Aviation Historian 27
M.Oakey - Richard T.Riding 1942-2019
One of Richard s favourite aerial photographic sorties was on June 7, 1964, when Tim Davies, owner of Spitfire IX G-ASJV (and subsequent longstanding friend), invited him to capture "Juliet Victor" frolicking above the clouds while up from its base at Elstree - a location that remained special to Richard throughout his life.
A classic example of Richard’s eye for a photograph that tells a story - a Russian gentleman lends a sense of sheer scale to the behemothic ocean-going-liner-like prototype Mil V-12, the largest helicopter ever built, which Richard photographed on its public debut at the Paris Air Show in May-June 1971.