Friday, 16 October 2015

An unusual encounter..............................................................................................

During my visit to Tatton Park yesterday I was heading around the lake to where I could hear a stag.
Just a few yards from the waters edge I spotted this object... 
...my first thought was it was an abandoned childs toy.

Then I heard a voice calling... "Have you seen a model plane?"
"It's right at my feet" I replied.
"Don't pick it up by it's tail" called the elderly gentleman as he headed towards me.

We had a good old chat about his hobby.
This model was a 1950's French design he built himself during the 1990's... powered by twisting the rubber band inside... it could fly quite a distance.
 His name address and phone number were all written on the wings.
I got the impression he was always losing it.

6 comments:

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

I love these things I would love to have a little one! Model aircraft fascinate me. Not static airfix ones...ones that fly!

Pantherka said...

That's great Andrew.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

That's funny. We had a friend once who flew model planes -- those people take their hobby very seriously! (I mean, so do bird watchers, but I understand that obsession ;>)))

John @ Sinbad and I on the Loose said...

I bet you thought for a moment you had a new bird to add to your life list.

Margaret Adamson said...

Well that's a different kind of bird species Andrew! Have a lovely weekend

Sharon Wagner said...

You never know what will turn up on a photo safari.