Taking off from Alderney's grass strip

These shots of the iconic trilander which until very recently flew on several Channel Island routes are now historic. Regulation and safety requirements and commercial demands have brought a close to a long, quirky history of inter island travel. In the old days they used to weigh you before giving you a seat number, then they just eyed you up and down while standing on the tarmac with the other passengers. You could always tell the tourist who was experiencing this for the first time- the sweat beads dripping off his nose.

This week's challenge set by Nancy gives me a chance to say 'farewell' 'au revoir' 'auf wiedersehen' to the Aurigny trilander.

A Photo a Week Challenge: Flight | nancy merrill photography



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hi! i am Anne (hence vANNilla) - two 'N's autocorrect WILL autocorrect - grrrrrr I can most often be found cooking up a storm in the kitchen,(with my trusty thermomix) behind a camera or a kindle. If you are a traveller/photographer my bog is @vannilla https://vannillarock.wordpress.com If you have come as a baker my blog is http://vannillarock.com i studied economics in Edinburgh in the early 70's; now retired from a day job, on paper i have plenty of time to explore the blogosphere and enjoy the shared experiences of others. like every other retiree i know we wonder how we fitted in a day job. I split my time between Guernsey,. In the Channel Islands -a 20-odd square mile island with 60thousand+ inhabitants- and Phoenix, Arizona. The mix is perfect- the former is beautiful but attacks of cabin fever are never too far away. Arizona, on the other hand IS king of the open road and has THE biggest bluest sky EVER. my blogs revolve around baking (vannillarock) and photography/travel if you like what you see please do start a conversation :)

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