City Airport filming

Dot and Jim met up with a film crew from Lion Eyes at the LAC flying School at City Airport, Barton, Manchester to do some preliminary filming for the documentary about their flight around the world. Once again the wind was too strong for any flying but the simulator had been booked so it was all systems go and the crew got busy setting up the cameras, lights and microphones.

With Jim at the controls and Dot as the navigator they took off for a flight to Blackpool, though no fish and chips on this virtual visit, and returned to Barton. Percy the pigeon went along as well and enjoyed the experience.

Jim in control at LAC flying school simulator.









Afterwards up in the Veterans Garage café Dot and Jim enjoyed lunch while the cameraman set things up for an interview. Jim was surprised to find a motorbike on display and just had to try it for size and have a twist of the throttle!

setting up the cameras in the Veterans Garage



Getting ready for an interview






Both Dot and Jim  found it a bit strange to be sitting on the settee while the director asked questions and the people in the bar listened in astonishment as they chatted about some of their experiences together and plans for their latest adventure.  Thanks to all the crew members for their hard work and hopefully they have enough content to make an interesting video.

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