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Human cannonball

It’s either an image showing the latest development in human cannonball technology or a slightly different shot of a Lockheed Martin F-16 – you decide. (Although for the record, the US Air Force says it’s Senior Airman Nate Hall conducting a post-flight inspection on an F-16 at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan). US Air Force

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Chinook at Waddington

Another fine shot on Flightglobal’s AirSpace forum from user Sunshine Band, showing a practice run from an Royal Air Force Chinook HC2 at RAF Waddington prior to the air show weekend.  User Sunshine Band on AirSpace

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Delivery Thursday

It’s Thursday, so it must be the day a bunch, well two, airlines receive new types. So well done to British Airways and Hainan Airlines for finally taking delivery of the first of their A380s and 787s respectively. Better late than never, eh. Airbus (top), Boeing

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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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Orbis watches as new Flying Eye arrives

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Red smoke, Red Arrow

Nice effort here from AirSpace forum user sunshine band showing a Red Arrow displaying at RAF Scampton earlier this month. sunshine band

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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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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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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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