Life Through a Lens

Regular FlyPast contributor Darren Harbar has been ‘shooting’ vintage aircraft for many years. It’s a challenging but rewarding job and as he explains here, a dream come true

When an aircraft had an operational requirement for a second crew member, it’s good to show that in the photos. Darren asked Steve Roberts from Flying Restorations to man the gun in the rear of the Hawker Demon he’d helped to restore

I am often asked how long I’ve been taking air-to-air images, how I got into it and how it’s done. It is an interesting set of questions that makes me smile when I reflect on the past few decades of my career. The first thing I must say, is that I feel incredibly privileged to be given the chance to fly alongside and photograph so many wonderful classic aircraft. 

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