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A350 test-fleet’s newest arrivals

Rather nice picture this one, showing the latest additions to the Airbus A350 test fleet – MSN2 and MSN4 – which took to the skies on the same day. Airbus

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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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De Havilland Vampire

Lovely, lovely image from AirSpace forum user sunshine band of a former Royal Norwegian Air Force de Havilland Vampire fighter flying over Duxford museum in the UK. sunshine band/AirSpace

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Big cat saves lives

Belatedly spotted on the Rex picture agency site is this wonderful shot of a French Search and Rescue helicopter – an Aerospatiale SA330 Puma no less – on a mission to rescue seamen from the stricken Spanish freighter Luno on 5 February near Bayonne, France. Rex Features

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Reds reveal revised fin for 50th festivities

Yep, to celebrate the 50th display season for the RAF’s Red Arrows aerobatic team – the first one was May 1965 - they have revealed a nifty new design on the tailfins of their BAE Systems Hawk T1s featuring a reworking of the Union Flag (although Lord knows what that will look like if Scotland decides to […]

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Red skies for Red Flag

From the US Air Force this one, showing a pair of Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles at Nellis AFB in Nevada where they were participating in exercise Red Flag, along with 123 other aircraft from the US and allied nations. The two combat aircraft are assigned to the 391st Fighter Squadron, Mountain Home AFB, Idaho. US Air Force

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Superbowl 747-8

In celebration of the fact that the Seattle Supersonics Seahawks have reached the final of the International World Superbowl Gridiron Championships (I think), Boeing – sometime champion of the Pacific Northwest (when it’s not threatening to up sticks and leave) – has painted one of the 747-8Fs it had knocking around in Seahawks colours ahead of the big game. […]

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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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Smokin’

Plucked from the US Navy’s image gallery is this suitably atmospheric photograph of a Boeing F/A-18 Super Hornet, being directed onto the catapult on the flight deck of the aircraft carrier USS Theodore Roosevelt. US Navy

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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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