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Each year we receive hundreds of emails from photographers around the globe with that one single question….”how can we take Air-to-Air photos like we see on your website?”

We are very happy to say that we do have actually plenty of opportunities to share with other enthousiastic aviation photographers.

The ‘Air-to-Air Academy’ is our most famous project, it started in 2010 with the aim of providing other photographers with the same experience and opportunity as we enjoyed for so many years. On this page you can enjoy the lively reports from the first 5 editions to give you a good idea how the Air to Air Academy grew into the most famous air to air event in the world today! We have been able to take many photographers onboard our photoships to see some of the most amazing aircraft right in front of the lenses….from small vintage and GA aircraft, to helicopters and warbirds, airliners, aerobatic teams and nowadays jetfighters from many different Air Forces.

Air-to-Air Academy

The Air-to-Air Academy is a non-profit organization with that single goal. We have the priviledge to enjoy fantastic partnerships with some of the biggest airshows and air events in Europe, and work in very close corporation with many Air Forces. You don’t have to be a professional aviation photographer with many years of experience to join in our projects, you just have to be enthousiastic!!

Each year we try to set up a number of projects to accommodate those of you who wish to fly with us, and the Air to Air Academy in september is of course the most famous of all! We have projects in different countries and when an interesting opportunity arises, we will post it first on our Facebook pages. Check certainly the Aviation PhotoCrew page.

For all the detailed information and conditions how you can take part in one of our air to air projects, please email directly to
Usually we reply to you within a week.

Welcome onboard and bring big memorycards!!!

> Air-to-Air Academy 2017 Report
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, the only bad luck in this week was the Friday of the arrivals, when the weather made it impossible for us to fly apart from a morning run with the Swiss F-18’s in nearly fog weather.


> Air-to-Air Academy 2016 Report
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. Rain or shine, our teams are corporations are so solid that we always manage to fly with most of the participants. With the Skyvan photoship, we flew from the nearby airfield of Zwartberg.

> Air-to-Air Academy 2015 Report
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 organizers.
> Air-to-Air Academy 2014 Report
The 2014 edition of the Air-to-Air Academy took place in cooperation with the Belgian Air Force Days which were held at the Kleine-Brogel AB. 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.
> Air-to-Air Academy 2013 Report
Time flies when you’re having fun - it was already the fourth edition of the Air-to-Air Academy, taking place from September 11-16, 2013. For the occasion, a new cooperation was set up, with the famous Sanicole Airshow at the Leopoldsburg Airfield. As the Airshow attract the best of the European Airshow scene, a nice variety of aircraft attended, which made for some unique photo opportunities for the many photographers visiting the Academy. Over 50 photographers from around the world gathered at the small airfield of Sanicole and it was great to meet so many familiar faces and welcoming some new friends.
> Air-to-Air Academy 2012 Report
The 2012 edition of the Photoflying Days was destined to be an even bigger success after the two previous events. This year’s Academy was again fully booked with no less than 65 photographers coming from all over the world especially for this event. The line-up of historical aircraft was really huge, one of the largest gatherings of Oldtimer Aircraft ever in Belgium. Not only fighter birds like the Spitfire and the Hurricane attended, but we also had two very nice DC-3 Dakota’s, next to a whole array of other unique airplanes.
> Air-to-Air Academy 2011 Report
Malle Airfield was again the homebase for the second edition of the Air-to-Air Academy 2011. This time it was organized in August which was a very good choice as we had the most beautiful weather we could have ever hoped for. We welcomed over 40 photographers from all over the world, and the line-up of participating aircraft was just amazing.
> Air-to-Air Academy 2010 Report
The very first edition of the Air-to-Air Academy was for all of us a very steep learning curve, both for the organizers and the photographers. It took place in May at the Airfield of Malle, and we were very happy with all the nice aircraft who participated in this first edition. It was great to meet so many new friends, of which many returned the following years.

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