SPIRITofFLIGHT Photography

Welcome To My Website, I hope you enjoy the visit.

Here's a bit about me.

I have enjoyed aviation since my early teens when I used to go flying at weekends with a friend and his father in Dragon Rapide (G-AGSH) from RAF Abingdon to the parachute centre at Weston-on-the-Green Oxfordshire. My fondest memory was my mother going absolutely bonkers when she found out that the aircraft didn't have a door on it and the only seat was taken up by the pilot. My only regret is that I never got a photograph the aircraft in her red paint scheme.

My full-time job (I'm employed as a civilian fire-fighter working for the British military) has enabled me to fly in various military aircraft such as the C130 Hercules, VC10 and Tristar alongside the Sea King, Chinook and Lynx helicopters. My most notable Flights occurred whilst on tour In Bosnia and involved day and night winch training out of a Sea King helicopter and then invited onto a demonstration flight of a Czech HIP helicopter.

My aviation photographic interests began back in 2002 having attending the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT) at RAF Fairford, now some years later I have amassed in excess of 100,000 images in total (not all of them good I might add) and more than 6,000 Images of individual air frames.

I have had work published in Aviation magazines, newspapers and featured on Central Television, I have also had my work displayed in a local art gallery which resulted in sales, I have also supplied many pilots with images of their aircraft which of course means that when I'm not at work I can normally be found at one of the my local airfields much to the annoyance of my wife Jenny.

Thank you for visiting and I hope to see you again soon.

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