Welcome to the website of the Aviation PhotoCrew, specialized in high
quality aviation photography, videos 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 up 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
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Offering the best AIR-TO-AIR projects
in the world!
The Aviation PhotoCrew is a small team
of enthusiastic photographers and 1 videographer with the same passion
for aviation. In the past 20 years we have had the opportunity to do a
lot of Air-to-Air photowork all around the world, which can be found in
the galleries on our website.
We are the only team in the world offering large scale aerial photomissions
to other photographers around the globe!! If you like to fly with us,
certainly check out the pages ‘Fly
with us!’ ‘Newsletter’
In June we planned to head out to Anchorage to fly
a few days with our Austrian friend Dietmar Schreiber, as he is
definately the ‘master of Alaska’ when it comes to chasing
all that fantastic old metal that is still flying there.And it certainly
was a great roadtrip with a lot of interesting stops to indulge
ourselves into the floatplanes and Beavers…Alaska style.
However, this report is about our unexpected but brilliant encounter
with the jetfighter power of Eielson airbase. It’s great to
have friends in aviation all around the world.
> 02-06-2023: BAF Dream
Our crewmember Geert had the chance to hop on the
Belgian Air Force A400M for an aerial photoshoot with the F-16 demo
jet, 'Dream Viper'. Piloted by 'Vrieske', they took the formation
over the Ardennes and coastline to have some nice backdrops. Of
course there are a few ingredients present if you talk about an
F-16 join-up when it's in the hands of a pilot with 5000+ flight
hours on the jet…very dynamic maneuvers, smoke and flares! The grand
finale will always come with the famous inverted pose!
> 16-04-2023: USA Project
In March 2023,we were super excited to fly out to
Arizona for two days of testflights with Skydive Arizona providing
the Skyvan photoship. Main purpose is not to have a ton of aircraft
joining up on us, but to see how procedures work and if they are
comparable to our concept in Europe. We had great support in advance
from the FAA, and would focus on two days of flying.
> 17-03-2023: Athens Flying
When you say Greece, you think about nice people,
sunny weather, deep-blue seas and it’s extraordinary history.
This gives us the most perfect background to for our photoflights
for the Athens Flying Week Airshow. Add to it an awesome line-up
of colorful aircraft and you will feel like being in paradise.
> 06-03-2023: Sanicole 2022
The International Sanicole Airshow is one of the
Airshows with the richest history, running since 1977. The annual
show attracts thousands of aviation enthusiasts to the little Aerodrome
in Belgium. As one of the most famous shows in Europe, it’s
an honor for many pilots to be able to participate the Sanicole
show. For many years the Aviation PhotoCrew has worked together
with the Sanicole team to provide the best photo and video opportunities
flying the Skyvan.
> 20-02-2023: Airpower 2022
For the second time the Aviation Photocrew joined
forces with the Airpower Zeltweg organization to offer flights above
the beautiful Austrian Alps. Just like previous edition we flew
out of Trieben airfield. Airpower is a cooperation between the Styrian
Government, the Austrian Air Force and RedBull.
> 04-02-2023: RIAT 2022
The Royal International Air Tattoo, or RIAT by its
popular name, is that one airshow in the world that does not need
an introduction. You have read that sentence for sure already on
the website, and I am happy to use it again! This was the first
event to take place after the 2 year covid hiatus, and of course
expectations were as high as they could be. We always have an very
intensive schedule of photoflying that sounds a bit like this: sleep
well to be sharp in the morning! Fly, land, refuel, pee, repeat...for
two and a half days.
> 24-01-2023: Warbirds 2022
Tropical weather and a steel blue sky, a great bunch
of aviation photographers and warbird enthousiasts, a terrace with
a view and cold drinks... what more can you wish for when visiting
the Sywell aerodrome in July?
Flying warbirds of course!
Our traditional warbird weekend in July was hosted again at the lovely
Sywell airfield, and we were good to go for two full days of flying.
Richard Paver built up two days with some of the absolute stars in
the warbird world.
> 13-01-2023: Antidotum
The Polish city of Leszno hosted the biggest airshow
of the country in the 2022 season, the famous ‘Antidotum airshow’.
This small 1-day project was in corporation with well known Polish
photographer Hesja, who has the Antidotum airshow firm on his calendar
for the many ATAMs ( Air to Air Meeting ) he is offering in Poland
for photographers eager to get a taste of air to air.
> 03-12-2022: Danish Air
Force Airshow 2022
The Danish Air Force is hosting a major airshow
every two years at one of its prime airbases. Unfortunately covid
got here in the way as well, and so it was the first big aerial
event since 2018. With a new airshow team in place, the airshow
took place at Karup airbase, home of the helicopter squadrons and
the T-17 trainers.
> 21-11-2022: Danish Vipers
We kicked off the 2022 season with the Danish Air
Force airshow, the large bi-annual airshow that came now a few years
late due to the corona pandamic. In the days leading up to the airshow,
we had a chance to meet the Danish F-16s in full force in the skies!
In just 2 days we were priviledged to welcome 28 join-ups behind,
below and besides the Pink Skyvan photoship.
> 24-07-2022: Anatolian
The International Anatolian Eagle 2022 training
exercise took place between 20 June - 01 July 2022 at 3rd Main Jet
Base Konya, Turkey. Aims of the exercise were to develop the capabilities
of Azerbaijan, United Kingdom, Jordan, Pakistan, NATO and Turkish
components day time joint operations.
> 14-05-2022: 105 Years
On Friday May 13th, the newly painted Anniversary
jet of the No 1 ‘Stingers’ Squadron of the Belgian Air
Force was revealed. To commemorate the 105th Anniversary of the
Squadron, F-16 FA-57 received a striking paint scheme on the tail
> 09-05-2022: NAS Point
A few of our Aviation PhotoCrew members had the
opportunity to visit NAS Point Mugu in April, part of Naval Base
Ventura County (also consisting of Port Hueneme and San Nicolas
Island), in California. The facility in Point Mugu, started as a
United States Navy anti-aircraft training center during World War
II and was developed in the late 1940s as the Navy's major missile
development and test facility. This was where most of the Navy's
missiles were developed and tested during the 1950/1960 era, and
they still do today.