Its been a long time coming. Back in 2012 I ordered a Tesla Motors Model S, on the day they were announced. I believe that my car was order #69 in the world, and at the time there was no guarantee when – or if – they’d be sold in Australia.
A few weeks ago, and around 60,000 Model S vehicles later, my shiny new Pearl White and Carbon Fibre Black P85+ is finally in its home in Adelaide, South Australia.
Back in July 2014, I spent a great couple of days shooting a testimonial video about my Pilatus PC-12 aircraft. Here it is:
(Its also available on Vimeo – here)
This is the back story about making the video.
The blog post I wrote about flying the Stemme S6-RT has made it into the AOPA magazine (Australian Pilot).
Here… Stemme S6-RT review AOPA Magazine … is the way it came out in the magazine pages.
On a Saturday where we had no other commitments, Sebastian Lip and I decided to go on a bit of a day trip from Switzerland to Italy.
In twelve hours, we covered quite a lot of ground, spanned two countries, and had a great time doing it :)
A few weeks ago, TCP was used for ground and flying sessions for an upcoming flying magazine article.
As part of that process, after taking shots inside and around the aircraft on the ground, John Absolon (who did the flying and the photography) went flying to Kangaroo Island to try the plane out for himself.
It was later flown to Sydney for air to air shots in the vicinity of the appropriate famous landmarks!
Unfortunately access restrictions due to the weather (specifically, strong winds driving limited runway selection at Sydney Airport) was such that it wasn’t possible to get right into the harbour as intended. There were still some great shots taken with the harbour in the background, taken from the vicinity of Chatswood.
You can see a selection of the photos taken on these days at John Absolon’s photoshelter site, here:
This is my favourite shot (with thanks to John Absolon for letting me post it here):
VH-TCP flying over Chatswood with Sydney harbour visible in the background
While waiting for my Tesla Model S to arrive in Australia, sometime in 2013, I find myself wondering where the name ‘Model S’ came from.
Ferry day 8 has seen us fly from Bali to Broome in the north of Western Australia.