Welcome to my world...

A very warm welcome to my website, showing the world my adventures over the years. With around 40,000 images in my database, I'm sure the image you're looking for is right here...
The aim of my website is to create a collection of aircraft and sights that may not be seen again and to preserve and cherish them once no longer around.
Examples of this have been the QinetiQ Mi-17s, Harrier, Jet Stream, Tornado F3, Dominie, BAC 1-11, Andover and VC-10.
Running parallel to this project, I use my close proximity to Low flying area 1, 2 and 3 to build an extensive collection of helicopter training around the countryside. By clicking on 'In the wild' in the Gallery section you can explore the vast pile of images ranging from Dutch helicopters on the Cornish coast to American Pavehawks training in the dust in Wiltshire!

Rick Ingham Photography

A bit about me...
I was born in Plymouth, Devon on 26th February 1989 and spent my first 6 years living next to Plymouth Airport before moving to Wiltshire. Even here I found myself living next to Oaksey Park Airfield, Kemble, RAF Colerne,  and RAF Lyneham. It was no wander aviation was in my blood since "being able to walk".
I joined the Air Cadets in 2000 to continue focusing on a career in the RAF. Here I was lucky enough to get flying experience on the Viking glider, Grob Tutor T1, Westland Gazelle AH1 and Westland Merlin HC3.

In 2004 I did a first work experience at Bristol University Air Squadron (BUAS) spending the week formation flying with Grob Tutors and folding a lot of maps! A few months later I did another work experience, this time at RAF Lyneham with 47 and 30 Squadrons. Here I sampled several 3 hour sorties including landing in a field on Salisbury Plain in a C-130K Hercules, flying around the hills of North Wales and also a night sortie with doing some air drops at Keevil Airfield. It was this work experience that really inspired me to start taking photos more often.
Around 2009/2010 I realised I enjoyed seeing the aircraft more than flying so decided a flying career probably wasn't for me. It was this decision that made me take aviation photography more seriously and ended up regularly visiting RAF Lyneham for days at the fence.

Between 2009 I have covered Afghan pre-deployment training, aircraft retirements and other key events. In January 2016 I decided to take a break from the exhausting work I was putting in and sold my camera gear. Now, in 2018 I hold basic photography gear and focus on the more special occasions...

If you are looking for an image for your project no matter how small, I am happy to help - please get in touch via the menu at the top of the page.

Helicopters In The Wild

Helicopters are my main focus and I have built up a vast collection of rotary aviation all over the world doing what they are built for. 

  • Military helicopter training and exercises
  • Coast Guard Search and Rescue training
  • Helicopter Emergency Medical Services live missions and training

Click here to go to the Helicopters in the wild collection...

Low Flying

Seeing jets and transport cargo aircraft below you can be an unusual sight. See my collection of results from both the Snowdonia area of Wales and Death Valley in the USA...  

Click here to go to the Low Flying area...

Animal Kingdom

Animals can be hard work, but make great images and the more time you sit and wait around them the more amazing pictures they give you...  

Click here to go to the animals collection...

The Railway

With the electrification of the Great Western Mainline beginning, I decided to get out and snap some of the more interesting movements in locations to be ruined forever by ugly masts... 

Click here to go to the Railway gallery...