Almost Wordless Wednesday – Those Magnificent Men (& Women)…

Greeting Fellow Adventurers!

Do you ever look up when you see one of those little light aircraft fly overhead and wonder where they’re going and what adventures they’re having?

Ratplane Adventures maybe?

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A little Cessna 152 over South Wales

”Those magnificent men in their flying machines.
They go up, tiddly, up, up.
They go down, tiddly, down, down.
They enchant all the ladies and steal the scenes
With their up, tiddly, up, up
And their down, tiddly, down, down.

Up! Down! Flying around.
Looping the loop and defying the ground.
They’re all, frightfully keen

Those magnificent men in their flying machines.
They can fly upside down with their feet in the air.
They don’t think of danger. They really don’t care.
Newton would think he had made a mistake.
To see those young men and the chances they take.

Those magnificent men in their flying machines.
They go up, tiddly, up, up.
They go down, tiddly, down, down.
They enchant all the ladies and steal the scenes
With their up, tiddly, up, up
And their down, tiddly, down, down.

Up! Down! Flying around.
Looping the loop and defying the ground.
They’re all, frightfully keen
Those magnificent men in their flying machines

Those magnificent men in their flying machines.
They go up, tiddly, up, up.
They go down, tiddly, down, down.
Those magnificent men, those magnificent men, those magnificent men and their fly–ing Ma–chines!”

Farewell my Friends!

27 thoughts on “Almost Wordless Wednesday – Those Magnificent Men (& Women)…”

    1. LOLOLOLOLOL!!!! The simple answer is – because I don’t HAVE any pictures of you flying in Wales – or anywhere else that’s usable πŸ˜€ I’m more than happy to come and take some though!

      (and yeah ok – a bit wordy! :-D)

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      1. Oh yes, that’s true. I needed it to photography Harlech Castle, didn’t I? Fair enough, I hadn’t thought of that… πŸ˜€

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      1. No I’m afraid not – sadly I don’t have any pictures of Alli flying. I had once taken a load of pictures of her flying circuits (taking off and landing) but alas I can’t find them anywhere. I lost a CF card a while back and I’m pretty certain they must have been on it.

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      2. I got on a kick a while ago where I was deleting aggressively – but then got rid of some that I really liked – I even have a mistakes folder now – with weird lines or colors –
        anyhow, I decided that I will do the five year rule – which worked getting rid of my children’s school stuff.
        At the time they create something = whether art – a poem or some history essay – I would want to save it all. felt precious – and give it a bunch of years and I knew exactly the few to keep and the ones that were not needed.

        and so with digital photos I will wait five years before I ax a bunch – at least that is the plan right now.

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  1. I like the words you grabbed from the British film….
    And I like how you captured the planes letters so clearly and that hazy sky adds much to the effect.

    I am starting the show called Mr Selfridge (materpiece theater- PBS) takes place in early 1900s and last episode, Mr Selfridge hired a pilot who daringly flew a small plane from France to London – and your post is in sync with that vibe. When flight stirred up awe and still a time when when “newton would think he had made a mistake”- well it still stirs awe – but now men and women tackle
    That daring flight (like your other half πŸ˜‰ )

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    1. It’s a great old film – even the bit were Terry Thomas is on the top of the train and there’s a French nuclear power station in the background.

      I’m glad you liked the photo – I did edit it a bit to make the red stand out, but I was happy with it.

      Mr Selfridge is a great series – we watched all of them. Jeremy Piven played him brilliantly.

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      1. I have really gotten into the series and Jeremy Piven really does act well.
        I also had no idea that “the customer is always right” comes from this store and those days of creating the shopping experience. so good

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  2. Really nice pic and words! My stepdad is a small plane pilot. He flew a β€˜36 (I think) Piper for awhile which didn’t go more that about 60 mph. He has a Cessna now, and when I was at university in the States, my folks would fly into a local small airport and I’d go meet them (free breakfast!). They now live on an air park where there is a private airstrip, the roads are wide enough for a small taxiiing plane (that always have right of way), and everyone’s garages are hangars. Of course this is in the States where there is plenty of s p a c e for this sort of thing β€” ha!

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