Flying tonight

Some positive developments on the plane charter today, with bookings and times confirmed. Captain Mac will await our pleasure at 11.00 precisely, so the Orkney buses need to perform to schedule.

It’s a forty-minute trip, so not much time for the fly-bys, loop-the-loops and other aerobatics some of the team were hoping for. Some also fondly imagine they will get to steer the plane, at least sideways if not up and down. I shall recommend Loganair apply appropriate sedation (and if necessary restraint) to selected passengers before take-off.

Advance notice of the names of all charterers has been requested, no doubt to run through the assorted computers of MI5, MI6, the CIA, the CAA, the DVLA, the Inland Revenue, the TV Licensing Office, etc., etc.