2015 PDA at RAF Coningsby

Wow! what a great few hours of flying. The Battle of Britain Memorial Flight were faultless displaying Spitfire AB910 and Hurricane PZ865 as a duo, the every glorious Douglas Dakota Kwicherbichen, Spitfire TE311 and Hurricane LF363 again as a duo. From The Mound the viewing as ever was spectacular, the sun was shining for the early part of the afternoon and we were treated to som truely spectacular flying from these old warbirds. As the afternoon wore on a light cloud rolled in but it didnt spoil the atmosphere at a packed Coningsby. The 2015 Display Typhoon was cleared for its display and for me it has to be one of the best Typhoon displays I have seen. Flt Lt Jonathan Dowen in the Speci

Spitfire Work

As the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight Public Display Authority (PDA) is this week I was inspired to create this piece titled Supermarine Spitfire Fast Pass, based on a shot of MK356 taken during last years PDA. It depicts the RAF Spitfire down low over the countryside and hopefully gives a sense of the immense speed this machine was capable of in the 1940's. This years PDA is scheduled to take place at RAF Coningsby on Friday 24th April. JB

New Work - Spitfire Countryside Tour

Probably the most famous Spitfire still with us today. MH434 is operated by the OFMC and this stunning example of a Spitfire Mk IXB provided the subject for this newly completed piece. Available in a wide choice of print finishes from our number one print supplier. http://shop.photo4me.com/470607/canvas

ZA600 Retirement

This week we saw the final flight of a Coningsby favourite, Tornado ZA600. After 33 years of service this 41 Squadron GR4 departed RAF Coningsby for RAF Leeming on its last ever flight before retirement. As a tribute to this birds long career with the Royal Air Force we have comissioned this piece showing ZA600 streaking skyward where she always looked most at home. Tornado ZA600 Retires. April 2015 http://shop.photo4me.com/469479/canvas

NEW Work

Two stunning Centenary tails were unveiled at RAF Coningsby last month. 29(R) Squadron and XI Squadron Royal Air Force celebrate 100 years with these two colourful Typhoons. The 2015 Typhoon display is looking very impressive and be sure to catch it if you can on the 2015 display circuit.

RAF Mildenhall and Lakenheath visit

First trip of the year to 'The Hall' and 'The Heath' and it wasn't dissapointing. The sun was shining and the stong winds from earlier in the week were non existant. As we arrived an RC-135 together with two KC-135s got airborne and that was the start of a very busy day. Several MC-130's departed and ran circuits of the field for most of the afternoon. Although we never caught a glimpse of the Ospreys all day, as the afternoon drew on a armée de l'air KC135 arrived on base as an added bonus. Over at the Lakenheath we arrived just in time for three returning F-15c Eagles touching down and flying circuits in the sunshine which topped the day off nicely. Images from the day can be seen on ou

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