There are some great images that were entered into this year's AirSpace's front cover competition, but it was the picture of the Raytheon Sentinel, the RAF's Airborne Stand-Off Radar equipped Bombardier Global Express - departing from RAF Waddington and snapped at an intriguing angle that surprised the Flightglobal judges.
AirSpace user Sunshine Band wins a cash prize and a framed Flight International cover.
Take a look at this other entry in the Sleek Jets category with a football painted on its nose.
During the Christmas holiday we've teed up some year-end stories for you to delight in, ranging from the top ten best images on AirSpace, the top ten best videos and stories through the year, anniversaries, roll-outs, cutaways and first flights, which will, of course, include the Boeing 787, for which we waited with baited breath for two and a half years.
AirSpace user Goose is excited about a home-made aircraft that actually works. See his post about a replica P-51D Mustang made by a retired dentist who used some of his implements to build it.
Stephen Trimble's The DEW Line blog has a great post showing an image of four F-22s flying over the UAE. He posted another image of China Military Aviation's new four-jet freighter and thinks it looks like a cross between a C-130 and the A400M. What do you think?