•March 17, 2010 • Leave a Comment

Coming Up! Volume 3 Issue 1 for 2011.
Subscribe and book your copy AND How about contributing to this issue. Looking for unique, unpublished, more arty/documentary aviation imagery and articles.

Cover me

100 Years of Aviation Exhibition

100 Years of Aviation Exhibition

On Assignment Invitation
On Assignment

It’s happonin’!
Editors are girding their loins to tackle a grand project – the LCV Year Book 2010.
Asking for :
1) Cover Shot submissions.
2) Aviation related stories and articles, with images.
3) “Best of” aircraft images and aviation related artwork.

Deadline : end of June 2010.

Leave a comment if you would like your contribution to be considered.
A gawp at the ‘blank’ cover – imagine your aircraft image here.

A Draft - suggested Cover layout

And a sample cover image from @RatManDude.
Cover suggestion

RatManDude has the cards

June 2009 Vol 2 Issue 12

•June 8, 2009 • 2 Comments

The All New le Cirque Volant will be published as a multi-media production every 4 months. A huge collection of images in the emag is now possible. Available only on DVD! Subscription for this publication requires your postal address *We Ship* and USD $ 30.00 for 3 Issues annually. The Access Code for this Publication is “etrex”.
Volume 2 Issue 12 – June 2009 Issue.
Click Here to Download.

Volume 2 Issue 12 Cover

Volume 2 Issue 12 Cover

Available now : “The Best of Le Cirque Volant“.
And for the Hard Copy publications :
Reserve your copy now

Reserve your copy now

100 pages of the best aviation images from the contributors to the most read aviation photography e-magazine from eDIGImag® USA. Plus all the 24 issues presented as a web viewer on CD.
Special price for the “Best of” and the past Issues on CD for subscribers : $ 28.00. (p&p excl.)
Just the “Best of le Cirque Volant” : $ 20.00 p&p excluded
Just the past 24 issues : $ 18.00 p&p excluded.
We post within 24 hours of your order to anywhere in the world/ Order via email of course using :
with your requirements and your postal address.
This is a limited offer. Enquire for the Special price for South African subscribers.
Best of Cover

Best of Cover

Poster flyer for 24 issues

Poster flyer for 24 issues

LCV May Issue Vol 2 Issue 11

•June 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment


May 2009 Vol 2 Issue 11

May 2009 Vol 2 Issue 11

Click Here

The Real April Issue

•May 7, 2009 • 1 Comment

Almost published.
Here’s the Cover – The Winning Entry.

April Issue - Winning Entry

April Issue - Winning Entry

LCV March Issue

•April 6, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Right, Completed and uploaded to the Server. Await your email for the direct link. Oh, comment on the latest production.

Here’s the link to the April Issue

Security Code is ‘etrex’

March 2009 Cover

March 2009 Cover

LCV February 2009

•February 19, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Completed. Here’s the Cover. New Subscriptions and Renewals open .. Special Deal. International USD $ 20.00.

February 2009

February 2009

Subscribers can expect an email for the link

January 2009 LCV Issue Close

•January 27, 2009 • Leave a Comment

The January 2009 Issue is published. The cover.
Cover_January 2009
If you are not on the mailing list (a subscriber) contact the admin staff using with the subject line “LCV – want a copy of latest Issue”

December 2008 Issue

•January 5, 2009 • Leave a Comment

Subscribers — Production is completed.
The December Issue of Le Cirque Volant uploaded and ready for subscribers download. Casual viewers will see an abridged version of this Issue. Subscribers of course get the full issue.
NOTAM : December 2008 has been Uploaded.

December 2008

December 2008

The Herman Potgieter Special Edition

•December 3, 2008 • Leave a Comment

See the “Donations for the Herman Potgieter Project …” page in this blog.

After all the interest from the article on Herman Potgieter – A dedication which appeared in the November Issue of le Cirque Volant, I have thought about a real Special Edition dedicated purely to Herman Potgieter and his work. Now, if the interest explodes beyond my expectations, I will design a Limited Edition PDF publication on this subject. I have negotiated with my printing partners a package for an actual hard-copy print, (limited print run), in A3 format, double sided impression. We could have an agreement on this – it’s frightfully expensive – but it would be printed digitally (as opposed to litho printed), stitch-bound and a unique hard cover enclosure.

Planned within would be images from Herman’s works, stories and articles plus an opportunity to actually own a mountable print of selected photographs.

I have discovered a source of rare imagery of Herman Potgieter. I have been contacted by a number of people who have had the privilage of being close to the action on Herman Potgieters’ photographic shoots! These images, scanned from slides and printed photographs, have kindly been made available to us for inclusion in this limited edition (PDF), and should the demand warrant it, the printed version as well. (Mostly, these images depict Herman at work in his environment)
Ok, here’s the deal – Firstly, if you want to own a limited edition PDF of the proposed “Herman Potgieter Special Edition” please contact me directly, and Secondly, we (my publishers and I) have figured out that a break point to have a printed version of the publication printed, bound and covered, is viable at 500 copies. This publication as I said would be digitally printed on super glossy silk paper (probably 190Gram) in A3 format, so it’s quite ‘large’. I you want a copy, contact me directly as well.
The pre-production costs are not so bad, mainly time and trouble related. The rendition to printable output does require major resouces – my layout person, my picture editor and my copy editor. I will do the actual rendition as a file for 1) the PDF publication, and 2) the printed version (Hi-definition, 3400 DPI) for the printers.
If you want to come on board with this production, help would be appreciated in the form of donations – it is an expensive excercise. I have coupled the revenue from new subscribers for the funding of the brass plaque (dedication) so I would appeal for funds for the ‘book’. Again, contact me directly.
If you have Images and can remember interaction with Herman, put it down in an email and send it to us.
You can book ahead (excuse the pun) by pre-ordering and paying for the PDF version, or the printed version. If you pre-order the printed version, you get the PDF version for your archives for free, and, once we have worked out the final cost of each (limited edition) print (the price of which I will post here) I will contact you directly if you have emailed me showing interest.

