Scone and a bimble over the Cairngorms

Scone and a bimble over the Cairngorms

Postby wallace on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 9:49 am

Thursday was a cracker of a day, so I jumped at the chance of a flexwing flight over the Cairngorms.
I left the big camera behind and took my old classic 5D and the nifty-fifty and selected the seldom used P for pilot mode.

The point where a trike become an aeroplane.
ImageQuik Shadow, Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

Did you see that Fokker below us?
No, but it did see Russ and his Eindecker!
ImageG-FOKR Eindecker, In-flight by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

My friend's a Nikon man but I will never hold that against him as his in-flight pictures are superb. Proving it's not the camera make that's important.
ImageNikon over the Cairngorms by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

We flew over and around Cairngorm at 5,000ft, which was really cold, I was grateful for the heated gloves by then but wished that I remembered to bring the heated insoles.
This is looking up the Lairig Ghru towards the Pools of Dee. Aviemore is beyond and behind the mountains.
ImageLairig Ghru, In-flight by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

The Cairn Toul ridge as we were heading home
ImageCairn Toul, Cairngorms by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

The light at sunset was fantastic, a Cessna 152 returning to base
ImageG-BSDO Cessna 152, Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

Scotland's Charity Air Ambulance is based at Scone. Their regular EC135 is away for maintenance, this is the old Police Scotland aircraft on the pad.
ImageG-SPHU EC135, Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr
ImageG-SPHU EC135, Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

I finished the day off with a night shoot. I had been after a photo of this P68 for a while. Seen here after some maintenance by ACS Engineering before returning back home.
ImageOY-INS P68, Scone by Wallace Shackleton, on Flickr

There are lots more photos to upload, I'll maybe post some more later.
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Re: Scone and a bimble over the Cairngorms

Postby boff180 on Sat 04 Nov 2017, 7:16 pm

A great little set, do like the unusual angle the flight afforded of the Cairngorns.

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