Arran Brewery flying high with new helipad
Arran Brewery’s new helipad was in action for the first time last week with the first visitors for a brewery tour arriving by helicopter.
The brewery has planning permission to build a terminal on the site above Kildonan, which will consist of a passenger lounge and crew room, as well as offering a radio service for arrivals and departures.
Managing director Gerald Michaluk, a helicopter pilot himself, said: ‘It is great to see our first visitors arriving by helicopter. We are hopeful more will follow when it is known we have the facility available. We plan to begin groundworks on the new terminal this summer.’
Once completed, Mr Michaluk said the brewery hoped to be offering sightseeing tours through its sister company, HJS helicopters, in the future.
He added: ‘The regulations regarding flying helicopters over water are quite restricting, but never say never.’
The brewery is allowing free landings with prior notification and fuel will be available on site after the terminal is complete. Anyone wishing to use the helipad should contact the brewery on 01770 302353 prior to arrival.
The Arran Brewery helipad above Kildonan.