Tag: airplanes

Mar 27, 2013

Photos of Planes Flying Directly Overhead

Photos of Planes Flying Directly Overhead

Standing at the end of a runway, Jeffrey Milstein captures images of aircraft moments before landing. Carefully positioned and using a high-resolution digital camera, he photographs them from below as they streak past at speeds up to 175 miles per hour (281 km/h). Milstein’s favorite spot for photographing aircraft is runway 24R at Los…

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Feb 14, 2013

Picture of the Day: Turn that Frown Upside Down

Picture of the Day: Turn that Frown Upside Down

TURN THAT FROWN UPSIDE DOWN Photograph for GoPro Hero3 Launch In this awesome shot, we see GoPro’s Senior Director of Global Communications and Social Marketing, Kash Shaikh, inverted while flying with the Patriots Jet Team for the launch of the Hero3 last fall. The photo was selected yesterday as GoPro’s Photo of…

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Feb 14, 2013

The Boneyard Project: Resurrecting Planes Through Art

The Boneyard Project: Resurrecting Planes Through Art

Conceived in Spring 2010 by Eric Firestone and organized with curator Carlo McCormick, The Bone Yard Project revives disused airplanes from America’s military history through the creative intervention of contemporary artists, taking entire airplanes and their elements out of aeronautic resting spots in the desert, known as boneyards, and putting them into the hands…

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Dec 11, 2012

Picture of the Day: The Vapor Cone

Picture of the Day: The Vapor Cone

THE VAPOR CONE Photograph by Joe Oliva/U.S. Air Force An F-16 Fighting Falcon pilot with the Viper East Demonstration Team from Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., creates a ‘cone’ of condensation on Aug. 21, 2010, as he nears Mach 1 during a flyby at an open house at Volk Field Air National…

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Dec 4, 2012

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

The Fastest Plane on Earth [25 pics]

Photograph by NASA Since 1976, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird has held the world record for the fastest ‘air-breathing manned aircraft’ with a recorded speed of 1,905.81 knots (2,193.2 mph; 3,529.6 km/h). That works out to a staggering 36.55 miles/58.83 km per minute. The Blackbird was so fast that its strategy against surface-to-air missiles was…

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Dec 2, 2012

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

Picture of the Day: San Francisco Airport at Night

SAN FRANCISCO AIRPORT AT NIGHT Photograph by Andrew Choy In this fantastic capture by Andrew Choy we see the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) at night. The photo was taken from a cessna plane on November 16, 2005. It was a finalist for the Wikimedia Commons Picture of the Year in 2006.…

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Nov 29, 2012

Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Seeing the World Through an Airplane Window

Whenever I fly I always ask for a window seat. Seeing the world from above gives you a different perspective on the world. Patterns emerge, nature shines and cities feel colossal. On Flickr there are many groups dedicated to photography from an airplane window. From the Airplane Window has a collection of over 15,000…

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