Archive | October, 2012

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All Blacks invade the home of French rugby

While the press release from ATR boasts of its first delivery of an ATR 72-600 to Air New Zealand, we’re pretty sure the accompanying photograph shows the turboprop – complete with distinctive All Black livery – flying over ATR’s home city of Toulouse. The delivery is the first from a 2011 order of seven 68-seaters, […]

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Crowning glory – A-10 Thunderbolt over Egypt

The US Air Force titled this picture “A long way home” and for once, that’s no exageration. The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II - usually based in Arkansas – was on its way home from Bagram Airfield in Afghanistan, accompanied on this “coronet mission” by a Boeing KC-135 tanker from RAF Mildenhall in the UK. US Air […]

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Ooooh, MH-47 lovliness from Croatia

Now this is nice. Posted on our AirSpace forum is this little gem from Croatian snapper Boran Pivčić. He writes: “By far the most impressive visitor to our little airfield – Lucko (LDZL), Zagreb, Croatia – is seen hover taxiing to the helicopter start gates for a night mission behind callsign Crazy 21. An impressive […]

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Happy 50th Birthday – thanks for not delivering nuclear armageddon

Boeing is saying a big happy birthday to the youngest member of  the US Air Force’s B-52 Stratofortress fleet which was delivered from its Wichita facilty a half-century ago. The H-model bomber - 61-040 – was assigned to Minot AFB, North Dakota, and remains in active service. Here it is earlier in its life: Boeing

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Autumn leaves – and F-18s – over Canada

I love this shot. I stumbled across it on the Canadian Department of National Defence website - absolutely gorgeous colours. And the Boeing F/A-18s (CF-18s if you want to be picky) are pretty awesome too. Department of National Defence

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Airbus flies first sharklet-equipped A321

Credit: Airbus Airbus has performed the first flight of a sharklet-equipped A321 as it begins a test campaign of the wing-tip modification on the largest member of its narrowbody family.Read more…

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Typhoon lovliness from the RAF

Ahhh, tis a truly lovely thing. Taken from the winners of the RAF’s annual photo competion, this image shows Eurofighter Typhoon aircraft from RAF Coningsby practicing for the Royal Jubilee celebrations by performing a diamond-nine formation over Lincolnshire. SAC Graham Taylor/Crown Copyright

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Lovingly restored Fokker F-27

Because I linger on the mailing list of a number of logistics companies, I still receive the odd truck and trailer releases. Still, they occasionally yield some gems like this series of pictures from Dutch heavy haulage firm Van der Vlist, which shows the company moving a beautifully restored Fokker F-27 to a position of […]

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A flock? A gaggle? Or an accident waiting to happen?

Taken from the US Air Force site is this cracking picture of too many aircraft all trying to occupy the same space. It was shot at the 2012 Kaneohe Bay Air Show on Marine Corps Air Station, Kaneohe Bay, Hawaii last month and shows a US Air Force Lockheed Martin C-130, a pair of Sikorsky […]

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British Airways 747 departs Heathrow

Lovely, lovely, lovely. Gorgeous light on this shot of a British Airways Boeing 747-400 departing from Heathrow from AirSpace user Hounddogone. Shows the great, gross beast to superb effect. User Hounddogone on flightglobal/AirSpace

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