The Aurora Borealis and Dark Skies

September 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
There was fair amount of media coverage in the press last week about the Aurora being visible in the night sky, this being caused by both a massive Solar Flare and a coronal mass ejection (CME). The peak level of activity was over the night of Thursday 7th September but unfortunately the near full moon in the night sky and the amount of cloud cover...
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Prestwick Airport Revisited

June 21, 2015  •  Leave a Comment
It has been a while since I last posted about the airport so thought I would update the blog with some new pics and news concerning the airport. It has been a year and a half since the Scottish Government stepped in to buy the airport and still no sign of any increased activity in what is the prime driver for the economics of the airport that is p...
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Corsewall Lighthouse

November 10, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
A Stevenson designed lighthouse on the Irish Sea coast of Dumfries and Galloway at Corsewall Point near Kirkcolm.
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Trying some aviation photography

May 12, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Having worked in and around airports for many years and having always kept an interest in aviation I decided to spend some time at my local airport, Glasgow Prestwick Airport, attempting to master the art of aviation photography, I soon discovered that it was going to take a bit of practice as aircraft are pretty fast moving as they hit the tarmac!...
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Prestwick Airport Turns Green

April 11, 2014  •  Leave a Comment
Took a trip to my local airport last month as they had arranged to bathe the terminal building in green light, joining a long list of landmarks that have done this in honour of St. Patrick's Day. I shared this image with Prestwick Airport on their facebook page and they contacted me asking if they could have the image to pass on to Tourism Ireland...
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