Busy day at Bagram

There’s a lot to like in this shot posted to the US Air Force’s flickr stream. A pair of Lockheed Martin F-16 Fighting Falcons prepare to taxi out to the runway while a US Army Boeing AH-64 Apache helicopter takes off at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, all against a backdrop of snow-covered mountains. US Air Force

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Super Stallion on a…. er galleon (sort of)

I can’t for the life of me remember how I stumbled on this one, but it’s a great shot capturing a Sikorsky CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMM) (Reinforced) 265 as it takes off from the flight deck of the forward-deployed amphibious assault ship USS Bonhomme Richard in the East China Sea. […]

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Swansong of the DC-10

By: Máximo Gainza When two engines are too few and four are too many, the logical solution must be three.  Or so both McDonnell Douglas and Lockheed concluded in the late-1960s when conceiving large airliners to compete with Boeing’s mighty 747. Alas, it was a decision that arguably sealed the fate of Boeing’s rivals in the […]

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German NH90

Spotted on the flickr stream for the Bundeswehr is this lovely image of a NH90 transport helicopter being operated by the German army in Afghanistan.  Bundeswehr

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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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