Dundee Riverside Airport
This small regional aptly-named airport is located 3 km from Dundee City Centre on the banks of the Firth of Tay and overlooks the Tay Railway Bridge. Although there are a few daily scheduled flights by Loganair and Flybe, Riverside is best-known for light aircraft activity with Tayside Aviation, who have an on-site engineering workshop and maintenance hangar, providing the bulk of the pilot training. I`m not in Dundee very often but any aircraft shots I get from now on will be added here, the most recent first.
Sunday 18 / Monday 19 November 2019
Three Cessna biz-jets were present when I stopped-off at Dundee Riverside Airport on the afternoon of Sunday 18 November, namely CitationJet CJ1 OO-EUR, Citation Excel CS-DXH and Citation Latitude D-CAWK. All had departed by Monday morning.
Manx-registered SOCATA TBM-930 M-DSKY (above) was snapped early on the 18th. Ex-Loganair Dornier 328-110s G-CCGS and G-BHYG are in storage here.
Saturday 16 September 2017
I stopped off here for half-an-hour during the morning en route to Aberdeen and, as well as the expected PA-28s of Tayside Aviation doing circuits, found that several visiting turboprops were parked on the apron: Dornier Do-328JET-310 OY-JJH of Sun Air Scandinavia (above) and two from Danish Air Transport (DAT), one being Lithuanian-registered ATR 42-300 LY-ARI and the other ATR 72-201 OY-RUR.
Dundee Riverside is the closest airport to the championship golf courses at St Andrews, Gleneagles and Carnoustie and a group of passengers, many of them with large golf bags, were in the process of checking-in for their flight on the latter aircraft which was being readied for departure. With such a small terminal, the queue stretched out and blocked the main door - not much chance of seeing a Boeing 757-sized airliner here!
VistaJet Challenger 350 9H-VCI was also present along with Manx-registered Challenger 605 M-ASHI.
Air Ambulance King Air G-SASC touched down soon after I did.
G-EVIE and G-BIIT (below) were just two of several based light aircraft doing pilot training on Saturday morning.
Tuesday 3 August 2021
I made a very brief stop on the way back from Aberdeen. Very little activity on this occasion and no visiting biz-jets, however, my arrival coincided with Cessna L-19E Bird Dog G-VDOG lining up for takeoff. This veteran looks immaculate in US Army colours and bears the serial number 24582.