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Jun
2015
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Britain from above with the #OSEye

Those of you who regularly read our blog will know that at OS, we have a Flying Unit. Based out of East Midlands Airport, our two Cessna 404s fly the length and breadth of the country between February and November. They capture on average 50,000 aerial images covering 40 000 km squared of Britain’s urban, rural, moorland and mountain terrain every year.

#OSEye Roger captured one of our little planes lining up at an airfield

#OSEye Roger captured one of our little planes lining up at an airfield

Five of our field surveyors work in the Flying Unit on a rotation basis as air camera operators, working with the incredible 196 megapixels cameras on board the planes, which allow us to take high resolution images from the skies. There are periods of time on the plane where the team are on their way to the destinations that they need to capture and aren’t using the on-board cameras, and unsurprisingly, often turn to their own cameras and phones to take snaps of the fantastic views below.

We’ve recently started sharing the team’s personal snaps on our Twitter and Facebook accounts, using #OSEye. Take a look at the photos below and let us know what you think. Suddenly our desk jobs seem very dull…

#OSEye Stefan flew over GCHQ en route to a job recently

#OSEye Stefan flew over GCHQ en route to a job recently

#OSEye Trevor captured the gorgeous coastline at Souter Lighthouse near Whitburn

#OSEye Trevor captured the gorgeous coastline at Souter Lighthouse near Whitburn

#OSEye Iain captured this great photo over Perth

#OSEye Iain captured this great photo over Perth

#OSEye Roger managed to capture Leicester Tigers on their way to the semi-finals last month

#OSEye Roger managed to capture Leicester Tigers on their way to the semi-finals last month

And for something a little different, Roger also shared with us his view through the on-board camera as he flew over Milford Haven – what do you think?

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3 Responses

  1. Stephen Ross

    Love the aerial photos. However, the description of the photo as being over Perth is incorrect. The plane is actually over Crianlarich which is 45 miles west of Perth. The village of Tyndrum can be seen in the bottom left corner.

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