Simply planes, the website set up by Chris and Ross Cannon drawing on their film, video and photographic archive, and our like-minded colleagues who we gratefully thank for supplying their images etc to add to the website, for ours and your enjoyment.
Meet the Team
Chris has grown up in the aviation world having lived beside RAF Wyton most of his life. He learnt to fly in 1977 and trained as a cameraman in 1992. His favourite aircraft is the Canberra, the type which he filmed from 1992-2006. Chris is also a film producer and cameraman with years of aviation knowledge and footage. Chris has worked very closely with the RAF since 1992 and has also filmed at most air shows throughout the country. He can generally be seen working with the ground crews, live side/air side filming walk rounds, crew ins and crew interviews.In the earlier days when he had more time he also used to write articles for a well known aviation magazine and helped operate one of the civilian Canberras.
Ross is the webmaster for Simply Planes, a website designer, coder and graphic designer. Taking up photography (including aviation photography) around June 2009.
Bob has been an aviation photographer for well over 30 years. Consistently attending air shows both in the UK and abroad, as well as press events at RAF stations. Bob's photographs have been used in various magazines, books and brochures over the years, including The Battle of Britain Flight at Coningsby.
Ian got interested in photography at the age of 16. In 1990 a friend took him flying to take pictures of his house, that got him interested in aerial photography. He learnt to fly in 1991. Ian is also an author and his book Nottingham from the air is available from his website www.aerialphotography.org.uk. His new book Sheffield from the air will be available in October 2009.
Check out his other website www.ianbracegirdle.com for other photography services.
Roger has had an interest in aviation for as long as he can remember, with his first visit to an air show with his father when he was four years old. Some of Roger's images date back to the 1980's.
Visit Roger's website www.milairpix.com for more aviation images.