Aviation photography and astrophotography

Eastbourne Air Show 2013

The fourth and final day of this seafront show.

The Matadors. Dassault Flamant. Red Arrows. Red Arrows.
Spitfire. Wingwalkers.  (Ref: 11978.  2375 x 1672) Chinook. Tucano.

Shoreham RAFA Airshow 2013

An overcast day, but over six hours of great displays including a rare appearance of a Mitchell Bomber.

North American B-25 Mitchell. Swordfish. Strikemaster. The Matadors.

Yeovilton Air Day 2013

The Royal Navy air show on 13th July - the hottest day of the year so far.

Red Arrows. Swordfish. Chinook. Royal Jordanian Falcons.
Saab Gripen. ME 109.  (Ref: 11978.  2375 x 1672) Merlin. F-16.

Duxford Spring Air Show 2013

Celebrating the arrival of the USAAF at Duxford 70 years ago with a flypast of the Eagle Squadron (Hurricane, Spitfire, Mustang and Thunderbolt) in formation with the Red Arrows, now displaying again with a nine ship formation.  The F-86 Sabre also made a welcome return to the air show scene following its recent engine refit.

Eagle Squardon and Red Arrows.  (Ref: 12010.  4288 x 2679) Red Arrows.  (Ref: 12048.  2825 x 2825) F-86 Sabre.  (Ref: 11965.  2959 x 1962) Dragon Rapide.  (Ref: 22893  2285 x 1494)
P-40F Warhawk.  (Ref: 11795.  3087 x 1942) ME 109.  (Ref: 11978.  2375 x 1672) Harvards.  (Ref: 11782.  2244 x 1412) C-47 Skytrains.  (Ref: 11862.  2952 x 1694)

Astrophotography

My photographs of planets, stars, nebulae and galaxies taken at my observatory in Sussex.

The Heart Nebula. Galaxy M101. The waning gibbous moon in September 2012. Open Cluster M52 and the Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia.
The Triangulum Galaxy (M33). The Triangulum Galaxy (M33). Lunar eclipse - December 2011. The Flame and Horsehead nebulae in Orion.
The Andromeda Galaxy (M31). The Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula (M42, M43, NGC 1977). The Mars 2012 apparition. Two galaxies colliding - The Whirpool Galaxy and NGC5195.
The Pleiades or Seven Sisters open star cluster in Taurus. Crater Neper; a libration zone target on the Moon's eastern limb. The Jupiter 2011-2012 apparition. Jupiter, Ganymede and Io.

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2012

Over five hours of flying on a warm and sunny day in Surrey.

Spitfire and Mustang.  (Ref: 7762.  3552 x 2857) Meteor T7.  (Ref: 7547.  4032 x 2532) Meteor T7.  (Ref: 7515.  4279 x 2959) Kittyhawk.  (Ref: 7467.  2568 x 2025)
Breitling wingwalkers.  (Ref: 7787.  3137 x 2238) The old and the new - Gnat and Hawk.  (Ref: 7447.  4350 x 2435) RAF Hawk solo display.  (Ref: 7668.  2508 x 1722) Paul Bonhomme of the Matadors.  (Ref: 7749.  4392 x 2891)
The Red Arrows.  (Ref: 7616.  2306 x 1562) The Red Arrows.  (Ref: 7623.  2611 x 1814) The Red Arrows.  (Ref: 7632.  3466 x 2158) The Red Arrows.  (Ref: 7562.  4928 x 3264)

Vulcan XH558 at Eastbourne 2012

The Vulcan photographed from Beachy Head while performing at Eastbourne air show 2012.

Avro Vulcan XH558.  (Ref: 7169.  3672 x 2248) Avro Vulcan XH558.  (Ref: 7174.  4469 x 2928) Avro Vulcan XH558.  (Ref: 7176.  4928 x 3264) Avro Vulcan XH558.  (Ref: 7178.  3164 x 2469)

Royal International Air Tattoo 2012

A wet and muddy day at RAF Fairford.  But, worth it just to see this year's first public display of the Avro Vulcan XH558.

Avro Vulcan XH558 performing its first public display of 2012.  (Ref: 6383.  3562 x 2645) Avro Vulcan XH558 performing its first public display of 2012.  (Ref: 6375.  1508 x 1117) Avro Vulcan XH558 performing its first public display of 2012.  (Ref: 6397.  3100 x 2460) The Red Arrows.  (Ref: 6498.  4068 x 2312)
MiG-29 of the Polish Air Force.  (Ref: 6356.  2325 x 1788) MiG-29 of the Polish Air Force.  (Ref: 6351.  3704 x 2656) The South Korean Black Eagles team.  (Ref: 6593.  1599 x 1064) The South Korean Black Eagles team.  (Ref: 6585.  1910 x 1232)
The Red Arrows.  (Ref: 6499.  3288 x 1876) Patrouille de Suisse.  (Ref: 6333.  4080 x 2432) Patrouille de Suisse.  (Ref: 6326.  4928 x 3072) Patrouille de Suisse.  (Ref: 6315.  3413 x 2234)

Folkestone Diamond Jubilee Air Show 2012

The Red Arrow's first public display of the 2012 season over the seafront at Folkestone.

