Welcome to the website of the Aviation PhotoCrew, specialized in high
quality aviation photography and Air-to-Air photowork in particular. We
hope to please you with our images while you fly through our website and
hopefully we'll meet one day high in the skies.
On the homepage you can find news about our projects and the latest reports
published on our website. On the left side you can find the photo reports
we made during the years. Please have a look at our port-folios and our
services we offer to help you with
your aviation photography needs. We hope you enjoy our work and bring
our website a visit as it will be updated regularly with stunning photo
The Aviation PhotoCrew is a small team
of enthusiastic photographers with the same passion for aviation. In the
past years we have had the opportunity to do a lot of Air-to-Air photowork
all around Europe, which can be found in the galleries on our website.
One of our goals is to share experiences, which has lead to the foundation
of the Air-to-Air Academy, a non-profit
association. In August 2011 we also published our second book Aviation
Photography! which is filled with breathtaking photographs and interesting
tips and tricks for the passionated aviation photographer.
When the ‘little’ worldfamous airshow
of Sanicole is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary you can expect
a pretty good airshow…but it’s always a really good
airshow, so how do you celebrate in style? To make it a super brilliant
airshow of course! Needless to say that the photoflights would be
set at the same level.
> 25-02-2018: Yeovilton
Air Day 2017
We were looking forward to return to Yeovilton,
as we enjoy a superb corporation with the Royal Navy and the airshow
team. Unfortunately one of our main targets – the sole flying
Sea Vixen in the world – made a belly landing just weeks before
the airshow, and so ended a dream of many photographers to see this
magnificent aircraft air to air.
The other target that everyone wanted was an ultra rare species
of a white Tiger! Since the French Marine was host of the TigerMeet
in june of this year, one of their Rafales was adorned with a superhot
tigerschedule and we were waiting for them of course along the great
coastal area. The Rafales did not disappoint, and gave us two incredible
> 17-02-2018: Royal International
Air Tattoo 2017
Open the gates of aviation paradise…and let
your memorycards be filled with superb shots of participating aircraft,
teams and helicopters….welcome to RIAT 2017! Where do we begin
with such a giant program of all incredible aircraft posing for
us, one after the other….well, we were airborne for 16+ hours
just for the photos!
> 10-02-2018: Sanicole Airshow
Just like RIAT for military airshows, the word ‘Sanicole’
echoes home of one of thé best civilian airshows in the entire
world. Each year again, the little worldfamous airfield in Belgium
present an airshow of superb quality, with some unique participants.
As Sanicole is also the place where we shaped the success of the
Aviation PhotoCrew, our longtime partnership for the air to air
photomissions are a guaranteed success.
> 04-02-2018: Royal International
Air Tattoo 2016
RIAT, Royal International Air Tattoo…..does
this airshow really needs an introduction? Well if you don’t
know, it is the worlds biggest and most famous military airshow!
With our Aviation PhotoCrew, we were more than priviledged to fly
the photomissions, and for our preparations we teamed up with our
friends from COAP.
> 30-01-2018: Yeovilton
Air Day 2016
Yeovilton Air Station is the primary airbase for
the Royal Navy, host for the annual Air Day. It’s a major
airshow in Europe with participants from many different countries,
and what’s special about the Air Day is that they manage to
attract each year a few aircraft that are absolutely unique. Continuing
our solid corporation from previous year, the Aviation PhotoCrew
hosted a team of photographers joining us for the naval adventures.
> 24-01-2018: Danish Airshow
The Aviation PhotoCrew was privileged to have for
the first time an extensive corporation with the Danish Air Force,
on the occasion of their bi-annual airshow. The location was their
main fighter base Skrydstrup, we would fly the Skyvan photoship
from the nearby Sonderborg airfield. The photo area we had chosen
was along the coastline, to include some of the beautiful backdrop
Denmark has to offer.
> 16-01-2018: Royal Netherland
Air Force open days 2016
2016 Marked the last year for a very large airshow
in Dutch airspace, as the Air Force will only host a new airshow
once every two, three years. So this edition of the ‘Open
Dagen’ was certainly one where the public would have a blast
with the offered program. Thé highlight of course was the
first presentation of the Lockheed F-35, not the ugly mock-up, but
the first two real aircraft who flew over from the USA. And so we
were ready and excited to fly the Skyvan photoship to catch up with
> 16-05-2017: Belgian Air
Force Demonstration Teams 2017
On May 16th, the Belgian Air Force presented their
demonstration teams for the upcoming Airshow season. Three teams
were showcased at the Beauvechain Air Base, the “Red Devils”,
“A-109 Display Team” and the “F-16 Solo Display
> 08-04-2017: Belgian Air
Force Days 2016
In 2016, the Belgian Air Force Days took place at
Florennes AB over the weekend of June 25-26. During the event the
70th anniversary of the Belgian Air Force was celebrated. The organization
attracted a lot of participating aircraft to the show coming from
all over Europe.
> 06-04-2017: Wittmund Air
Wittmund Air Base in Northern Germany is home of
the famous Taktisches Lufftwaffengeschwader 71 “Richthofen”
Squadron. Since the retirement of the F-4 Phantoms in 2013, the
Squadron successfully transitioned to the Eurofighter. The base
also houses a detachment of Discovery Air Defence, a company specialized
in providing military training services. They operate a fleet of
seven A-4N Skyhawks contracted to the German Air Force, Army and
> 19-06-2016: Anatolian
Konya Air Base in Central Turkey is well know being
the home of the national demonstration team “Turkish Stars”
and being the host of the “Anatolian Eagle” exercise.
