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Projects

On this page we keep you updated on all of our upcoming plans. Check it regularly, as we update the info on each of the projects presented as soon as we get it. Along with the newsletters, this is the best way to always have the latest news on our PhotoFlying adventures.

 

Due to the changed world stage, and the fact that we get more and more opportunities to fly with sensitive and fifth generation jetfighters, there will be specific requirements in place when we fly projects where we expect those military corporations:

  • You will have to be a photographer from a NATO country, NORAD country, EU countries or allied nations. If you have any doubt, just check with us in advance as many projects have different requirements.
  • For every project you like to fly with us, we kindly ask a copy of your passport ( the photo page ) as we will fly often from military bases etc like we already did in the 2023 season.

The reward of our efforts and many approval processes we go through is that we will be able to fly with more 5th gen military than ever before…and beyond!! ( find the project )

 

How to secure a seat for a 2024 project?

You can book right now. If you are already on a list of interested photographers, PLEASE MENTION it!! Some of you have a bit of priority due to a cancelled project or flying credit you have. If the seat is available, I will send you the deposit invoice for 50% of the project price. You will have two weeks for payment ( in order to give every photographer a fair chance ), once the deposit is paid your seat is 100% confirmed!! You can book as many projects as you like.

For projects that are still marked as ‘TBC’ or do not have a solid date yet, I will not send an invoice but you will be added to the list of interested photographers and I will provide you the number. No obligations at all until we get a green light, at that moment I contact photographers back in running order.

Long term 2025 – 2030

You can have your name on the list of ‘interested photographers’ for any project in the future. It does not cost anything, and there are no obligations to it at all! It is only after a project is confirmed we start contacting photographers back in running order. The deposit invoice of 50% to be paid to confirm your seat is always send out the year before. So for example you can perfectly have your name on the list of RIAT 2028 ( as some of you do… ). We contact photographers on the list around October 2027, and if they take the seat the invoice will go out. It is that simple and it goes for ALL projects we fly.

You have to send us a SEPARATE email for EVERY project that has your interest, as every email is a little piece of the giant puzzle. You can always give it a try, keep in mind that even if you are at #24 on the list you still can have the luck to secure a seat in that project, as the further into the future the more photographers will not pick up a seat for real.

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2024 Plans

 

50th ANNIVERSARY SUN N FUN APRIL 9 – 13

Location: Lakeland, Florida, USA

The Sun N Fun fly in is a world famous event, the little brother of Oshkosh, attracting over 2000 aircraft each year. They vary from small GA to vintage aircraft, warbirds, classic jets and a great military participation as well. The Skyvan photoship will be there for the full week, and we offer a number of different photoflying days, starting in the morning hours and ending at sunset! A ton of spectacular opportunities await us at the 50th anniversary of this worldfamous fly in and airshow.

We will fly the Skyvan photoship on the 4 days with the most activity. Wednesday april 10, Thursday april 11, Friday april 12 and Saturday april 13. All days should have a sunset flight!!

We offer 1-day tickets that have all flights and join-ups included on that day. So it should be a great mix of GA, vintage, military, warbirds and classic jets.

We also have a 2-day package, and a special price offer for 3 and 4 days.

TOP ACES DAY TUESDAY JUNE 4

Location: Northern Germany

In 2018 already we flew a project with Top Aces from Wittmund airbase, where we announced that it would be the final chance to see a flying A-4 Skyhawk in Europe. And here we are promoting the 2024 season with a chance to see that same unique A-4’s still flying!! The plan is to also have the chance to capture the Alpha Jet, and of course we will invite some friends in the German Air Force.

We will offer 1 project for 10 photographers.

DANISH AIR FORCE AIRPOWER WEDNESDAY JUNE 5

Location: Northern Denmark

This 1-day project is especially for photographers with a limited budget eager to catch the military jets. We plan to fly a number of F-16 join-ups…and with some luck you get to see the brand new F-35 as well!

