Perttu Karivalo has been taking aircraft photos since 1977 in his first airshow at Helsinki-Vantaa International Airport starring Red Arrows with Gnats. From there it all started. In 1984 Perttu was already taking photos more seriously and over the years some 60 000 slides were taken by Perttu before digital time overtook. Perttu was photographer, commentator and coordinator for Finnish Air Force Display team from 1998-2012 and has flown onboard several military jets taking air-to-air photos. He won AW&ST respected Photo contest's military category 2011.
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AW&ST Photo Contest
In well known and respected AW&ST magazine's Photo Contest 2011 Defence category's first place photo was this stunning image of Finnish Army Aviation NH-90 practicing night rescue.