Flight in a 1940s Tiger Moth!

by Charles

On the 2nd and 3rd July 2016 myself and Harry attended the Flywheel Festival at Bicester Heritage in Oxfordshire, now in its 2nd year and organised by Historic Promotions. It features a variety of vintage cars and aircraft both as static attractions and displays to the paying public, with plenty on offer for all ages to enjoy. It was a fantastic event full of nostalgia with hopefully a bright and long future ahead of it. 

Our brief was to capture the event in its entirety and produce the official highlights video which we hope to have complete in the next few weeks. In the meantime here is a little taste of the event. Chris Thompson of Finest Hour Experiences spent most of the weekend offering pleasure flights and tuition in his Tiger Moth, originally built in 1940. Prior to the event Chris offered to give me a short flight in order to get some aerial shots of the festival. Remaining composed and not wanting to sound too excited, I gratefully accepted! Needless to say it was a brilliant experience from start to finish. 

As a thank you to Chris I’ve put together a short montage of some of the ground and air shots of the Tiger Moth. 

Some of these clips and more from Harry’s camera will hopefully feature in the final draft of the Flywheel highlights video.