AvGeekMel is an aviation enthusiast who enjoys taking photographs at multiple airports, including Heathrow Airport. We’ve caught up with our winner to find out more about her interest in aviation and photography.
An aviation enthusiast & photographer as I have an interest in aviation and I enjoy taking photographs of aircraft.
I’ve always enjoyed going to airports since I was a kid and I have worked as a photographer-photographing models, families & weddings. About 5 years ago I combined the two, and nowadays when I’m not in work I spend my free time at airports both in the UK and abroad photographing a variety of planes.
The wide variety of airlines from all around the world that fly in and out of Heathrow and also the volume of planes you get to see in a day – with around 1300 combined take offs and landings each day, your camera’s memory cards soon start to get filled up when photographing planes at Heathrow.
I read in an onboard magazine that the Boeing factory have a machine which tests how strong the Dreamliner wings are by lifting them upwards until they broke. In the case of the B787, their wings broke the machine instead.