Thunder Through the ValleysAviation Photography by Philip Stevens - Features and Photographic Reports


  My Book      Thunder Through the Valleys: Low Level Flying - Low Level Photography
Two books in one, my book covers military low flying and the challenges faced by the photographer. The main subject is about military low-flying - the skills, reasons and dangers from a pilot's perspective. The many commanders, pilots and mission planners interviewed explain the challenges they face flying fast and low day and night. Pilots describe their training, planning, systems and their most memorable missions flying the aircraft they love from the; A-7 Corsair, F-4 Phantom, Tucano, Tornado, Sk 60, B-1B Lancer, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-16I Sufa, F/A-18 Super Hornet to even the F-22 Raptor. As the sole photographer I reveal how and where images were taken from mountainsides and desert canyons to cockpits for air to air images. Order a signed copy
      Low-level Flying Low-level flying from across Europe and the United States
UK Low-level Photographic Logs
(Updated September 19, 2021)

Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA)
(Updated December 31, 2020)

Low Flying Area (GLV), The Netherlands

Mountain Flying Training Area (MFTA)

Low-level Flying Photography


Low-Flying - An Essential but Perishable Skill

Fast Jets and Long Lenses - Forces TV

Thunder Through the Valleys
The editor Aviation News asked me to write an article using extracts from my book, with new images combining low flying training of the RAF, the US Air Force and the Hellenic Air Force..... Read more >
      Air to Air

Air to Air Academy
Air to air photography is the greatest desire of every serious aviation photographer, with the opportunities so scarce very few people ever get the chance to experience it..... Read more >

Flying with the Hunter, Skyraider,
Avenger, Canberra
OV-10B Bronco, Jet Provost

Flying with the Centro di Volo a Vela
Guidonia, Italy

Flying with the F15E Strike Eagle
F-22 Raptor

Flying with the RAF JaguarHarrier
Tornado F.3, Typhoon 

Flying with the Swedish AF Gripen
      Base Visits and Exercises
Natural Surface Operations
Pembrey Sands, September 17, 2020
RAF Lossiemouth
July 2020
Cobra Warrior Exercise
RAF Waddington, September 2-20, 2019

Dyess B-1Bs
Abilene, Texas, February 2019

Exercise Iniohos 2019
Andravida, Greece, April, 2019

Flying the B-1B Lancer
The B-1B Lancer is a highly valued and formidable aircraft that has been worked hard in recent years..... Read more >
      Air shows

The view from the grandstand
The United States Marine Corps should be congratulated on how they managed such a huge event at MCAS Miramar.....
Read more >
Military Pageant
Shuttleworth Trust, July 7, 2019

Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona
Davis-Monthan, Arizona, March 9, 2019

Yuma Airshow
MCAS Yuma, Arizona, March 9, 2019

27th Antwerp Stampe Fly In
Antwerp, Belgium, May 12, 2018

Hunterfest

St.Stephan, Switzerland, August 27, 2016
      Classic Aircraft and Fly-Ins
Aviation Photography
L-Birds back to Normandy
Saint André de L’Eure
June 8, 2019
Aviation Photography
European Luscombe UK Tour
Enstone to Lane Farm
June 14-18, 2021

(New June 27, 2021)
Aviation Photography
DH Moth Club - Fly-In
Old Warden, Biggleswade
September 12, 2021

(New September 27, 2021)
      Museums, Wrecks and Relics
Aviation Photography Aviation Photography
Pima Air & Space Museum
Tucson, Arizona
March 2019
Aviation Photography
F21 Flight Museum
Luleĺ, Sweden
February 2020
UK Squadron / Wing Galleries and Reports
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Royal Navy: 750    800     Army Air Corps: 670    671
USAFE: 48FW    100ARW
Gliding Photographic Logs     Aerial Firefighting
Serial lists: Tornado GR.4      Typhoon      Hawk T.2      48FW F-15C/E
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