To celebrate all that is Gloucestershire, Microlight Pilot and local farmer Rob Keene, (European Champion in 2000 and runner up in the World Championship in South Africa in 1996) and Photographer Guy Woodland are collaborating in creating a high flying birds eye view of the area.

However, his request came with a twist. It turned out that Rob expected Guy to be strapped to his microlight - something of a new experience for him. It was also on a bitterly cold November. But after a freezing and rather exposed flight the job was completed. That ‘adventure’ was to fire their imaginations for a much broader, and exciting, concept.

To make up for the bone-chilling winter experience Rob in the summer took Guy on a glorious three-hour flight on a very lovely, warm day, when Guy got to view the Forest of Dean and Gloucestershire from the air. Five years later, and after many flights, they have managed to capture all the seasons and the uniqueness of this beautiful area. Their most recent flight took place with the first snowfall in 2017, which despite the cold – again – gave Guy a wonderful opportunity to take photos of the pristine beauty that lay beneath the wings of Rob’s microlight.

We have decided to publish a book titled the ‘Flying Farmer’ in the spring so this is just a taster. If you would like details of the book, please email for more information. The first 300 people to register will get an early bird discount of 25%.