Retired toyshop director takes stunning aerial photos

An aerial image of cars awaiting testing at Lotus in Hethel, taken by John Fielding (inset) from his

An aerial image of cars awaiting testing at Lotus in Hethel, taken by John Fielding (inset) from his microlight aircraft. Picture: John Fielding - Credit: Archant

Stunning images showing some of Norfolk's most iconic sights have been captured from the cockpit of a tiny plane by a former toy shop manager.

An aerial image of Sea Palling, taken by John Fielding from his microlight aircraft. Picture: John F

An aerial image of Sea Palling, taken by John Fielding from his microlight aircraft. Picture: John Fielding - Credit: Archant

John Fielding, of Upton Road, Norwich, spends around 50 hours a year flying a microlight aircraft from a field in Long Stratton.

Mr Fielding, 59, said: "My idea of a great time is to bimble above the beautiful Norfolk countryside and look for things of beauty to photograph.

"We are lucky to have an incredibly beautiful and diverse coastline which is always in a state of change. I've taken hundreds of images around our coastline, partly because of their beauty but also to document the physical changes that are taking place."

Mr Fielding retired four years ago, after spending most of his career as managing director of Norwich's Langleys toy shop.

An aerial image of Norwich city centre, taken by John Fielding from his microlight aircraft. Picture

An aerial image of Norwich city centre, taken by John Fielding from his microlight aircraft. Picture: John Fielding - Credit: Archant

To see more of his photos, visit www.flickr.com/photos/john_fielding.


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An aerial image of Holkham Hall in north Norfolk, taken by John Fielding from his microlight aircraft. Picture: Supplied by John Fielding - Credit: Archant

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John Fielding with his G SNUG Skyranger Nynja microlight aircraft. Picture: Supplied by John Fielding - Credit: Archant

John Fielding captures aerial images above Norfolk and beyond from his microlight aircraft. Picture

John Fielding captures aerial images above Norfolk and beyond from his microlight aircraft. Picture: Supplied by John Fielding - Credit: Archant

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