Wind &the Worlds Shortest Scheduled Flight



The airport at Aikerness on Westray, one of the Orkney Island now benefits from the new additional of a GSM connected FlexiMet Wind System providing live (and historic) Wind speed and Direction on any internet connected Phone, Tablet, Laptop or PC via WWW.WEATHERFILE.COM

One of this beautiful and interesting islands claims to fame is that Flights, leaving the island’s airport at Aikerness to travel to Papa Westray (known as Papay to the locals) is the world’s shortest scheduled flight, of two minutes. A record time of a 53 second flight has been recorded by Pilot Stuart Linklater for this ‘short flight’.

Pilots, passengers and infact anyone, with an internet connection, are able to view the live wind data direct from the FlexiMet system installed at Aikerness airport.

FlexiMet Wind and Weather systems are used in many applications for accurate Live and historic wind and weather data.

GSMFlexiMetWestray map


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MarkNewton at RPRMark Newton, a former army Tank Commander from Swansea, holds the Guinness world record for the longest distanced travelled on a mobility scooter – 12,186 miles in 596 days.

This record breaker is visiting every war memorial in Britain to photograph and catalogue War and Lifeboat Graves and Memorials a county at a time- on his mobility scooter. All his images will be on website, all the memorial images are also being sent to the Imperial War Museum for the national archive.

Accompanied by his two cats Missie & Smudge, Mark has already raised more than £64000 for the charities – Help for Heroes, 1st The Queens Dragoon Guards, SSAFA Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association, The Royal British Legion, The Royal National Lifeboat Institution.

Mark, on his way to RNLI in Lymington stopped by for a visit to Richard Paul Russell Ltd Milford on Sea office for a cuppa and to upgrade his timeserved red Kestrel 4000, Mark now proudly sports a new Kestrel 4500 on his handbars.

The Kestrel 4500 provides Digital Compass, Wind Direction/Heading along with All of the features of the 4000 Current wind speed, Average wind speed, Maximum wind speed, Temperature, Wind Chill, Heat Index, Dew Point, Relative Humidity, Barometric pressure, Altitude, Density Altitude, Wet bulb temperature,Time & Date

Update..   Kestrel 4000 range is now upgraded to the Kestrel 5000 range