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. I have created some HD videos from RIAT and they will be going live very shortly in the new Video section. Will keep you posted….
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
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
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
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
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