Archive | September, 2012

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Boeing 787 – has it really been a year?

To celebrate the one-year anniversary of the first delivery of Boeing’s much-delayed 787, our pic of the week is this wonderful photo from AirSpace user coalburner of the Dreamliner. user coalburner on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Royal Navy Sea King in the fog

Captured at RNAS Culdrose on a cheery Cornish summers day (possibly) is this great shot of a Royal Navy Westland Sea King (ZA130/719) of 771 Sqn and posted on our AirSpace forum by user dyvroeth. User dyvroeth on flightglobal/AirSpace

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China practices for Hudson River-style ditching

Pictured is a rescue drill conducted by the Chinese Ministry of Transport and Shanghai Municipal Government using a mock-up of a ditched narrowbody airliner. The emergency services attempted to rescue 140 passengers and 10 crew members on board without any getting wet. Or drowned. Also pictured is a Eurocopter EC225 belonging to the China Rescue & Salvage Department. […]

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British engineering at its finest…

Alright, I’m stretching the description a bit, but there is some UK content on Lockheed Martin’s F-35 you just have to squint abit to see it and it’s stood next to the greatest fighter of World War II made by those fine folks at Supermarine in Eastleigh. And yes, I’m aware this blog is starting […]

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F-35 rocks and, indeed, rolls

Now this we like. Culled from the UK’s defence images Flickr stream is this little cracker showing a Lockheed Martin F-35 test aircraft rolling over and begging for a biscuit (metaphorically speaking). Nice, eh? UK Ministry of Defence

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Jumping out of a perfectly good aeroplane

Pictured on the Canadian Forces Combat Camera website is this little gem from SAREX 2012 (the Canadian armed forces’ annual search and rescue exercise, in case you hadn’t worked that out). Held this year in Val-d’Or, Quebec, it shows a de Havilland Canada DHC-5 Buffalo and several people leaping from it. Credit: Canadian Defence Forces

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UK Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D Sentry

Posted on our AirSpace gallery by user sunshine band is this image of a UK Royal Air Force Boeing E-3D Sentry AWACS aircraft flying at Waddington. Credit: User sunshine band on Flightglobal/AirSpace

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Super Sukhoi Su-30SM

Phhhhwoaar, look at the parachutes on that. This little beauty has just dropped in from Irkut (in that slightly confusing way of all things belonging to United Aircraft) showing the first flight of an Sukhoi Su-30SM on 21 September. According to the press release the flight lasted 2h and “passed flawlessly”. Irkut is to deliver […]

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In a quiet corner of some foreign field…

…lies this quietly mouldering Bell 212 formerly (possibly still with) the Norwegian air force. Snapped by user Tall_Dutch on Flightglobal’s AirSpace forum at Oslo airport, the airframe has been lovingly preserved left to slowly rot. The peeling paint around the window frames is particularly lovely. Credit: User Tall_Dutch on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Super Stieglitz bought by Brazilians

Fresh from the in-box this morning is a release from the TAM Museum in Brazil which appears to have acquired a little piece of history in the form of a Focke-Wulf J44 Stieglitz. Although mostly manufactured in the German city of Bremen from 1933 onwards, but it was also produced under licence in Cordoba, Argentina and […]

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