Tag: airplanes

Aug 16, 2014

Picture of the Day: Aerial Refuel

Picture of the Day: Aerial Refuel

Photograph by US Air Force [USAF June 11, 2014] A B-2 Spirit from Whiteman Air Force Base, Mo., performed air refueling with a KC-135 Stratotanker from Royal Air Force Mildenhall June 11, 2014, over Cornwall, England. Whiteman AFB is participating in familiarization training operations while deployed to RAF Fairford. (U.S. Air Force Senior Airman…

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Jul 7, 2014

Incredible Footage Captures Two Planes Almost Collide in Barcelona. Skilled Pilot Saves Day

Incredible Footage Captures Two Planes Almost Collide in Barcelona. Skilled Pilot Saves Day

This past weekend, videographer Miguel Ángel captured a heart-stopping moment of two passenger planes narrowly avoiding a catastrophic collision at Barcelona’s El Prat Airport. An UTair Boeing 767-300 (VQ-BSX) incoming from Moscow was about to land just as an Aerolíneas Argentinas Airbus A340-300 (LV-FPV) was taxiing across the runway. The quick-thinking pilot of the…

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Jun 11, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Ultimate Escort

Picture of the Day: The Ultimate Escort

THE ULTIMATE ESCORT Photograph by F-16 DEMO TEAM RNLAF Website | Facebook Last week two fighter jets escorted the Netherlands’ first commercial Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner. The country’s first Dreamliner was welcomed by two F-16’s from the Royal Netherlands Air Force Demo Team. The plane is owned and operated by Arkefly, the Dutch…

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May 3, 2014

This Guy Got to Ride in an F16 so He Took a GoPro with Him

This Guy Got to Ride in an F16 so He Took a GoPro with Him

Photographer Blair Bunting got to take a ride in an F16 with the Thunderbirds, the air demonstration squadron of the US Air Force. The views are great and it’s interesting to see how he handles the g-force when the pilot does his acrobatic manoeuvres.

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Apr 14, 2014

Picture of the Day: The Calypso Pass

Picture of the Day: The Calypso Pass

THE CALYPSO PASS U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Brandon Shapiro Two U.S. Air Force Thunderbird F-16 Fighting Falcons execute a precision acrobat technique known as a Calypso Pass for a crowd March 23, 2014, at MacDill Air Force Base in Florida. The Thunderbirds performed for more than 185,000 during the…

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Apr 12, 2014

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

Picture of the Day: Prepare for Landing

PREPARE FOR LANDING Photograph by apiratenamedbob on reddit Seen here is the small runway/airport known as the Farrenberg aerodrome (FAR1). It sits atop a hill of the same name in the Baden-Württemberg region of Germany. You can see the tiny airport and runway on Google Maps by entering the following coordinates: 48°23’8.49″N…

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Apr 2, 2014

Picture of the Day: Eight Hours of Takeoffs at LAX

Picture of the Day: Eight Hours of Takeoffs at LAX

Photograph by MIKE KELLEY Website | Facebook | Flickr | Prints available In this incredible composite image by architectural photographer Mike Kelley, we see every departure from LAX’s South Complex over an eight hour period. In a detailed blog post, Kelley explains: I spent about 16 hours shooting and putting this image together… I…

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