Flight International front cover competition – the winner is…

For the second year running, our community site AirSpace has offered you the chance to get your favourite image on to the front cover of the end-of-year special issue of Flight International.

Competition for this year’s prize has been fierce, with nearly 1,500 images uploaded, more than four times last year’s total. we have been really impressed with the outstanding quality of images, for once picking a separate overall winner from all the entries submitted.

OVERALL WINNER AND COVER SHOT (Taken from Menace – Fighters in Flight)

Winner  – Begemont

Russian Air Force Su-27 releasing flares at MAKS 2007

Camera – Nikon D200

Flight International front cover winner

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A framed copy of the cover and a cash prize of £100 ($150) is on its way to AirSpace user Begemont, who captured a Russian air force Sukhoi Su-27 launching countermeasures flares during the 2007 Moscow air show.

Here is a reminder of all the categories:

Category Winners:

Menace – Fighters in Flight

Winner – runlikehell

F-22 Raptor at 2008 Oceana air show in Virginia

Camera: Canon 1D MkIII


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History – Birds from Bygone Eras

Winner – Photomotion

Ray Hanna memorial flight at Biggin Hill air show 2006

Camera: Canon EOS 300D


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Precision – Aerial Display Teams

Winner – fleeting_images

UK Royal Navy Lynx Black Cats at RIAT

Camera – Canon EOS 5D


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Majesty – Airliners in Action

Winner – bwiadca

Boeing MD-11 climbing to Alaskan storm from Anchorage 2008

Camera – Nikon D200


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Voyage – General Aviation in Dramatic Locations

Winner – allegra66

Rega A109KT during mountain landing in Switzerland

Camera – Nikon D200

Voyage1.JPGSee original image

Response - Inspiring Business Jets

WinnerGlobal Ranger

Bombardier Challenger 300 (G-KALS) on approach to London Luton 2008

Camera: Pentax K100D


See image on AirSpace

This year’s entries not only covered the world – from Alaska to Australia – but every aspect of aviation too, with shots taken at air shows as well as during regular operations, from the ground and from the air. Some are the result of patient waiting for that moment when movement, light and perspective align to create that perfect picture. Others are opportunistic – snapping a moment of flight in its full glory.

Remember, every member of AirSpace gets their own gallery, so if this has inspired you in any way join the site for the possibility of getting your images into Flight International.

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