Whilst having a session at Cowley Bridge Junction, the almost constant traffic noise was broken by the sound of a very close by helicopter. I was staggered when AS355 Twin Squirrel G-PAMI dropped over the top of the pub and hovered above the field immediately behind it. G-PAMI was at the time operated by Airzed Ltd, an Eastleigh based company, and was fitted with a camera for aerial film work. Within a minute or so, a very clean HST passed by on the Up, and G-PAMI set off in hot pursuit. I never did find out what the filming was for....
Despite how it looks in the image, the overhead power lines were not a safety hazard; they and the railway separated as the line headed north and certainly initially the filming was being undertaken from the east side of the line. Many thanks Ron for sharing these with us