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ABOUT ME Hi! I'm Adrian Pingstone, 83 years old. I live near Bristol, in the south west of England.

I'm retired, after working at British Aerospace Filton for 36 years. My work included Concorde noise measurements (as an acoustics engineer), then studies of the effect of Concorde on the environment (as an assistant environmental scientist), and finally Airbus A320, A330 and A340 wing design (as a senior aerodynamicist).

I started contributing pictures to Wikipedia in 2005. I use a Nikon D5300 DSLR and Nikon 18-200 mm lens for aircraft pictures, and a Panasonic S95 compact and a Panasonic FZ1000 bridge camera for all else.

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A few of my civil aircraft pictures in Wikipedia articles[edit]

A few of my military aircraft pictures in Wikipedia articles[edit]

A few of my general pictures in Wikipedia articles[edit]


You have been bestowed with a barnstar, Adrian, for your long and meritorious work as Wikipedia's most prolific photographer.

I award you this Photographer's Barnstar.

I hope you like it!

Antonio No Protocol Followed Martin

Barnstar for photography[edit]

Adrian, I'm awarding you this barnstar due to your fine (and prolific!) photography and generosity. I hope you like it! Neutralitytalk 02:29, Nov 27, 2004 (UTC)

Libyan Barnstar Award[edit]

Wikipedia's very first Libyan Barnstar awarded to Adrian Pingstone

I award you this barn star award for clearly pointing out Wikipedia copyright laws to me and for improving many a page with your wonderful images (including a Libya related page).Jaw101ie 16:59, 21 February 2006 (UTC)

The Photographer's Barnstar
With thanks for your photographic contributions, I give you this award. Timrollpickering 18:40, 29 December 2006 (UTC)
The Photographer's Barnstar
For your seemingly endless collection of photographs. I never tire of looking at the aircraft and everything else. Thank you so very much for your contributions! --Makaristos 04:49, 20 September 2007 (UTC)
Wikiwings 2.0 Wikiwings
Arpingstone, thanks for your countless efforts in WP:Aircraft and Wikipedia overall. The images you have contributed enhance the project! Hang this with pride. FWiW Bzuk (talk) 14:30, 22 July 2008 (UTC).)
The Editor's Barnstar
Thanks for your great effort in The West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences article. LegalEagle (talk) 14:37, 4 August 2009 (UTC)


The Photographer's Barnstar
Wow! --Extra 999 (Contact me + contribs) 02:21, 11 August 2010 (UTC)
The Education Barnstar
For your tireless contributions to numerous Indian Education Articles! Keep at it! Amog | Talkcontribs 14:46, 23 November 2010 (UTC)

Editing and Clean-up of Bhubaneswar page[edit]

Editors Barnstar
Thank you for reviewing this page and cleaning it up. This page looks better. Thanks again. --Karan1974 (talk) 22:14, 7 May 2012 (UTC)

Editor's barnstar[edit]

The Editor's Barnstar
For your work on Chungnam National University - Wistchars (talk) 23:11, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

A barnstar for you![edit]

The Copyeditor's Barnstar
I noticed your hard work cleaning up the Airplane House article. Well done. Richard Apple (talk) 17:27, 27 July 2013 (UTC)

My personal sandbox


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