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Monday, April 30, 2012

RAAF Hornets at Ohakea

Friday, April 27, 2012

Nippon Cargo Airlines Boeing 747-400F JA02KZ

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Space Shuttle Discovery

Discovery now on public display at the Smithsonian...you can get up-close to the space shuttle! Credit: Walter Scriptunas II

Friday, April 20, 2012

18:43 SUDOL -> BOKSU B744 KLM [KLM895]

Poland - Air Force Lockheed Martin F-16C Jastrząb 4065

Adria Airways Airbus A319 S5-AAP

Airfix 1/72 scale "Stratos 4" TSR.2MS

Richard Stewart
Romsey, Hampshire, England

“I modeled Airfix’s 1/72 scale ‘Stratos 4’ TSR.2MS as a BAC TSR.2 in a ‘what if’ Royal Air Force configuration,” Richard says. He used automotive paints and a Model Alliance decal set. “The plane is mounted on clear plastic rods through the engine exhausts and is internally lit with LEDs from an old cupboard light to simulate the engines ‘turning & burning,’” he says. “Also, the light travels via fiber-optic rods to illuminate the instrument panels.” The wingtip vortices are actually power lines from the battery in the base. “The display is stable enough to hang from the wall, so it’s out of the way of my two young children. It also provides ambient lighting in our stairwell!”

United Arab Emirates - Government Boeing 747-400 A6-MMM

Air France Aerospatiale-BAC Concorde F-BVFC

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Monday, April 16, 2012

McDonnell Douglas MD-11

PH-KCD (cn 48558/573) On final approach for runway 06 inbound from Vancouver as KL682. The First Officer at the controls .

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Russia - Air Force Ilyushin Il-78 CCCP-78823

UTair Tupolev Tu-134A RA-65997

Boeing B-29

Cargolux Boeing 747-8F LX-VCB

American Boeing 777-223/ER

Thai Airways Airbus A340-600 HS-TNE

Rockwell 500S Shrike Commander N7764B

Boeing 747 - NASA 905

NASA's Shuttle Carrier Aircraft rolls down Runway 15 at the Kennedy Space Center on Tuesday. The modified Boeing 747 jumbo jet, dubbed NASA 905, will transport the shuttle Discovery to the National Air and Space Museum Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center near Washington next week. Credit: Stephen Clark/Spaceflight Now

Volga Dnepr Airlines Ilyushin Il-76

Friday, April 06, 2012

McDonnell Douglas MD-82

Delta IV Rocket

A United Launch Alliance Delta IV Medium+ (5,2) launches from Vandenberg Air Force Base, Calif., April 3, 2012. The launch was the Department of Defense’s first-ever Delta IV Medium launch vehicle configured with a 5-meter payload fairing and two solid rocket motors. (U.S. Air Force photo by Rodney Jones)

U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy

Three U.S. Air Force C-5 Galaxy cargo aircraft sit lined up on the flightline at Westover Air Reserve Base, Mass., March 19, 2012. The 439th Airlift Wing, a unit of the Air Force Reserve Command, operates 16 C-5A and B model aircraft. (U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Kelly Galloway)

Heritage Flight

Along with the United States Air Force Air Combat Command, the AFHFF will be conducting a Heritage Flight in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Fenway Park! F-16 Falcon pilot Major Andrew "Thorr" Congdon will fly alongside Jim Beasley in the vintage P-51 Mustang. This event will take place during the Boston Red Sox and New York Yankeesgame on April 20th! Be sure to check it out!

Flying Car Closer to Reality - The Transition(R): Driven to Fly

Space Shuttle Endeavour's Flight Deck,

Photographer Ben Cooper snapped this photo of shuttle Endeavour's flight deck, looking much like it would in space. It was one of the final times the ship would be powered up before going to a museum for public display.