Archive | December, 2008

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The best aviation-related New Year’s Eve Party venue?

Flightglobal’s not aversed to celebrating the the New Year with a glass of Sherry or two but where does one go to see in the New Year in style? Maybe a dinner party on an A380 “Flying Palace”? Or a Qantas First Class Airport Lounge (they won this year’s World Airline Awards award in that […]

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Honeywell 757-200 test aircraft


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Armstrong Whitworth Argosy at Croydon Airport on 1st February 1928

Continuing with the snow theme here a snap from the Flight Archives of an Armstrong Whitworth Argosy at Croydon Airport on 1st February 1928.

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Atlas Air 747-400F blowing snow


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Snowcapped Concorde

  Concorde on the flight deck of the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.

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Flying out of Anchorage

This picture was taken by and entered under the Majesty – Airliners in action category for this year’s Flight International front cover competition. To see more magnificent images look on AirSpace’s photo page and see the range of images in the various categories our users entered into the competition.  Pictured is a UPS Boeing MD-11 […]

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Earth rise 1968

  This iconic image Earthrise credited to NASA, was taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission, the first manned voyage to the Moon. Last month NASA invited the Apollo 8 crew back to talk about their achievements in a live tv programme. See this image of Apollo 8 preparing for takeoff. Earthrise […]

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An AVRO “slight mishap”

  Flight reported a “slight mishap” that occurred on 24 December to A.V. Roe’s triplane. “After making several good flights at Wembley Park Mr. A. V. Roe had a slight mishap on Christmas Eve, of which we are able to give a snapshot.” The article shows a before and after picture and reported that “Mr. Roe […]

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China transports very important pandas to Taiwan as gift

(Image courtesy Colin Parker/AirTeamImages) Here is the actual aircraft used to transport two Pandas from China to Taiwan today. The aircraft registration is B-16408. Ground crew loaded 450 kilograms (nearly half a ton) of fresh bamboo onto the aircraft, to keep the two ”goodwill ambassadors” going for a week. They are expected to be unveiled to the […]

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Nose section of Pan Am’s Boeing 747 Flight 103

The people of Lockerbie and the relatives of the 270 people killed in the bombing of Pan Am Flight 103 over the town marked the 20th anniversary of the tragedy yesterday. The Boeing 747 was blown up over the Scottish town on 21 December 1988, claiming the lives of everyone on the aircraft and 11 people […]

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