Archive | March, 2012

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Army Air Corps Gazelle foraging in Canada

From the UK Defence Images flickr stream is this Eurocopter Gazelle, somewhere in a field in Canada with an oh-so-moody sky. Actually, according to the caption it’s at the British Army Training Unit Suffield (BATUS) in Alberta, Canada. Credit: Defence Images

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Night refuelling for the F-35

Fresh from Lockheed Martin’s Flickr page – here’s another sunset shot of the F-35, this time on its first night refuelling mission on 22 March from Edwards AFB. Credit: Lockheed Martin

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JAL’s first Boeing 787

Courtesy of Boeing, here’s a pic of yesterday’s handover ceremony for Japan Airlines’s first Boeing 787-8. I’ve no idea what the large glass shield is in front of the assembled guests – presumably to keep teh traditional Seattle weather at bay… Credit: Boeing

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Resplendent Raptor

A Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor flies in an air combat training mission over the Nevada Test and Training Range on March 13, 2012. The F-22 pictured here belongs to the USAF’s 1st Fighter Wing based at of Langley AFB, Virginia. Credit: US Air Force/Staff Sgt Christopher Hubenthal

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Image of the Week: US Navy McDonnell Douglas DC9

Supplied by user Dave Vaughan (vaughaag) on Flightglobal AirSpace is this picture of a US Navy McDonnell Douglas DC9 at Exeter Airport in July 2010. Credit: vaughaag gallery on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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US Airways A330 – a chance find

I happened to be looking for something else when I stumbled on this photo of a US Airways Airbus A330 on Flightglobal AirSpace. Not wishing to play it down, but it’s not the most spectacular shot. That said I still love the composition. Credit: M Needham gallery on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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In by a nose – Bombardier’s first CSeries takes shape

Bombardier has released the first photo of the forward fuselage structure of FTV1 (Flight Test Vehicle), its first CSeries CS100, currently under fabrication at its facilities in Mirabel, Quebec. The aircraft is expected to fly in late 2012 or early 2013. Credit: Bombardier

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Mount Cook ATR 72-500 (no cracks visible)

From the FlyPHANUK gallery on Flightglobal AirSpace, here’s a great shot of one of Mount Cook Airline’s ATR 72-500s (a 1999-built airframe, ZK-MCJ) to illustrate the grounding of some of its fleet due to hairline cracks around the windows.  Credit: FlyPHANUK on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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Image of the Week – Air France A380

The cracking picture of an Airbus A380 in Air France colours was posted on AirSpace by user Manuel Negrerie in his commerical aviation gallery. He took the shot as the superjumbo was on final approach to CDG.

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RAF Chinooks on Salisbury Plain

Pictured on the recent Pashtun Dawn pre-Afghanistan deployment exercise is this pair of RAF Chinooks at the comically-named FARP (that’s a Forward Arming and Refuelling Point to you) in the depths of Salisbury Plain in God’s Own County*. Pic by duncan monk on Flightglobal/AirSpace. *Wiltshire                                               Credit: User duncan monk on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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