Tim Knifton

Archive dipping……Flyboys

July 2012

I like all sorts of photography, not just urban decay and unseen places, so when the chance to fly with a friend who had passed his small plane pilots license, I jumped at the chance to do something different.

'The Pilot'‘Ian – the pilot’

We arrived at the small, local airport and were given our flight kits and wandered out to our plane.

After 20 minutes of strict checks and inspections, we were ready to take off. I spent the time wisely wandering around the plane and taking some internal and external detail shots.



'Nice rims'

'A hive of activity'

After take off, we banked around and informed the tower of our position and direction and heading off North towards Abergavenny and Blaenavon.

'Big pit mining museum'‘Aerial view of Big Pit Mining Museum’

'Boats'‘Penarth Marina’

'Cardiff docks'‘Docks’


Despite only having brought my 24-105mm lens and the size of the cockpit, I managed to get some reasonable aerial shots but next time I think I will get a better zoom and sit in the back of the plane.

'In the air' 'Our office' 'Plane parking'

‘Wrapped up’

'Propellor tag'


'Rear' 'Robin'After an hours flying with no problems, we landed and taxied back to the airport on what was a great time in the air.

Thanks for reading.

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