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.
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.