You’ll find me at airshows around the UK, hopefully by the crowd line on a sunny day, but often further back and sheltering under an umbrella. Always with my Nikon within reach and an airband radio clipped to my belt.

I only find time to visit a handful of the dozens of air shows staged each year and here are the events I’ve visited most recently. Click through for my best pictures at each show and you’ll see that I love both seaside and airport venues; fast jets and Merlins.

When the UK airshow season has ended, I indulge in my other pastime, also weather dependant: astrophotography, the imaging of stars, planets, nebulae and galaxies.

July 15, 2023
Patrulla Ɓguila - Spain

RIAT 2023

Fast jets, and a celebration of one hundred years of air-to-air refuelling
July 15, 2023
July 21, 2019
RIAT 2019 - MiG-21 LanceR

RIAT 2019

Poor international attendance embarrassingly hyped up by their social media team.
July 21, 2019
June 9, 2019
Cosford airshow - German Navy P-3 Orion

Cosford 2019

A disappointing line-up considering it’s the RAF’s only air show of the year.
June 9, 2019
August 25, 2018
Dunsfold airshow 2018 - Norwegian Vampires

Dunsfold 2018

Spectacular flying under sunny skies, but change the commentary team.
August 25, 2018