US Army training taking place at Chatfield State Park in Colorado.
The Fort Lauderdale Executive page has been updated with my latest trip photos.
My first time shooting at Detroit Metropolitan on a longish stopover allowed me to shoot some different airlines to what I usually see.
An afternoon at Nellis AFB, NV to shoot Red Flag 15-2 recoveries.
The latest update from Las Vegas McCarran.
Updates from Rocky Mountain Metro, Colorado.
Tolmachevo-Novosibirsk in Siberia are old shots that have been re-edited with better software than we had on 2009.
Yuma Desert Talon from 2007.
Moscow general photos update.
The last one is a new gallery I setup called From The Sky, where shots that really never had a home before can now be dropped.
25th July 2015 - Russian Federation, Malaysia, Thailand, Florida and UK
My favourite military airfield in the Moscow area, Chkalovksy. You really never know what's going to turn up, and on this trip I shot Su-25 and very early MiG-29s practicing for their participation in the annual Victory Day Parade.
Sheremetyevo used to full of interesting Russian types, but unfortunately it's almost exclusively western aircraft these days.
Vnukovo is civilian airport that still produces the odd Russian hardware movement, including the Il-96 illustrated.
The Langkawi Outpost Helipad in Malaysia produced a couple of nice photographic opportunities.
At Simpang, also in Malaysia, we were treated to a Royal Malaysian Air Force VIP helicopter, an AS-61N-1.
Don Mueang in Thailand presents a few chances for shots from airside in the terminal.
Shell Creek, Florida
RNAY Fleetlands scans.
General shots from Langkawi, Malaysia.
11th July 2015 - Colorado, Japan, Florida, Russian Federation, Philippines, Thailand and Mexico
140th Wing deployment from Buckley AFB to South Korea.
An EA-6B was delivered to Wings Over the Rockies Museum via Buckley AFB, CO.
Rocky Mountain Metro, CO.
The Colorado Army National Guard performed annual Bambi Bucket training at Chatfield State Park.
A rare trip to Colorado Springs to shoot the Pratt & Whitney Boeing 747SP.
Denver International, CO.
A straggler from the trip to Japan is Nyutabaru Air Base, which had so many great shooting opportunities.
Heathrow Airport, UK.
Miami Executive (Tamiami), FL.
Keystone Heights, FL.
Fort Lauderdale Executive, FL.
The Renaissance Festival in Colorado.
Perm, Russian Federation.
Vologda, Russian Federation.
7th February 2015 - Colorado, Alaska, Japan, Russian Federation, Wales and England
This update is a kind of mish-mash of places, but brings you up to date with the updates in the website and Facebook.
Eagle County Airport with an update from January 2015.
Back to 2011 and a trip to Anchorage is fully updated.
Vnukovo from August 2014.
The Dawlish Airshow in August 2014 provided a nice backdrop for photos.
London City Airport provides some interesting angles and lighting conditions.
The final update from Japan, showcases Iruma and its diverse fleet or older aircraft.
A couple more film scan sets. The first is the Walrus when it was at the Charles Church Estate.
The Sunderland is from when it was parked at Chatham Docks in 1986.
A train journey overnight from Vologda to Moscow, with some photo opportunities at daybreak.
Irkustsk in Siberia.
Mirny, also in Siberia.
Yakutsk, Russian Federation.
The Welsh landscape is always a joy to see.
The English landscape can also be pretty photogenic when you get the right weather conditions.
Georgetown in Colorado, plus the Georgetown Loop railway.
24th January 2015 - Film Scans from the UK
Heathrow Airport in 1980.
Heathrow Airport in 1981.
Heathrow Airport in 1983.
Heathrow Airport in 1983.
Heathrow Airport in 1983.
Concorde G-BOAF which I flew LHR-NYC on 29 June 1988.
A single shot of London City Airport in the 1980s.
A few shots from MoD Boscombe Down in 1983 including the Comet.
14th December 2014 - Russia and Poland aviation, London, SFO, Japan and Moscow others
The amazing A-90 Orlyonok preserved in Moscow, and I made a second visit as the weather was much better than my first time seeing it. Only five of these ekranoplans were built for the Soviet Navy, and you can find very interesting video of the aircraft via this You Tube link
In the city of Volgada, you can find an example of an Il-28 preserved in a park.
I flew a Pskovavia An-24RV from St. Petersburg to Vologda, the An-24 is proving more and more difficult to get flights on these days.
