Photographic Portfolio of 2013
Images and photographic notes of my successes for the year

Each year I like to produce a collection of my best and favourite images. Most have been published in books and magazines and possibly in conjunction with features and as such were chosen by the editor in question. I hope you like this snapshot of my best work from 2013.
Portfolios by Category
Dassault Rafale C (129 '118-GH') in the markings of soon to be fully operational EC 02.030 'Normandie-Niemen' based at Mont-de-Marsan (BA 118) in June 2012.
One of my favourite images which could not uploaded until my article entitled 'low-fly French Style' for Air Forces Monthly was published in 2013.
(DSLR full-frame sensor + Canon EF 400mm f2.8 L IS Mk.II plus x1.4 extender at 1/1250 f6.3 ISO 200 -1 stop exposure compensation)

Air to air portfolio - click here for more images and reports.
My image in November 2013 issue of SA Flyer magazine taken at the 2013 Air Academy at Leopoldsburg in Belgium.
Grumman TBM-3R Avenger (53319 '19' registered HB-RDG) 'Charlie's Heavy' with Douglas AD-4NA Skyraider (126922 'H-503' registered G-RADR) taken from the back seat of Hanno Wesdorp's North American AT-6A Texan (16544 'FY' registered N13FY).
see my article entitled 'Classic Air Force Moves to Cornwall'
Hunter F.6A (G-KAXF painted as 'N-294')
Royal Netherlands Air Force F-16 Demo Team and their 'Orange Lion' F-16AM,
Yakovlev Yak-18s (OO-IAK and D-EYAK).
Low-level flying portfolio - click here for more images and reports.
This is my real passion. Finding a steep sided valley and waiting for some fast jet action is very relaxing. You might only get one or two jets in a day, but who cares? The scenery is often stunning and when you are alone it gives you a good chance to unwind from the pressures of life. The anticipation of a jet flying up your valley is exciting. The thrill of capturing a jet with the ground as a backdrop is more than you can imagine.
My article entitled 'low-fly French Style' for Air Forces Monthly published April 2013 (5,500+ words and 21 images).
Article entitled 'Doing the Mach Loop from Ground Level' using 18 of my images plus the front cover in Pacific Wings July 2013 magazine.
Help for Heroes is a charity formed to help those who have been wounded in Britain's current conflicts.

Philip Stevens has donated his best images for the disposal of the charity, including these two. Working with Kevin Hunt of the Royal Air Force Police Association images have been printed and circulated within the RAF as far as Afghanistan for signing by aircrew to be auctioned to raise money for the charity.
My image of Typhoon FGR.4 (ZK307 'BU') of 29(R) Squadron low-level in Scotland in October 2012 was used for the front cover of Air International's Typhoon Supplement in November 2013 with another image of Typhoon T.3 (ZK380 'BG') also of 29(R) Squadron used for one of the articles.
Low-level flying 2013
Finnish Air Force (Ilmavoimat) Hawk T.51A (HW-355) Mach loop September 2013.
F-15C Eagle (84-010) of 493rd FS Mach loop April 2013.
Mirage 2000N (348 '125-AL') callsign 'Ramex 42' through the Lakes in October 2013.

Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA) 2013

Apache AH.1 (ZJ211) callsign 'Panther 83' of 673 (AH Training) Squadron in November 2013.
On air base and exercises portfolio - I visited a number of air bases in 2013, click here for more images and reports.
My image of the Sea King was used for the poster to promote Mountain Medicine and RAF Mountain Rescue, see my photo-report on RAF Mountain Rescue training.
Air shows, Museums and Classic Aircraft portfolio - I visited some museums and a few events in 2013, click here or here for more images and reports.
My written article for Pacific Wings magazine published December 2013 on the Italian Air Force Museum at Vigna di Valle, 2,700 words and 15 images
My article entitled 'Classic Air Force Moves to Cornwall' for Aviation News published June 2013 (1,000+ words and 11 images).
My report on the DH Moth Club's return to Woburn Abbey after a six year absence 'Woburn 2013' and seven images published in the DH Moth Club's magazine 'The Moth'.