Today I took a trip to the Midland Air Museum and was very impressed with the aircraft they had there. I’m not an aeroplane fan-boy, what I know about military aircraft comes from Airfix modelling in the days of my youth, but I did recognize some of the aircraft on show. A couple of English Electric fighters (far bigger than I expected), an American Phantom (a scary looking plane), the beautiful Sea Harrier and the grand dame of them all the iconic, awesome-looking Vulcan bomber – which is huge – were the favourites for me from quite a large collection on show.
I also got to sit in the cockpit of a Meteor F.4 fighter and then just had to supply the museum with aircraft sound effects including my rendition of machine-gun noises and jet sounds as I waggled the joystick about and pressed the (inactive) firing buttons.
The shoot was a time for abstracts and close-ups rather than shots of the jets in their entirety. The picture below was taken with a Fuji X-T1 and the 18-135mm F3.5 – 5.6 lens.