Royal Air Force Cosford played host to the first ever external aircraft night shoot by Threshold.aero, which took place on Saturday 16th March 2019. Tickets to this event were £25, paid in advance, and with a limited number of places available. The night shoot started at 5pm until about 9pm.
When I first saw this event publicised on social media, I instantly booked it, knowing the Cosford Museum like the back of my hand as well as the main public areas of the base from both my cadet days and air show days on the base, it was a no-brainer for me. This was a chance for me to do my first night shoot, at my own pace, photographing certain aircraft that i've adored for many years.
Royal Air Force Museum Aircraft:
|G-AOVF XM497||Bristol 175 Britannia 312F||13237|
|XG225||Hawker Hunter F.6A||41H-680037|
|XR808/R||Vickers VC-10 C.1K||828|
|XS709/M||Hawker-Siddeley Dominie T.1||25011|
|XV202/202||Lockheed Hercules C.3||4226|
|XV249||Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod R.1||8024|
|XX496/D||Handley Page Jetstream T.1||276|
|204||Lockheed SP-2H Neptune||726-7251|
Now being honest, the weather was horrific to begin with as there were strong winds and rain which was making things in a photographic term extremely interesting, and if you're a photographer you understand what I mean when I say that. However, later in the night, towards the latter end of the shoot, when people were starting to leave, and the weather was picking up, it was a joy to photograph these aircraft. The aircraft were lit with LED lights which worked perfectly on a 30 second plus exposure, which i was very pleased with.
Review and photographs by Cody Froggatt.