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Over the fence, 100 years on. Crosby (more in comments)

So there we were down at the front to catch a sight of a commemorative flight, 100 years ago today (07/07/1911) Henry Melly took off from Waterloo and flew off to play golf with his mates over in Trafford, he had his game and flew back, living the dream right..

 

That was the first aircraft to go through Manchester, any guesses how many aircraft go through Manchester today, 100 years on?, let’s just say lots, and each on can be carrying hundreds of passengers who can pretty much take safety and comfort for granted.

 

Each of the light aircraft carried a copy of Mellys flying license, and they flew in formation from Waterloo and flew a route to Trafford at approximately 1500ft.

 

Just snaps but thought I’d share since commemorating something of 100 years is something significant, so in...

 

Shot 1 is the commemorative formation of 5 light aircraft flying over Crosby dunes and prom fence.

 

Shot 2, the 5 planes against the cloud

 

Shot 3, Planes off into the distance with the futuristic structure of Crosby baths in shot.

   

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And tomorrow being Friday, and it seemed like Henry jumped a significant hurdle with his flight, I’ll claim the tenuous link for Fence Friday, but there is a fence there right? So HFF to you!

 

If you fancy ‘like’ing my entry in this Manfrotto comp (thanks if you have already Manfrotto comp :)

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Taken on July 7, 2011