Third time lucky

At the third attempt we made it down to Dunkeswell airfield for Father’s 60th birthday present, a flight in a de Havilland Tiger Moth. The first flight was cancelled when we got there due to bad weather, the second was cancelled before we left Bath due to even worse weather, and today the weather behaved itself.

A slow trip down was followed by lunch, then it was time for the flight which lasted just under an hour in the end, I stayed firmly on the ground taking photos.

Getting ready

In flight

A last cup of tea and then it was time for the drive home again.

Tiger Moth flight photos
Other Dunkeswell photos

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4 Responses to Third time lucky

  1. Father says:

    Truly friends, I was wonderful. And modest with it! The moth was 10 years older than me and probably in better nick! We (I) flew down over Exeter Airport, down the Exe, along the coast over Seaton, Beer and Lyme Regis and then back inland with a loop along the way. Absolutely splendid and with an engine!! ( I normally fly in gliders). What a way to spend a day, and my official photographer did me proud. And he didn’t need to photoshop the grin. I still have it!

  2. Simon says:

    Glad you had a great time! Nice pics Rich :)

  3. Olly says:

    What a fantastic present!