An Aerial Adventure 11 Jul 2013
“We need a new aerial photo of the Club; we don’t have one with the new pontoon and we need one now, whilst the Clubhouse is fresh and sparkling with new paint.”
Mike Burrows, who usually crews in RCODs, must have heard this. As a qualified pilot, flying from Seawing Flying Club, based at Southend airport, he offered his services and I accepted.
The conditions needed to be right; a weekday so the moorings would be full, sunshine, high tide and the Clubhouse looking presentable. Thursday 11th July was chosen as the tide would be right and the sun was forecast to shine.
Tony organised the removal of the awning from the balcony and I met Mike at the agreed time. I signed in as a temporary club member and in no time we were waiting clearance from the control tower to take off.
G-BZHF was a tiny two-seater, quite snug inside. Our course was north and the Clubhouse was soon in sight. We made three circuits, flying east to west so the Clubhouse was on my side and I clicked away, hoping I would catch something of use.
And here they are – thanks, Mike.