Ha yes a cleaver name I know. I’ve been sitting on that one ever since I wanted to go and photograph Shepperton Lock. Finding somewhere to take off with an RPAS is harder then it looks. I always look on Google Maps to scout locations and with that comes with a plan to be able to take off in a safe place. I had the perfect place in mind but I was too close to some trees. Places just look so different from the air.
I had to move to a different location the other side of the lock. The annoying thing is that rivers without a bridge are very annoying and I had to drive the long way round. The long way around being 30 minutes where I found I was on private property. Again another no go. I did a short walk along the river until I found somewhere suitable and prepared for take off. About 45 minutes after I planned to.
I think it was worth it. I think this was the max altitude of 120m. A nice way of looking at Surrey.