Gavin Conroy started photographing WWI aircraft in 2005 after reading about the heroic pilots who flew them. He began photographing them from the ground before moving to air-to-air photography in 2006. Since that time he has completed over 80 flights and around 40 hours of flying time in WWI aircraft. Alongside this work Gavin has flown around 700 photo flights covering aircraft from around the world and has amassed more than 220 magazine cover shots.
He is the General Manager of the Classic Fighters Airshow held at Omaka in Marlborough, while the rest of his time is taken up with photographic work. Gavin has published two previous books featuring his aviation photography, Precious Metal and Fighters and Bombers, both published by Potton and Burton.