Your article: Chance to capture Halifax at night

The Halifax at night. Picture by Ian Finch.
The Halifax at night. Picture by Ian Finch.

Aviation enthusiasts will have a rare opportunity to capture a night-time shot of a world-renowned Second World War bomber at Elvington-based Yorkshire Air Museum.

Rebuilt Halifax bomber ‘Friday the 13th’ will be wheeled out to pose for keen photographers on Friday 13 March.

It follows the publication of a picture in Flypast magazine which sparked expressions of interest in such an event.

This will be a limited pre-booked ticketed event, which is already more than halfway subscribed, with more than 50 of the 100 places already taken since going on sale.

As well as the Halifax, World War Two aircraft Douglas C-47 Dakota and the De Havilland Devon twin props will be wheeled out during the evening, and both will be running their engines, presenting a challenging proposition for keen photographers. Also ‘in the frame’ will be the De Havilland Mosquito Nightfighter, which will be out of the confines of the main display hanger for the event.

A spokesperson for the museum said: “We are very pleased to announce that we are working with Timeline Events, who are specialists at this kind of event, having run similar night shoots at other locations over a number of years. Our combined expertise and this unique line up of aircraft should provide an excellent occasion for all to enjoy.”

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