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Old 25 September 2005, 16:11   #1
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Helicopter trip over london

Just thought i would share this with the team

we were invited to take a trip in the air harrods helicopter today over london, it was great, we set off from battersea heliport and travelled along the thames and managed to see some of our famous landmarks from a fantastic viewing angle. it was a fab trip and there are some amazing marinas and private water areas along the thames which i was not aware of previously. we saw a few boats having fun on the thames and i am definately up for taking a trip thru london on the boat now as it must be a great trip.

there were 4 of us and we had champagne on ice and the full treatment. Also there is a great Thai resturant just along from the heliport that does some great food so we had lunch there, "Thai on the river" and was very reasonable.

after our flight we retired to a nice pub on the river near woking somewhere, and we watched the barges making their way thru the lock while sipping some nice cool beers in the pub garden.

took over 300 photos over london which seem to have come out great

i can really recommend this type of day out if you get the chance.......

http://www.airharrods.com/
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Old 25 September 2005, 16:21   #2
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Sounds like a great trip, Chris.
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took over 300 photos over london which seem to have come out great
Do you have any of the Thames that you could post?
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Old 25 September 2005, 16:55   #3
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it says they are too large to upload, so will have a look and pick out some of the ones that show most of the thames and make em smaller and post them

any particular bits you want to see

also vided the hole trip so can show that as well if you pop round one lunch time or can just make a cd of the pics
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Cool!

You can re-size a load of pictues at once with Image Resizer. Have you read this as it explains all.

The Thames from the air would probably be interesting to lots of people on here like timw.
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I was out on the tidal section of the Thames yesterday afternoon with family and friends.

We were buzzed by a helecopter for a while - but assume it was police not you?! We'd spent a while under Lambeth Bridge, next to Houses of Parliament, sheltering from a rain shower and looked a little suspicious I guess.

Actually the brief rain shower really made the trip. The HoP lit up by bright sunshine, rain falling on the thames and a beautiful rainbow touching the Millennium wheel. Under the bridge was like being inside a waterfall. Fantastic & one of those events few will ever experience.

No digital pictures I'm afraid, only video (and not very good at that!).
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I was out on the tidal section of the Thames yesterday afternoon with family and friends.

We were buzzed by a helecopter for a while - but assume it was police not you?! We'd spent a while under Lambeth Bridge, next to Houses of Parliament, sheltering from a rain shower and looked a little suspicious I guess.

Actually the brief rain shower really made the trip. The HoP lit up by bright sunshine, rain falling on the thames and a beautiful rainbow touching the Millennium wheel. Under the bridge was like being inside a waterfall. Fantastic & one of those events few will ever experience.

No digital pictures I'm afraid, only video (and not very good at that!).
we were in the air uptil around 3.10 and were in the area from around 12 ish and had no rain so must have been later in the day when you got caught in the shower. if you know where you were around 2.45 -3.10 ish then let me know and i will see if you are on the pics, we saw one cruiser on the plane making way towards the eye from the thames barrier, was this you?
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Hmm, about that time we would have been headed towards the eye form Greenwich where we launched at about 1:45pm. We pulled up at Westminster Boating base for lunch at about 3:30pm.

The Rain shower was at about 16:15 for about 10 minutes.

Doesn't sound like us you saw - I wouldn't call my boat a cruiser! (6m sports RIB, blue tubes).

But if it was - wow!
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Hmm, about that time we would have been headed towards the eye form Greenwich where we launched at about 1:45pm. We pulled up at Westminster Boating base for lunch at about 3:30pm.

The Rain shower was at about 16:15 for about 10 minutes.

Doesn't sound like us you saw - I wouldn't call my boat a cruiser! (6m sports RIB, blue tubes).

But if it was - wow!
was this you? and a pic of helicopter

will put some on my webspace so folks can take copies of those that look interesting to them during this week
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some more, these were taken with a sony T7, tiny camera the size of a few credit cards held together on a fairly low setting as i am still waiting for my 1Gb card to arrive, i took over 300 pics but just chose a few and reduced the size for interest
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was this you? and a pic of helicopter

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Surely thats just dirt on your lens....!!!!

Well we may never know for sure but if you're sure it's a RIB, then it just might be. I didn't see anyother RIBs out (other than the lifeboat). Do you have a higher resolution version anywhere? Maybe email me.

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Awesome, thanks! Rich
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