Your article: Aviation fans can snap up tickets for night shoot

The Halifax at night. Courtesy of Timeline Events.
The Halifax at night. Courtesy of Timeline Events.

Aviation enthusiasts will have another opportunity to photograph an iconic World War Two bomber at night at the Yorkshire Air Museum in Elvington.

It follows the success of the first Halifax bomber night shoot in March last year.

This year’s event will be held on the evening of 18 March.

The timing of this event also allows the museum to mark the 75th anniversary of the first operational flight of the then brand new Halifax Mk I bomber, from nearby RAF Linton on Ouse on the night of 9/10 March 1941. The Halifax went on to become one of the main aircraft of Bomber Command, taking the fight to the NAZI German industrial heartland.

The museum’s reconstruction, the only example in Europe and one of only two existing in the world, is marked in the decals of Halifax LV907 ‘Friday the 13th’, which became the most successful of all Halifax bombers surviving at least 128 missions, flying from RAF Lissett, East Yorkshire. Demand for this event is high once again and there are only a handful of tickets now remaining available, as the sales are strictly limited to 100.

The night shoot also offers the chance to photograph the World War Two Douglas Dakota, the 1947 De Havilland Devon and, uniquely, the replica World War One Royal Aircraft Factory SE5a fighter. The Dakota and SE5a will both be running their engines on the night.

Museum director Ian Reed said: “As a result of the great success of last year’s Halifax night shoot, which was oversubscribed by enthusiastic photographers relishing the chance to capture this awesome aircraft in a night setting, we decided to offer another opportunity this year, which will not be repeated for a few years. The additional line up of aircraft, including the rare ‘live’ example of a World War One fighter, in the confines of this historic site, will provide a really interesting challenge for photography enthusiasts to get to grips with.”

The night shoot is bookable through Timeline Events at £60 per ticket, which includes two hot drinks and a burger / hot dog and chips. Visit www.timelineevents.org