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Ten go absolutely wild in the Faroes

In a casual e-mail conversation some time in the spring of 2001, I said to Nigel Webb "Where shall we go then?" The reply cameback "Vagar." Where? Well, it turns out it's in the Faroes and August Bank Holiday was the appointed time a group of Flying Pirates to make the trip of a lifetime!

The Faroes are 18 islands set in the Atlantic between Scotland and Iceland. The nearest useful airport in the British Isles is Kirkwall on Orkney or Sumburgh in Shetland. The distance from Kirkwall to Vágar in 236nm, most of which is over the Atlantic, so this called for detailed planning and calculation of fuel and endurance, especially by those in single engined planes.



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