I am grateful to schorschi for introducing me to this group.  We knew each other nearly 50 years ago at school, when both our parents were abroad and we were boarding.

I am a pIlot, a photographer and a newly-minted  dormant company owner.  I also have a small camera drone, a DJ Read more...

I am grateful to schorschi for introducing me to this group.  We knew each other nearly 50 years ago at school, when both our parents were abroad and we were boarding.

I am a pIlot, a photographer and a newly-minted  dormant company owner.  I also have a small camera drone, a DJI Mavic Air, that I'm learning to use – for both still and video.

I left the RAF in 2014 after nearly 40 years' flying, starting with Jaguars (then Tornado and F16) and finishing with the Tutor.  I'm still a part-time instructor.

I like taking photos, even if they're not much good.  I really enjoy it if I find a decent one and it's finding interesting subjects that is the greatest challenge.

I already have a photo blog elsewhere, but I have not entered a post for a good while; I'm still pondering the way forward.  Bliping might remind me to remedy that situation.

All my images are viewable on a gallery with Smugmug.

cbimages.uk <at> gmail.com


Update in June 2019: an eye problem might mean the end of flying. I’ve certainly flown my last solo flight – in February 2019. I’ll concentrate instead on improving those activities that I’m still able to perform.

Update in October 2019: the eye problem (a CSR) is slowly getting better, but I will probably give up flying anyway.  It has taken a toll on my body, in various ways, and I might as well enjoy more years of decent body movement which the flying (the G and the posture) jeopardises.

Update in July 2020; I think I'll enjoy retirement and family and friends and photography (in flexible order).  There are talented people on Blip, although I have to work at ignoring the divisive politics of the age, damned as many countries are with their leaders and political (and financial) elites.

July 2021 and we've moved to Dorset, connections with family and looking for a new adventure.  The scenery is gorgeous, the locals very friendly and the house delightful, if a little smaller than our last.