Scott County

Lexington pilots reach Scotland Thursday

Lexington pilots Gray and Graeme Lang, who left Georgetown on Sunday to fly their twin-engine Beechcraft airplane to England, reached Wick, Scotland Thursday.

"Overall, the trip has been quite nice," said Gray Lang, who is making the trip with his son, Graeme, a pilot with the Kentucky Department of Aviation.

The Langs flew to Schefferville, Quebec, on Sunday where it was 30 degrees and snowing. On Monday, they reached Iqualuit, Nunavut, on Canada's Baffin Island where it also snowed.

On Tuesday, they flew to Kangerlussuaq, Greenland where Gray Lang said it was 40 degrees warmer than it had been in Iqualuit. In Greenland, they ate raw whale blubber that Graeme Lang said was kind of like eating an eraser. "It wasn't too bad. It wasn't fishy tasting," he said.

From there it was across Greenland's ice cap and the Denmark Strait to Reykjavík, Iceland, and on Thursday to Wick on the Outer Hebrides of Scotland.

The Langs head to Conington, England, near the town of Peterborough on Friday. Asked how the trip had been so far, Gray Lang said, "uneventful. And those of us who fly like it like that."

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