Please use the commenting facility on this blog or email comments to

The Dedication Issue – Herman Potgieter

•November 26, 2008 • Leave a Comment

Volume 2 Issue 5 November 2008 publication of  le Cirque Volant is dedicated to the memory of the late Herman Potgieter, aviation photographer extrordinaire. For those who consider themselves as photographers in the aviation field can only be inspired to greater heights by the art of this humble man.  Herman died in an aircraft accident in Kenya on 13th February, 1998, aged 53. Herman is an honourary member of  “The Flying Circus“, having joined  le Cirque Volant in 1989. The editor of le Cirque Volant had worked with Herman a number of times, assisting him with  specialised mounted camera work. Herman had produced a number of Aviation and Wild Life (photographic) books and was engaged in photography and article production for aviation publications, magazines and year books. His most famous photographs caught the public’s attention with his long standing relationship with the South Africa Air Force and his amazing air-to-air work. His books (no longer in print) are sought after amongst the aviation and modern historical sectors to this day. (If you find a Herman Potgieter book lying around, buy it). To commemorate the work of Herman Potgieter, le Cirque Volant is designing a brass plaque to be erected in the Air Force Museum (SAAF) located at Swartkop AFB (FASK) and, to fund this memorial, a percentage of all new subscriptions will be put toward this task. There is a target of 600 new subscribers earmarked, so be the first and receive the usual 12 issues at the normal subscription of ZAR 100.00 for South African subscribers, and USD $ 26.00 for International subscribers.  e-Mail for this special subscription offering.

Working Photographer

Working Photographer

Work Shop

•October 30, 2008 • 2 Comments

eDIGImag® is launching their new e-magazine LatLon© very shortly, and to find new talent to act as contributors, a work shop is planned in South Africa to empower photographers at all levels in the art of photography. From the Camera to the Printer.

The Work Shop Poster

The Work Shop Poster

Calendars – Aviation Style

•October 29, 2008 • 2 Comments
Example Calendar with Tiger Moth ZS-OSS

Example Calendar with Tiger Moth ZS-OSS

Your aircraft images presented in a calendar format.

Also see GPL PhotoGraphics for more stuff.

Subscribe is Up and running

•October 28, 2008 • Leave a Comment
Subscription Promo

Subscription Promo

Recently launched : Subscription Service to le Cirque Volant.
The First year’s Volume 1 Issues (12 of) were actually free, but supported by  the ‘1000 Fans’ group which are people from all over the world who thought the LCV publication good enough to warrant their attention. le Cirque Volant, the aviation photographers journal, has contributors in the professional and amateur categories, as well as casual contributors. Images off two popular websites, Flickr® and the recently launched Red Bubble® art site, proved to be the main source. However, LCV managed to convince professional photographers (of the aviation kind) to kick in an article or two, plus some aviation photography tutorials which have proved popular. A whole lot of research is carried out on the internet trolling for exceptional articles, photographers and web-sites all about the subjects of photography and related news. We have also looked into some obscure sites which could contribute (and have contributed)  to LCV, and looked into the past for stories that caught the imagination of aviators and photographers. Our main stream of contributors, such as Tailspin “T” (Tom Harnish, and a real A6 aviator) and Andrew Schofield are at the top of their game; we are proud to be associated with them. There could be other sources of amateur (and semi-professional) contributors, but we are still searching for them. Some sites are a little apathetic when it comes to actively contributing,  but have exceptional images available none the less. The le Cirque Volant e-magazine publication from eDIGImag® is widely recognised as a definitive genre dedicated to aviation photography (we’re just waiting for an odd award or two to confirm the fact. Our readers range from Airline Captains to Military Pilots, from corporate jet drivers to civilian owners/pilots and from professional aviation photographers to amateurs.
Subscriptions, to aid the continuing publication development, are open, worldwide.
Since the LCV e-magazine started locally, in South Africa, the annual subscription is a basic ZAR R 96.00, while in Australia it is AUD $ 26.00, the USA USD $ 26.00 and Europe € 26.00, and the UK ₤ 12.00. So, to subscribe, leave a comment or email ( so we can make comms with you for bank co-ordinates. We are also offering up a gift or two to sweeten the deal : for the local readers, an A4 image off the EDITORS stock-library for free (valued at R 55.00) and for the international readers, a 1Gb memory card or a Flash Card. Try it out, you might get lucky. AND, if you want to catch up with all the issues, a CD is available loaded with all Volume 1 Issues PLUS the latest issues of Volume 2 for USD $ 20.00 (local SA readers can get this for R 114.00), post & packaging included. Order soon.

Just to mention, subscribers get the de-luxe version of the e-magazine, encrypted with an indivudual password which allows full-color printing, directly. each subscriber gets a standard, spam-free email with a direct link to this site (or, in the future, to our new secure download site) and their individual password. Otherwise, only an abridged sample of each issue is available for download to the casual reader.

So,  join the ‘1000 Fans’ of le Cirque Volant and keep the interest high. And get in Close.

If you would like to contribute images and/or articles, contact the editor using

le Cirque Volant – Volume 2 Issue 5 November 2008

•November 27, 2008 • Leave a Comment

It’s here.

November 2008

November 2008