Living in Yeovil, my life has been surrounded by aviation.

Living close to Westland’s and RNAS Yeovilton I can remember over flights of vixens and Phantoms. Also many test flights as the EH101 Merlin Helicopter entered development and production.

My real interest in aviation started in 1997 when i got my 1st car.

Visiting Yeovilton frequently it wasn’t long before I made trips to Boscombe Down. Then onto view the US Air Force F15 Eagles at Lakenheath.

My interest in aviation was soon starting to take up my holidays from work, visiting air shows and exercises in the UK and also camping in the late Johns field runway 11 at Mildenhall.

Late 2003 brought my 1st DLSR camera and almost immediately in October 2003 I attempted my 1st road trip abroad to Switzerland.

On March 28, 2006, the last Fleet Air Arm squadron to operate the Sea Harrier, 801 Naval Air Squadron disbanded and since then I have decided to travel the World photographing as much as possible.

 Over the Years my passion has grown and now my priority  is to spend time trying to capture Military Aviation on location and exercise.

 My aim is to show the aircraft in a working environment.

This can provide unique photo opportunities from thrilling Low level fast jets in the LFA in Wales to helicopters well below you from cliff tops at Air shows.

As well as my website I often have published work in Aviation Magazines, Including Air Forces Monthly, Combat Aircraft and Air International

I also post on Airliners.net, Airfighters.com and the UKAR Web Forum

 In January 2010 I upgraded my camera once again.  I am now using a Canon 7d body with mainly the 70-200mm and 300mm F4 IS lens.

 

Many thanks for visiting  

Rich Pittman