Art Transpennine 2003
150 years after Sir George Cayley’s histroic manned flight in Yorkshire
Jen Southern will be making a flight as the pilot of a Cessna 150. Using
a GPS device to track her route she will make a drawing of a plane from
a flight simulation. This work is one of many journeys made by the artist
which play games with definitions of virtual and real. This work is part
of a research project funded by Arts Council
of England, Yorkshire in which Jen is simultaneously learning to fly a
light aircraft and a flight simulation game.
The performance may be seen briefly from the ground under the flight path
between 2 pm and 3.30pm , or on take off and landing at the airfield.
The flight was successful, despite having to fly from sunny skies into
a rain cloud. This was my first navigation excersize.
Flight Path and Map
Flying from: Sherburn Aero Club, The Aerodrome, Lennerton Lane, Sherburn
in Elmet, Nr Leeds, LS25 6JE, UK.
Flying over: an area bounded by the M62, M18 and A1 roads.
date: June 10th, 2pm ***time change***
Weather Update: Weather is fine, flight will go ahead at 2pmish although
it is never 100% definate until we are in the air (11.40am/10/06/03)