Friday, April 19, 2019

Paris firemen


A salute to the firefighters that tackled the horrendous fire at Notre Dame this week.  While on a trip to Paris some years ago I found these brothers engaged in more routine activities and they were kind enough to pose for a group picture.

Showing chickens some love


Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Bail out

Test pilot George Aird was flying one of the pre-production English Electric Lighting F1 aircraft on final approach to Hatfield air base on September 13,1962.  The tailplane control system failed due to a fire.  Aird was forced to eject at 100 feet.  He survived with injuries including broken legs.  The photographer was Jim Meads.  He was a professional photographer who lived near the airfield.  Read more here.