Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Aircoupe Air To Air

Recently a very small window of opportunity gave me the chance to get airbourne with a pair of 1960s Aircoupes. The intended plan had been to get some shots of the pair of Aircoupes together, but after take off with increasing blustery conditions and intermittent comms we decided to air on the side of caution and just photograph the aircraft individually.

Above all else the main aim was to ensure we got a few shots of G-ARHC, the Forney Aircoupe. Unfortunately due to various circumstances the current owner has had little time to fly it, and with it being put up for sale this may have been the last chance to get some airbourne photos.

With the shots of G-ARHC in the bag it was the turn of visiting Alon Aircoupe, G-HARY. Unfortunately as we hadn't been able to shoot the pair G-HARY had even less time infront of the camera, but we were able to get a few shots in the camera before G-HARY set course for home.

Full details of G-HARY can be found at

Monday, 5 December 2011

Air Ambulance After Dark

With the dark nights upon us, it doesn't mean we need to put the cameras away any earlier, we just need to look for different subjects or simply look at existing subjects in a different way.

An example of this is the EC135 Midlands Air Ambulance, G-WMAS, which I have photographed on numerous previous occassions. On Saturday night though, the helicopter was briefly parked on a floodlit helipad and the contrast of the red against the colour cast sky and the fllodlit green grass provided too good an opportunity to miss...