at the start of the period (2000 - 2001)
First flight undertaken
in 2001, a fairly short one, looking at the pictures there was maybe too
much cloud around for VFR flying. I'm using a larger format for the
pictures, might be pushing it a bit for the 1.5 Mp originals out of the
MX-1700 but hopefully will show more details.
5/1/01 Piper Archer
G-BUMP 12:30 - 13:10
The next flight was
towards the end of the month, a bit longer and I took quite a lot of pictures.
29/1/01 Piper Archer
G-BUMP 13:20 - 14:20
Another winter flight
with quite a few pictures taken.
16/2/01 Piper Cherokee
G-ATRR 13:20 - 14:25
Not many pictures taken
(by me, anyway!) on this flight, probably because I had firefighter and
fellow IOM photographer Peter Killey in the right hand seat so I was probably
positioning the aircraft so they he could get some good shots. This
was also my last flight in G-BUMP as shortly after this the flying club
was taken over by new owners and re-equipped with a Cessna 172.
14/3/01 Piper Archer
G-BUMP 14:30 - 15:35
April 2001 and a new
type of aircraft to fly and a new digital camera to use! Cessna 172
and Fuju Finepix 4900zoom
I didn't really take
any photos for the first few trips in the C172 and it wasn't until July
that I took these few in the Douglas and Onchan area.
20/7/01 Cessna 172 G-CCCC
12:50 - 13:35
Quite a large batch
of photos taken on this flight in August, so I suspect that might have
been the main reason for it.
22/8/01 Cessna 172 G-CCCC
11:05 - 12:15
Another large batch
of pictures from a flight in 2001. Of course when I climbed into the Cessna
172 that morning I had no idea of the horrendous events that would unfold
in the USA later that day and change commercial aviation for ever.
I didn't fly as P1 for over ten months and only sporadically after that
until my last flight in 2003. 11/9/01 Cessna 172 G-CCCC 10:30