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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Saab has chosen this image taken by Mirco Knecht as the winner of its latest Gripen photo competition. The picture, taken during the practice days for the Axalp 2013 event, will now feature in the airframer’s 2014 calendar.
Fresh from our AirSpace forum is this cracking effort from user Jamie Ewan, posting As Monster Geek, of a Boeing F-15E operated byt eh US Air Force at RAF Lakenheath in the UK.
Yep, another from #DXB13, but is a rather nice photo showing the ubiquitous Emirates Airbus A380 and the Alenia Aermacchi MB-339s flown by the Al Fursan display team of the UAE. Emirates
I know we’ve all seen it before, but after yesterday’s record-breaking order hoo-hah it seems appropriate to show the beast flying at the Dubai show (the pic comes via EADS’ Flickr stream). And the keen-eyed may notice a gap amongst the customer logos on the nose where one has been removed. The space sits between […]
Ooooh, we like this. Taken from the UK’s Defence Images website is this cracking shot of an UK Commando Helicopter Force Westland Sea King taking off from the deck of HMS Illustrious while on exercises off the coast of Norway.
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.
A little cracker here from our AirSpace forum taken by regular contributor Sunshine Band. It shows a beautifully lit English Electric LIghtning at Newark Air Museum in the UK. Nice. Sunshine Band
Plucked from the depths of the Canadian Forces Combat Camera website comes this image of a Royal Canadian Air Force Boeing CC-177 Globemaster III aircraft parked on a ramp at Beirut International airport, Lebanon after delivering its final load of United Nations vehicles destined for deployment in Syria. Department of National Defence
Brazil’s air force is holding its annual pan-American exercise – Cruzex – at the moment and has a great collection of images building up on its Flickr stream. This great photograph shows a Northrop F-5, upgraded to the EM standard, operated by the Brazilians. Brazilian air force
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