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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.

  • Exotic Wings #13

    An unmissable chance to spend time in the UK’s best photographic locations on the military and preservation scene, guided by experts, with Workshops.

    LOCATION: The finest military and preservation shooting locations in the UK.
    SUBJECT: Frontline fighters, plus warbird air-to-air, workshop and museum.
    DATE: 6-15th October 2017
    CAPACITY: 8x photographers
    INCLUDES: Hotels, all logistics, booking and admin, plus Workshops. Air-to-air separate costings.

    THE UNITED KINGDOM: Assignment overview
    Join COAP’s world-class British aviation photographers for a guided tour of some of the UK’s finest vantage points for military and preservation photography.
    Expect to visit the Wales low-level flying areas, the best vantage points at the two busiest RAF frontline stations (RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth, with Typhoons and Ex Joint Warrior), plus special set-ups on the preservation scene including air-to-air photography (separate costing), Workshop, and a visit to the IWM Duxford.


    Want to experience some of the best the UK has to offer? We have put together a comprehensive, action-packed 8-day package to bring you some of the best photography of military and preserved action that Great Britain has to offer.

    Join world-class aviation photographers for a guided tour of some of the UK’s finest vantage points for photography outside some of the UK's most famous locations.

    Expect action from the UK military and preservation scenes, including the Wales low-level flying areas and the best vantage points outside the two busiest RAF frontline stations (RAF Coningsby and RAF Lossiemouth, with Typhoons), the latter during the busy Exercise ‘Joint Warrior’. 

What’s more, there will be special set-ups on the preservation scene and we are working towards air-to-air photography with a Spitfire over the White Cliffs of Dover including a Workshop by a world-famous warbird photographer, and a visit to the IWM Duxford.

    All the while you will be in the company of COAP for an experience and ongoing week-long Workshop to hone your photography and take it to the next level.

    Included in the accommodation list is two nights in the famous WW2 ‘Dambusters’ Officers Mess in Woodall Spa.

    This Assignment should yield some excellent results from some fascinating subjects, especially for those that have not been to the UK before.

    TIMETABLE, 6th-14th October 2017
    (Friday 6th October: Arrive at a London Heathrow hotel).
    Day 1, Saturday 7th October: Travel to Kent for a Workshop and an air-to-air sortie with a Spitfire over the White Cliffs, plus workshop from world-famous warbird photographer. Flights are under a separate costing (tbc), though Workshop is included.
    Day 2, Sunday 8th October: Imperial War Museum, Duxford and fly to Inverness.
    Day 3, Monday 9th October: RAF Lossiemouth, for RAF fast jet action with the resident Typhoon squadrons as well as the busy ‘Joint Warrior’ multi-national exercise.
    Day 4, Tuesday 10th October: A return to RAF Lossiemouth, before flying south to Manchester.
    Day 5, Wednesday 11th October: A day in the Mach Loop to learn the low-down and ‘do’s and don’ts’ of this low-flying location.
    Day 6, Thursday 12th October: RAF Coningsby, fighter town! Two frontline Typhoon squadrons plus the training unit, Operational Evaluation squadron and Battle of Britain Memorial Flight.
    Day 7, Friday 13th October: Return to RAF Coningsby and return to London.
    Day 8, Saturday 14th October: Back-up day for the air-to-air or free day in London.

    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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