Just three miles south from the summit of The Nuns Veil mountain we touched down on the snow. Stepping out of the chopper into a foot of fresh show was increabile. From this viewpoint we had great views looking across at Tasman Lake and Mount Cook on the other side of the valley. Until recently I had never been in a helicopter and it was a fantastic experience. It was like being in a small plane that moved more like a roller coaster.
The south east of England is home to dozens of hot air balloons and although I have only been to the Bristol Balloon Fiesta once many years ago, I would like to one day return for a second attempt. That being said the above hot air balloon was seen flying over the Royal Crescent in Bath early one weekday summer morning. Maybe one day I will not only go to another balloon show, but also get a chance to fly in one for the first time!
The Grace Spitfire ML407 is one of the most interesting and historic aeroplanes I have had the pleasure of photographing. Taken at the Farnborough Airshow a few years ago, this is the second image I wanted to share of the plane. With the way that Carolyn Grace was flying so low and the lighting, it almost looks like a model. To be honest even though I am really proud of this photograph, no still image can do this aircraft justice.
Taken from the unofficial viewing area on the opposite side of the airport from the official one, here we see a BMI plane taxiing out from the terminal buildings and heading to turn on to the runway. The weather was very much in my favour on the day this was taken, although the sun is falling on the wrong side of the plane so that the main body and wing on the right are in shade. Still at least I was able to get a good angle on the aircraft.