Every year I donate 6 days of my time to travel down to RAF Fairford in Gloucester to volunteer at the world’s largest airshow. I work within a small team of 6 photographers who record not only the amazing aerobatic displays, but also the stories on the ground.
I do this to support the work of the Royal Air Force Charitable Trust Enterprise. A charity who provide support and opportunities to young people, and encourage development with regards to STEM.
My images are used for internal and external promotion of the charity, and also within the Souvenir programme which is sold at the show. 2018 was a very special year as it was celebrating the centenary of the Royal Air Force.
The above image was taken at night, once everyone had gone home and the airfield had become silent for a few hours.
There are over 3,500 volunteers who keep the airshow moving, some RAF and MOD personnel, and many civilians. One of my job whilst i’m there is to take team photos for each of the different departments.
One of the highlights this year was me being asked to photograph the visit of HRH Prince Michael of Kent as he inspected some of the visiting aircraft.
Here are a few more images from this year’s event.