“Taken on Oct. 30 , the following awesome picture shows a B-1B “Lancer” (or “Bone”) with the 28th Bomb Wing from Dyess Air Force Base, Texas, taking off for a night Green Flag sortie from Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada.” (via The Aviationist)
While we wait for a record breaker, another (potential) one caught my eye the other day:
“An amateur aircraft designer can tailor a plane to fit his or her precise requirements, no matter how outlandish. Take David Rose. Inside his hangar at Montgomery Field in San Diego, this former airline pilot is building a machine that he hopes will earn him aeronautical immortality.
If all goes according to plan, a thunderously overpowered racing machine called RP-4 will reach a straight and level speed in excess of 528.3 mph and become the world’s fastest piston-driven plane. The 22-year-old record is held by a modified World War II—era Grumman F8F Bearcat.”
“These rare photos capture the Flight Deck (cockpit) of the Space Shuttle Endeavour, fully powered for one of the final times. Just a few weeks later, at 9:58am EDT on May 11, Endeavour was powered down for the final time in history. It was the last of the three space shuttles to have power. Below, other views show the mid-deck, gutted of its lockers and storage areas, and three final photos show the white room entrance in the Orbiter Processing Facility, signed by thousands over the years.”
(thanks to Paul Dunlop for this)