Archive | May, 2013

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It’s Thomson 787 Friday

What with the arrival of the first UK Dreamliner – G-TUIA – at Manchester airport this morning here’s a nice shot of the jet coming in to land courtesy of AirSpace user Andyxh558. The Thomson Airways 787 touched down at exactly 11am, although radar tracks show a fairly protracted approach taking in Blackburn, a few […]

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Second production A400M revs up

Pictured is Airbus Military’s second production A400M, which will be delivered to the French air force, successfully completed its first engine runs at the manufacturer’s Seville, Spain assembly facility in preparation for a May 2013 maiden flight. Presumably there’s an outside chance of it actually taking to the skies at the Paris air show this […]

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Fast and bulbous

With looks only a mother could love, the Aero Spacelines Super Guppy was a forerunner to today’s Beluga special transport which flies large chunks of Airbus around the continent. This 1970-built example is pictured here at Bruntingthorpe airfield in the UK where it’s a static exhibit. More details here. User Sunshine Band on flightglobal.com/AirSpace

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Dambusters memorial

With the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid – Operation Chastise – here’s a couple of pictures to commemorate the event. First up is this shot of an Avro Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight taken by AirSpace user Sunshine Band. More details on the history of this particular bomber is here. The […]

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Dambusters memorial

With the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid – Operation Chastise – here’s a couple of pictures to commemorate the event. First up is this shot of an Avro Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight taken by AirSpace user Sunshine Band. More details on the history of this particular bomber is here. The […]

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Dambusters memorial

With the 70th anniversary of the Dambusters raid – Operation Chastise – here’s a couple of pictures to commemorate the event. First up is this shot of an Avro Lancaster from the Battle of Britain Memorial Flight taken by AirSpace user Sunshine Band. More details on the history of this particular bomber is here. The […]

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X-47B under the covers

Great image from Rex here of the Northrop Grumman X-47B on board the aircraft carrier USS George H.W. Bush ahead of its successful maiden carrier flight. Rex Features

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Lusty Lindy starts her engines

This from regular AirSpace contributor Martin Needham: “On 12 May 2013, Andre Tempest’s Handley-Page Victor, XL231 “Lusty Lindy” roared into life and performed her first taxi run in almost three years. She is seen here kicking up the spray left by a downpour on what was a grim Yorkshire day.” Martin Needham

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Lusty Lindy starts her engines

This from regular AirSpace contributor Martin Needham: “On 12 May 2013, Andre Tempest’s Handley-Page Victor, XL231 “Lusty Lindy” roared into life and performed her first taxi run in almost three years. She is seen here kicking up the spray left by a downpour on what was a grim Yorkshire day.” Martin Needham

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Lusty Lindy starts her engines

This from regular AirSpace contributor Martin Needham: “On 12 May 2013, Andre Tempest’s Handley-Page Victor, XL231 “Lusty Lindy” roared into life and performed her first taxi run in almost three years. She is seen here kicking up the spray left by a downpour on what was a grim Yorkshire day.” Martin Needham

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