Flying over the Two Thumbs, non-JavaScript display

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These photos are on a trip up and over the Two Thumbs in a small plane that Laurie Prouting flew from Mesopotamia station on December 16, 1996. The first picture is from White Rock station, looking up the Rangitata Gorge road to Mesopotamia station. If the clouds did not cover the peaks, the Two Thumbs would be visible from here. The second picture is in the plane before takeoff. The helicopter is reflected in the windshield of the 5-seater plane. More details on what is to come. Enjoy the flight!

If you can upgrade to a JavaScript-enabled browser (such as Netscape or Microsoft Internet Explorer 3.01 or higher version), you have much easier viewing. There is a choice of interactive buttons or auto-display. If your browser is capable, go to the JavaScript flying the thumbs page and check it out. With Flash 3 or QuickTime 4, you can see a movie based on these photos, with an artistic lift, called Around and Up. (The page has links to these plug-ins for popular browsers.) See maps of the location and the New Zealand travel page.

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