Monday, 26 September 2016

Flying at North Weald

I spent time with North Weald Flight Training on Saturday taking loads of ground shots of the aircraft moving around.  The plan is to do some air to air shots of the club aircraft over some well known London landmarks but unfortunately due to the pressure on time, aircraft & pilots we could not get airborne. Hopefully we should be able to get up sometime in the next week or so, weather permitting. Here are just a few shots from the day.

Before every flight there has to be a flight briefing and preparation. The next few shots show some of the classroom and pre-flight checks

© Lionel Callow 2016

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

North Weald Flying School

A few more shots from yesterday’s session, I was just trying out a few ideas ready for my next visit. I will need to move the aircraft into a suitable position to get some good backgrounds.North Weald Flight Training

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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

North Weald Flying

I am helping out an old flying friend of mine with some aerial photography. He runs the flying school on the airfield, North Weald Flight Training. Today was not the best of weather conditions for aerial photography the atmosphere was very murky but we decided to get in some practice as this will involve some formation flying. These few shots are our first attempts, more to follow very soon.

I have included this next shot to give some idea of the distance between the two aircraft as we approached to take our photos. 

© Lionel Callow 2016

Thursday, 15 September 2016

Oxburgh Hall

On Tuesday we decided to take a run out to the Norfolk National Trust property, Oxburgh Hall. Unfortunately there has been some serious damage to the property, one of the dormer windows on the main roof had simply broken away and crashed to the ground. Obviously the property has now been closed to the public and it is unlikely to reopen until next season.

This is a shot of the missing dormer window with the next window still intact alongside it.

© Lionel Callow 2016

Monday, 12 September 2016

Steam Tug Brent

Maldon, Essex is the home of this WW2 tug the BRENT, built just at the end of the war she was commissioned by the Admiralty to work in the ports in both the UK and abroad but her prime roll was to be used for invasion duties on and after D Day. However without ever seeing any war service she was sold to the PLA (Port of London Authority) and worked for them until the early seventy's.  She is now being looked after by a band of enthusiastic volunteers with the hope to raise enough money to restore her to seaworthy condition.

© Lionel Callow 2016