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Exotic Wings & Exotic Wings Extreme

Bringing you the best opportunities in aviation photography…


Travel to the action, immerse yourself photography, shoot rarities, visit ‘bucket list’ destinations, experience the thrill of the chase, learn from specialists all over the world, enjoy a fantastic social scene… There really is nothing like it.

COAP has decades of professional experience in delivering aviation photography, whether it’s a professional and enthusiast engagement across military air arms and commercial operators, visiting airshows or conducting air-to-air photography sorties.

These operations are strictly for photographers and are dedicated to spending quality time in the best vantage points, often executed with local knowledge and experience in place, and sometimes working towards a specific end result for our hosts.

Such visits may include a Workshop tutorial or have a Masterclass built into them, whereby aircrew or specialist aviation photographers will present to the group in a relaxed, interactive format.

The EW Extreme operations include travel off the beaten track, and are more suited to the dedicated photographer that loves the thrill of the chase. They offer a chance to travel with pro aviation shooters, with in-country experience and local contacts, which otherwise may be too daunting or difficult to achieve. Not for the faint-hearted, you never know what you are going to get on the adventure, but if you do come away with results they will surely be of the highest and rarest quality.

Exotic Wings overview…

•  Small groups of dedicated photographers, spending quality time immersed in aviation photography.
•  Shadow the pros and develop your technique.
•  Workshop/Masterclass often built into the assignment.
•  Produce stunning end results.
•  Solid travel itinerary.

  • What doesn’t change are the principles of great access and the opportunity to test and enhance your photographic skills not to mention the social side of gathering with fellow enthusiasts.

    Ian, Exotic Wings traveller.

  • This week has been one of the best weeks of my life. It was nothing short of amazing. I'm so passionate about my photography and finally feel I have found a place to learn more with COAP. And to top it all one of the pilots wants one of my images!

    Mark, Exotic Wings traveller.

  • We never shot from the same place twice; between the different vantage points, the changing light and weather, and the reversal of flight ops as the wind switched, there was such a variety to the photographic opportunities.

    Steve, Exotic Wings traveller.

  • These have been immensely enjoyable, well run, good value bearing in mind the opportunities they deliver and all with a great social atmosphere, comradeship and not forgetting the essential ingredient of a good dose of banter!

    Tim, Exotic Wings traveller.

  • Long days and an epic week that none of us will ever forget with experiences that will live for us forever. Fantastic COAP trip.

    Carl, Exotic Wings traveller.

  • Exotic Wings #57

    One of our famous photography trips to the West Coast - absolutely not to be missed! Featuring Nellis AFB, Air-to-Air, Nightshoots, Boneyard and more across Nevada and Arizona.

    PROVISIONAL ITINERARY: More details to come with application.

    Friday 15th November: Meet at Las Vegas.
    Saturday 16th November: The famous Aviation Nation airshow at Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.
    Sunday 17th November: Road trip through Nevada into Arizona and ground photography shoot in Tucson.
    Monday 18th November: Air-to-air briefing and planning/flights.
    Tuesday 19th November: Air-to-air briefing and planning/flights.
    Wednesday 20th November: Tucson area... D-M, Boneyard, Wild West culture photography excursions. Night shoot at the epic Pima Air & Space Museum
    Thursday 21st November: Depart from Phoenix.

    COSTS: From £1295 (air-to-airs separate costing - more details on application)

     

    THIS IS LIVE FOR BOOKINGS FROM TUESDAY 1st OCTOBER, 0900hrs UK time.

     

    BOOKING INSTRUCTIONS...

    1) This is live for bookings from Tuesday 1st October, 0900hrs UK time, sign into your COAP account and click the RED "BOOK NOW" BUTTON
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    ) Download the PDF 'Traveller Booking Form' and fill it in.
    4)
    E-mail the PDF to contact@centreofaviationphotography.com

    Note: The red button only appears when you log in, you will see it below this message.

    We will be in touch with you to determine you requirements and secure your space within 48hrs. First come, first served.

    QUESTIONS?
    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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