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A-10 and F-86s display – file under ‘quite cool’

Now this is nice. A shot from the US Air Force shows a Fairchild Republic A-10 flanked by a pair of North American F-86 Sabres at an air show (the wonderfully named “2012 Defenders of Freedom Open House”) held at Offutt AFB, Nebraska. Credit: US Air Force

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Air-to-air with 747-8 Intercontinental on maiden sortie

Boeing has released these two photos, one showing the 747-8 Intercontinental above clouds and the other of the aircraft above snow-capped mountains in Washington state. They were both taken during the aircraft’s maiden sortie on Sunday 20 March. During the 4h and 26min flight, the aircraft reached an altitude of 6,096m (20,000ft) and a speed […]

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747-8I’s first flight (pics & video)

Our AirSpace photographers were out and about Sunday morning in Everett to capture the Boeing 747-8I’s first flight. Here are some of their photos. UPDATE: Below the photos find video from Boeing showing the aircraft’s takeoff and landing. There are also pics here showing the aircraft in-flight over Washington state.For a report on the first […]

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MORE PICTURES: UK’s first Nimrod MRA4s scrapped after £4bn investment

With work to scrap the UK’s BAE Systems Nimrod MRA4 maritime patrol aircraft having started at the company’s Woodford site in Cheshire earlier this week, widespread criticism of the decision has mounted. BBC footage aired on 25 January showed sections of at least three airframes being destroyed using an excavator and highlighted the coalition government’s […]

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Royal Air Force

16 Harriers fly in formation for farewell

(Photo: Jamie Hunter/Aviacom) Earlier this week the RAF rehearsed a farewell for the UK’s BAE Systems Harrier GR9/9A ground-attack aircraft.Today’s farewell is to involve a 16-aircraft formation which will perform flypasts at the RAF‘s facilities at Wyton, Cranwell, Waddington, Scampton and Coningsby and also over Stamford, Lincoln and Oakham before returning to land at Cottesmore. […]

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Nimrod gets the axe under UK defence review

Cameron singled out the RAF’s long-delayed Nimrod MRA4 maritime patrol aircraft (below) programme for individual criticism, noting that its cost has doubled despite planned airframe numbers having been cut from 21 to nine. He scrapped the acquisition, despite more than £3 billion ($4.7 billion) having already being spent. Continue reading our analysis of the winners […]

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Emirates A380 3000th Airbus

6000th Airbus: Emirates A380

AirSpace user FlyPHANUK captured this image of Airbus’ 6000th aircraft, an Emirates A380. Registration is A6-EDH and was seen at London Heathrow last month.Edit: Thanks to everyone who pointed out the obvious that this is the 6000th Airbus aircraft, not 3000th.

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Airborne Laser

Airborne Laser shoots down 1st ballistic target

The Boeing Airborne Laser Testbedsuccessfully shot down a Scud missile-like target at 2044 PST off theCalifornia coast, a landmark achievement in the $6 billion programme’s16-year history. The ALTB, a 747-400 freightermodified with a 1MW-class chemical laser and a 1.5m telescope mountedon the nose, used onboard sensors to acquire the short-range ballistictarget shortly after launch from […]

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747-8 First Flight

Air-to-Air Photos of 747-8′s First Flight

Our AirSpace community section has lots of photos from the 747-8′s first flight, including air-to-air photos like this one: (Courtesy of Boeing) Head over to our 747 gallery on AirSpace for more photos.

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747-8 First Flight

747-8 First Flight Photos

Head over to Flightblogger’s page for more of his photos of the 747-8′s first flight.

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