Archive | July, 2011

Oshkosh heritage flight

Oshkosh: Heritage flight formation

AirSpace user silverfox snapped this photo at the ongoing Oshkosh airshow depicting four aircraft taking part in a heritage flight. For more on the Oshkosh airshow, see our dedicated show site here.

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Endurance race horses from Ukraine arrive in UK by An-12

Endurance horses arrived at Cambridge Airport in the UK on an Antonov An-12 freighter. It is the first time long distance endurance horses have arrived, bound for Newmarket racecourse, and on such a heavy aircraft. The aircraft, which is owned by Ukranian company Meridian Airlines and chartered by chartered by Intradco, a bloodstock air transportation specialist, arrived from Nimes, France with […]

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Oshkosh: flying display

Today’s image of the day comes from our contributor and photographer on site at Oshkosh, Jeff Decker, who snapped this photo of a flying display.

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Oshkosh: North American P-51 Mustang

Photograph: Billypix

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RIAT: Red Arrows bring colour to grey skies

The Red Arrows took advantage of a rare break in the clouds to perform an aerial display at RIAT at the weekend. The display team painted the sky red, white and blue in celebration of its 40th anniversary this year.   Flightglobal’s RIAT page Flankers arrive for showing off at RIAT AirSpace user Dragon Lady has […]

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Flankers arrive for showing off at RIAT

Two aircraft dating from the Cold War era have arrived from the Ukraine to take part in the Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford in Gloucestershire this weekend. The Russian-built Sukhoi Su-27 ‘Flanker’, in the livery of the Ukrainian Air Force, landed at RAF Fairford today to take part in the static display.  The Ukrainian […]

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Caption competition: Pilot lands Fokker Dreidecker aircraft on nose

Picture copyright Rex Features  Pilot lands Fokker Dreidecker aircraft on its nose at the Imperial War Museum, Duxford, Cambridgeshire, UK on 12 July 2011. Upon landing, the WW1 fighter aircraft was forced onto its nose after a sudden gust of wind. Philip Tyler, an aircraft enthusiast and photographer said: “The Dreidecker did a display to show the sort of fighting that […]

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Final Space Shuttle seen launching from 737 during cruise

Chad Graff has shared these pictures showing STS-135, the final Space Shuttle mission, lifting off from Cape Canaveral, as viewed mid-flight on a Southwest service.Graff says his brother took the photos en route to Miami.Credit: @ChadGraff/Twitpic

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Airbus Military A330 MRTT FSTA completes first contacts with Tornado

  An Airbus Military A330 MRTT Future Strategic Transport Aircraft (FSTA) for the UK’s Royal Air Force has successfully completed its first contacts with a Tornado fighter. This contact was a dry contact, by day and night, recently during a programme to qualify the Tornado to refuel from the FSTA in operational service. The operation was […]

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