Archive | August, 2012

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Angry Birds on strike

lufthansa strike, angry birds

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Now that’s what you call a firework display

Around 2,400 personnel from the Japan Ground Self-Defence Force were involved in a live-fire exercise staged near Mount Fuji earlier this month. This spectacular image shows two of the service’s Boeing/Fuji Heavy Industries AH-64DJ Apache attack helicopters in action, with pyrotechnics supplied by the land vehicles. Flightglobal’s HeliCAS database records Japan’s army as having only […]

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Friday’s slightly abstract image

As it’s nearly the weekend, I thought I’d go for somethingf slightly different. So here’s a picture of a Lockheed Martin F-22 Raptor reflected in a crewman’s visor while refueling. Credit: US Air Force

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Answers on a postcard please

Thanks to a lack of captions on the Canadian defence images website we’re at a bit of a loss to explain what’s going on in this picture. It’s likely that its an interdiction training exercise using this de Havilland Canada DHC-6 Twin Otter and the Bell 412 Griffon, but without independent verification, we’re just guessing, […]

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One from the archives – de Havilland Comet

Back from when aircraft were aircraft and photos were photos – complete with scratches, dust, noise and other associated lo-fi goodness – is this little gem from our archives of this de Havilland DH106 Comet. Lovely and from before we had colour too. Credit: Flightglobal

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United’s Boeing 787 takes to the skies

Ahead of its delivery at the end of September, United Airlines’ initial Boeing 787 has completed its first production flight. The aircraft took off from Boeing’s Paine Field in Everett, Washington on Sunday 19 August. The flight tested the 787′s onboard systems at high and medium altitudes. They also checked back-up and safety elements, including cabin […]

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Whoooooosh – Red Arrows go blurry

Fresh from user vipmig on our AirSpace site is this lovely image of one of the Red Arrows. Nice blur. Credit: user vipmig on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Two giants meet

An Air france A380 and a China Airlines Boeing 747 side by side at LAX

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A chance encounter

An Airbus A340-300 and an Airbus A380 together

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Russian (flying) ballet

Russian Knights at the Russian Air Force 100th anniversary celebration

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