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Bringing you the best experience in aviation photography…

The ultimate in aviation photography…

Air-to-air is the pinnacle of the aviation photography but it requires hours of preparation, briefings and safety procedures. COAP has hundreds of air-to-air flight hours, with the team being amongst the most experienced in-flight photographers in the business and you can join specific photo sorties with everything from fast jets, classic jets and warbirds!

Here you will find our operations that offer air-to-air photography, whether it’s a standalone shoot with a warbird or classic jet, the tailored support of an airshow or a Workshop on how to get the results.

These shoots will see you board a certified aircraft/operator and work in small groups inside a cameraship such as a Shorts Skyvan, Cessna Caravan or Beech Bonanza in fully briefed, safely and professionally executed sorties specifically for aerial photography.

We travel all over the world undertaking these operations, and they are offered either as dedicated COAP events or in tandem with one of our network of operators and professional shooters.

If you want to know what the experience is like, read our blog posts by clicking the button below.
Enjoy the ride!

We are proud to operate with the best in the business…

Air-to-Air overview…

•  Go air-to-air with incredible machines.
•  Experience the ultimate in aviation photography.
•  Safe, fully licensed operators.
•  Professional tuition.
•  Incredible results.
•  Any level welcome.

  • It was brilliant and exhilarating

    Mark, Air-to-Air shooter.

  • I look forward to the next ops – I’ve got the air-to-air bug for sure!

    Ian, Air-to-Air shooter.

  • It was an incredible rush.

    Erik, Air-to-Air shooter.

  • The rush of looking out from the open ramp at the aircraft that get really close is amazing. This really is something you have to have experienced as an aviation photographer. The opportunity that COAP and Aviation Photocrew gave was amazing.

    Erik, Air-to-Air Shooter.

  • This was such an exhilarating experience, something that I’ll never forget. This is something that has been on my bucket list for a long time, but now I’d like to repeat this on a regular basis, it’s so addictive!

    Darren, Air-to-Air shooter.

  • I knew it would be good but had no idea it would be that good! So much variety and so much time face to face with such fantastic machines, as well as some really good company for three days.

    Chris, Air-to-Air shooter.

  • Assignment #13

    A special visit to Arizona, featuring air-to-air, Nellis AFB show, Workshops, Museum shoot and, subject to final approval, the awesome A-10 Warthog community based at Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona.

    LOCATION: Nellis AFB, Nevada, Davis-Monthan AFB, Arizona, plus more
    SUBJECT: USAF Anniversary show, 355th FW A-10C Thunderbolt IIs, air-to-airs with RNLAF/USAF F-16 Fighting Falcons and private warbirds
    DATE: 11-20 November 2016
    PRICE: To Follow
    CAPACITY: 8x photographers
    INCLUDES: Flights, hotels, hire of commercial transport and driver, all logistics, booking and admin.

    Assignment overview:

    Nellis AFB
    The big one! The shows at Nellis AFB are never ones to be missed, and this one celebrates the 75th Anniversary of the USAF.

    Davis-Monthan A-10s

    Davis-Monthan is home to the 355th FW and its awesome array of A-10C Thunderbolt IIs and subject to final approval this would be a full operational shoot on base on the flightlines, runway and EOR areas as well as the famous Barry M. Goldwater firing range and more.

    The AMARG facility will not be included in the Assignment, but commercial over-flights and bus tours will be available on the Saturday at own expense.

    Arizona Legends
    We are working with  the AZ ANG and other Tucson-based assets for some incredible air-to-airs.


    Operational timetable to be confirmed, exact dates to be confirmed.

    Depart for the US on Sunday 13th November, we then spend Monday 14th and Tuesday 15th November with the 355th FW Warthog community and Wednesday 16th November on the BMG firing range - subject to final approval. Thursday 17th and Friday 18th will be spent working with other Arizona-based asset (briefings ahead of the air-to-airs, followed by up to three air-to-air sorties on Friday), with Saturday 19th spent on over-flights of AMARG and a sepcial night shoot at the Pima Air & Space Museum. Depart Sunday 20th November.

    Joining & Booking

    1) SIGN UP:
    Click any of the big green buttons to create an account to sign up for free.
    2) WATCH YOUR INBOX: Once this is ready to book we will contact you directly.
    3) BOOK: Login to the site and this page will become live for bookings. All you need to do is click the red button and fill in the booking form (and remember to pack your camera!)

    Questions about the Operations of the Event? E-mail Rich on rich@centreofaviationphotography.com or call direct on +44 (0)7768 816029

    THE SMALL PRINT: All dates are preliminary until confirmed and ready for booking. All events are subject to change (especially the Assignments, as they are conducted with operational squadrons) and are subject to security, operational, technical or weather issues. As such, COAP, Service Providers and the respective militaries are not responsible for cancellation at any stage, bad weather or non-flying activity. Safety and Insurance is your own responsibility and risk. Safety and insurance is your own responsibility and risk. Please note that some Assignments can be very, very physically demanding, in extreme weather, for extended periods of time, with intense , fast-moving activity and any bookings are accepted on that basis. If you have any questions about the physical undertaking, please get in contact.

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