Bristol Belugas

On Thursday 14th February 2019, Airbus showed off its new Beluga XL to the UK public with a flypast at their factory at Filton in Bristol. South West Aviation Photographers …

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2018

The 2018 Bristol International Balloon Fiesta took place from 9th to 12th August at the usual Ashton Court Estate site in Bristol. This year was the event’s 40th anniversary and …

Winter Warmer Trip to Lisbon, Portugal

Following the success of the previously organised group trips to RNAS Yeovilton and the Irish Air Corps, the admin team were discussing locations for future group visits and decided we …

Bristol International Balloon Fiesta 2017

Bristol, in South West England, is considered by many to be the United Kingdom’s ballooning capital as throughout the year, weather permitting, balloons can be seen floating across the city  …

RAF Fairford – Exercise Ample Strike 2016

Exercise Ample Strike is an international Joint Terminal Attack Controller (JTAC)/ international Forward Air Controller (FAC) exercise. This is the third year it has been hosted and led by the …

Military Exercise – Ex Aries Tor

Tom Howe reports for South West Aviation Photographers from the recent Ex Aries Tor. Ten Tors is a very well known and popular annual event held during the second weekend of …

The Cheltenham Festival 2016

The Cheltenham Festival held this year between the 15th – 18th March in its 105th year attracts royalty, as well as the rich and famous. With this brings the more …