Eastern Airways were founded in December 1997 starting off with BAe Jetstream 32 and 41s.
In 1999 they purchased Manchester based Air Kilroe.
Eastern Airways started
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Gama Aviation were founded in 1983 and offer executive air charters and aircraft management services.
Since April 2006 Gama Aviation have been regularly seen at Sumburgh operating for the Scottish Air Ambulance under a government contract.
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July has been a busy month, added a page allowing visitors to search for aircraft by Registration. The plan is to build on this at some point with full search functionality for aircraft type etc…
Also added a Random Photo widget to the sidebar. It is a bit flaky at the moment and will occasionally show a broken image (to be fixed).
I also added a few more header images for your viewing pleasure. Most of these were taken by Ronnie Robertson.
63 new helicopter photos for the database and exactly 100 new plane photos for July. Too many to show here so I have just summarised who took the photos.
New additions for June included 18 new aircraft with a mix of old and new. A new
country was added as well due to the arrival of a Polish SprintAir Saab 340.
Thanks to all
contributors, keep them coming!
Continue reading June 2016 Updates
May has been a busy month for updates.
Lots of new aircraft have been added. Too many to list here.
I have added PDF downloads to the Crash Log pages where available.
Updated a lot on the back-end.
Working on a Registration search form for the website.
We now have 655 members on the Sumburgh Airport Archives Facebook group.
As at the end of May we have 417 photos of Airplanes and 192 photos of Helicopters.
Amazing how many man hours is needed to do something so simple. I have shifted the database from a remotely hosted one to a locally hosted one for future-proofing and more scope for customisation further down the track.
I have added a “Photographer” section, listing all photographers and their respective photos that are featured on here.
I have also been adding the C/N and ICAO24 identifiers to all aircraft in the database (bloody hell that took a bit of time!).
Added a little to the Notable Events and Crash Log entries. Still a lot of work to be done there…
Then I had a beer.
To date we have photos of:-
36 Photographers have contributed.
Many more to be added. Enjoy.
I have added categories to view aircraft pictured at Sumburgh by registered Countries and the Build Date. Also added a Military Category.