Remarks: On approach for runway 28. This aircraft was being used by the BBC as an aeriel tv platform to cover the Open Championship golf at nearby Royal Lytham & St Annes golf club. The camera is mounted just behind the cabin door. I'm sure the pilot must have got bore and dizzy endlessly circling the golf course!
Remarks: Glass Eels Ltd of nearby Hempsted has owned this 1997 Caravan since new and uses it for transporting glass eels (elvers) to restock fish farms throughout Europe. The side door has recently been removed. The aeroplane is seen here flaring-out to land on Runway 27 on a glorious autumn afternoon.
Remarks: This 1997 Caravan has been owned since new by Glass Eels Ltd of nearby Gloucester and kept here at Staverton. The company catches glass eels, or elvers, by hand in nets from the nearby River Severn (now the only legal method in the UK), and the Caraven enables the company to restock eel farms anywhere in Europe in a matter of hours. It is seen here on the terminal apron being refueled at the end of the day’s flying. (400D, Sigma 28-300 & fluid-head tripod)
Remarks: This was a great surprise to this very small air strip. It gave out free flights of which you can take off and land again at Croft farm. It usually carries eels around Europe. I bet there's a bit of a stink in it!
Remarks: A Caravan is a large aircraft to see at a small strip such as Croft Farm. Here the aircraft is using the runway as a taxiway before turning around and taking off. This aircraft is normally used to transport glass eels (young eels) around Europe, hence the very apt registration.