Archive | February, 2013


Shiny Boeing 767

Another cracking image from the ever-reliable Flyvertosset on our AirSpace gallery, this time of an American Airlines Boeing 767 taking off from San Francisco airport. Sadly the glint of polished metal in the sun will become a thing of the past once American brings in its new, much less interesting livery.  Flvertosset gallery on

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So, that EC175 launch customer…

Eurocopter has embarked on a US tour of its in-development EC175 all-singing, all-dancing super medium helicopter ahead of Heli-Expo next week. So far it has racked up 29 orders for the type, but has yet to net Bristow Helicopters as a customer. As the aircraft – the first production example – is clearly in Bristow […]

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Retrotastic Viscount

To my mind a Viscount will forever be a small chocolate-covered biscuit in a green and silver wrapper, but clearly this Vickers-built airliner offers a different standpoint. The image of the Air Rhodesia Vickers Viscount 700D, captured in Salisbury in the 1970′s, was posted on our AirSpace gallery by user flyvertosset. user flyvertosset on

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Arik Air A340-500

Posted on our AirSpace gallery by user Frank Gollner (also known as Hounddogone) is this image of an Arik Air-operated Airbus A340-500 landing at London Heathrow. The aircraft is one of two of the four-engined type in the Nigerian carrier’s fleet. Hounddogone gallery on

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Grizzly? Check. Northern Lights? Check. Frozen photographer?

You wonder quite how long the photographer from Airbus Military waited in the cold and the darkness for this perfect moment, assuming, of course, it’s not just crudely photoshopped. Anyway, look on and admire. It shows Grizzly 5 (MSN6) undergoing cold weather tests in Iqaluit, Canada. Click here for more on the A400M.   Airbus […]

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From our Dutch correspondent.

OK, it’s actually from the Dutch ministry of defence website, but it’s a great photograph of a Boeing CH-47 Chinook operated by the Netherlands Defence Helicopter Command. Pictured on exercise in January, this example was transporting troops from the army’s 11th air mobile brigade to a landing zone. We particularly like the paint scheme, very […]

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A Spitfire, resting

User sunshine band posted this lovely shot of a Supermarine Spitfire to our AirSpace site. Nice, eh? User sunshine band on

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First production F-35C

Here’s one from Lockheed Martin showing the first production model of the carrier variant F-35C, known as CF-6, raising its landing gear on take-off on its first sortie on Thursday 14 March. when it’s delivered later this year it will be assigned to the US Navy’s 101 Sqn at Eglin AFB, Florida.  Lockheed Martin

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American and US Airways – together at last

I found this cracking image on the AirTeamImages website while looking for a shot to illustrate the merger between American Airlines and US Airways. Showing a pair of Boeing 757-200s it’s just about perfect for the task.

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The Flying V

If you are going to perform (is that the right verb?) a flying V, then you may as well make sure it looks as good as this one. Featuring aircraft from the US Air Force, and US Navy, along with the Japan Air Self-Defense Force, and Royal Australian Air Force flying in formation over the […]

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