BRITAIN FROM ABOVE
Jason Hawkes takes to the skies to capture an incredible photographic portrait of our amazing country
Britain is a stunning country to photograph. In just a morning’s flight you can go from busy towns and cities to tiny rural villages, from rugged mountain scenery to the flattest broads, from meandering waterways to remote coastlines.
And as for the history and heritage, it’s surely one of the richest landscapes in the world for ancient monuments and magnificent architecture.
I’ve been flying for 20 years and I’m still passionate about the sense of freedom it brings and the fascinating sights visible from the sky.
Perched 1,400 feet up by the open door of my helicopter, I’m lucky to be able to spend my time doing something that gives me so much pleasure.
Britain From Above Month By Month by Jason Hawkes (Dorling Kindersley, £20).
Daily tip from the lady archive
“A GRACEFUL walk is a great asset, for sometimes it can create an illusion of beauty where little exists.”The Lady. Pleasant Exercises for Grace. 2nd April 1931