, Archie McKellar, Peter Gibbs, Mike Brooke, Dave Mackay, Neil Jamieson...
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.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has agreed to spare some valuable time to give us an interview, pose for a photograph, allow us access to control towers, hangars, aprons and aircraft or who have shared information and contacts. Without you our publication would be a sparse shadow if what it is now and will one day become. Our aim is to be supportive, sharing and encouraging youth into the industry as well as helping adults discover or renew their interests. We want to publicise business, attract tourists, enable photographers and of course increase the number of pilots, navigators, observers and armchair adventurers. I would rather not write anything than criticise, scandalise or belittle the efforts of those who have the get up and go to allow us to fly.
Pilots may have been looking down on people since the 1800's but that is not what we are about.