Sunday, February 25, 2007

That Magnificent Man....

...and his Flying Machine.

The Great Trelystan Aeronautical Extravaganza and Fly Past took about 8 minutes from start to finish. The rain held off long enough for us to take our places in the field and, shivering only slightly in the chill breeze, watch Harry put his flying machine through its paces. Our crowd of 3 watched as the little plane ducked and dived, circled the dingle and wove its way through Ash and Sycamore - narrowly avoiding entanglement in the twiggy treetops.

A flock of starlings, surprised, rose as one bird and winged it to a hedge-line a safe distance away. The pony Stevie, grazing in the adjacent paddock, afforded this strange buzzing insect an insouciant toss of the head. Our pilot planned his descent, circled field and dingle and finally made a text-book landing against a strong headwind. Phew. Well done that man! Cups of tea all round.

We're now awaiting the release of the movie - the Cub took off with a camera strapped to the undercarriage - so hopefully we'll get a look at our rolling acres from another angle.

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