We offer 1 project for 10 photographers.

DANISH AIR FORCE AIRSHOW JUNE 6 - 8

Location: Northern Denmark

The Danish Air Force is hosting an airshow every two years, well known for the great variety of participants. It is a ‘big’ airshow, but this time it’s gonna be even bigger as they celebrate the arrival of the F-35 in Danish service. It is the ideal project to catch a variety of aircraft, civilian and military alike.
30 aerial join-ups planned…or more. Superb scenery as well!

We offer 1 project for 10 photographers. Day by day tickets are also available! Friends can share a seat, but of course only 1 photographer can be onboard the Skyvan on each flight.

SWEDISH CLASSIC JETS MONDAY JUNE 10 - 11

Location: Trolhattan, Sweden

In our season 2018 we had one of our most magical air to air days so far. In just a single day with ideal weather and a stunning scenery we got to see ALL of the Swedish classic jets flying for us. All of them are iconic, and presented unforgettable moments with some of thé most rare jets still flying in the world today. Also the Swedish Air Force joined us. Finally we have a chance to do it all again!!

We expect all of the aircraft to fly for us, you will need a budget similar to other ‘big’ or ‘arrival’ projects as the cost to get a Viggen, Draken, Lansen, etc in the air is fairly big of course. We will also invite the Swedish Air Force and Saab to join us on June 11.

We offer 1 project for 10 photographers. Friends can share a seat, but of course only 1 photographer can be onboard the Skyvan on each flight.

SLEAPKOSH FLY-IN UK FRIDAY JULY 12

This is gonna be a 1 day project where all of you can have a pretty unbelievable collection of aircraft that will fly with the Skyvan photoship.

What would you think about this line up: T-28, Hurricane ( maybe even two as a pair ), PC-12, Jett Pitts, some T-6 Harvards, Titans display team, Yak 3, Avro Anson....and to top it off with some jet action, a unique shoot with the Citation 10 bizzjet. And even more aircraft could be added, as the Fly in expects a lot of interesting vintage & warbirds....and all are friends!

Sleapkosh is a fairly new Fly in that is not a public event. It's for pilots and aviation enthousiasts only, last year....350 aircraft attended!!! As all aircraft are already at the Fly in, pricing for this day is only half of our traditional warbird days!

WARBIRDS UK JULY 11 – 14

Location: Old Warden, United Kingdom

Our warbird days are really second to none! Not only do we offer more warbirds in 1 day program than any other organizer, but you will also see them from the famous Skyvan photoship with multiple photo angles. Ooh…and for about half the prize of our competitors. We have built up an incredible solid relation with many of the warbird owners and are priviledged in Europe to work with the wellkown experts as Darren Harbar and Richard Paver. Many of the precious aircraft we get to see will only fly for Aviation PhotoCrew projects.

Due to the popularity of the warbird days we will plan two days for 2024. These will be two completely different line-ups on offer! If you have flown with us before in the warbird days, don’t forget to mention that, as we will have to find new targets for you. The Tempest alone is not gonna be enough. We will have again at least a day with alltime classics like Spitfires, Hurricanes, Mustang, etc for new photographers. The ultra rare and famous Shutlleworth collection will be featured again on one of the days.

If the weather is with us, we aim to have also semi sunset or even full sunset flights in 2024!!

AMERICAN AIRPOWER IN EUROPE TUESDAY JULY 16

Location: Lakenheath AFB, United Kingdom

Our first USAFE day in the 2023 season had a waitlist of …84 photographers, all knowing the pricing and very eager to fly with us. We were able to only make the wish come true for the first 11 on the list. The program featured the OV-22 Ospprey, MC-130, F-15 Strike Eagles and the F-35s. For the 2024 day, we aim for even more action!

This 1-day project is only on offer for 10 photographers, sharing a seat is not possible as each of the photographers has to go through an approval process and we have to keep the full team to a minimum.

