Catching the perfect image of something that flies faster than a speeding bullet is a challenge for any photographer. But when that something is a Eurofighter Typhoon and you are competing against some of the most talented amateur enthusiasts in the world – it’s a double challenge.
So all credit to Italy’s Mara Angelosante who caught this image of the world’s most advanced swing-role/multi-role fast jet fighter on full reheat in the azure blue skies of a sparkling air show at RAF Fairford in the United Kingdom.
Mara’s image caught not just the Eurofighter in a perfect light but also the imagination of the judges of what has now become an annual fixture in the aviator’s calendar – the Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition. Her shot of the Eurofighter Typhoon was taken at the Royal International Air Tattoo – one the United Kingdom’s most popular air shows. What ticked the boxes for the judges was the ‘vividness’ and ‘precision’ of the photograph and its immense impact on the imagination.
The image will appear on the front cover of the popular 2015 Eurofighter Typhoon calendar and is also available for download on our website www.eurofighter.com.
The second winner of the competition was Brett Critchley whose stunning image captures the Eurofighter Typhoon from above as it shoots the valleys of the famous Welsh Mach Loop – a test pilot’s favourite hunting ground.
Third prize goes to Peter Busby’s shot taken of an RAF Eurofighter Typhoon at AIR14 Payerne Switzerland. His dramatic image shows the Eurofighter bursting through the clouds.
Last but not least the special category prize for Children goes to Jaden Shillingford aged 16. Jaden’s photograph shows the Typhoon from beneath. Well done Jaden. Eurofighter’s Competition Judge Martina Schmidmeir said: “Many thanks for all the great entries we received this year from all around the world and stay tuned for our 2015 Eurofighter Typhoon Amateur Photography Competition which will feature a new category called “Best Digital Enhanced photograph”. We can’t wait to see what comes in. It should be exciting.”
Background information on the Eurofighter Programme:
Eurofighter Typhoon is the most advanced new generation multi-role/swing-role combat aircraft currently available on the world market. Seven nations (Germany, the United Kingdom, Italy, Spain, Austria, Saudi Arabia and Oman) have already ordered the Eurofighter Typhoon. Eurofighter Typhoon is currently the largest military procurement programme in Europe.
Its high technology strengthens the position of European aerospace industry in the international market. The programme secures more than 100,000 jobs in 400 companies. Eurofighter Jagdflugzeug GmbH manages the programme on behalf of the Eurofighter Partner Companies Alenia Aermacchi, BAE Systems and Airbus Defence and Space in Germany and Spain, which are the most important aviation and aerospace companies in Europe.
Since delivery of the first Eurofighter Typhoon to the Royal Air Force in the United Kingdom end of 2003, a total of 420 aircraft have been delivered to six nations. The Eurofighter fleet continues to demonstrate its high operational effectiveness in international missions and training exercises and has accumulated more than 260,000 flying hours.
High-resolution images of the Eurofighter Typhoon can be downloaded from our website: http://www.eurofighter.com/media/image-library.html
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|Simon Shrouder||Martina Schmidmeir|
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