Sunday, June 6, 2010

Piaggio P166

Piaggio P166, Coast Guard, LivornoOur Coast Guard sometimes helps lazy photographers looking for a picture to post, flying small planes just over their terraces. This is a great service and I quickly took advantage of it.Piaggio P166, Coast Guard, LivornoThe plane is a Piaggio P166, with its typical rear-facing propellers.

See also: CP 867 - Calm Waters - CP 867 & Nataly - Coast Guard

15 comments:

Jacob said...

I think you should send the Coast Guard the photos along with a small check to reimburse the pilots for their trouble.

I mean, really! To provide you with an opportunity to take such beautiful photos deserves some recompense!

Dina said...

Lucky you, having such visitors overhead!! And together with birds!

What a strange plane. It seems like they put the engines on backwards. :)

Small City Scenes said...

How lucky you are to have your own plane and pilot---just so you can take pictures. Does the Coast Guard know this?
I like the rear-facing propellers. MB

BTW: Niblet loved the blackbird.

Cezar and Léia said...

Wow, what a capture! So nice!
God bless you!
Cezar

joo said...

It's good to have such a nice service:)
Happy Sunday to you!

Gunn said...

It is cute.
Greetings from a" co-pilot" on a small Piper Cherokee.

brattcat said...

Was it noisy, flying so close?

sarcastycon said...

Vp
OT
ma su Livorno
http://video.libero.it/app/play?id=79148062c8da6284b593da375049251d
ciao
Sarc.

B SQUARED said...

We have these planes flying by our deck in Michigan all summer long. They are fantastic machines. I will probably have a shot or two of them this summer.

Luis Gomez said...

VP are these made by the same company that makes Vespa. Piaggio I mean.

Ilse said...

What a fabulous view of Livorno that pilot must have! And I like the blackbird.

JM said...

Excellent captures, VP!

tapirgal said...

That was nice of them! They recognized a good opportunity for PR.

Steffe said...

Always nice when you don't have to leave home to get a few cool shots.

Wolynski said...

Didn't even notice the propellers until you pointed them out. Yes, very convenient.