A busy day yesterday working with the people at York Maze to film their latest creation from the air. York Maze opens officially this weekend on 11th July and as ever, the team came up with a unique design and theme for the season. The maze is created from over one million living, growing Maize plants and lasts until early September. Yesterday was the press launch for the design, which this year celebrates 50 years of Thunderbirds.

Not the Hields Aviation new uniform, actually Captain Scarlet taking a trip with us

Not the Hields Aviation new uniform, actually Captain Scarlet taking a trip with us

The best way to see the new York Maze design is from the air. It takes just moments to remove the doors from one of our Robinson R44 helicopters, giving press and photographers a unique perspective as we undertook a series of flights overhead to enable them to get the pictures needed to promote the Maze. Gayle and Ben from Minster FM were also on hand, creating this short video of the Maze, together with a short chat with Thunderbirds creator Gerry Anderson’s son, who was on hand and also managed to see the maze from the air.

York Maze is a great attraction to the City of York, just a short drive from the city centre. We’ll be flying overhead regularly throughout the summer, so it will be interesting to watch the crops grow before the maize harvest in September.