Lights, Camera, Take-off…to the RAF Museum Night Shoot!

Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod R1 XV249 will be one of eight aircraft on external display at RAF Museum Cosford for a special nighttime photo shoot which members of the public can sign up to participate in. (photo via Wikipedia)
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Lights, Camera, Take-off…to the RAF Museum Night Shoot!

Date: 16 March 2019
Time: 5.00pm to 9.00pm
Cost: £25 per person (Over 16’s only)  

Photographers are being given the unique opportunity to capture rare images of the Royal Air Force Museum Cosford’s external aircraft collection during an exclusive Photography Night Shoot.  Taking place on Saturday 16 March, just 200 places are available for the nighttime aircraft event and tickets are selling fast! 

The Museum has teamed up with Threshold Aero, specialists in aviation night shoot photography, to deliver this brand-new event. Aircraft including the Bristol Britannia 312 and the Hawker Siddeley Nimrod R.Mk.1 will be lit with LED lights, giving photographers the chance to capture shots of the aircraft in their Museum setting, showcased like never before. 

The Hawker-Siddeley Nimrod R1 in the background at RAF Museum Cosford with the Neptune to the right and Dominie to the left will be lit up alongside five other outdoor airframes especially for a night time photo shoot taking place at the museum in Shropshire, England on March 16th. (photo via RAFM)

The Night Shoot will commence at 5.00pm allowing those attending the chance to capture images in changing lighting conditions at sunset, before the light fades and after dark. The illuminated aircraft are guaranteed to provide a spectacular photo opportunity.

The complete list of aircraft scheduled to take part in this night time photography event will include the following eight airframes:

(Note: the Scottish Aviation Jetstream T Mk1 is usually housed inside Hangar 1, but will be displayed outside the hangar exclusively for this event, giving photographers another aircraft to capture on the night.)

RAF Museum Cosford Public Events Manager, Abi Betteridge said:

“We’re excited to be showcasing our iconic aircraft in a completely different light for this brand-new event which we hope will appeal to photographers and aviation fans alike. You don’t need to be a professional photographer to enjoy the Night Shoot, it’s suitable for all abilities and there will be a team from Threshold Aero, Museum Staff and Volunteers on hand throughout the evening to provide assistance. So far the interest has been incredible with over a third of the tickets already gone in just under a week.”

Event organisers are confident the Night Shoot will not only appeal to photographers but also aviation fans who want to enjoy exclusive after hours access to view the aircraft in a different light.  Tickets to the Photography Night Shoot event are now available to purchase in advance via the Museum website and cost £25 per person (including onsite parking fee).  Ticket holders must be aged 16 years and over. Visit for more details.


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