The Red Arrows' Pheonix Formation, in tribute to the two RAFAT pilots who were killed in recent accidents.  (Ref: 5348.  4580 x 2771) The Red Arrows' first 2012 public display.  (Ref: 5376.  3527 x 2569) The Red Arrows' first 2012 public display.  (Ref: 5376-2.  2267 x 1504) The Red Arrows.  (Ref: 5380.  4383 x 2682)
The Red Arrows.  (Ref: 5336.  3537 x 2807) Concorde Formation.  (Ref: 5366.  4928 x 3162) Holding The Bank.  (Ref: 5362.  1884 x 1884) The Red Arrows finish the display with only five aircraft.  (Ref: 5426.  4080 x 2914)
BBMF Avro Lancaster.  (Ref: 5563.  2676 x 2023) RAF Typhoon.  (Ref: 5671.  1563 x 1563) Stampe SV4.  (Ref: 5527.  2484 x 1790) The Finale Balbo closed the show.  (Ref: 5694.  3736 x 2517)

Southend Air Festival 2012

Unusually good weather for the Southend Air Show to kick off the 2012 air show season, with a welcome return of the RAF Tucano and the Jet Provost.

The Blades performing over the Thames Estuary. The Wingwalkers over Southend Pier. The Blades. Royal Navy Black Cats display team.
The RAF Typhoon returns to the air show circuit. RAF Tucano. RAF Beechcraft King-Air. Jet Provost.
SWIP Team. Trig Aerobatic Team. AeroSuperBatics wingwalkers. AeroSuperBatics wingwalkers.

Koksijde International Airshow 2011

Highlights of the Koksidje Airshow in Belgium on 6th July 2011.  Celebrating fifty years of the Belgian Air Force, this was a huge event in front of a relatively small crowd.

The Turkish Stars fast jet display team. The Turkish Stars fast jet display team. The last venue for the USAF Thunderbirds' European tour. The last venue for the USAF Thunderbirds' European tour.
F16 and Spitfire. Patrouille de France. Sokoi search and rescue helicopter of the Czeck Air Force. RAF Tornado GR4.

Duxford Autumn Air Show 2011

The Duxford Air Show on 16th October 2011 closed the air show season in the UK.

First public display the Gloster Meteor WA591 at Duxford. F16 of the Belgian Air Force. F16 of the Belgian Air Force. Supermarine Spitfire at Duxford.

Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2011

A selection of my photographs taken at the Dunsfold Wings and Wheels show on 29th August 2011, including a rare Hawker formation of a Sea Fury and a Hunter.

The Sussex and Surrey Air Ambulance, based at Dunsfold. Miss Demeanour - Jonathon Whaley's Hawker Hunter. Hawker Hunter and Sea Fury formation. The Hawker Hunters of Team Viper.
Guy Westlake and his glider. P-51 Mustang - Ferocious Frankie. North American Sabre. Flyby of a Spitfire following a one minute silence for Flight Lieutenant Jon Egging of the Red Arrows.

Airbus A380

My photographs of the Airbus A380.

Kemble Battle of Britain Air Show 2010. Kemble Battle of Britain Air Show 2010. Hawker Hunter and Sea Fury formation. The first A380 landing at Gatwick (diverted from Heathrow).  10th August 2008.

AeroSuperBatics Wingwalkers

The Wingwalkers of AeroSuperBatics performing on their Boeing Stearmans during the 2011 air show season.

Bird's Superwoman pose. Opposition manoeuvre. At Dunsfold Wings and Wheels 2011. Eastbourne 2011 - Shoreham is that way!

Recently added

Published in Sky at Night Magazine April 2014.  Jupiter and Europa.

Jupiter and Europa.

WINNER of Sky at Night Magazine Hotshots competition February 2013.

Open Cluster M52 and the Bubble Nebula in Cassiopeia.

Published in Flight International 5 June 2012.  RAF Tucano.

RAF Tucano.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine August 2013.  Markarian's Chain.

Markarian's Chain.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine July 2013.  M106 and neighbouring galaxy.

M106 and neighbouring galaxies.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine June 2013.  M1 Crab Nebula.

M1 Crab Nebula.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine April 2013.  M15 globular cluster.

M15 glubular cluster.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine February 2013.  Pacman Nebula.

Pacman Nebula (NGC 281) in Cassiopeia.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine December 2012.  Messier M27 Dumbbell Nebula.

Dumbbell Nebula M27.

Exhibited at "Under the Same Moon" event in Guildford, UK.  September 2012.

130 panel moon mosaic (30 x 20 inches).

Published in Sky at Night Magazine September 2012.  Messier M13 globular cluster.

Globular cluster M13.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine August 2012.  Messier M3 globular cluster.

Globular cluster M3.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine June 2012.  Horsehead and Flame Nebulae.

The Flame and Horsehead nebulae in Orion.

Published in Sky at Night Magazine June 2012.  Orion Nebula.

The Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula (M42, M43, NGC 1977).

Published in Sky at Night Magazine April 2012.  Northern Lights over Iceland.

The Triangulum Galaxy (M33).

The Transit of Venus.  June 2012.

Transit of Venus. June 2012.

Airbus A380 crossing the London Eye

Airbus A380 crossing the London Eye.

Brighton Pier.

Brighton Pier.

The Lunar Eclipse in December 2011.

Lunar eclipse - December 2011.

The blue mountains of Iceland.

Taken from the edge of the North American tectonic plate in Iceland, looking across to Europe.

The London Eye.

The London Eye.

The Vickers VC-10 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.

The Vickers VC-10 at the Imperial War Museum in Duxford.

The Patrouille de France displaying at Koksijde, Belgium in July 2011.

The Patrouille de France displaying at Koksijde, Belgium in July 2011.

Stonehenge, Wiltshire.

Stonehenge.

The Colosseum, Rome.

The Colosseum, Rome.

Tower Bridge, London.

Tower Bridge, London.

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