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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 #25

    An exclusive chance for two COAP members to join Europe’s famous Aviation PhotoCrew during special aerial photoshoots of the aircraft arriving in the UK for RIAT 2016.

    LOCATION: Kemble, Glos (RAF Fairford)
    SUBJECT: Air-to-air photo flights from a Shorts Skyvan, joining up with aircraft arriving for participation in the Royal International Air Tattoo, RAF Fairford.
    DATE: 4-8th July 2016
    PRICE: To Follow (will be a high end budget)
    CAPACITY: 2x photographers
    INCLUDES: See overview below for message from the Aviation PhotoCrew.

    RIAT Air-to-Air: Assignment overview
    Here’s a word from our friends at the Aviation PhotoCrew…

    “Yes yes, after many years of preparation we finally have the green light for a very prestigious new partnership……and a longtime dream becoming a reality! Needless to explain to you what RIAT is and how many aircraft come to this show, from how many Air Forces etc…oh well, it is still the worlds biggest military airshow and we are very privileged to be able to work in corporation with the RIAT team for the air to air photography. We plan to fly from nearby Kemble airfield, with the full support of the ATC team in a TRA photozone.

    “It is a first time solid corporation with RIAT for us, so we don’t know yet what to expect, but I bet on military aircraft before the lens…many military aircraft!!!

    “We will split up the project for big and smaller budgets, so we can share this opportunity with more photographers, BUT please do know that this is a more expensive projects, as we will take part in the fundraising part of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust. So a part of all our budget will be kindly donated to their charities.”

    Full details and breakdown of the whole plan are available, and available on request by emailing contact@centreofaviationphotography.com or calling +44 (0) 7768 816029.


    Flight timetable to be confirmed, exact arrival subjects o be confirmed, but expect the flights to cover the primary arrivals (perhaps 6-7 per day).

    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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