Orkney Aviation Festival

King Street Halls / Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall

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Thursday 12th September 7.30pm

King Street Halls, Kirkwall


An illustrated talk by Robert Foden on Faroe Airways, Orkney's first scheduled international air service.

The first scheduled international air service to Kirkwall was operated by Faroe Airways in 1964. Although the airline was small and the service only lasted for a few years, Faroe Airways had a significant impact on air travel to and from Orkney and left a legacy that can still be seen today.

A talk and slide show telling the interesting and amusing story of Faroe Airways.

Adults: £5 (Concessions £4)

Including refreshments

Friday 13th September, 7.30pm

Phoenix Cinema, Pickaquoy Centre, Kirkwall


To celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the First Landing on the Moon - Sort Of!

Saturday 14th September, 7.30pm

King Street Halls, Kirkwall


An illustrated talk and film by Robert Foden of the 1924 attempt to be the first to fly around the world

In 1924 Orkney played a key role in the biggest peace time military operation by the United States – The first flight around the world.

Four aircraft took off from Seattle heading West across the Pacific Ocean, through Asia, the Middle East and Europe. Stopping off in Orkney for several days before continuing their journey across the Atlantic to Canada and the USA to finish their journey back in Seattle. The event attracted enormous worldwide interest at the time and changed the future development of aircraft and the airline industry. This talk and film describes how and why the ‘First Flight Around the World’ took place and how Orkney played a major part, both directly and indirectly.

Another world first for Orkney’s aviation history.

Adults: £5 (Concessions £4)

Including refreshments

The Orkney Aviation Festival is organised by AOP (Another Orkney Production) and is sponsored by Herald Printshop and Pentland Ferries. With grateful assistance from Orkney Science Festival

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