Archive | July, 2009

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This Week’s Cover

Here’s this week’s cover of Flight International, featuring our special report on the US NextGen air traffic management system. Links to the cover articles are below. Main FeaturesBig changes are taking place in the management of the USA’s national airspace system. The country’s NextGen initiative is designed to make air traffic control more efficient, safer, […]

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EA-18G Growler from the “Dust Devils”

Today’s image of the day depicts an EA-18G Growler from VX-31, also known as the “Dust Devils”. The photo was taken by Jamie Hunter of Aviacom for the United States Navy. Dave Majumdar at the Examiner tipped us off and wrote a great analysis of the jet at that link. (Thanks, Dave!) (Click on the […]

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Hunter Miss Demeanour

This snappily-titled plane has an equally awesome livery. “Miss Demeanour” is a a privately owned Hawker Hunter F.58A.Airspace user flyer1 submitted these photos taken during the Biggin Hill Airshow. As always, share your photos for a chance to have them featured as the Image of the Day or on the contents page of Flight International.

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Help Identify These Photos

Normally on this blog I show images and give a description, but today I’ve trawled through Flight’s collection of unidentified flying objec…err, photos. These photos are missing information about what type of aircraft is depicted, the location, and year.Here are three. Do you know anything about them? If so, leave a comment or follow the […]

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Solar Power Aircraft to Fly Around the World with No Fossil Fuels

Check out this slideshow from Computer Weekly featuring the recently-unveiled Solar Impulse (registration HB-SIA), “the world’s first aircraft the first aircraft designed to fly around theclock without using fossil fuel or polluting the planet.” From a post on our Future Proof blog from earlier this year: The Solar Impulse HB-SIA, the first prototype of a […]

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BACN Payload Taking Off From Kandahar

This beautiful photo by Doug Monk depicts the Global Express XRS business jet with the BACN payload taking off from Kandahar, Afghanistan last March.The BACN system uses software to translate incompatible waveforms, suchas the airborne Link 16 network and the ground-based enhanced precisionlocation reporting system. Read more… Thanks, Doug!

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RAF VC10 Tanker

Today’s image of the day is the user-submitted photo from Rick Croy of a UK Royal Air Force Vickers VC10 tanker, ZA148, on a refueling mission, with the aircraft showing its hoses trailing.The photo was featured on the contents page of the 30 June-6 July issue of Flight International. For a chance to have your […]

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