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Your Bio

Hi, welcome to my military and civil aviation photo galleries.
My name is Paul Massey, I'm located on the North Staffordshire/South Cheshire border, in the UK and have been an aviation enthusiast since my boyhood years, growing up under the shadows of the arrivals and departures at Manchester Airport.
I have now been employed in the aviation industry for over 20 years, currently in the aircraft maintenance and repair sector at Manchester airport.
In 2004, I converted from film to digital photography. The photo's here have all so far, been taken with either a Nikon D200, D300 or D7100. Lenses used are the Nikkor AFS 300mm f4 IF ED, 70-200mm f2.8G vr2 and the AFS 300mm f2.8G vr2, at times together with a 1.4 TC.
More of my photo's of civilian and military aircraft, from locations throughout the world, can be viewed via clicking the following links;

I will continue to add images to all these galleries from 2007, as well as new captures from my future trips into the hills and to places of aviation interest around the world. In the meantime, thanks for having a look around, hope you enjoy your visit...

Best regards, Paul.


Recent Photos


27.6.15 Alderley Edge

Vulcan XH558 farewell flypast at Woodford, take n from the Edge over A ...

Updated: Jul 03, 2015 11:29am PST

25.6.15'Lumberjack' hill

Updated: Jun 26, 2015 8:20am PST

16.6.15 Bluebell hill

'Bluebell', the Mach loop, LFA7

Updated: Jul 04, 2015 4:17am PST

9.6.15 The A5 pass

Red Arrows formation transit through the Ogwen valley, Snowdonia

Updated: Jun 15, 2015 2:44pm PST

20.5.15 Thirlmere

The lake district, LFA17, Cumbria.

Updated: May 27, 2015 1:44pm PST

22.4.15 Dunmail Raise

The Lake District, LFA17, Cumbria.

Updated: Apr 25, 2015 6:39am PST

14.4.15 'Lumberjack' hill

The North Wales MTA, LFA7

Updated: Jun 08, 2015 2:39pm PST

25.3.15 'Lumberjack' hill

The North Wales MTA, LFA7

Updated: Mar 29, 2015 1:52pm PST

5.3.15 Corris corner

The North Wales MTA, LFA7

Updated: May 08, 2015 6:49am PST

26.2.15 'Lumberjack' Hill

The North Wales MTA, LFA7

Updated: Apr 30, 2015 12:46pm PST

5.2.15, Bwlch

A day on the top ledge of 'the Bwlch', Mach Loop, LFA7...

Updated: May 28, 2015 1:30am PST

19.1.15 The A5 Pass

The Ogwen valley, North Wales.

Updated: Jan 27, 2015 6:49am PST

8.1.15 Manchester

Early morning start at MAN..

Updated: Jan 28, 2015 6:23am PST

2nd/3rd.12.14 'Lumberjack Hill' LFA7

The North Wales MTA, LFA7

Updated: Mar 15, 2015 12:00pm PST

24.11.14, 'Lumberjack hill' LFA7

'Batman' flight....'Batman and Robin' in the Mach loop..

Updated: Nov 26, 2014 2:23pm PST

27.10.14 Manchester

An early morning start, capturing runway 23L departures...

Updated: Feb 04, 2015 3:29pm PST

16.10.14 Thirlmere

Low level, from Hawes Point, above Thirlmere Lake, Cumbria.

Updated: Oct 20, 2014 2:43pm PST

7.10. 14 Bwlch exit

A day on the windy exit, LFA7

Updated: Oct 11, 2014 5:07am PST

21.9.14 Derwent Dam

Flypast of the BBMF and CHWM Lancaster

Updated: Sep 25, 2014 2:10pm PST

Bwlch exit 4.9.14

The North Wales MTA, LFA7

Updated: Sep 06, 2014 3:50pm PST

A5 pass, Snowdonia, 21.8.14

The Ogwen valley, North Wales.

Updated: Aug 25, 2014 7:43am PST

4 days in Wales, August 2014

4th, 6th, 7th and 8th August '14 in LFA7, the 'Mach loop'...

Updated: Oct 15, 2014 12:45pm PST

27.7.14 Audlem Festival Of Transport

BBMF Dakota ZA947 and DHFS Griffin ZJ235

Updated: Jul 31, 2014 2:46am PST

24.7.14 RAF Lakenheath

USAFE 48th FW, Lakenheath base tour, 24.7.14

Updated: Jul 31, 2014 3:06am PST

LFA7 14th July 2014

The Bwlch, top shelf

Updated: Jul 20, 2014 2:27am PST

LFA7 10th/11th July 2014

2 days in the Mach loop, 10/11 July 2014

Updated: Jul 20, 2014 10:37am PST

LFA7 25Tth June 2014

Cad west

Updated: Jul 02, 2014 3:37am PST

LFA7 17th June 2014

The Bwlch low level

Updated: Jun 18, 2014 1:33pm PST

LFA7 5th June 2014

Low level shot from the Bwlch, top ledge

Updated: Aug 01, 2014 3:36pm PST

Low level in Cumbria 2014

LFA 17, Cumbria

Updated: Sep 09, 2014 4:02am PST

Low level in Wales 2014

LFA7 2014

Updated: Jul 04, 2014 5:41am PST

The Red Arrows 31.5.14

The 'Reds' in transit @2,000ft, overhead Mow Cop on the Staffs/Cheshir ...

Updated: Jun 01, 2014 3:26am PST

Manchester 2.6.14

A few movements at Manchester including UAE Air Force A330

Updated: Jun 02, 2014 12:05pm PST

Manchester 22/23.5.14

9Q-CDC Boeing 727-100

Updated: May 27, 2014 2:37pm PST

RAF Shawbury, land owners day, 8.5.14

Updated: May 12, 2014 8:34am PST

Dubai March 2014

Dubai airport, March 2014

Updated: Apr 15, 2014 2:23pm PST

R-2508 area, 'Rainbow Canyon' California, 2013.

Low level in Death Valley, Rainbow Canyon

Updated: Nov 23, 2014 12:58pm PST

Low level 2013

Low fly military aircraft in LFA7 and LFA17.

Updated: Oct 12, 2013 2:28pm PST

Los Angeles 2013.

LAX-KLAX, Burbank-KBUR, Victorville-KVCV, and Mojave-KMHV.

Updated: Oct 25, 2014 1:23am PST

Las Vegas, October 2013

Las Vegas McCarran Airport, October 2013

Updated: Sep 26, 2014 3:32pm PST

Lancaster, Fox Field, Ca. October 2013

Erickson Aircrane

Updated: Nov 23, 2013 9:42pm PST

Low level in Cumbria 2012

Lake district low level military aircraft, LFA17.

Updated: Mar 28, 2013 3:17pm PST

Low level in Wales 2012

Low level military aircraft in Wales, LFA7.

Updated: Mar 30, 2013 4:38am PST

Low level in Wales 2011

Low fly in LFA7.

Updated: Apr 01, 2015 8:04am PST

Low level 2010

Low flying military aircraft in LFA7 and LFA17.

Updated: Apr 02, 2015 3:30pm PST

Low level in Wales 2009

Low fly military aircraft in LFA7

Updated: Jun 24, 2014 2:32pm PST

Low level 2007

LFA17 Dunmail Raise

Updated: Dec 21, 2014 2:41pm PST


Various civil and military movements at Manchester airport (EGCC)

Updated: Jul 03, 2015 10:43am PST