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Old 26th Feb 2017, 15:57
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Game of Thrones setting

Ballintoy Harbour in North Antrim, Northern Ireland. Picture by the late Bob Hamilton, taken with Nikon SLR from the DV window of my Paro in 1984. The harbour hasn't changed much since then (as it hasn't for the last 100 years) but Game of Thrones enthusiasts may recognise it as Port Pyke in the Iron Islands. It has attracted a steady stream of visitors ever since.

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Old 26th Feb 2017, 16:08
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Intrepid photographer Billy Craig, then 16, was strapped into the front seat kneeling backwards for this shot of Torolf Sogn being launched from Newtownards. To the south is the Ulster Flying Club's superb local flying area of Strangford Lough.

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Old 28th Aug 2017, 17:28
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Dornier 27 G-BMFG over Snowdonia.

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Old 28th Aug 2017, 17:30
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Dee Estuary G-BMFG
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Old 28th Aug 2017, 17:32
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Lundy Island Old Light from G-BMFG

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Old 2nd May 2018, 13:31
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Talking Valentines night flight over Dubai

One of the bonuses of being able to fly is taking your better half on a personal night flight around Dubai, bagging 3 international aiports at the same time was an added bonus!
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Old 16th May 2018, 12:07
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Beautiful pictures guys! In contrast to Dubai's deserts...Austria's snowy maintains Taken at around 11oooft.
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Old 25th May 2018, 16:32
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Hi, thought I would share some pictures I took last weekend flying in Alaska. Take care Bill B, Juneau, AK
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Old 6th Jun 2018, 18:54
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Was taken over Slapy dam, Czech republic

Cessna 152 OK-BKN


Doing the San Francisco Bay tour
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Old 9th Sep 2018, 01:01
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Monument valley, on the AZ UT border, just south of lake Powell. Yes, I did fly right between those two posts.
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Old 6th Oct 2018, 07:16
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For me, this was a breathtaking view while turning final to RWY 02, Mali Losinj (LDLO), Croatia. (Screenshot from headset-mounted camera.)
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Old 24th Jul 2019, 11:52
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Transition through Class B airspace directly over Tampa International en-route to Florida Gulf Shoreline
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Old 28th Apr 2020, 20:22
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A socially-distant hangar visit at High River, Alberta (CEN4). I went to look at the new toy that I hope to be flying later this year. This will be the fifth single-seater I’ve flown, but the first one with an engine!

A lot of other expensive toys in the hangar, including my club’s ASW-19 and DG-1000S, and a Beechcraft Travelair, belonging to a club member.

A lovely Spring day too. I wish we were flying.

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Old 7th Oct 2020, 00:14
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Monday was a fun day.

On Monday, I had a great day’s flying, towing at the Alberta Fall Wave Camp at Cowley Alberta. I had forgotten how much fun it is to tow in the wave.

Elapsed time was 4.1 hours and my altitude gain was 60,000’ - 15 x 4000’ tows and I’m pleased to say everyone connected with the wave. I was particularly pleased that I launched two potential Diamond Altitude* flights. For one of them, it was his first ever wave flight and he did it in style, reaching the top of the Livingstone Block at FL280.

The day started off with blue wave and relatively light winds by Cowley standards - less than 20 kts! By the end of the day, the wind on the ground was in excess of 30 kts and clouds had developed.

The rotor turbulence also increased and at one point, I hit a -2g gust which would have bounced me off the roof, except I had fortuitously tightened my straps a minute before. However, the turbulence was mild by one of our long-time tow pilot’s standards - “The rotor is not rough unless it rolls you inverted.”

Here are some photos I took, plus one from one of the Diamond altitude flights. I’ve also include a satellite image of the area. The Livingstone Range is a 20 mile long N-S limestone ridge with a high point of 8400’, approximately 4500’ above the elevation of Cowley airfield, which is shown as the red icon on the image.

* The FAI Diamond Altitude badge requires a gain of height of 5000 m (16,400’), which means at Cowley, a peak altitude of typically 24,000’ or greater.

Mid-afternoon, looking west:

Livingstone Range, with Centre Peak (8400') at the middle right:

End of the day, looking north:

Photo taken during one of the Diamond Altitude flights. Altimeter reading 20,430' (about 16,000' AGL):

Cowley airfield is marked by the red icon, 10 nm east (downwind) of the south end of the Livingstone Range:

For anyone who would like to learn more about wave flying in southern Alberta, I can recommend:
Stalking the Mountain Wave

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Old 14th Dec 2020, 03:18
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Amazing color!

Makes me want to buy a nice camera with a big lense!
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Old 21st Mar 2021, 11:00
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Cruising above Slovenia

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Somewhere in Slovenia
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