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Aviation Press Limited, established in 2011, is a company specialising in military aviation photography and reporting. Its photographers and journalists, with over a 100 years of military aviation experience between them, have had hundreds of photographs and articles published. This website showcases some of that work.

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Fuerza Aerea del Perú – Las Palmas – SEMAN

Fuerza Aerea del Perú – Las Palmas – SEMAN

Author & photographers: Ian French & Jon Astley The Servicio de Mantenimiento de la Fuerza Aérea del Perú (Peruvian Air Force Maintenance Service), well known as SEMAN or SEMAN Peru, is a Peruvian aircraft manufacturer which was formed at Real Felipe Fortress...

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Fuerza Aerea del Perú – Lima

Fuerza Aerea del Perú – Lima

Author & photographer: Ian French Two Grupo of the Fuerza Aerea del Perú (FAP), Grupo 3 and Grupo 8, are based at Lima-Callao/Base Aérea Jorge Chavez.  The base became operational in 1944 and is named after one of Peru’s early aviation pioneers.  2019 marks the...

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Fuerza Aerea del Perú – Pisco

Fuerza Aerea del Perú – Pisco

Author & photographer: Ian French Flying training for the Fuerza Aerea del Perú is undertaken by the Escuela de Formación de Pilotos N°51 at Base Aérea Capitán Renán Elías Oliveira at Pisco which is approximately 200 km north of Lima.  The training covers both...

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Exercise Cobra Warrior 2019

Exercise Cobra Warrior 2019

Author:  Ian French  Photographers:  Ian French & Jon AstleyExercise Cobra Warrior 2019 is taking part at RAF Waddington in Lincolnshire between 1st and 20th September.  It is the first time that the Israeli Air Force has taken part in an exercise in the UK. ...

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RAAF Pearce – Flight Training School in Western Australia

RAAF Pearce – Flight Training School in Western Australia

Author & photographer: Mark Forest Editor: Ian French In 1928, Air Marshal Sir John Salmond (RAF) recommended that a Citizen Air Force Squadron equipped with bombing aircraft be established in Western Australia at Perth.  Its function was to assist with the...

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Naha – Defending Japan’s Southern Islands

Naha – Defending Japan’s Southern Islands

Authors & Photographers: Ian French & Jon Astley Naha Airfield was constructed in 1933 as Oroku Naval Air Base under the command of the Imperial Japanese Navy.  After the end of World War II the airfield was upgraded and became a base for the United States...

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Taiwan Air Force

Taiwan Air Force

Authors & photographers:  Ian French & Jon Astley The Taiwan Air Force is formally known as the Republic of China Air Force (RoCAF) and was established in 1920 as the Aviation Ministry.  The RoCAF was active on mainland China under the Republic of China.  When...

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State Emergency Service of Ukraine at Nizhyn

State Emergency Service of Ukraine at Nizhyn

Authors & photographers:  Ian French & Alexander Golz In most countries, the Ministry of the Interior is responsible for disaster recovery and civil protection. In Ukraine a special organisation has been created for this purpose: The State Emergency Service...

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