EGPB Sumburgh airport Shetland Isles

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PB0 Early Days, Highland Airways Dragon Rapide G-ADAJ at Sumburgh

also from Barry Davidson is this golden anniversary brochure and airspace map

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EGPB 6.1.93 Busy terminal Oil pollution DC3s and Rescue 117 SK61PB1

Wednesday 6.1.93 Line of charter traffic on sumburgh north western apron awaiting return od oil pollution groups and press after the wreck of the Braer Tuesday am 5.1.93PB2

Wednesday 6.1.93 Line of charter traffic on Sumburgh north western apron awaiting return of oil pollution groups and press after the wreck of the Braer Tuesday am 5.1.93

EGPB 6.1.93 pollutioncontrol DC3s at Sumburgh after Braer disasterPB3

Thursday 7.1.936 Dakotas and a DC6 of Air Alantique awaiting a break in the weather for the resumation of oil spill spraying dutues. The DC6 has arrived wtih supplies from Coventry and AberdeenPB4

Thursday 7.1.93 6 Dakotas and a DC6 of Air Alantique awaiting a break in the weather for the resumation of oil spill spraying dutues. The DC6 has arrived wtih supplies from Coventry and Aberdeen

Sumburgh 12.1.93 4 x Seaking HC4s of 846 Squadron fuel stop en route from Norway to Yeovilton, with normal Sumburgh Loganair trafficPB5

Sumburgh 12.1.93 4 x Seaking HC4s of 846 Squadron fuel stop en route from Norway to Yeovilton, with normal Sumburgh Loganair traffic

EGPB 12.1.93 navy seakings routing norway yeovilton stop for refuellingPB6

EGPB 1980 new development, temrinal and apronPB7

EGPB 1980, New Terminal and Apron SumburghPB8

My beautiful picture

PB8a the terminal in 1982 from Chris Stock

EGPB 1991 Rwy 27 ILS and G-AVXI (CAFU HS748 maybe)PB9

Far right, Mike Wild Controlling Sumburgh Inbounds and Outbounds warched by Michael Black. On left Peter Denny handling the offshore sector workPB10

Far right, Mike Wild Controlling Sumburgh Inbounds and Outbounds watched by Michael Black. On left Peter Denny handling the offshore sector work

Terry Irvine pepares flight progress stripsPB11

Terry Irvine pepares flight progress strips

Mircro dish aerial under repair at Compass head site, Engineers Andy Stevens and Alan LudlumPB12

Mircro dish aerial under repair at Compass head site, Engineers Andy Stevens and Alan Ludlum

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PB12a  Sumburgh  primary on compass head from Exnaboe by Alan Dodson

EGPB Marconi primary radar for ATC Sumburgh Compass HeadPB13

EGPB Marconi radar site Sumburgh Compass HeadPB14

EGPB Marconi radar (1)PB15

EGPB Marconi radar (2)PB16

Cossor SSR (?) radar Fitful Head, 1981

six more pictures of Fitful Head by Alan Dodson

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PB16a

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PB16b  view from fitful head towards Sumburgh airfield

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PB16c  Eddy Dapre and Hugh McNally

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PB16d CAA vehicle waiting below Fitful, after transferring to Landrover

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EGPB Oblique viewPB17

Peter Denny monitors a wave of helicopters to the east of Shetland basin, using the cossor ssr sited at Fitful HeadPB18

Peter Denny monitors a wave of helicopters to the east of Shetland basin, using the cossor ssr sited at Fitful Head

EGPB presumably delivering the ACR430 radarPB19

EGPB Rwy 27 ILS 'OC in backgroundPB20

The Runway 27 ILS Localiser frames the ACR 430 radar inside the PB21

The Runway 27 ILS Localiser frames the ACR 430 radar inside the “golfball” dome

Mr A Ludlum on phone Mr A Stevens monitoring equipmentPB22

Mr A Ludlum on phone
Mr A Stevens monitoring equipment

EGPB Sumburgh control towerPB23

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Spot 7 GATBJ, Sk61 of BIH unloading oilmen Spot 6 GBBUD awaiting next trip to BasinPB24

Spot 7 GATBJ, Sk61 of BIH unloading oilmen

Foreground Tracey Brickles right Karen Skinner Far left standing Milke WildPB25

Foreground Tracey Brickles
right Karen Skinner
Far left standing Milke Wild

Foreground John Black Middle Tracy Brickles Far left Mike WildPB26

Foreground John Black
Middle Tracy Brickles
Far left Mike Wild

EGPB vertical viewPB27

Some more photos via Christ Stock

PB 15 Dep

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Viscount PB15 arr

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PB30 via Barry Davidson as are PB31 and PB32

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4 thoughts on “EGPB Sumburgh airport Shetland Isles”

  1. What is PB21 please? (PB23? atchistory) It’s no’s the current tower and looks too modern to be its predecessor. The semi VCR is intriguing.

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  2. I was detached to Sumburgh for 4 weeks in 1972 as a ‘reward’ for passing C of C in Glasgow Tower and GMC (I was the first to actually be examined in GMC at Glasgow as it only opened that year and and those already having a tower validation were automatically given GMC too)
    Sumburgh was very different in those days from what it is like now. No ‘proper’ VCR – you could only see out the airfield side of the first floor windows – no radar and above all the terminal building wasn’t even in the planning stages! There was just the VOR on the airfield and the NDB on Sumburgh Head about a mile south. Fitful Head was useful in the days before the radar was sited there; being about 1,000ft AMSL you looked at Fitful when doing a Met Ob; if the cloud touched the top it was 1,000ft, if above or below the top you reported 1200ft or 800ft!!
    BEA and Loganair flew regular schedules; BEA Viscounts doing the mainland stuff and Loganair Islanders inter islands. An episode ot the TV series ‘Shetland’ was recently shown on TV and I recognised the old Tingwall (Lerwick) airstrip in it from when we landed there on my ‘compulsory’ round the islands trip with Loganair although this wan’t my first flight with them; I’d already visited Foula, a rocky outcrop in the Atlantic with little in the way of port facilites for boats and no beaches either so the occupants built their own airstrip! (Miss Foula and your next landfall is Nova Scotia).
    Also resident at Sumburgh were BEA Helicopters and Bristow Helicopters, with Air Anglia providing Dakotas for crew changes for the oil rigs.

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  3. The excellent photo’s taken at Sumburgh would be very welcome on the “Sumburgh Airport Archive” site on Facebook. Is it possible for me to re-post these, if so who can give me permission?

    Cecil Duncan retired, ex AFS Sumburgh.

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