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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 #70

    A very special event will take place in May, with the first ever Croatian International Military Airshow taking place near Zadar. There are a number of key anniversaries being celebrated, not least the 30th Statehood Day of the nation and 25th anniversary of Operation ‘Storm’. It will be a rare chance to see and shoot the Croatian AF in action, as well as international participants.

    What to expect:

    • • Experience the first CIOMA event in this beautiful country.
    • • Rare Croatian AF action.
    • • Short and sweet visit to maximise precious time.

    OUTLINE ITINERARY:

    THURSDAY 28th MAY:
    Meeting in the arrivals hall of Croatia's Split International Airport at around 1730hrs, we then transfer to our local hotel in this beautiful mediterranean gem.

    FRIDAY 29th MAY:
    Action at Zadar, as the preparations, rehearsals and activities get ready for this major international event. More details to follow.

    SATURDAY 30th MAY:
    The first ever Croatian International Military Airshow. There are a number of key anniversaries being celebrated, not least the 30th Statehood Day of the nation and 25th anniversary of Operation ‘Storm’. It will be a rare chance to see and shoot the Croatian AF in action, as well as international participants.

    SUNDAY 31st MAY:
    Returning home. International return flights from your destination are available upon request.

    EW70 COSTS: Four days travel, three nights quality hotel accommodation, single rooms, all transport, logistics, booking, admin, TC services, COAP management, ATOL protection: From £795.
    (Flights to Croatia from your choice of airport available for quotation on request).

    HOW TO BOOK: Please send an e-mail to contact@centreofaviationphotography.com


    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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