LOCAL photographer Eddie Whitham couldn’t believe his eyes when he saw a seaplane flying over the skies near Warrington earlier today.
Always one for a photo opportunity Eddie quickly grabbed his trusty camera sensing a story could be in the offing.
The last time he had seen a seaplane was during a holiday to Canada a few years ago when he actually took a ride in one.
“I was half hoping it was going to make a spectacular landing on the ship canal,” he joked.
Eddie formerly of Burtonwood but now living in Moore near Warrington, is no stranger to planes after spending many years as the official photographer at the old US Army Airbase in Warrington.
He’s seen all kinds of planes coming and going over the years – but never a seaplane near Warrington.
Some detective work revealed the plane to be a 2015 Aviat Husky Aircraft on Wipline Floats, described as the world’s No1 Amphibious Aircraft.
Based in the North West of England and operating out of Hawarden Airfield the plane is owned by Adventure Flight.
It is normally used for adventure flights over the Welsh Mountains.