¡Concurso Just a Nice Pic - Top 10!

Combat Aircraft Journal presents ten outstanding images from its first ‘just a nice pic’ competition.

After all entries are now received for this month’s ‘just a nice pic’ competition, the Combat Aircraft Journal (CAJ) team would like to thank the hundreds of entrants for participating in the competition. The standard was extremely high and it was a true pleasure to see everyone's great work, please keep it up and bare in mind that this competition is open to everybody, if you are already published, you can still participate!

The winner of this month’s competition will be announced and may not necessarily be in this selection of images via the ‘just a nice pic’ double page spread in the January issue of Combat Aircraft Journal (on sale December 1).

You can enter the next Combat Aircraft Journal ‘Just A Nice Pic’ competition right now!

Each month, the editor will select the finest image submitted by our readers to  feature across a double-page spread in the magazine, along with the photographer’s name and caption. All winning images also have the chance of being featured in the CAJ Global Airpower Calendar 2024. You can send a maximum of three images with a detailed description for each included. The only rule is that your photos must depict modern military aircraft in action.

The deadline for the February 2023 issue is December 14, 2022.

USAF Lockheed Lightning II F-35A 19-5476 from the 495FS ‘Valkyries’ creating its own stealth cloud.
Operating from their base at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, 'Asgard' flight were hitting the Mach Loop, in Wales, UK.
USAF Lockheed Lightning II F-35A 19-5476 from the 495FS ‘Valkyries’ creating its own stealth cloud. Operating from their base at RAF Lakenheath in Suffolk, 'Asgard' flight were hitting the Mach Loop, in Wales, UK. Duncan Monk
A US Navy C-2 Greyhound, "RG01" returning to Sigonella with the very last light of the day after one of its almost daily fight to USS. Harry S. Truman with mount Etna as a perfect background. Marco Papa
This shot was taken on a hilltop in a wash near Panamint California, when this Charleston AFB C17 went low level through the famous sidewinder route.
This shot was taken on a hilltop in a wash near Panamint California, when this Charleston AFB C17 went low level through the famous sidewinder route. Ian Recchio
Italian Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning making its debut at Swiss live fire exercise, Axalp 2022 with a high-speed pass on October 19 2022
Italian Air Force Lockheed Martin F-35A Lightning making its debut at Swiss live fire exercise, Axalp 2022 with a high-speed pass on October 19 2022 Matt Mansell
A duo of Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons fly over the Atlantic Ocean with landing gear deployed
A duo of Spanish Air Force Eurofighter Typhoons fly over the Atlantic Ocean with landing gear deployed Erik Bruijns
USAF F-15E Strike Eagle '91-0327'
of the 494th FS leading a two ship sortie low in Snowdonia on a stunning but freezing February day in Mid Wales
USAF F-15E Strike Eagle '91-0327' of the 494th FS leading a two ship sortie low in Snowdonia on a stunning but freezing February day in Mid Wales Neil Bates
A USMC F/A-18 of VMFA-232 'Red Devil' departs Kandahar Air Force Base in Afghanistan for a close air support mission in September of 2010
A USMC F/A-18 of VMFA-232 'Red Devil' departs Kandahar Air Force Base in Afghanistan for a close air support mission in September of 2010 Andrew Walker
A Spanish Air Force  EF-18A+ of ALA 15 based at Zaragoza keeps it low at the NATO Tiger Meet 2022 in Greece. The Spanish Tigers used the beautiful greek canyons for their low level training
A Spanish Air Force EF-18A+ of ALA 15 based at Zaragoza keeps it low at the NATO Tiger Meet 2022 in Greece. The Spanish Tigers used the beautiful greek canyons for their low level training Mathias Graege
RAF Airbus A400M taking off from RAF Gibraltar, with the Spanish town of La Linea in the background.
RAF Airbus A400M taking off from RAF Gibraltar, with the Spanish town of La Linea in the background. David M Parody
Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron at Lakenheath prepares to launch into a winter sunset ahead of a nighttime sortie
Boeing F-15E Strike Eagle from the 492nd Fighter Squadron at Lakenheath prepares to launch into a winter sunset ahead of a nighttime sortie Tom Bass

The deadline for the February 2023 issue is December 14, 2022.