2021 - My Top 10 Real World Aviation Photos from the past 12 months

Good morning!

It has been a certainly eventful year for obvious reasons!
It has meant Aviation was brought to its knees in the height of the national lockdowns that were imposed, etc.
April 2021 saw a glimmer of hope when restrictions were being eased, so we could go out and do more stuff we couldn’t previously.
That’s enough of me waffling on, lets get to the content at hand!

Since we could go out officially from March 29th 2021, I have been back at it with photos from various locations across the east of England, mostly focusing at my local home airport,
London Stansted Airport (EGSS / STN)
This topic showcases what is in my opinion my 10 favourite photos within the last 12 months, let’s jump in…

I should say that all photos are being shown in time order

Date: 10/04/2021
Location: London Stansted Airport (EGSS/STN)

  • Jet2 Circuit Flight (Maintenance Check Flight)
  • Channex 51 Hotel Golf (EXS51HG)
  • Jet2.com
  • G-JZBA
  • Boeing 737-8MG

Date: 15/04/2021
Location: Harlow Town Park (Harlow, Essex)

Visit of the E-4B Nightwatch and the US Secretary of Defence

  • Titan 25 (TITAN25)
  • 73-1677
  • United States - US Air Force
  • Boeing E-4B (747-200)

Date: 24/07/2021
Location: London Stansted Airport (EGSS/STN)

Airbus Voyager rotating

  • Tartn 2300 (RRR2300)
  • United Kingdom - Royal Air Force
  • ZZ335
  • Airbus KC2 Voyager (A330-243MRTT)

Date: 24/07/2021
Location: London Stansted Airport (EGSS/STN)

The Red Arrows visit to Stansted (performing at Duxford)

  • United Kingdom - Royal Air Force (Aerobatics Team - The Red Arrows)
  • (Various Aircraft)
  • BAE Systems Hawk T1A
  • EGSS/STN → EGSU (Duxford) → EGSS/STN

Date: 10/10/2021
Location: London Stansted Airport (EGSS/STN)

Virgin Atlantic arriving for the NFL players

  • Virgin 821 Papa (VIR821P)
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • G-VPOP
  • Airbus A350-1041

Date: 10/10/2021
Location: London Stansted Airport (EGSS/STN)

Virgin Atlantic arriving for the NFL players (NY Jets and ATL Falcons)

  • Virgin 821 Papa (VIR821P) (G-VPOP)
  • Virgin 832 Papa (VIR832P) (G-VDOT)
  • Virgin Atlantic
  • G-VPOP (Aircraft on the right)
  • G-VDOT (Aircraft on the left)
  • Airbus A350-1041

Which photo is you’re favourite?
  • Photo 1
  • Photo 2
  • Photo 3
  • Photo 4
  • Photo 5
  • Photo 6
  • Photo 7
  • Photo 8
  • Photo 9
  • Photo 10

0 voters

Well, there you have it!

I would say that despite the hardship at some stages o the year, it’s fair to say there has been plenty to see this past year!
Shame I couldn’t see Air Force One at Heathrow this year, this was due to work, otherwise that would have been the only photo I’d post, and that would be called my favourite, full stop 😂

From what I have seen, I am happy for the collection!

Hopefully 20211 will bring plenty more opportunities for spotting from different places, and maybe some adventures too!
We’ll see, time will tell!

Take care, and if I don’t post a topic again this year…

Merry Christmas / Happy Holidays to you all!


Great shots! To 2022!

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Most definitely mate 😊

There’s plenty more where that cam from as they say!

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