Out of Vologda we flew a Vologda Aviation Enterprise Yak-40 to Vnukovo, and there's a bonus video of the landing included in this set.
Photos from Vologda Airport, including shots of the Il-18 preserved outside, plus shots from the inside of the terminal which still looks just the way it did in the Soviet era.
An update from Domodedovo, shooting from a few locations I'd never been to before, which worked out very nicely.
The final aviation update is from Warsaw Chopin Airport, where I staged to travel on to Belarus.
Some "normal" photos, first up from around the Moscow, Russian Federation area.
Out and about around San Francisco, CA.
Around London and the suburbs.
Staying with the London theme, this photo links to some night shots in London.
Around the Florida Keys, mostly airbourne.
Finally some of the weird and wonderful signs you can see in Japan.
29th November 2014 - Belarus
This update is a Belarus only one, the first time I'd visited the country, and what seemed to be a very clean and cosmopolitan county. My main reason for the visit was to fly on the An-12, which is almost impossible to do these days. The photo to the left links to the Belarus aviation index page, where you can further navigate to each set from there.
Here's a selection of what you can find:
15th November 2014 - Japan
This update is a Japan only, an extremely interesting country in its own right and very friendly towards photographers even at the military bases. When they patrol and see non-locals at the fence, they come and take your passport information and let you get on with your day. Most of the links on each page include a narrative from the trip, but only the photo to the left links to the Japan index page, where you can navigate to each set from there.
Here's a selection of what you can find:
Japan cities and landscapes.
Japan signs around the country.
20th September 2014 - Florida, Alaska, Colorado, Iceland and Denmark
The first set of updates are from Florida. Fort Lauderdale Executive Airport always has a lot of interesting aircraft around.
Opa-locka is the main airport nowadays that hosts the heavy propliners.
We flew down to Key West with the first stop at Marathon to checkout the resident DC-3.
In Key West we saw a couple of DHC-3s on floats taxi in.
A series from Miami International, where the light always seems to be tricky.
Next a couple of stragglers from Alaska. First is Kenai MAP where Everts Fuel have a small base. Here we were treated to a couple of nice departures from a C-46 and DC-6.
Lake Hood is always a great place to go for low-light photography, and on this trip it did not disappoint.
Now few sets from closer to home in Colorado. First is a set from Boulder MAP.
Next an article about the NCAR FRAPPE and NASA DISCOVER-AQ Operations in Colorado, it's background and the NASA and NCAR aircraft that supported the projects.
Coulson Aviation came to Colorado to perform a demonstration retardant drop for the state as part of a possible private contract.
The set from Colorado is the 2012 CALFEX live fire demonstration in Fort Carson.
On a short stopover in Keflavik, Iceland I managed to shoot a few Icelandair aircraft while transiting.
I did the same in Copenhagen, Denmark.
27th July 2014 - Russia and UK
This update is a Russia and UK special, and considering I'm back in both places in a couple of weeks, I thought it best to get these out finally!
First up is my new favourite Russian Airbase, Chkalovsky to the west of Moscow. Always guaranteed to find old Soviet built transports flying around.
MAKS 2013 at Zhukovsky was an interesting experience marred only by the crappy weather as the day went on.
The A-90 Orlyonok is an old Ekranoplan (wing-in-ground-effect) aircraft and one of five of this type built. It was recently put on display in Moscow after spending years stored at a Navy base.
On to the "normal" photos, Moscow and surrounding areas.
Next is a series of shots on the train journey between Vologda and Moscow by train overnight, and the gallery from Irkutsk has been updated since it was my second visit to this city.
Deep in Siberia is the remote city of Mirny, which includes the Mir Mine.
A few impressions from Yakutsk.
On to the UK starting at RAF Valley where the Finnish Air Force were on deployment.
I broke my duck at The Bwlch, with RAF and Finnish Air Force jets showing their low-level prowess.
Green Flag was held at RAF Coningsby with RAF Tornados and Typhoons flying with their Saudi counterparts.
The RAF Brize Norton page gets an update as I attempted to shoot the RAF Tristars for the final time, although, as usual, the weather never really played ball.
My first trip to London City Airport was a great success, and provided a lot of interesting shooting opportunities, especially in the early morning hours.
More low-light shooting opportunities have been added to the Heathrow Airport gallery.
Town shots from Wales.
Landscape shots from Wales.
General landscape shots from England.
The last two galleries are from London. First are shots from the city and surrounding suburbs.
London at night.