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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 #83

    The United States Air Force B-1 Lancer is one awesome aeroplane. A massive swing-wing bomber, so sleek and purposeful it looks like it was built to photograph - just gorgeous lines, and unbelievable power. However, it is an asset that is constantly under the threat of the budgeting axe and who knows how long these machines have left? Certainly, their days are numbered so we have decided to add this event into the calendar to head to the Home of the Bone.

    This short and sweet transatlantic trip will be to Dallas to hit the 2020 Dyess AFB Airshow, as well as hopefully some other surprises along the way.

    Short and sweet, 7-11th May.

    Book now by e-mailing us on contact@centreofaviationphotography.com


    * • Travel to the 2020 Dyess AFB Airshow to get as much as possible from the action at this B-1 Lancer base in central Texas.

    * • Shoot B-1s at their home base! Bring a spare suitcase for all that cool merchandise !

    * • Short itinerary for maximum hit and minimum time, but extendable if you wish.

    * • We are working on a few great surprises in the mix for the time we are out there. More soon.


    Thursday 7th May
    Meet at Dallas Fort Worth airport's international arrivals hall in the early afternoon and head to Dyess, home to the USAF's 7th Bomb Wing B-1 Lancer fleet.

    Friday 8th May
    This is the arrivals and rehearsals day of the "Big Country Airfest".

    Saturday 9th May
    Day 1 of the Airfest at this USAF bomber base.

    Sunday 10th May
    Day 2... A second day at the Airfest to allow for more photography, different positions and vantage points.

    Monday 11th May
    We are working on some special options for the day, before we head out of DFW in the evening.


    EW83 COSTS: Five days travel, four nights hotel accommodation, single rooms, all transport, logistics, booking, admin, TC services, COAP management, ATOL protection: From £1465. 

    (Flights to Dallas from your choice of airport available for quotation on request. Extended travel itinerary services available on request to allow you to explore more of the state).

    BOOK NOW: Send us an e-mail at contact@centreofaviationphotography.com to register for this trip.

    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.

Hours of photographic operations
available through COAP this year!
Hours of expert training
available through COAP this year!
Hours of expert insider knowledge
available through COAP this year!