The Aviation PhotoCrew, founded by Eric Coeckelberghs, is a dedicated
team sharing the same passion for aviation. Specialized in Air-to-Air
photography and videography, they have performed thousands of photomissions,
working together with over 60+ Air Forces all over the world as well as
Aircraft owners, Associations and Airshow performers. Established in 2009,
they published in many specialized magazines, books and other media, helping
to promote the best in Aviation. On the European continent, the team works
together with most of the major airshows to provide them with high quality
photowork and videos.
One of their goals is to share experiences with other photographers,
each year they welcome hundreds of photographers from around the world
to fly with them in their photomissions. Today, the Aviation PhotoCrew
offers the very best and exclusive opportunities on the globe to other
photographers to join them in the Air-to-Air adventures.
For the big projects in corporation with major airshows in Europe, they
work closely together with the famous Pink
Skyvan Team from Austria. They have tailored the aircraft with additional
equipment to make it thé best photoship in the world. Due to its
fantastic speedrange, the Skyvan can not only fly with military jets,
warbirds, teams and airliners, but also with helicopters! And the ‘photo
angle’ provided is a stunning 320 + degrees!! Each airshow season,
the Skyvan photoship has new cristalclear windows installed, allowing
the photographers make pictures from so many angles, up & downward,
no other photoship comes even close to what the Aviation PhotoCrew Skyvan
The Aviation PhotoCrew has achieved a lot of experience working with
different Aircraft and Helicopters acting as photo platform. They can
give advice what photoship suits the best to make the image you want,
ranging from open-ramp Aircaft to backseat open-canopy of hovering Helicopter.
The Aviation PhotoCrew excels in high quality products, by using the
very best equipment to achieve their goals. As photoflights are so precious
and demand high durability of both the photographer and it’s equipment,
only the very best cameras and lenses are used, both from Canon and Nikon.
Next to the camera gear, other useful tools are used, like the Gyro Stabilizer
to give extra stability to the cameras. And the era of mirrorless camera’s
As safety is priority number one in aviation, the Aviation PhotoCrew
has build-up a very high standard when it comes to safety of the photographers
and the aircrew. As important as the pre-flight briefings, the flight
gear used to secure the photographer as well as the equipment is paramount.
The Aviation PhotoCrew use fire resistant NOMEX® flight-suits, and
have a whole range of safety straps, harnesses and other tools.
All photographers flying with the Aviation PhotoCrew are provided with
a custom made safety harness, with an emergency knife and sickbag included
in the pocket! The will also get a headset for ear protection.