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Taxi for Mr Tornado

Posted on Flightglobal’s AirSpace forum by user Sunshine Band is this splendid image of a pair (just) of Royal Air Force Panavia Tornado GR4s operated by 41 Sqn. Sunshine Band on AirSpace

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MC-130Js in formation

A great image here from the US Air Force showing a flock of Lockheed Martin MC-130Js conducting low-level formation training over Clovis, New Mexico.  The aircraft are from the 522nd Special Operations Squadron at Cannon Air Force Base. Flightglobal’s World Air Forces directory records the service as operating 15 of the type with a further 11 aircraft […]

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Gorgeous Gripen

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.

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F-15E into the sunset

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.

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Friday rotary fun

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.

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Lightning the darkness

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

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Moody CC-177

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

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Cruzex 2013

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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Tornado, training

Each year the UK Royal Air Force runs a photographic competition for its personnel and the results are usually fantastic. 2013′s efforts are no exception. And this image of a Panavia Tornado GR4 from RAF Marham-based IX (B) Sqn is taken from this year’s shortlist. Crown Copyright

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Farewell, then, C-130K

As the UK Royal Air Force prepares to retire its last remaining examples of the Lockheed Martin C-130K later this month, here is a fantastic shot of one at RAF Northholt taken by AirSpace forum regular Martin Needham. Martin Needham

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