Roden1/48th AU-23 (RTAF) progress.

Caravans at Langar Skydive

Skydive jump ships D-FBPS & D-FLOH, Cessna Grand Caravan 208B’s – Langar Skydive, 09/10/16

French Army PC-6 seen at the Northolt Nightshoot XXI.

French Army ‘MCB’ Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo Porter – RAF Northolt, 06/10/16

Recent trip to Birmingham Airport during unsociable hours…

I was commuting back home and stopped off for an hour or two to get some rest but made the most of what traffic there was coming in. All shots are shot at high ISO, using a fixed focal length lens, so a little restrictive.

I love the lighting on this type of photography along with the challenge it takes to ‘nail’ that shot. Not easy in pitch darkness with only little lighting from the aircraft.

I have more photos to add, from the Northolt Nightshoot and Birmingham amongst others so please check back.


Many thanks!




Malta Air Show, Night Shoot…

I was extremely lucky to be able to get the chance to do a night shoot on the Saturday of the Maltese Air Show weekend. It really was a huge bonus to the trip as the actual night shoot was on the Friday, but I could only get to Malta after the shoot, around 00:00hrs. So a huge thanks to all that made it possible. I was greeted by a small amount of aircraft, but the quality outweighed the quantity by far…. Polish TS-11 Iskras’, x3 King Airs (one being a Royal Navy Avenger, an RAF ‘special’ and a Armed Forces Malta Beech 200 MPA), French Navy Falcon 50, a visiting (Brand new on delivery) Portuguese Air Force Casa CN-295 MPA, a Polish Navy M-28 and the stars of the show, x2 Ukrainian Sukhoi Su-27’s & support IL-76MD. This night alone was worth the late nights and early get ups that was involved in getting to and from Malta, a weekend I won’t forget for a long time.

Simply click on the photo below to view the rest of the photos!

Brussels Aviation Museum…

I’m currently editing 200+ photos from the Brussels Aviation Museum as I visited there over the bank holiday weekend. A superb museum, if a little cramped but a place I recommend visiting if you are in the area! It’s dead simple to get too, entrance fee is free according to the website, but me and my wife had to pay €5 each to get in. If you are going with a big bag, you also have to place it in a locker as I did, so I just walked around with a camera & lens, plus a spare wider lens to swap.

Just the three photos for now… I’ll do a post when they are all up!

Late night London Heathrow

London Heathrow 11/07/2016

RIAT 2016

It’s that time again – early get ups, no sleep, lots of photos, rain, sun, clouds, lots of noise and aircraft!

Just a few photos from yesterdays show (Saturday), the rest will appear in the not to distant future… The F-35, despite being a marmite aircraft, is actually quite nice and now I’ve seen it in person it looks great in the air. F-22 display was a great sight, that vapour on take off was worth the ticket price alone!

Nice visitor to the UK!

So I got wind of a Egyptian Air Force Casa 295 coming to the UK. It’s destination was Birmingham Airport and luckily for me that’s not to far. So a very early get up on the 3rd July for a rumoured 0900L departure to get a photo was on the cards. It actually departed around 13:20 which meant missing the Staffordshire Moorlands model show sadly.. but for something so rare, it was too good to miss!

Some photos, one from the morning and the rest of it’s departure.

Exercise Saber Strike 2016

I was very fortunate to get air side access at RAF Fairford during the 2016 Sabre Strike Exercise with the 23rd BS (Bomb Squadron) B-52 “BUFF” aircraft, a great day out being so close to such big aircraft and even better by the weather playing ball.

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