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“Firewatch 76 leading the Martin Mars. Photo: Coulson Flying Tankers" (via)

Firewatch 76 leading the Martin Mars. Photo: Coulson Flying Tankers" (via)

Sep 4
A US Navy F-4 Phantom intercepts a Soviet M-4 Bison (centre-right), 24th Sept 1972. 

Note the US Navy aircraft carrier (centre-left), and the fact this this image was taken by a 44Sqdn Royal Air Force Vulcan! (via)

A US Navy F-4 Phantom intercepts a Soviet M-4 Bison (centre-right), 24th Sept 1972.

Note the US Navy aircraft carrier (centre-left), and the fact this this image was taken by a 44Sqdn Royal Air Force Vulcan! (via)

"Shadows grow as P-51’s of the 7th Fighter Command at Sunset fly back home to Iwo Jima. Missions used to last eight hours or longer." (via)

"Shadows grow as P-51’s of the 7th Fighter Command at Sunset fly back home to Iwo Jima. Missions used to last eight hours or longer." (via)

“Planes on the landing strip”
photo by Lev Polikashin, 1970 (via)

Planes on the landing strip”
photo by Lev Polikashin, 1970 (via)

May 3
Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus, 1931 (via)

Alan Cobham’s Flying Circus, 1931 (via)

May 3
"Buckingham Palace Flypast, June 1980"

(via andywsx’s Flickr)

"Buckingham Palace Flypast, June 1980"

(via andywsx’s Flickr)

"This impressive scene was photographed when the NASA 747 carrier aircraft and five T-38 aircraft flew over the Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 “Enterprise” while it was parked on the runway at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. The Orbiter 101 had just completed a five-minute, 31-second unpowered mission during the second free-flight of the Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Test series, on September 13, 1977, at the Dryden Flight Research Center.”(via)

"This impressive scene was photographed when the NASA 747 carrier aircraft and five T-38 aircraft flew over the Space Shuttle Orbiter 101 “Enterprise” while it was parked on the runway at Edwards Air Force Base in Southern California. The Orbiter 101 had just completed a five-minute, 31-second unpowered mission during the second free-flight of the Space Shuttle Approach and Landing Test series, on September 13, 1977, at the Dryden Flight Research Center.”(via)

Apr 5
the Blue Diamonds, circa 1960

(via)

the Blue Diamonds, circa 1960

(via)

The Handley Page H.P.39 Gugnunc, Cierva C.19 Mark III autogyro, and Westland-Hill Pterodactyl IV - at the Royal Air Force Display, Hendon, 1931 (more)

The Handley Page H.P.39 Gugnunc, Cierva C.19 Mark III autogyro, and Westland-Hill Pterodactyl IV - at the Royal Air Force Display, Hendon, 1931 (more)

reblog: planeshots:

Formation parked Sunday.  “U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force aircraft at the General Electric flight test facilities at Edwards Air Force Base, California (USA). The following aircraft are visible (l-r): McDonnell F-101A Voodoo (s/n 54-2418), Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNo 124587), Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger (BuNo 138647), Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter (s/n 55-2959), North American F-86D Sabre (s/n 50-480), Boeing B-47A Stratojet (s/n 49-1900), a Vought RGM-15 Regulus II missile. In the right background is the first XF4D-1 (BuNo 124586), which was used for spare parts.”

reblog: planeshots:

Formation parked Sunday. “U.S. Navy and U.S. Air Force aircraft at the General Electric flight test facilities at Edwards Air Force Base, California (USA). The following aircraft are visible (l-r): McDonnell F-101A Voodoo (s/n 54-2418), Douglas F4D-1 Skyray (BuNo 124587), Grumman F11F-1F Super Tiger (BuNo 138647), Lockheed YF-104A Starfighter (s/n 55-2959), North American F-86D Sabre (s/n 50-480), Boeing B-47A Stratojet (s/n 49-1900), a Vought RGM-15 Regulus II missile. In the right background is the first XF4D-1 (BuNo 124586), which was used for spare parts.”

Don’t Mess With Texas, 1991 (via)

Don’t Mess With Texas, 1991 (via)

"Flak bursts around Boeing B-17 ‘Flying Fortresses’ of the 15th Air Force, enroute to bomb enemy installations at Debreczen, Hungary, 21 Sept. 1944” (via)

"Flak bursts around Boeing B-17 ‘Flying Fortresses’ of the 15th Air Force, enroute to bomb enemy installations at Debreczen, Hungary, 21 Sept. 1944” (via)

416th Bombardment Group (L) Photo Gallery

416th Bombardment Group (L) Photo Gallery

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