Isle of Wight and back in 90 minutes

On a beautiful Saturday afternoon, with a gorgeous blue sky and no clouds on the horizon, we took a trip to the Isle of Wight – by plane. This day will imprint itself upon the history of 2012 as being the point when summer finally hit, although it didn’t last very long, after all this is England! From above, with people chilling out in the sun, enjoying bike rides, burgers and bikinis, the world looks relaxed and worry free. As the sun kept shining and the wind kept blowing, with my mate Dan at the controls, we headed west to the Isle of Wight, admiring the beauty from above.

If you are interested in pleasure flights or flying lessons please get in touch.











Me at work, trying not to get sucked out of the plane…












Chasing some boats along the way…

















The Needles, Isle of Wight – needs to be seen from above to appreciate its beauty.






































This is where it ends, well it wasn’t our choice but with fuel running low, we thought we’d better land. With a great day behind us and happy memories, off we went to the pub for refuelling!


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81 Comments on “Isle of Wight and back in 90 minutes”

  1. Olivia says:

    Awesome pics, I think I may need to visit the UK, you’ve sold it to me!!

    Oli x

    • Juraj says:

      Cheers – you should definitely come and see England, and if you’re serious about flying I can hook you up with my mate – he’s great pilot… 🙂

  2. rollingfreedom says:

    I can feel these photos. And hear them. Congrats and thanks for sharing all of it with us.

  3. Karren says:

    I’ve always wanted to do this!! What amazing photos. You’ve inspired me to make this happen this summer 😀

    • Juraj says:

      Thanks – flying in a small prop plane is great, nothing like commercial cattle carriers 🙂 Good luck and hope you’ll manage to do it…

  4. Max McAllister says:

    Great pics – might need to nab some off you for my Geog classes. I would LOVE to do this! Max x

  5. Sabrine says:

    Hey Juraj – long time no speak!! Loving the pics, never realised England looked this good 🙂 I’ll be in the UK next month, would be good to see you for catch up!

    Sabs x

  6. Kidancer says:

    Holy crap – this is awesome stuff!!! Would you mind telling me what camera and lenses you used here? Ta

  7. ledrakenoir says:

    Really really great shots… 😉

  8. kit lau says:

    stunning photos!! thank you for sharing

  9. By boat is a bit rockier – love the shots – Les

  10. Hallo, gute Fotos.
    Gruß, Wolfgang

  11. ABSOLUTELY STUNNING AERIAL VIEWS!!!

  12. Thanks for stopping by my blog. What lovely photos and a great post!

  13. Paula says:

    Hi Juraj, thanks for clicking “like” on my pigeon shot… that made me discover you ;). You have captured some nice views :O), but what I enjoyed most is your nature portfolio :). Stunning!

  14. Thank you for stopping by my blog! How beautiful your photos are…I visited your website too! Those aerial captures are awesome Juraj! I really feel bad that I won’t be going to the Olympics but with your photos, England is a definitely bucket list travel! Cheers!

  15. Alex Khoo says:

    Very nice aerial photos taken! Nice!!!

  16. isabellart says:

    Beautiful and so peaceful!!!

  17. Cool. Keep on sharing with us your magnificent shots.

  18. Lovely photos. I love aerial shots.

  19. mrubru says:

    Love your work… 🙂

  20. flandrumhill says:

    Spectacular colors. Your photos make the landscapes and seascapes look alive and fresh. When I was a teenager I often accompanied my dad while he took aerial photographs from a helicopter. It’s a whole other art in itself.

    • Juraj says:

      Many thanks. There’s something nice about seeing the world go by from above. I would take a helicopter any time for aerial shots – this was done from a Cessna with an open window and flying at around 100mph it’s not the easiest but it’s a great fun! 🙂

  21. joshi daniel says:

    beautiful and excellent view 🙂

  22. Jeni Johnson says:

    What an amazing collection of ariel views you have!!!!!

  23. Clowie says:

    One of the delights of blogging is that you never know what to expect when you return a visit. But I really didn’t expect to find beautiful photos of somewhere so familiar to me!

  24. Randle says:

    Stunning. On a great day, there’s no place like home! I absolutely loved the post. Some of the RYA and Admiralty reference books could do with buying some of your content! Thank you

  25. iwtkangaroo says:

    Beautiful shots 🙂 stunning

  26. Beautiful scenery! I’m most drawn to the shots that make the familiar abstract– for example, the speedboat racing across the open ocean (#7) as well as #13, 15 among others. Beautiful post, thanks for stopping by the LoveMore blog and showing some love~ Jason

  27. Eda says:

    This photos are so lovely ! 😀

  28. I’m so glad you liked one of my posts because I could discover your blog ! I was in awe looking at these wonderful photos, they are all so beautiful and breathtaking !

  29. aidaweb101 says:

    Thanks for stopping by my blog.
    Awesome photos!
    Cheers!

  30. Lada Ray says:

    This is beautiful! Isle of Wight… I am so putting it on my list of places to visit. Thank you for a great journey!
    Cheers, Lada

  31. my24space says:

    Wow ! Beautiful Aerial Photography.

  32. On a good day, England is truly stunning. Thanks for stopping by my blog, your pictures are beautiful.

    • Juraj says:

      Cheers April and you’re right – on a good day it is great but unfortunately the weather’s pathetic most of the time 😦

  33. Is that a pool on the little circular island (with a lighthouse)? Rather funny if so, with all that lovely water about!
    Wonderful shots, indeed!

    • Juraj says:

      Yes it is – it’s called Spitbank Fort and it’s a sea fort built as a result of the 1859 Royal Commission. The fort is one of four located in the Solent, near Portsmouth, England.

  34. Super! 🙂

    Ciao, Greta

  35. Cactus19 says:

    Absolutley stunning pictures. I’ve always wanted to live in the UK not just visit.

  36. great way to do it , enjoy!

  37. ava says:

    Wow! I’d love to visit someday!

  38. petit4chocolatier says:

    Wow; beautiful views!

  39. Ralph says:

    053 you flew over my old house in Bembridge IoW which I left for Spain 10 years ago. Thanks for the memories, Lovely shots 🙂

  40. writecrites says:

    Wonderful viewpoint from up there. As a photographer I appreciate novel views, but I was wondering, are you shooting through a window? If so, you did a great job of eliminating most of the glare. I once went up in a biplane over the San Juan Islands, Washington state, and there were no windows—the best way to shoot.
    Also, mahalo (thank you in Hawaiian) for stopping by my blog and for the like.

    • Juraj says:

      Many thanks Jennifer. All the shots were taken from Cessna Skyhawk with an open window – great fun in summer but not so much in winter flying at almost 100 miles per hour in freezing temperature 🙂 Some of the aerial shots in Hawaii were taken from a helicopter through the window.

  41. George Vagabon says:

    Breathtaking, felt I was up there with you. Really enjoyed the Ticket to Ryde!

  42. Teju says:

    beautiful captures! loved them all! 🙂

  43. rezendervp says:

    Realy pretty photos

  44. niasunset says:

    How beautiful, how beautiful… I wished to be in there too 🙂 It is so exciting… I was in UK during summer vacation, it’s been two years. Bournemouth, the city of my beautiful memories, we visited again after many years then… But I know Brighton too, when I was young I stayed there for weekend. I love UK, wonderful country and has an amazing landscape… and beautiful people… You almost took me to my memories now, with your beautiful photographs, I missed now, Devizes, Salisbury, Lacock, and Bournemouth… Thank you, with my love, nia


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