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Jet Provost - Dawlish Airshow: HD Video

Checkout this birds-eye view of the Newcastle Jet Provost as display pilot Neil McCarthy puts it through its paces at Dawlish Airshow 2014. Made from HD GoPro footage from three cameras onboard the aircraft

2014 Air Tattoo - HD Video

Back in July I had the pleasure of flying into The Royal International Air Tattoo in the Newcastle Jet Provost Mk.3 - it was a brilliant experience. Five days at one of Europe's biggest military airshows was just well, jet porn. I shots tons of video with my Panasonic X920 camcorder and it gave me time to practice and get used to using the new Manfrotto Fluid Head and Tripod System. Check out my new HD videos from the Air Tatoo (RIAT)

Photo Trip to Mara Naboisho Conservancy, Kenya

In September 2013 I travelled to the Mara Naboisho Conservancy in Kenya as part of a seven day photography expedition - See my Photo Gallery

Check the blog post for more information about the trip

No.12 Squadron: Tornado Gr4 Special Tail


No.12 Squadron Tornado Gr4 Special Tail - seen here flying without any external fuel tanks on its way to be scrapped for spares at RAF Leeming.
Its been such a busy year for me I have been struggling to keep up with the website and my new images, although I have been processing lots of shots. I have just added a new 2014 photo gallery with lots of new images although none in any chronological order. These are simply my favourite images I have been working on this year. They include lots of trips from the Mach Loop, Wales (LFA7), The Lake District (LFA17) and also a few from the Scottish Borders where I sneak off too from time to time. Long live low level flying

Shooting Fast Jets in the Snow

Since I have not been able to get out to the hills much in the last few months I thought I would revisit some older shots with a bit of a winter/snow theme going on. I love being out in the snow, the landscapes are beautiful and the gin-clear light can produce some really colourful, sharp images. These have all been processed recently and are captured at various locations including Tebay in Cumbria and the Mach Loop, Wales

Tornado Gr4 "Fully Swept" - Summer 2013

A Tornado Gr4 with its wings swept back to 67 degrees

IV Squadron - Hawk T2 - Mach Loop, Wales

Bae Hawk T2 Trainer jet belonging to IV Squadron, RAF Valley.

Short Eared Owls

Short Eared Owls - Photographed in Northumberland during many visits in 2011

"Throughout the night we fly" - IX Squadron Motto

Aircraft and Squadron:
IX(B) Squadron Tornado Gr4 bomber thunders past whilst on a low level flying sortie in Wales.

A bat - approved by King Edward VIII in November 1936 as an authorised version of a badge highlighting the Squadron's night-bombing duties.

Per noctum volamus - Throughout the night we fly

Low Level in the Scottish Borders

Eurofighter Typhoon - Low Level in the Scottish Borders over St Marys Loch

"Backlit" - Tornado Gr4 Pulling Vapour

The first of a two-ship flight of Tornado Gr4 jets pulls vapour as it banks and turns towards Dolgellau, Wales

Military Low Flying in the Scottish Borders

Military Low Flying in the Scottish Borders: (May 09th 2012)
The beautiful hills and Lochs of the Scottish Borders present some amazing backdrops to witness RAF Tornados practicing their low level flying. Flying as low as 100ft over St Marys Loch the Tornado Gr4 bombers are a spectacular sight and sound as they transit through the 20 mile long Selkirk to Moffat valley

"Hunter Killer" - Apache Gunship, Lake District

An Apache gunship skims over Thirlmere in the Lake District. Feb 8th 2012

"Winter Light" - No.12 Squadron Tornado Gr4

A No.12 Squadron Tornado Gr4 thunders through Lune Gorge on a bright winters day. Mission markings from operation Ellamy, Libya can be seen below the canopy near the nose of the jet. Taken from the mast at the M6 pass, Tebay.