VISITORS to the Leuchars Airshow in Fife this weekend can learn all about training to be a pilot of a different kind, thanks to the Underwater Centre at Fort William.
The Lochaber-based specialist in diver and remotely operated vehicle (ROV) training will be exhibiting at Saturday’s event.
Underwater Centre general manager Steve Ham said it was a first for the company and also for the subsea sector because neither had previously been involved at the annual show.
Taking centre stage at the centre’s stand will be a Seaeye Falcon ROV, so visitors can see a subsea “workhorse” close up. There will also be film footage of divers and ROVs in action.
Mr Ham said: “We are delighted to be taking a stand at the iconic Leuchars Airshow.
“It will be a fantastic opportunity to showcase the importance of the ROV sector as well as to target people who are looking to retrain and move into the oil and gas sector.”
Airshow manager Roz Clark said the Underwater Centre was a welcome addition to the event.
She added: “Obviously, our focus is normally on aviation and military organisations but we are keen to expand into other sectors.”
The Underwater Centre is based on the shores of Loch Linnhe, parts of which are deeper than the North Sea.
Courses run by the facility attract hundreds of students each year, many of whom are retraining for jobs in the subsea sector.