Frank Grealish - Aviation Photographer this Thursday 5th October

Date Published 
Tue 3 Oct 2023

If you ever wondered what it is like to take photographs hanging out of a helicopter, or clinging to the side of a mountain to get that shot - well don't miss this Thursday the 5th as we have Frank Grealish, a local photographer, to give us the answers to above and show us the results and a lot more.  Start time 7.30pm for what promises to be a presentation that gives us a different perspective of looking up at aircraft and more.

For our new members please remember to come along at 7pm for the "get to know our new members" slot.  Please bring along your cameras if you have one and no worries if you dont.  Also if you are unsure of your skill/knowledge level, if you have 2 or 3 photos that you can bring along or show on your camera or phone, please do.

Below is a little information about Frank and some examples of his work.

Frank lives in Galway, Ireland, and he first discovered aviation when he saw an Irish Air Corps flypast performed by three Fouga Magisters at the opening ceremony of a Scout Jamboree way back in 1985. He always had an interest in photography and since those early years, he has been to over 40 countries around the world, visiting airports, airbases, exhibitions, military exercises, trade shows and of course air shows. He has stood on the side of mountains to photograph low flying military aircraft and has visited aircraft carriers to capture naval aviation operations. He has flown with various air forces during training exercises and he has enjoyed the intimate surroundings of small private airfields watching light aircraft come and go.

In January 2004, courtesy of the Irish Air Corps, he performed his first-ever air to air photo shoot, capturing a SIAI-Marchetti SF-260WE Warrior training aircraft over the snow-capped Wicklow Mountains.

In the years since Frank has sat in the open doors of helicopters and parachute aeroplanes photographing everything from the small de Havilland Canada DHC-1 Chipmunk trainer up to World War 2 and Cold War bombers, modern fighter jets and jetliners, and most recently during a visit to Shannon Airport, the mighty Antonov An-225, the world’s largest cargo plane.

Follow Frank on:

Facebook: @irishairpics
Twitter: @irishairpics

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