Aircraft have always fascinated me.
Growing up, my Dad worked at Elmdon Airport in Air Traffic Control, and a popular pastime was to visit the airport to record the registrations of the aircraft jetting off to sunnier climes. Back then, the airport was frequented by airlines such as Dan-Air, British Midland, Jersey European, British Airtours and Aer Lingus, flying passengers across the Channel to the Continent. These days Birmingham International Airport has 'grown-up' with daily flights to far-flung places such as Dubai, New York, Amritsar, Islamabad and Montego Bay.
Many of the photographs presented in this gallery were taken near the village of Bickenhill, under the flight-path into Birmingham Airport, others taken at various museums around the country, including: Manchester Airport, Duxford, Brooklands, Filton and Yeovilton.
The final shot of the Piper Archer PA-28 light aircraft is a special one. Not because it is the most exciting of photographs, but because it is one of the planes I have flown from Wellesbourne Airfield, near Stratford-upon-Avon. For more details, have a look at the Audio-Visual 'Come Fly with Me'.