I’ve not been great at writing up our trips recently – too busy flying or enjoying myself to take photos, to be honest!

We recently popped over to Coll (about 35mins from Oban in our Zenair) in perfect weather and it was gorgeous so I thought it was about time I did another post 🙂

Days like this are relatively rare in Scotland, so we make sure we take advantage of them when they come! Coll is a little gem of an airfield and the flight over there was so beautiful.

We were also on the look out for whales, dolphins and basking sharks on our way over as it’s now into peak season for sightings – none this time, but the fact you even have a chance of spotting them from the air is pretty incredible.

Wonderful visibility over the hills as we departed Oban
Looking back at Lismore
Overhead Calgary Bay, Isle of Mull
Descending over the northern end of Coll
Beach after beach on the approach to the airfield!
One of many ‘wow’ moments!
‘FF parked up on the apron outside the terminal building

Airfields visited:


  • ICAO code: EGEL
  • Elevation AMSL: 21ft
  • Runway direction & length: 02/20, 500m
  • Runway surface: Tarmac
  • Landing fee (at time of visiting): For us this is included in our Oban landing card, I think it’s about 12 pounds otherwise – PPR required with Oban and you may need an out of hours permit
  • Facilities: Toilets in the small terminal building (opening hours are very limited, but when we went out of hours someone had kindly left the door adjar for visiting pilots)
  • Transport links: You can walk into Arinagour, the main town on Coll, and visit the Coll Hotel, which is supposed to have amazing food, but you will need about 1.5hrs each way.

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