Recently, I’ve been photographing Vickers Vimy G-EAOU (not as easy as it sounds!).
There are some incredible aviation artefacts tucked away off the main tourist trails – and G-EAOU certainly qualifies. This is the actual aircraft that was flown by the Smith Brothers, Shiers and Bennett from Hounslow, England to (ultimately) Adelaide, Australia in November/December 1919. People have said it would have been like flying to the moon… We think it was more like sailing a bathtub across the Atlantic. Here are some of the ‘unsweetened’ snaps.
Needless to say, if there’s any similar ‘lost gold’ in your neck of the woods I’d love to hear from you. Historic aircraft are the obvious choice, but anything connected to aviation could qualify – a ‘lost’ airfield or important building, a possession, a piece of equipment, etc.
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