We went there today, later than planned and we were able to do the PPR via Scottish Information while en-route.
I had 'phoned earlier and got a very good briefing from the member of staff who answered the phone and I explained we wanted to land, drop one pax, collect two, do a ten minute local sortie, land, drop both and collect original pax and depart.
Problems cropped up with aircraft availability and delays at the fuel pump, so we departed an hour late.
On arriving at Oban, I asked the very helpful guy at reception if we still had time, and he said "go for it" so we did. We were wheels up at 17:00 did an orbit of pax house on Lismmore and landed at 17:10, did a quick crew change and departed, leaving the two pax to pay the £34.76 in landing fees for me.
I have read all sorts of stuff about Oban on t'Interweb, but nothing prepared me for the way the staff handled us.
Fantastic customer service, friendly and accurate FISOs, a well laid out small airport with FISO, Fire section and Reception staff to be proud of.
Apart from the stunning scenery, which the airport staff can't take credit for, and the Weather which is usually variable but today was magnificent (but again that's not down to the staff) the whole experience, for me as a pilot and my passengers, two of whom live locally but had no experience of the airfield, things could not have been any better.
The landing fee was lot more than some places, but I felt it was good value. Fiso's instructions to park were clear and unlike a lot of places where the fire section remain indoors, the Oban fire crew were actively out on the apron engaging with the visitors.
We will be back, and we'll make sure we have time to spare.
Well done, Oban Airport, a fantastic experience for all of us.
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