Archive | July, 2009


Duxford Flying Legends

Today’s image of the day comes from AirSpace user FlyPHANUK, who earlier this month captured this photo of a Duxford Flying Legends CASA Jungmann G-BSAJ, expertly displayed by Anna Walker. This photo was featured on the contents page of the 21-27 July issue of Flight International. Share your photos on AirSpace for a chance for […]

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On this day 60 years ago: de Havilland Comet performs first flight

On 27 July 1949 de Havilland chief test pilot John Cunningham, previously a famed night-fighter pilot, celebrated his birthday by leading his flight-test crew aboard the all-silver prototype DH106, the world’s first purpose-built jet airliner, and taking off on its maiden flight. The de Havilland Ghost-powered DH106 was soon afterwards named Comet.Here is a cutaway […]

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F-15C Eagle During Solar Eclipse

Today’s image of the day comes from the Department of Defense. One of their photographers captured a flight of F-15C Eagles during a total solar eclipse over the island of Okinawa, Japan, July 22, 2009. The eclipse was a rare opportunity for troops to witness this unique event. The F-15C Eagles are assigned to the […]

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100 Years Ago Today: Blériot Channel Crossing

One hundred years ago today Louis Blériot became the first person to cross a ‘large body of water’ in a ‘heavier than air’ aircraft.The successful aircraft was the Blériot XI, a replica of which an AirSpace user recently captured. Blériot flew 22 statute miles (36.6 km) from Les Barraques (near Calais, France) to Dover, England […]

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Apollo Landing and Quarantine

40 years ago today Apollo 11 splashed down in the Pacific Ocean, completing its historical mission.Time to celebrate, right?Unfortunately not.Out of fear of astronauts bringing “unheard-of” diseases back to Earth, US public authorities imposed a 21-day quarantine on all returning astronauts. They were confined to the “Lunar Receiving Laboratory” in Houston that featured, amongst other […]

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MV-22 Osprey aircraft hovers above an M777 howitzer

Today’s image of the day comes from the Department of Defense: U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Christopher Malloy, landing support chief,Combat Logistics Battalion 46, observes as an MV-22 Osprey aircrafthovers above an M777 howitzer during an airlift operation at LandingZone Sandhill at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, TwentyninePalms, Calif., on July 10, 2009. […]

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Image of the Week (21 July) Eurofighter Typhoon at RIAT

Water vapour streaks off a 11 Sqn Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon F2 during its display at the 2009 Royal International Air Tattoo at Fairford, UK. The aircraft is being flown by 29 Sqn display pilot Flt Lt Scott Loughran. Photo by Flight’s Max Kingsley-Jones via his AirSpace page, where you can share your photos […]

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Flight International cover 21-27 July 2009: Safety review….

  In this week’s issue you’ll find the 2009 Oshkosh preview and David Learmount’s safety analysis for the first half of the year.

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“One small step… one giant leap for mankind…”

At 20.17 GMT Neil Armstrong became the first man to set foot on the Moon’s surface. He took this picture of Edwin “Buzz” Aldrin, the second man on the Moon. See how Flight International reported the event… Flightglobal’s Apollo @ 40 page Flightglobal’s coverage from Flight International magazine from last week and from 1969 

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Boeing Delivers 12-Nation Strategic Airlift C-17

Today’s image of the day comes via a Boeing press release: LONG BEACH, Calif., July 14, 2009 – The Boeing Company [NYSE: BA] today delivered the first Strategic Airlift Capability (SAC) C-17 Globemaster III during a ceremony at its final assembly facility in Long Beach, paving the way for the advanced airlifter’s historic arrival at […]

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