ROYAL INTERNATIONAL AIR TATTOO JULY 17 - 19

Location: Turweston airfield, United Kingdom

As RIAT has been the worlds biggest military airshow for decades, I assume no introduction is needed ;) This project will see flying from morning till almost sunset, and will provide us the opportunity to catch an unbelievable variety of military aircraft from around the globe. Just check the website reports to have an idea what you can expect.

The RIAT project has always been super high in demand. If you can’t secure a seat for 2024, make sure you have your name on the list for future editions.
30 aerial join-ups planned…or more.

We offer 1 project for 10 photographers. Day by day tickets are available, but you will need to be fast!!! Friends can share a seat, but of course only 1 photographer onboard each flight.

ABBOTSFORD INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW 100th ANNIVERSARY ROYAL CANADIAN AIR FORCE AUGUST 6 - 9

Location: Chilliwack, Canada

Our first corporation with this worldfamous airshow led to a project as big as RIAT, only in a scenery that we would describe as the ‘best in the entire world’ Mount Baker, lakes, coastline, absolutely stunning. The 2024 airshow will see again a large military participation ( and we expect to have permission for all of that sweet metal ) but also impressive warbirds, floatplanes and the many local stars. If you have the budget for a ‘big’ project, and you wish to have the best of every category that aviation has to offer, this is definitely the place for you!! 30 aerial join-ups planned…or more.

We offer the ‘full big package for all days’. Day by day tickets are available! We offer also ‘Tuesday + Wednesday’ package and the ‘Thursday + Friday’ option. Friends can share a seat, but only 1 photographer onboard each flight.

MESSERSCHMITT DAY MONDAY SEPTEMBER 2

Location: Ingolstadt, Germany

If you are a real warbird enthousiast, you should become very excited now. We plan to have a day flying with the super rare and unique collection of aircraft that are part of the Messerschmitt Museum of Flight. The flagship is the Me 262 in airworthy condition, but they also have two Me-108, the Me 200 and two iconic Me 109!! We are checking the possibility of having all aircraft flying for an air to air join-up. At this moment, the project is ‘tbc’, but so far so good!

We will offer 1 project for 10 photographers.

AIRPOWER 2024 SEPTEMBER 3 - 5

Location: Trieben, Austria

The Austrian Air Force is the host of this bi-annual airshow, it is one of the biggest events on the European airshow calendar with not only a mindblowing variety of aircraft but also the most attractive scenery!! Zeltweg airbase is located between the Austrian mountains, and all our aerial join-ups take place in this magnificent backdrop. In recent editions we had the luck of catching some of the most unique military participants here like the last ever public appearance of a Croatian Mig-21. The support from the Austrian Air Force is top level, giving us the opportunity to see most of their assets flying for the photos, and the list of vintage and warbirds is unprecedented. The most unique collection of aircraft and helicopters you can find in this project, needless to say it is an absolute favorite among the photographers.

We offer the ‘full big package’ will all arrivals on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. 30 aerial join-ups planned…or more!
Day by day tickets are available!

Friends can share a seat, but only 1 photographer onboard each flight.

ATHENS FLYING WEEK SEPTEMBER 10 - 16

Location: Tanagra airbase, Greece

F-4 Phantom anyone? The Hellenic Air Force has the most unicorn aircraft flying in the world, and even with the retirement of the T-2 Buckeye, only the Greek assets flying for us each year would make the trip worthwhile. Of course all dreams are for the legendary F-4 Phantoms, Mirage 2000 etc, but the airshow program has so much more to offer!! Each year they have at least a few aircraft that can only be seen during Athens Flying Week ( like the Saudi F-15 & Typhoon displays ), all of the teams are happy to fly for the photos, and the foreign participants have the Skyvan photoship in sight every edition.
Besides the A+++ scenery in Austria, this is the second project in Europe where we can describe the background as incredible: desert like mountains, open sea, lakes,…

Several of the join-ups are planned around sunset, flares and afterburners included. Athens Flying Week is highly in demand with the photographers, so if this is your first choice always have a back up plan as well.

