In the first of several new online series aimed at aviation enthusiasts, flight fanatics and pilots alike, Plane Tales features rare and interesting aircraft brought to life in unique musical films.
Episode 1 has just been released on the PilotWingsTV YouTube and Vimeo channels, and features the iconic Tiger Moth. G-OOSY, affectionately referred to as “GOOSY”, is a beautifully restored vintage aircraft currently operated by Aerobatic Tactics at Damyns Hall aerodrome in Essex and Headcorn aerodrome, Kent, UK.
This 1943 biplane was initially French registered during the final years of WWII when it served as an RAF primary trainer. Now benefiting from the care and attention of a team of experts at Aerobatic Tactics, it provides memorable flight experiences for customers around London, Essex and Kent.
A key feature of the unique “Plane Tales” series is use of high quality specially-selected soundtracks which effectively represent the spirit and character of the aircraft. Authentic aircraft sounds are also captured and mixed into the film’s soundtrack.
The atmospheric music chosen for this particular film was composed by Richard Charles and performed by the internationally renowned BackBeat Percussion Quartet who have performed at iconic venues including the Royal Albert Hall.
The music ebbs and flows throughout this 9-minute film, at first stealing the attention as it reflects the mystique of this delicate vintage machine inside the maintenance hangar. Later, the percussive elements shift gear as the engine splutters to life and the aircraft takes to the skies generating syncopated rhythms of its own.
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Plane Tales sets out to capture the ‘feel’ of its featured aircraft but also offers interesting information and insight. In this episode we learn more about the Tiger Moth from Aerobatic Tactics chief pilot, Tony Richards who was incredibly generous in providing his time and resources to aid the making of this film. Aerobatic Tactics is the only company in the UK with CAA permission to legally offer wing walking experience flights to the general public.
PilotWingsTV is a new online project in its first stages of development. It is designed, created and managed solely by freelance film maker, Paul Carpenter.
In order to enable continued production of Plane Tales and other professional films of interest, and to offer them freely online, it is very important to build viewer support and channel subscribers. If you like what you see, please do take a moment to show your support. Clicking ‘like’ or subscribe, sharing a video or sending us a comment will make a big difference to what can be achieved in the future.
The continued development of PilotWingsTV would of course not be possible without the help of its supporters and collaborators, not least the owners and operators of the aircraft. More information on the full range of services and flight experiences offered by Aerobatic Tactics is available at aerobatictactics.com
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