A Backwards Roller-Coaster
This image was taken from NA Harvard NZ1099
It had a seat that could be rotated backwards. Tom Middleton and I removed the back coaming, turned the seat around and then proceeded with aeros. It was a crazy feeling doing a loop backwards (and holding the camera straight).
Nikon D3, Fuji Velvia 100 ISO (exposed at 50 ISO)
Aeros Over Home
with Tom Middleton
Flying with the Hunters
K (Keith Skilling)
FU-P (Ray Hanna)
524 (Steve Taylor)
Looking through the teeth
The Matukituki Valley
Glacier Southern Lakes Helicopters
Looking up the Matukituki Valley
Set The Controls For The Heart of The Sun
Wanaka - May 2000
Pilots: Tom Middleton, Rex Dovey
Fuji Velvia Transparency 50ASA (pushed to 100ASA)
The Golden Hour
Entering the realm of memories
Albatros Over Wanaka (II)
Albatros Over Wanaka
Shades of Winter
Hellebore (Winter Rose)
The drop of life in Spring
Polikarpov I-153 over Wanaka. Flown by my great friends (the late) Tom Middleton and Rex Dovey.
Taken hanging from a Cessna 206 with the door removed. They were very close - Graham Lloyd (Wanaka Flightseeing pilot) and I could not hear the Cessna with 2000hp just below the door. All I could see was Toms cheeky grin!
The Road Goes Ever On
The Crown Range
A garden in Central Otago.
In Memory of Missing Friends
The mountains with storm clouds darken
The light a threatening blackness envelops
You feel the wind upon your face as it rushes to catch the storm
A whisper of hail, maybe snow sighs upon the wind
Of a winter storm....
(text via Rachel Jennings)
Thinking of Spring
North American AT-6A Harvard
Sheepdog Creed amongst the wild thyme at Northburn Station, Central Otago
Lake Hawea Sunset
Travis and Belinda
Albatros over Wanaka
Cadillac of the Skies
Sunset at Glendhu Bay
Holidaymakers to Central Otago always have fond memories of this bay. Mt Aspiring is illuminated in the distance as the calm of Lake Wanaka promises a time of barbecues, charcoal, fish, beer and relaxation.
Arwen vanimelda, namarie!
Here is the heart of Elvendom on Earth, he said, and here my heart dwells ever, unless there be a light beyond the dark roads that we still must tread, you and I.
Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk's
Warbirds Over Wanaka
Goodyear FG1D Corsair & Curtiss P-40 Kittyhawk
North American P-51D Mustang "Dove of Peace"
Goodyear FG-1D Corsair
Hawker Hurricane P3351