Photographic Portfolio of 2018
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 2018.
Portfolios by Category
Aviation Photography
F/A-18E Super Hornet (166650 'AC-400') of VFA-105 'Gunslingers' of NAS Oceana inscribed USS Dwight D. Eisenhower flying from NAS Fallon.
Low-level 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 book; Thunder Through the Valleys: Low Level Flying - Low Level Photography was published on November 2, 2018......   My Book
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Thunder Through the Valleys: Low Level Flying - Low Level Photography. 43,500 words (10,500 of which are captions) to go with the 180 full colour images.
Left to right: A sample of the images in the book. Click fo presentation and reviews.
Turkish Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16C Block 50+ Fighting Falcon (07-1012) of 161 Filo (Squadron) based at Bandirma.
Rockwell B-1B Lancer (85-072 'EL') callsign 'Tiger 41' of 28th BW, 34th BS ‘Thunderbirds’ based at Ellsworth AFB South Dakota.
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Left to right: A-7E Corsair II (160736) of 336 Mira based at Araxos.
Mirage 2000N (348 '125-AL') of EC 02.004 'La Fayette'.
338 Mira F-4E(AUP) Phantom II (01524),
F-22A Raptor (05-081 'TY') fast and low through the Mach' Loop.
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Left to right: Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornet (166925 'XE-230') of VX-9 'Vampires' from Air Test and Evaluation Squadron at China Lake,
SAAB Sk 60 (60112 '112') of the Flying Training School (FlygSkolan) at Linköping/Malmen in Sweden,
F-16C Block 52M Fighting Falcon (020) fitted with Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs).
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My 5,000 word and 13 image article 'Thunder Through the Valleys' for Aviation News to promote my book of the same name, looking at the Tornado GR.4, F-4E(AUP) Phantom and F-22A Raptor at low level..
Left to right: Tornado GR.4 (ZA612 '074') using callsign 'Monster 1',
The tailored Advanced Mission Planning Aid (AMPA) software is utilised across the RAFs fleet of aircraft.
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Left to right: F-16C Block 52M Fighting Falcon (020) fitted with Conformal Fuel Tanks (CFTs),
338 Mira F-4E(AUP) Phantom II (01524),
338 Mira F-4E(AUP) Phantom II (71760).
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Left to right: Tornado GR.4A (ZA372 '006') callsign 'Wolf 2' of 12(B) Squadron,
Tornado GR.4 (ZA560 'EB-Q') using callsign 'Viking 41' of 41(R) Test & Evaluation Squadron, swept with burners,
Tornado GR.4 (ZA588 '056') using callsign 'Monster 01',
Tornado GR.4 (ZA597 '063') callsign 'Monster 2'.
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The Daily Telegraph reporting on the publication of my new book. F/A-18F Super Hornet drops 2,000 feet in to Panamint Valley, California after passing through the Jedi Transition which is part of the Sidewinder low-level route.
On air base and exercises portfolio - I visited a number of air bases in 2018, click here for more images and reports.
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Mach III publication by Ian Carroll: United States Air Force Directory 2018. Front cover with F/A-18C Hornet (165187 'AJ-400') of VFA-37 'Ragin Bulls' catching the wire with sparks on landing aboard USS George HW Bush (CVN-77) off the coast of Syria during Operation Inherent Resolve.
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Mach III publication by Ian Carroll: European Air Forces Directory 2018. F-16C Block 52M Fighting Falcon (029) of 116 PM (Combat Wing), 335 'Tigris' Mira based at Araxos during Iniohos 2018 at Andravida air base.
Air shows, Museums and Classic Aircraft portfolio - I visited a number of air bases in 2018, click here or here for more images and reports.
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Left to right: Two images of Serbia and Montenegro Air Force Soko J-22A Orao (25207 used in Heiko Thiesler's book Jagdbomber.