Bye Bye Bi-plane......

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© Suzanne McGeady
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UploadedFebruary 19, 2011
TakenOctober 12, 2005
MakeOlympus Corporation
ModelC770UZ
Exposure1/800 sec at f/4.5
FlashNo Flash
Focal Length6.3 mm
ISO64
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I'll be away for a couple of weeks, and in the best clue of mode of travel, I present a flight vehicle. Hope my aircraft isn't this old!
This one is to be found in Mandeville, way, way down south in the South Island, where our group of bikers visited on one of our many trips. this little yellow beast was flown by a pilot of many talents. He, and his team were placed second in the Tiger Moth aerobatics in England. And most of our guys, and gals, had the chance to fly with him, for a couple of hours. For those more adventurous he spiralled and belly-upped, and looped-the-loop. The faces of my fellow bikers was a picture to be seen! They were over the moon....well they felt like they had flown over it!
Mandeville Airport is run by the Croydon Aviation Heritage Trust. A huge display hangar is a living reminder of the golden years of flying in the 1920s and 1930s. Most aircraft are maintained in an airworthy state and flown regularly, like this Tiger Moth. Mandeville has long played host to bi-planes, going right back to the early barnstorming days after the first World War.
Here you can view the restoration work being carried out by a dedicated group of men and woman.
Hopefully I'll have some decent photos of my adventures to show you all. Take care of each other.

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  • daniele castellucchio

    daniele castellucchio   gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    great!!!!!

  • eithne mythen

    eithne mythen gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    Cute title and love the angles and shapes..

  • Richard Knight

    Richard Knight gave props (20 Feb 2011):

    What a nice story, Sue, and a good link, too. The image is so effectively presented in these tones. (Have a nice sabbatical. I am working my way back.)

  • Donald Garrett

    Donald Garrett   gave props (21 Feb 2011):

    So nice done! Have a great time away

  • Susan Littlefield

    Susan Littlefield   gave props (21 Feb 2011):

    A terrific shot, Suzanne! Have a wonderful adventure; I'll be looking forward to seeing the photos when you return.

  • Regenia Brabham

    Regenia Brabham gave props (3 Mar 2011):

    I don't know how I missed this but am very relieved to know that you left intentionally. I have been worried with the quake. Great shot!!!

  • Deborah Downes

    Deborah Downes   gave props (4 Mar 2011):

    Fabulous, my friend. Hope you have a wonderful trip.

  • Christopher J Chalk

    Christopher J Chalk gave props (7 Mar 2011):

    Oi, where was my invite and where did you go :) Hope you had/having a good time my dear Friend!

  • JamesHarmon McQuilkin

    JamesHarmon McQuilkin   gave props (8 Mar 2011):

    Tones, lines, balance, and s matter well captured

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