Archive | July, 2012

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Beauty, mate: Indonesians arrive for Exercise ‘Pitch Black’

Strewth; what a great job by the Royal Australian Air Force to photograph this stunning formation of four Indonesian air force Sukhoi Su-27 and Su-30 fighters, flanked by two Boeing F/A-18A Hornets from its own 77 Sqn. No, this wasn’t an intercept, but the moment that 40% of Jakarta’s Russian-supplied fighter fleet approached Darwin to […]

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The inevitable shot of the Olympic opening ceremony

Like the title says, here’s a shot of the Red Arrows doing their thing over the Olympic stadium last Friday as part of Danny Boyle’s opening spectacular. Credit: Rex Features

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F/A-18F at Farnborough

Nice shot here from user flyer1 on our AirSpace gallery of the US Navy Boeing F/A-18F at the Farnborough air show. To see our high-definition footage of fighters at the show, produced in conjunction with FLIR Systems, click here. Credit: flyer1 gallery on

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Pretty in pink

It may posess an eye-watering colourscheme and use the most contrived acronym ever, but this Airbus A320 belonging to Japanese low-cost carrier Peach Aviation looks striking against the green foreground as it comes in to land at Osaka.  Credit: Rex Features

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Skinny blokes in lycra

Although this took place last week, what with Bradley Wiggins (the chap in yellow at the front of the picture) winning Le Tour and the Olympic road race looming this weekend, it seems worthy of publication. This is the start of last thursday’s stage from Blagnac for which Airbus wheeled out a number of aircraft […]

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A shape only its mother could love

Although it has a shape that only its mother - or a geometrician - could love, the Northrop Grumman B-2 Spirit Bomber is certainly striking, particularly in this US Air Force photo where it’s pictured taking on fuel from a Boeing KC-135 Stratotanker. Credit: US Air Force

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Art with wings

The Boneyard Project is redecorating former military aircraft

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Fast rope exercises with the eh-team

This pic from the Canadian Department of National Defence shows members of the 2nd Battalion Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry from Shilo, Manitoba and 1st Battalion, 3rd US Marines, performing fast rope exercises using a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, Honolulu, Hawaii. It took place earlier this month as part of joint exercise RIMPAC, […]

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Super Hornets on floating death platform

Pictured on the US Navy website is this cracking shot of the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln transiting the Suez Canal, complete with a pair of Boeing F/A-18F Super Hornets and Sikorsky SH-60 Seahawk on deck. Credit: US Navy

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A rocket from Russia (sort of)

Pictured is the 15 July launch of the Soyuz rocket and Expedition 32 from Baikonur Cosmodrome, Kazakhstan, carrying a three-nation crew to the International Space Station. Credit: Rex Features

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