Remarks: "IAF 025" just before touchdown at Brize. The pilot had requested a couple of approaches but was turned down due to noise abatement restrictions!! This aircraft, c/n 21096, first flew in May 1975, starting life as 9M-TMS. Other owners have include British Caledonian Airways, with which she flew as G-CDHW, and the Dubai Govt., who used the registration A6-HRM. She has been with the IAF since September 1996.
Remarks: One of Portugalia's F-100 ready for takeoff. This aircraft, c/n 11342, first flew in June 1991 and was originally due to go to Taiwan Airlines. The order was not taken up however, and she reverted to PH-LNJ for a short time before being registered as CS-TPE in June 1993.
Remarks: On approach to a sunny Brize Norton, this C-17 was one of four that arrived and departed together as "Moose 10 Flight" on their way back to the USA. This particular machine comes from the 437AW based at Charleston AFB, South Carolina.
Remarks: Turning out on its way back to the USA, this C-17 was one of four that arrived and departed together as "Moose 10 Flight". This particular machine comes from the 62nd AW based at Mc Chord AFB, Washington.
Remarks: Taking off on its way back to the USA, this C-17 was one of four that arrived and departed together as "Moose 10 Flight". This particular machine comes from the 62nd AW based at Mc Chord AFB, Washington.
Remarks: "SAM 7456" waiting for takeoff. Although the aircraft type is shown as a DC-9-32, it is in fact a VC-9C, operated by the 89AW based at Andrews AFB, Maryland. This aircraft, c/n 47671, has spent all of her life in USAF service, having been delivered in May 1975. The VC-9s probably only have about a year left in service, with the C-40 fast replacing them. This particular example was departing Cambridge,enroute to Paris,in connection with the D-Day 60th Anniversary.
Remarks: The Jetstream 31 has been a reliable commuter aircraft for many years. The prototype first flew in 1982, with this example following on in March 1989. Starting with American Eagle, she also had a spell in Finland, (as OH-JAF with Air Botnia), before returning to the British register as G-BYRM.
Remarks: A common sight for many years around British and European airports, this aircraft is now carrying "Xerox" titles on its forward fuselage. G-CEAD, c/n 21136, first flew in June 1975 and has carried just two colour schemes during this twenty nine year period - this EAL one and the livery of Sabena. If an advertising logo means that it soldiers for a few more years then so be it!!
Remarks: A busy scene at Manchester International as D-ACLL waits her turn for take-off, closely followed by a brace of EMB-145s. As CRJ's go this is one of the older machines, having first flown in 1993. It doesn't seem possible that these aircraft have been around for eleven years!!
Remarks: The beautiful lines of Lockheed Lodestar N631LS. Were it not for the modern Cessna twin in the background this could be dusk at a 1940's American airfield instead of Eloy, Arizona, in December 2003.