RAF Waddington ACPV 2019 Photo Call

Dear Photographer,

Shoot a selection of frontline RAF assets at the third edition of the special RAF Airpower Photo Call, this time at RAF Waddington!

RAF Airpower Photo Call 2019
On Sunday 20th October, RAF Waddington will be hosting RAF aircraft in preparation for the annual Air Combat Power Visit.

In conjunction with RAF Waddington, and by kind invitation of the Station, COAP is once again facilitating a rare chance to photograph a selection of RAF aircraft in one location for a very reasonable ticket price to give great value for money.

As per the 2017 and 2018 editions, photographers will be able to shoot the aircraft on static display in a controlled manner, from 1600hrs to 2000hrs, with sunset occurring at 1759hrs. Lighting systems will be in place for after-dark photography.

Date: Sunday 20th October, RAF Waddington, Lincs
Photo Call ticket cost: £22.50 (including light refreshment).

• This event is restricted to UK passport holders (aged 16 and under must be accompanied by a ticketed adult).
• Applications are through COAP direct; COAP is handling all admin, details below, with no other correspondence entered into.
• 100 tickets are available, first come, first served, via a strict application process detailed below.
• Tickets are limited to four per application, and the application must detail every person attending with full name, date of birth, address and contact telephone number at the time of application.
• You will be required to bring a valid photographic ID (UK passport or UK driving license) to the event, and the name on the ID must match the applicant's name. UK nationals only.
• Participating aircraft are subject to operational requirements and subject to cancellation at any time.
(Images in this e-mail by kind permission of Mark Lynham, Neil Atterbury and RAF Waddington)

1) Your application must include your name, address, date of birth and contact number, as well as an attached JPG or PDF copy of your photo ID (this same ID must be brought with you on the day). This is very important and may stop your application if not followed correctly. A UK Passport or Driving License are perfect.
2) Applications can cover up to a maximum of four people, with each person's ID details (as above) included in the mail.
3) Security and procedures are understandably tight so there is a strict process being undertaken by COAP, RAF Waddington and the RAF Police. Applications will be taken on a first come, first served basis in the following stages (NOTE: All correspondence dates subject to change)... 

i) Tuesday 24th September: Apply for your tickets from 0900hrs UK time. You will not receive immediate confirmation of your ticket. Do not apply beforehand. First come, first served from 0900hrs UK time on 24th.
ii) Friday 27th September: This is the deadline for your application e-mail.
iii) Monday 30th September: You will be informed of your application success, subject to security checks that start from Tuesday 1st October.
iv) Tuesday 8th October: With security now cleared, you will be contacted with instructions to make your swift payment of £22.50 online via PayPal or BACS transfer.
v) Tuesday 15th October: With payment confirmed, you will be sent an electronic ticket that you must bring with you on the day. Simply print the e-mail (or have it on your phone) and the name must match your ID.

The ticket will contain joining instructions. Expect a 1530hrs start on Sunday 20th October, with parking instructions and arrival time to follow with your ticket.

That is the logistical 'Plan A', which is subject to change. So all you need to do now is APPLY and get ready for this fantastic opportunity with the Royal Air Force home team!

  (0900hrs TUESDAY 24th SEPTEMBER)

!!!DON'T FORGET!!! Your application e-mail must include a copy of your Photo ID and your full name, address, date of birth and contact number. Thanks!


We are very proud to be working with the Royal Air Force in this capacity once again and we thank you for your interest in COAP as we continue to bring you the very best in aviation photography.

Yours in photography,

Rich Cooper, COAP
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