Thunder Through the ValleysAviation Photography by Philip Stevens - Features and Photographic Reports

  My Book      Thunder Through the Valleys: Low Level Flying - Low Level Photography
Two books in one, my book covers military low flying and the challenges faced by the photographer. The main subject is about military low-flying - the skills, reasons and dangers from a pilot's perspective. The many commanders, pilots and mission planners interviewed explain the challenges they face flying fast and low day and night. Pilots describe their training, planning, systems and their most memorable missions flying the aircraft they love from the; A-7 Corsair, F-4 Phantom, Tucano, Tornado, Sk 60, B-1B Lancer, F-16 Fighting Falcon, F-16I Sufa, F/A-18 Super Hornet to even the F-22 Raptor. As the sole photographer I reveal how and where images were taken from mountainsides and desert canyons to cockpits for air to air images. Order a signed copy
      Low-level Flying Low-level flying from across Europe and the United States
UK Low-level Photographic Logs
(Updated March 22, 2022)

Salisbury Plain Training Area (SPTA)
(Updated November 7, 2021)

Low Flying Areas (GLVs), The Netherlands
(Updated February 25, 2022)

Mountain Flying Training Area (MFTA)

Low-level Flying Photography

Low-Flying - An Essential but Perishable Skill

Fast Jets and Long Lenses - Forces TV

Thunder Through the Valleys
The editor Aviation News asked me to write an article using extracts from my book, with new images combining low flying training of the RAF, the US Air Force and the Hellenic Air Force..... Read more >
      Air to Air

Air to Air Academy
Air to air photography is the greatest desire of every serious aviation photographer, with the opportunities so scarce very few people ever get the chance to experience it..... Read more >

Flying with the Hunter, Skyraider,
Avenger, Canberra
OV-10B Bronco, Jet Provost

Flying with the Centro di Volo a Vela
Guidonia, Italy

Flying with the F15E Strike Eagle
F-22 Raptor

Flying with the RAF JaguarHarrier
Tornado F.3, Typhoon 

Flying with the Swedish AF Gripen
      Base Visits and Exercises
RAF Valley families day
August 2021

Natural Surface Operations
Pembrey Sands, September 17, 2020

Cobra Warrior Exercise
RAF Waddington, September 2-20, 2019

Dyess B-1Bs
Abilene, Texas, February 2019

Exercise Iniohos 2019
Andravida, Greece, April, 2019

Flying the B-1B Lancer
The B-1B Lancer is a highly valued and formidable aircraft that has been worked hard in recent years..... Read more >
      Air shows

The view from the grandstand
The United States Marine Corps should be congratulated on how they managed such a huge event at MCAS Miramar.....
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Battle of Britain Air Show
Headcorn, June 24, 2022

Victory Show
Foxlands Farm, Cosby, September 4, 2021

Military Pageant
Shuttleworth Trust, July 7, 2019

Thunder & Lightning Over Arizona
Davis-Monthan, Arizona, March 23, 2019

Yuma Airshow
MCAS Yuma, Arizona, March 9, 2019

      Classic Aircraft and Fly-Ins
Aviation Photography
L-Birds back to Normandy
Saint André de L’Eure
June 8, 2019
Aviation Photography
European Luscombe UK Tour
Enstone to Lane Farm
June 14-18, 2021
Aviation Photography
DH Moth Club - Fly-In
Old Warden, Biggleswade
September 12, 2021
      Museums, Wrecks and Relics
Aviation Photography
F21 Flight Museum
Luleĺ, Sweden
February 2020
Aviation Photography
Piana delle Orme Museum
Borgo San Michele, Italy
October 2021
Aviation Photography
Restoring Aircraft
Royal Army and Military History Museum
Brussels 2005 to 2022
UK Squadron / Wing Galleries and Reports
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Royal Navy: 750    800     Army Air Corps: 670    671
USAFE: 48FW    100ARW
Gliding Photographic Logs     Aerial Firefighting
Serial lists: Tornado GR.4      Typhoon      Hawk T.2      48FW F-15C/E
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