In one of the more unusual events held to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, six aircraft from Henstridge completed a GPS portrait of Her Majesty. More than 365 separate headings and six sections were flown across the south- west of England by the team of twelve pilots and passengers, code-named ‘Art Force 1’.

The six aircraft were from the LAA Wessex Strut and team leader Amy Whitewick handed the pilots a secret GPS-driven course to follow. “None of them had any idea what the final image would look like,” said Amy, adding “each team was given a small, unrecognisable chunk which, when flown, was recorded on SkyDemon, sent back and stitched together digitally to form the final image.”

Image: SkyDemon