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Monday 4th October 2021 16:30-20:30 Bicester Heritage, A4421, Launton, Bicester OX26 5HA

A late afternoon, sunset and night shoot of aviation photography at Bicester Heritage Center

Join us for a session of aviation photography with a Tiger Moth and Stearman with engine runs, taxying and re-enactors


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About this event

Join us for our first event at Bicester Heritage Center (just north M40) for an exclusive shoot with resident Tiger Moth and Stearman, courtesy of Finest Hour Experiences.  Our event will run from mid afternoon, through sunset into early evening, thus allowing us to take advantage of the best Autumnal evening light.

Tiger Moths first flew in 1931, with G-OOSY being built in 1943 at Morris Motors of Cowley. Following periods of storage at RAF Wroughton and RAF Llandow, she was flown to Romorantin in April 1946 to join the French Air Force.  She is currently in green and dark earth camo, representing the early second world war period. Our second aircraft will be Stearman G-FRDM 'Navy 408'. The Stearman was built during 1941 and served with the United States Navy until 1946.  Restored to airworthiness during 2019, she joined the Finest Hour fleet at Bicester early in 2021.

Our event will see us positioning the aircraft away from all buildings and modern day clutter, thus allowing clean backdrops for the daytime and sunset session. After this the aircraft will taxi for photography over to an area in front of one of the period hangers where they will re-position for engine runs and the night part of the shoot.

During this session we will be joined by period re-enactors who will be convincingly dressed for this event to add a human interest at times. Our re-enactors will include a female who will be representing ATA and US WASP, both who would have been regularly seen around these aircraft during the period they represent.

This event is limited to just 35 photographers. There are no refreshments on site so please bring your own food and drink. There are on site toilets and on site parking.

*Aircraft images courtesy of Finest Hour and Portrait image courtesy of Simon Westwood

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses

Other things you should bring

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

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