My name is Andrew Philpott and I live in Perthshire, Scotland. I enjoy the thrill
of taking military aircraft pictures, I aim to present the aircraft I photograph
in there natural environment. The great blue yonder pulling G’s and vapour pouring
off the wings!
My father Neville has been taking aviation photographs for years and it has always
been an important part of his free time. He's also played a part in the Midland
Counties Aviation magazine, Airstrip. Before moving on to be the photo editor.
At first I had no interest in aircraft of any sort. My passion for military aviation
was kick started by a trip to one of the largest air shows in the world, The Royal
International Air Tattoo held at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire. The show was amazing,
fast action, high energy routines, aircraft with smoke canisters and of course afterburner
! After Fairford 1997 “ Fighter 97 ” I was hooked on military aircraft, me and father
started to go to more air shows such as RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire and RAF Leuchars
in Fife, Scotland.
At these events is normally where I capture my photographs which I’ve decided to
put onto this web site for the world to view and enjoy. The majority of my pictures
are taken with no special access rights, I take advantage of park and views that
are set up. Also at some events I’ve had the aid of press passes.
I’ve worked hard to build up a large collection of slides which I’m always trying
to improve whenever I get the chance. The pictures on this site are a small amount
that I’ve picked for others to enjoy like I have.
I’m trying to produce a high quality set of images for the military aircraft types
I’ve chosen with a personal interest to photograph. The galleries are currently in
type order, making user friendly for the visitor.
All the photographic equipment is Canon, I used a mixture of primes and zoom lenses
depending on the situation.
The images are edited in Photoshop elements 2.0.
With every new air show season I try to improve my pictures and build up a better
library for people to view, I’m frequently changing things and adding new images
to advance the site for you, the visitor.
I hope you enjoy looking through my images ...
Yours Faithfully, Andy
WELCOME TO THE ABOUT SECTION
This is the about section, here you will find information about myself, why I created
this web site and also information about the camera equipment I use.
Canon EOS 10D
Canon EOS 1D mark II
Canon EOS 1D mark II N
Six Sandisk 1GB Ultra II Compact Flash memory cards
One Sandisk 16GB Ultra III Compact Flash memory card