Archive | June, 2009


Red Arrows and Virgin Atlantic Flying Formation

These photos by Steve Parsons depict Virgin Atlantic’s flagship 747 ‘Lady Penelope’ in a flying formation with the Red Arrows from the Biggin Hill Airshow. (‘Lady Penelope’ is also being called ‘Birthday Girl’ in honour of the airline’s 25th anniversary.) Last Monday Virgin Atlantic announced an order for 10 A330 aircraft.To see the great detail, […]

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Biggin Hill Airshow

Today’s image of the day was taken over the weekend at the Biggin Hill Airshow by Airspace user Chipmunker. Follow the link for more of Chipmunker’s Biggin Hill photos.

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Hitler’s Stealth Fighter

Today’s image of the day depicts a re-created Horten 2-29 undergoing radar tests at a classified Northrop base in California. This project was undertaken for a National Geographic documentary premiering tonight, “Hitler’s Stealth Fighter”. Read more…

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Supersonic Flyby

A U.S. Air Force F-22 Raptor aircraft executes a supersonic flyby overthe flight deck of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS John C.Stennis (CVN 74) while under way in the Gulf of Alaska June 22, 2009.Stennis is participating in Alaska’s largest military training exerciseNorthern Edge 2009, a joint exercise that focuses on detecting andtracking units at […]

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Blasts from the Past: Tiger Moths & de Havilland Vampire

No image for today–instead we have images! We just got sent these with an explanation below. Photographs show Michael Marshall with his pilot Mark Hootons followingtheir arrival at North Weald.  Also enclosed are a photograph ofMichael showing his flying log books to his instructor Ian Glenn of theCambridge Flying Group with whom he flew on […]

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787 Structural Reinforcement

Today’s image of the day is Flightblogger’s (Jon Ostrower’s) image to explain the structural reinforcement problem on the 787 that is now causing a further delay.

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Delivery of First Tianjin A320

‘What’s Tianjin’ you ask?Tianjin, located in northeast China, is the sixth largest city in the country and also home to a new final assembly plant for the Airbus A320 family.Yesterday Airbus, Sichuan Airlines, and Dragon Aviation Leasing marked the delivery of the first A320 assembled in Tianjin. B-501L sported a special livery, reportedly named “China […]

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Pic of the week (23 June) Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet

Ricardo Travern flying the Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet at the 2009 Paris Air Show last week by AirSpace user APG Photography. APG Photography – see more images from his gallery on AirSpace. Paris Air Show 2009 gallery  Paris Air Show – news, images, blogs and videos

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Air Caraibes A330 delivery flight

Picture credit – French Frogs Aviation/Yannick Delamarre   Delivery flight of Air Caraibes A330-323 s/n 1021 F-GOTO flight TLS/ORY on 18 June. Aircraft profile: Airbus A330

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Pic of the day, Paris Day 7

The Airbus A380 passes over the Flight Chalet and the end of its flying display at the Paris Air Show 2009

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