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Is it a bird? Is it a plane?

Nope, it’s a Boeing 737-800 operated by Nok Air at Don Mueang airport in Thailand and posted to our AirSpace forum by user ApisitJ. As liveries go, you’ll either love it or think it’s fowl, but there’s no ducking the issue. ApisitJ on AirSpace

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EasyJet+Airbus+Rainbow

A rather splendid photograph from the Rex Features photo library of an EasyJet-operated Airbus on the way in to Glasgow airport in search of a pot of gold. Rex Features

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Big, far away

Just as an excuse to use the old Father Ted joke here’s a cracking shot from AirSpace user flyvertosset of two United jets on the runway. But which is bigger? AirSpace user flyvertosset

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Tolkein-themed jets are Hobbit forming

The latest of Air New Zealand’s fleet to get a Tolkein-themed makeover is this Boeing 777-300ER, which has been plastered with a 54m-long rendering of the dragon Smaug from The Hobbit book, ahead of the release of the second film in the trilogy later this month. The twinjet has since made its debut flight post-painting […]

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New-look Qantas

Well, sort of. It’s actually the latest in the carrier’s Indigenous Flying Art series which has touched down in Sydney. The Boeing 737-800 shows its new Aboriginal-inspired livery design, based on the work of late West Australian Aboriginal painter, Paddy Bedford. The aircraft named “Mendoowoorrji” is the fourth aircraft in Qantas’ flying art series.

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Big tails

Here’s a great picture from user Planet Airlines on flightglobal’s AirSpace forum of quite a lot of metal lurking at Dubai airport. User Planet Airlines on flightglobal/AirSpace

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Retro-look Alitalia A321

Another cracking shot from AirSpace forum user Hounddogone, this time of an Alitalia A321 at London Heathrow, proudly sporting its retro livery. Hounddogone

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ATR -600 arrives in Mexico

Hot off the press (release) comes this cracking image of the first ATR -600 model to enter service in Mexico. It’s been delivered to Aeromar, one of the major regional airlines in the country, on long-term lease from Air Lease Corporation (ALC). The delivery sees Aeromar become the first operator of the ATR -600 series […]

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Thank Phuket, it’s Friday

Gorgeous photograph this one, featuring a Boeing 747 operated by Thai Airways International at Phuket airport in Thailand. The picture was taken by AirSpace contributor ApisitiJ. Flightglobal’s Ascend database records the airline as operating 16 of the passenger jets, with a further two converted to freighters.

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‘Thank you’

Nice picture – and indeed, sentiment - on our AirSpace forum from regular Hounddogone of British Airways’ “Firefly” a specially liveried Airbus A319 which was used to transport the Olympic torch to London prior to the games last year.

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