Flight Path

SONY DSCSpread your wings of love and fly in someone’s sky of dream and imagination.” ~ Debasish Mridha

The Photo Challenge this weekend from Weekly Prompts, the site I share with my partner GC is WINGS.  

My personal offering to our photo challenge is a mixed bag of wings, both in and out of view!

During a rare break from the heavy rain last week,  I enjoyed a morning walk around the Tarn. This local lake is situated close to Leeds and Bradford Airport, Yorkshire, England. The western end of the longest runway runs just above the northern edge of the lake.  

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On this day I timed my walk so that I could stop en route at the embankment just around the bend from the Tarn.

From my vantage viewing spot, I watched the planes take off that were destined for Gdansk, Paris, Krakow, Barcelona and Amsterdam. Unfortunately, my camera jammed when zooming in so I didn’t capture as many photos as I would have liked.

The above pictures were of the same aircraft; I managed to get the second shot just as it passed under a large patch of blue sky!

My mobile phone (cell phone) was tuned into Live Departures and whilst walking around the lake I watched other planes fly off to Nice, Alicante and Palma De Mallorca. If the wind had been blowing in the opposite direction I would have missed this sight.

There are other lakes and reservoirs nearby, but the Tarn remains my favourite, and very conveniently, it’s less than ten minutes drive from home.

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The swans were as beautiful as ever and I spotted a couple of young ones still sporting their darker feathers.

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I enjoy walking around the lake and watching the wildlife; seeing the planes take off is a bonus that adds to my pleasure.

(C) SueW-nansfarm.net 2019 Photo Challenge WINGS from Weekly Prompts
http://weeklyprompts.com/2019/03/16/photo-challenge-wings

22 thoughts on “Flight Path

  1. Murphy's Law

    I love all your wings Sue, especially the feathered ones. The two shots of the plane makes me think of us gals ‘before’ and ‘after’ makeup! Lol. The swans are just elegant.

    Have a wonderful weekend.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. Kind of like the sun brings out the best in us! You’re right the swans are gorgeous. Thank you Ginger, you have a good weekend too. 🙂

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  2. We used to live near Farnborough airport and loved taking the boys to the air show. Unfortunately it seems it is all coming to a halt because of the crash at Shoreham. We were lucky enough to get a look inside Concorde before they cancelled those, I have a painting of an old biplane that we bought when we lived there and it reminds me of happy days.Forty years ago, it must have been. The artist was called Harrison and I believe he is still painting nowadays.If I can write a poem I’ll put it on with a photo next week.

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    1. Oh yes do the poem Julie, I’d like to see both.

      My son and my late husband flew to London on Concord, it was a present from my mother for my son’s 11th birthday. He still has his ‘Show and Tell’ folder!

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  3. Those swans and ducks and things brought a big smile to my otherise grumpy face this morning 😀

    Where I live we’re pretty well under the main North/South runway for Kingsford Smith Airport, (Australia’s premier airport) and I get to watch the planes come in and go out often, and they are low, perhaps 12/1500 ft, and slow perhaps 140 knots at landing a bit more when climbing out.
    I love it! 😀

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    1. A few years ago there was a cull of the swans because they were becoming a danger to to the aircraft, so sad.

      You know far more about the planes than I do.
      As you know I am north of the airport and when looking South I can see the east end of the runway. Trees now block the better view we used to have. Looking west I watch the planes rise above the trees . I’m not on a flight path so we get little noise.

      There is a narrow back road that I use to get the Tarn and the supermarket. The end of the runway is higher than the road, you don’t see the planes until they suddenly appear right above you and the noise is deafening. Watching from the embankment at the side of this road is really thrilling. I can see them move away from the terminals and taxi to the east end of the runway to turn around. Watching them pick up speed, and take to the air until they are above us is amazing and something I never tire of seeing. Like you I love it. 😀

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  4. gc

    Well my adorable partner the only thing you left out of the article were southern fried chicken wings which you already know I enjoy. 🙂 On the other hand great article Susan. Keep them coming. xxxx

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