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.
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…
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?