My points are less about things that are 'banned' (I know swept wings are not banned and I know that reheat is permitted in certain situations), more about any photos of low flying ending up in the mainstream media (resulting in the inevitable 'daredevil' 'thrillseeker' etc. labels.)
ranger703 wrote: The incident in 2010 did NOT lead to the closure of the Mach Loop or indeed did it stop low flying,crews just chose to avoid the hotspots for a while whilst the media circus subsided.
Exactly....so as a photographer I'd rather the 'media circus' had never existed in the first place! How do you prevent a 'media circus'? Don't actively show photographs to the mainstream media.
To say that training will move if images become widely published is a very naieve statement considering the amount of images already out there!
I apologise, by published I meant in areas outside of specialist aviation (and to an extent, photographic) circles (I'm pretty sure I mentioned this....but may not have)
Welldone Jacky for capturing the images and for subsequently getting one of them published,keep it up and enjoy yourself.
Agree, but see my above point about 'publishing'
As I've said in almost all my posts above, and to Jack in the PM conversation we had before anyone else started commenting with abuse or otherwise, I always believe that it's up to the photographer what he does with the images.
At the end of the day, my opinion (and are we not all entitled to one?) is that from a purely selfish viewpoint I'd rather not put crews off doing the loop as i take great enjoyment from photographing them. The best way to do this is not to 'publish' (using my above definition of publishing) photos, so that's the advice I politely gave.
People clearly have differing opinions and I think my position is clear and not unreasonable. If anyone has been in any way insulted or offended by anything I said then I can only apologise.