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Plockton

Major
County: Highland
Current Status: Aviation
Date: Opened October 1966
Current Use: Active
Used By: Civil

Plockton arose as one of the Operation Military Aid to the Community (OPMAC) airstrips built by the Royal Engineers during the 1960s and early 1970s. No airline or other flying establishment has ever actually resided here since then but this normally unmanned airfield sees a steady stream of private visitors landing in light aircraft, microlights and helicopters in connection with tourism in the area.

 

The following organisations are either based at, use and/or have at least potentially significant connections with the airfield (as at 01/09/2011):

  • PDG Helicopters
  • Plockton & District Community Council
  • Plockton Library

Main unit(s) present:

  • Bond Helicopters
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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the south-east, 1 June 2009. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the south, 1 June 2009. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the south, 1 June 2009. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the east, 1 May 2011. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the east, 1 May 2011. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the south-east, 1 May 2011. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the south-west, 1 May 2011. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the south-west, 16 November 2011. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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Aerial view of Plockton taken from the south-west, 16 November 2011. © Crown Copyright: Historic Environment Scotland. Licensor canmore.org.uk

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A pair of Royal Navy Merlin helicopters at Plockton, 1 December 2003. © geojoc and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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View of the runway at Plockton, 18 July 2009. © John Ferguson and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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Pleasure flights taking place from Plockton in May 1971. © Anne Burgess and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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A view along the northern half of the runway, 19 January 2015. © John Allan and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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A portable fabric aircraft hangar at Plockton, 9 March 2007. © Dr Duncan Pepper and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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An Aerospatiale AS355 Ecureuil 2 helicopter taking off on a pleasure flight from Plockton, 23 April 2011. © Sue Zarod and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence

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