Evansaviography.co.uk is the personal aviation photography website of Andy Evans, a keen photographer, author, airshow volunteer and part of the team that’s responsible for UK Airshow Review – one of the oldest airshow websites in the United Kingdom.
Please feel free to browse the photo galleries and any constructive comments are always more than welcome. Whilst all images on this website I copyright, if you would like to use any of them, then please feel free to get in touch via the Contact Us page.
I hope you enjoy your visit and check back regularly for updates.
- The Day the Commonwealth Games Arrived
Things may have been a bit quiet around here for a few months now. However back in May I attended the Shuttleworth Season Premiere which I reviewed for UKAR, a link to the article can be found here.
Since then, I have been extremely busy helping out as a volunteer at the Royal International Air Tattoo.
This year I spent a significant part of my spare time producing most of their online aircraft related content including the “Aircraft in the Spotlight” pages plus drafting their weekly social media aircraft updates and the static information boards for the show. I was also due to attend the show as usual as a volunteer only to be struck down with COVID on the first day. Typical really.
I am now better and today was a special occasion for my village, the Baton Relay for the 2022 Commonwealth Games came to visit – and of course my camera was ready to take a few shots as it passed by.
- The Ride of the Valkyries
Happy New Year to all my visitors!
Yesterday I spent the day at RAF Lakenheath to capture the last days of the 493rd Fighter Squadron “the Grim Reapers” flying the F-15C Eagle and some of the first missions to be flown by the 495th Fighter Squadron “the Valkyries” flying the F-35A Lightning II.
The winter light was superb and a collection of images can be found on my Galleries Page.
I hope everyone had a great Christmas period and here’s to a great 2022.
- Long time no see!
Wow doesn’t time fly! I’m really sorry I haven’t updated the website of late but I have been really busy and not had the time to produce updates.
I have loads of content to share over the next few weeks including new airshow and base visit photography but, for now, I have updated the UKAR area (here) with my latest articles and share the below image.
I’ve recently returned from a holiday in Scotland where I’ve tried my hand at a new skill: landscape photography. I have plenty of shots to share but for now, here is one of my favourites. I would really love to know what you think of it!
- New Article – RIAT 50th Anniversary
Thanks to COVID there is sadly no RIAT this year, and like many others I sorely miss the event. This year was to be the RIAT 50th Anniversary and the organisers have been robbed of celebrating such a milestone. Likewise, every volunteer has lost the opportunity to join in with the celebrations.
However, the occasion was still marked, and on the date of the anniversary a small COVID-compliant gathering was held at North Weald. The gathering involved a celebratory photoshoot and a cake cutting ceremony that I was lucky enough to attend on behalf of UK Airshow Review.
In my latest article for UKAR entitled “Golden Skies” I look at what makes RIAT so popular and report on the 50th anniversary celebrations.
- New Review – Midlands Air Festival 2021
It’s been a long time since July 2019 when I last attended a UK airshow, it really does seem like an age. However a few weekends ago I attended the Midlands Air Festival 2021 on behalf of UK Airshow Review.
As the largest event to be held since the COVID pandemic began, how would the event would pan out over three days at Ragley Hall in Warwickshire? Would the mix of Hot Air Balloons, together with debuts from the Red Arrows, Typhoon and the new Russian Spitfire work at this venue?
Find our by reading my review for UKAR which has now been published, please feel free to click the link below to find out what I thought.
Fancy reading some of my other articles for UKAR? They can all be found here.
- Normality is returning.
Whilst there were some airshows last year, with the risk from COVID-19 I chose not to attend them, especially at the cost. My thoughts recently have turned to the future.
However with the advent of the vaccines and the fact that I will shortly be fully vaccinated, I personally cannot wait to attend an airshow again. The 2021 season has already begun and I am so close to visiting my first event at Ragley Hall. It is so important to me that I return to visiting events to get a sense of normality once again. Local shows may play a big part in this however, those that have seen my images and UKAR articles will know that I like to travel. This year is no exception. I have plans to travel to Belgium at least twice, it is therefore so frustrating to see the Indian Strain taking hold jeopardising these plans.
There are other small signs of normality returning to the airshow world too. Over the past week the RAF Typhoon team and the Red Arrows have achieved PDA, international teams are starting to announce their calendars and, more shows are putting tickets on sale. There is a real buzz around the enthusiast community that the first signs of recovery are appearing. Sure, 2021 will be a difficult year still with no RIAT however I am certain 2022 will now be normal.
The only things that can derail this are people not getting vaccinated and not being sensible. Please, everyone, don’t let that happen.
I wish everyone a great 2021 airshow season and will post more images soon.
- Looking back on 2010 – NAF El Centro
Back in autumn 2010, Andy made his first aviation visit to the US South West. This included a visit to a very quiet but hot NAF El Centro where just one aircraft was on base.
Here’s a look back at some of the shots taken that day.
- NAS North Island Base Visit
During October 2015 I was lucky enough to be part of a group invited to visit NAS North Island as a guest of the resident MH-60S units whilst on a Forest Aviation Tours trip to the San Diego area.
This evening I have published an image gallery of photos that were taken during an excellent morning on base.
- New Site is Live
The new website design has now been published. Please let me have your feedback, but be gentle! My experience of WordPress is quite literally a few hours old! Enjoy!
- New Website
Welcome to the brand new layout of the website, it is now much simpler to use and update! Please tell us what you think!