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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 #85

    Seriously hot action! This regular exercise with the Turkish AF not only provides opportunities to shoot exotic air arms in action but also the Turkish AF assets taking part in Anatolian Eagle too.

    Access is provided by the AF to the taxiway and runway areas and is a well run event. We'll be there for both days to ensure all the action, all of the time, as well as a great hotel to relax in after the event. This is devised to be another short and sweet hit to cover everything - the action and relaxing - in as little time as possible.

    What to expect...

    * • Shoot rare and exotic military participants in operation.

    * • Shoot Turkish AF assets taking part in Anatolian Eagle.

    * • Taxiway and runway vantage points, highly likely to be in warm sunny weather!

    * • Small group of flexible travel, great hotel, lovely evenings.



    Wednesday 17th June
    Meeting in Istanbul's international arrivals hall, we then transfer to our quality hotel just a short drive from Konya. A relaxing evening ahead before the action of the next day.

    Thursday 18th June
    Day 1 of the Anatolian Eagle Spotters Day event. The THK has staged these events many times and the plan usually sees photographers in a large area for taxiway and runway action in the morning, followed by a secondary runway position in the afternoon. At the end of the action, we head back to debrief in the bar!

    Friday 19th June
    A repeat of the above, though often different vantage points are offered and we await the THK's plans on this matter.

    Saturday 20th June
    Return to Istanbul international airport.

    EW85 COSTS: Four days travel, three nights hotel accommodation, single rooms, all transport, logistics, booking, admin, TC services, COAP management, ATOL protection: From £695.

    (Flights to Istanbul 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
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