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Accidental VTOL Takeoff
Much as the title suggests, really, given that the big news today is AA's woes. Having flown with the troubled carrier yesterday - five hours on a Boeing 737-800 - here's a shot of a 777 taxiing at London Heathrow 27L.
Image credit: flcriminal @ AirSpace
Boeing C-97 Stratofreighter landing at LAX sometime in the 1950s
On this Friday I’d like to share a little source of inspiration: Aircraft Nose Art.
It’s rude ‘n crude and 100 types of awesome. It’s sort of an old school form of mobile graffiti that developed from a practical way of identifying friendly units and spread to becoming a rad way of customising a plane. The designs were brash and full of bravado and offered a sort of psychological protective symbol against death whilst giving the two finger salute to military regulations.
Pictured here are a Boeing AH-64 Apache, Eurocopter AS532 Cougar and a Boeing CH-47 Chinook of the Royal Netherlands Army Air Force on exercises at Volkel earlier this year, photographed by Flightglobal Airspace user Ghostplanes.
Credit: Airspace user Ghostplanes
Formation flight Sunday. P-40s on your starboard wing
AV-1 on the ramp at Edwards AFB, 1965
“A military jet lights its afterburner as it takes off into the sky in a “missing man” formation, part of a 21 plane flyover, as former U.S. President Gerald R. Ford returns to the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum for the final time for interment of the body on the museum grounds in Grand Rapids, Michigan.”