"air show" related posts on the blog

Tips and tricks for photographing airplanes

may come handy at air shows, aerobatics races and all helicopter photos

Hungarion version

Photo by Attila Volgyi / blog.volgyiattila.com

I don’t like to go into sophistry in photo techniques. Firstly because so many other photographers do it, I don’t want to join the queue. Secondly, there are so many different views and approaches one cannot expect everyone to follow the same rules all the time and think everyone is mistaken for doing things in a different way.

A hot and sticky Kecskemet Air Show 2013

military jets flying high on the sky

Hungarion version
http://attilavolgyi.photoshelter.com/gallery/International-Air-Show-Kecskemet-2013/G0000EQiig38_8NE/C0000ElgmO1zejLU

JAS-39 Gripen of the Hungarian Airforce performs during the International Air Show at the Hungarian Air Force base in Kecskemet (about 87 km South-East of the capital city Budapest), Hungary on August 03, 2013.

This year there was terrible heat on the weekend of the Kecskemet Air Show, that meant a special challenge for both viewers and photographers. It wasn’t an easy task to wander around with the heavy photo equipment in the 37 degree Celsius. I guess it wasn’t easy for the pilots either however in the air they probably felt much better than people on the ground.

Red Bull Air Race 2008

this year there was no flying under Chain Bridge

Hungarion version

Fotó: Völgyi Attila / blog.volgyiattila.hu

This year none of the pilots were allowed to make the fly under landmark Chain Bridge which became a tradition bound to the race. However the operative branch overseeing security measures of the event did allow the flights under the bridge, organisers of Red Bull decided not to take the risk considering the high water level of the river and the high amount of debris it carries with it. They didn’t want to risk adding some airplane parts to it.