This was my first photo shoot with Threshold Aero and was at White Waltham airfield near Maidenhead. The event could take because of its educational status and the requirement for 100% mask wearing and one metre social distancing. The hangars we were close were at the ‘back’ of the airfield and were reached after passing WW2 buildings and a locked up steam circus site. After a short wait the gates were opened and after checking off our names we were allowed inside to park.
The joining instructions were very clear that participants had to wear high-viz jackets but this part of the instructions that we had missed. Luckily for us, Threshold were able to sell us a pair of their jackets.
Away in front of us we could see the Tornado.
Above us a small plane was dwarfed by an incoming jet to Heathrow.
We were all briefed about the evening and the importance of masks and social distancing.
Ready for the evening!
The Hurricane arrives
At the side of the Challenger business jet and a dummy Hurricane was a hut. Outside a barbeque was going and I picked up a drink and a burger.
To our left was a model of a wrecked WW1 plane that had been used in the film 1917.
The Hurricane close up
The Hurricane was posed next to a Jeep.
The helmet and goggles were placed over the windscreen – this is an image that I will work on in both colour and further in black and white.
Another arrival next to the Hurricane.
Sunset and the Tornado
The Tornado was now a film prop and had starred in Wonder Woman 1984.
Hurricane with its engine running