Tiger Moth’s over Wanaka (TomO and Baz take to the skies)

 TomO and Baz over Wanaka

Climbing mountains is one way to get your head in the clouds and tomorrow I will be travelling to the West Coast of New Zealand’s South Island for another week of adventure in the mountains. 

I climbed this breath-taking area last September and I am looking forward to being there again…

 And I am certainly hoping for better weather than the blizzard conditions I experienced last week whilst climbing Mt Aspiring and neighbouring peaks.

But mind you, there is more than one way to get your head in the clouds and this morning TomO and I took to the skies over Wanaka, chasing each other in two vintage Tiger Moths”.

Crikey, I could go on about how good it was, and it is fair to say TomO still has a smile as big as the Sydney Harbour Bridge, but why don’t I just let the photo’s do the talking…

TomO - always smiling
TomO – always smiling 
TomO going into a loop
TomO going into a loop


27 thoughts on “Tiger Moth’s over Wanaka (TomO and Baz take to the skies)

  1. Katie January 15, 2013 / 2:56 pm

    Oh how fun. I really need to get that pilot’s license.


    • Baz - The Landy January 15, 2013 / 6:28 pm

      I’ll hold you to that…you’ll love it!


  2. sarahsdoodles January 15, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    Wow. Those photos are amazing! They are actually making me wonder if I possibly have a fear of heights! TomO is lucky to have such a cool dad!


  3. barbara grandberg January 15, 2013 / 7:37 am

    once again, thanks for taking me on your amazing adventures :}


  4. Baz - The Landy January 15, 2013 / 4:58 am

    On another note, there is a place here that makes his own ice-cream everyday…seriously it is the best, I don’t eat much ice-cream, but eaten plenty of his over the past few days!

    And yes, we both had a great time up there!


  5. icescreammama January 14, 2013 / 11:34 pm

    that looks like one wild ride!!! crazy fun!!


  6. sweetlybalanced January 14, 2013 / 8:55 pm

    Nice plane!!! I’ve always wanted to take flying lessons, one day I’m going to!! It just looks like so much fun!


    • Baz - The Landy January 15, 2013 / 4:54 am

      You know the actual flying of a plane is easier than a car in many ways… I’m going to hold you to this now!


  7. austerpilot January 14, 2013 / 8:05 pm

    Beautiful looking Moths, Baz – and what fantastic scenery to fly open cockpit over! Looked fantastic. Jealous!


    • Baz - The Landy January 15, 2013 / 4:53 am

      Thought you would love it. These two aircraft were used by the NZAF as training aircraft. The one TomO is in did a circuit of New Zealand’s Coastline in 2010…

      The person flying mine has just left the RAF, from Euro fighters back to a graceful age!


  8. The Guat January 14, 2013 / 6:10 pm

    Dude what an awesome adventure. Sorry about Mt. Aspiring, but those photos on the plane look amazing!


    • Baz - The Landy January 14, 2013 / 6:59 pm

      Nah, all good, Mt Aspiring won’t be going anywhere – we’ll be back for it again. In the meantime off to do some climbing on the West Coast of New Zealand over the next week!


  9. pickledwings January 14, 2013 / 5:36 pm

    Reblogged this on Pickled Wings and commented:
    Some great shots of Tiger Moth action over New Zealand!


      • pickledwings January 15, 2013 / 5:30 am

        Tiger Moths and a beautiful landscape, what’s not to like? 🙂


  10. pickledwings January 14, 2013 / 5:35 pm

    Gorgeous shots of gorgeous planes. I do envy you!


  11. Baz - The Landy January 14, 2013 / 4:15 pm

    Howdy, well I missed out on summiting Mt Aspiring, I got in another peak, and this coming week we should “bag” a couple of peaks on the west coast!…Take care, Baz


  12. One Fit Mama January 14, 2013 / 2:27 pm

    That’s wicked!!! I don’t like heights but my kids would flip! Sorry to hear about aspiring, still sounds like a memorable trip


  13. vastlycurious.com January 14, 2013 / 12:39 pm

    Small planes are sooo much fun!


    • Baz - The Landy January 14, 2013 / 1:06 pm

      Yep, that’s for sure. Both Janet and I are pilots, although haven’t flown for some time! 🙂


      • vastlycurious.com January 17, 2013 / 3:41 am

        Just amazing shots though!


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