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Saturday 2nd April 2022 16:30-20:30 Bicester Heritage, A4421, Launton, Bicester OX26 5HA

A late afternoon, sunset and night shoot of 1940's aviation photography at Bicester Heritage Center

Join us for a session of aviation photography with 2 Tiger Moths with engine runs, taxying and re-enactors


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About this event

Join us at Bicester Heritage Centre (just north M40) for an exclusive shoot with 2 resident Tiger Moths plus vintage vehicles, 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 Spring 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. The de Havilland DH.82 Tiger Moth is a 1930s British biplane designed by Geoffrey de Havilland and built by the de Havilland Aircraft Company. It was operated by the Royal Air Force (RAF) and other operators as a primary trainer aircraft. Painted in the 'Brooklands' colour scheme she is perfectly fitted to the authentic Art Deco theme.

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 and we will do a ground engine run. 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 more engine runs and the night part of the shoot.

During this session we will be joined by period re-enactors which include a pilot and ground crew, all who will be convincingly dressed for the period to add a human interest at times and we will also have vintage vehicles from the era to add extra interest.

This event is limited to just 35 photographers. There is no food on site so please bring your own provisions, there is on site toilets and on site parking.

*Image copyright: Kevin Long
Images are for illustration purposes

Event requirements


  • Spare batteries
  • Camera
  • Lense cloths
  • Lenses

Other things you should bring

  • Snacks
  • Bottled water


  • All levels welcome


  • Low

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