We offer the ‘full big package’ will all arrivals on Tuesday ( tbc ), Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.
Day by day tickets are available!

We also offer the popular ‘departure days’ that we fly on the Sunday and Monday.
Friends can share a seat in both projects, but only 1 photographer onboard each flight.

SANICOLE INTERNATIONAL AIRSHOW SEPTEMBER 18 - 22

Location: Zwartberg, Belgium

We only fly the Skyvan photoship once a year in Belgium, and we are happy that we can call Sanicole our ‘home project’ where it all started for us in 2013. Although the airshow takes place at the small airfield of Sanicole, the airshow has gained worldfame and attracts visitors AND aircraft from around the world. You will never be disappointed in the Sanicole project, as there is always so much on offer! Super variety and surprises each year. 30 aerial join-ups planned…or more.

We offer the ‘full big package for all days’. Day by day tickets are available!

We offer also ‘Wednesday + Thursday’ package and the ‘Friday + Saturday’ option. Friends can share a seat, but only 1 photographer onboard each flight
And…for new photographers who have never flown with us before ( that is a condition so it’s not for you ) we offer a special introduction day on Sunday, where we spoil everyone for a little price!

PACIFIC AIRSHOW OCTOBER 2 - 5

Location: John Wayne airport, California, USA

We crushed it there during our first ‘big’ project in the US. We have learned a lot in just a short time, but the one thing we know is that we will be back in 2024!! If you like the California coastline, sunset flights, unexpected surprises, military, worldclass warbirds and some of the most famous aerobatic performers, you gotta be in this project. This is also a great chance ( if you like US military ) to have an aerial opportunity with all of the branches like USAF, US NAVY, MARINES and ARMY.

We offer the ‘full big package for all days’. Day by day tickets are available!
We offer also ‘Wednesday + Thursday’ package and the ‘Friday + Saturday’ option.
On Saturday we will fly out to our warbird friends in Camarillo to have an awesome warbird day.
Friends can share a seat, but only 1 photographer onboard each flight.

PHOENIX FUN FLIGHTS MONDAY OCTOBER 7

Location: Coolidge, Arizona, USA

We had so much fun with the testflights in Arizona, exploring the possibilities for the 2024 program. We are happy to announce a 1-day project for a smaller budget where we will offer at least 10 GA aircraft in a truly incredible setting….+ a sunset flight of course, as the golden hour is quite impressive there.

We offer this 1-day project to 10 photographers.

ARIZONA WARBIRDS & CLASSIC JETS TUESDAY OCTOBER 8

Location: Coolidge, Arizona, USA

This will be a prestigious 1 day project with the very best Arizona has to offer in the line of classic jets and warbirds. Think like multiple T-33s, Sabreliner, T-38, T-28, T-6, Mustang, Privateer, etc. All pictured in that ultimate beauty the Arizona mountains are providing. And we will start early, very early, as this day will offer a true sunrise flight and a full golden hour sunset flight as well. Of course you need a bigger budget, but if you want and AWESOME line up and catch it all in 1 day, this is really it!

We offer this 1-day project to 10 photographers.

This 1-day project has a minimum of 8 aircraft in the line up and will be offered to 10 photographers. Friends can share a seat, but only 1 person at the time can fly onboard the Skyvan.

ARIZONA MILITARY WEDNESDAY OCTOBER 9

Location: Coolidge, Arizona, USA

To end our 2024 season we would love to go out with a lot of noise and afterburners!! At this moment this 1-day project is still as ‘TBC’, but making good progress. Arizona has a lot of interesting military activity, and we hope to make that Friday a super day. If the Top Aces F-16s ( or any other military contractor ) would join us again, they would also be included in this military day.

We offer this 1-day project to 10 photographers.

You cannot share a seat, as all photographers have to go through and approval process, and we have to keep the team to a minimum. We might operate from a military airfield as well.

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