The international Anatolian Eagle 2016-2 exercise was organized
from May 30th- June 10. During the exercise two missions were flown
every day with one morning wave and an afternoon wave, each with
up to 60 aircraft involved in the exercise. The exercise was attended
by 7 participating Forces; Turkish Air Force, Turkish Navy, Italian
Air Force, Royal Netherland Air Force, Pakistan Air Force, Royal
Saudi Arabian Air Force and NATO.
> 05-04-2016: European Airshow
The 2016 edition of the EAC Convention took place
at Malta. The annual convention was held from March 3-5.
As usual the actual convention started on Friday with the introductions
and opening address by EAC Executive, Charles Skiera and EAC Chairman,
Gilbert Buekenberghs. The more than 200 guests (a record) were then
welcomed by the minister of tourism and aviation, Edward Zammit
> 03-04-2016: Vulcan - Farewell
2015 saw the Vulcan XH558 flying it’s very
last Airshow season. Since 2007 the mighty AVRO Vulcan returned
to the Airshow scene thanks to the great effort made by the Vulcan
to the Sky Trust and the thousands of people who supported the project.
Dubbed “The Spirit of Great-Britain”, she safely flew
250 Hrs in the skies above Great Britain, showing her grace to millions
of people. During the past years, the Vulcan really impressed and
was a highlight on every Airshow she visited, it was called the
“Vulcan-Effect”. The Aviation-PhotoCrew was honored
to fly several times with the Vulcan, and 2015 we had the great
pleasure to fly with here on three unique occasions.
> 16-03-2016: USAF Heritage
The USAF Heritage Flight Foundation provides 40–60
annual demonstrations at events ranging from open houses and airshows
to sporting events, parades and funerals. Heritage Flights seek
to honor the contributions of every man and woman who has served
in the USAF while educating the general public on the importance
of the USAF and its mission.
The 2016 Heritage Flight Training and Certification Course took
place at Davis-Monthan AFB in Tucson (Arizona), March 3-6. The qualification
course provides the civilian and military pilots the opportunity
to safely fly in formation to prepare for their upcoming airshow
> 08-02-2016: New York -
New Years Eve
Last year we had the tremendous idea to celebrate new
years eve in the city that never sleeps, the big apple, … You’ve
guessed it right: New York.
Our plan was to do a helicopter flight with the famous FlyNYON.
early in the week. This way we could see the ball drop on Times
Square on new years eve. Thing turned out differently!
> 21-01-2016: Culdrose Air
Culdrose was a first time for the Aviation Photocrew
and was remarkable in many ways.The Air Station is one of the major
home bases of the Royal Navy, located in the idyllic Cornwall region.The
main goal of this trip was to catch the only airworthy Sea Vixen,
but we got to see much more.
> 29-11-2015: Air-to-Air
From Wednesday September 16th till Monday September
21st, the Aviation Photocrew organized the sixth Air-to-Air Academy
during the 38th International Sanicole Airshow and the Spottersday
at Kleine-Brogel. Staging out of Zwartberg Municipal Airport just
south of Kleine-Brogel Air Base, a total of 12 photo-flights were
made, in close cooperation with the Belgian Air Force and the airshow
> 26-11-2015: KB Airpower
Kleine-Brogel is one of two home bases of the F-16
fleet of the Belgian Air Force. It houses two operational Squadrons
(31 and 349 Sqn) and the Operational Conversion Unit. Currently four
F-16’s wear a special color-scheme, one for each Squadron plus
the F-16 demo aircraft. This photoreport is overloaded with F-16's
in many different colors.
> 21-10-2015: BelgianAir
Force Days 2014 report
It took us some time, but the extensive report on the
Belgian Air Force Days 2014 is now online. Over the period of six
days, a whole array of aircraft and helicopters came posing behind
the Skyvan photoship. This resulted in a big collection of great images,
summarizing the huge success of the Airshow.
> 05-09-2015: Yeovilton
Air Day report
Every year the Yeovilton Air Day is one of the highlights
in the UK Airshow Scene. The organization does a great job in attracting
some rarely seen aircraft to the Naval Base. This year one of the
highlights was the visit of the French Navy with three Super Etendards
and three Rafales.
> 22-06-2015: Anatolian
Eagle 2015-1 report
Since 2001, Konya Air Base (central Turkey) is home
to the Anatolian Eagle Training Center. The Anatolian Eagle 2015-1
edition took place between 8-19 June, and saw participants from the
US, Germany, the UK, Spain, Pakistan next to many Turkish units. NATO
also provided two E-3A AWACS aircraft for the exercise.
> 27-05-2015:Belgian Air
Force Demonstration Teams 2015 report
The 2015 airshow season is starting, and so the Belgian
Air Force (BAF) presented its demonstration teams for the upcoming
summer. The BAF will be present all over Europe with their three teams,
the F-16 Solo Display Team, the A.109 Solo Display Team and the Red
Devils flying four Marchetti trainer aircraft. During a special evening/night
photoshoot the specially painted aircraft were presented.