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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Last lap for Canada’s Sea Kings

On the grounds that we’ll be seeing a lot less of these marvellous machines in the future (assuming Sikorsky gets its act togther and delivers some Cylcones) here’s a recent image taken from the Canadian Forces Combat Camera image site of a CH-124 doing its thing on the ocean wave. Department of National Defence

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Strike Eagles abroad

Pictured here via the US Air Force picture library is a group of Boeing F-15E Strike Eagles taxiing following a training combat missionin November, during the Blue Flag exercise on Uvda Air Force Base, Israel. The aircraft were drawn from the 492nd Fighter Sqn, based at RAF Lakenheath, England. The service has an active inventory of 434 F-15C/Es, […]

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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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Tolkein-themed jets are Hobbit forming

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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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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