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Old 11th Mar 2015, 14:36
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two highly experienced pilots
It's their formation training and experience that's relevant, not their total hours. They appear to be doing stuff which is against Lonewolf's standard safe practice.

Personally, I've done one photoshoot (FW) in the civvy world, having had the luxury of a very carefully briefed one in the RAF (with experienced aviation photographer and aircrew) as a model.

One has to do a lot of prep work as pilot, and be prepared to say no at any time. Being unsighted at any time is a complete no-no.

I also had the benefit of wise words from a very experienced back seater who had had 2 friends killed doing a photoshoot. He told me it was potentially the most dangerous thing in flying, as you were being directed by enthusiastic amateurs (in an aviation sense).
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