Sunday, 20 April 2008

SEXY AIR PIN UP GIRLS ( 25 ) Summer ground crew

Some aren't!

DOH ( 18 ) Plane stupid!

Hi! My name's Dug...

Budget Fighter Ground Attack aircraft

Not so rapid runway repairs...

Ultimate speed enforcement

Australian air force fighter


Once worth millions, now...

Plane, er, boat, er, seaplane...

The one of a kind Plane Boat "Cosmic Muffin," Fort Lauderdale,USA.
This was a late '30's Boeing 307 Stratoliner until they joined it to a boat hull!

No...YOU get out and spin the prop...

Aussie road art

Anyone know wherein Oz or what the planes are(were?)?

Rescued from the JAWS of death

Rough landing...

Hope it's a fast car!

Another great Illusion...(hopefully)

Too close for comfort???

It's actually a great optical illusion. The Lufthansa 747-400 and United Airlines 757-200 were on simultaneous approaches to runways 28L and 28R at San Francisco airport.
These two aircraft are at a safe distance for the approaches they
are each flying; parallel and 225 meters (738 feet) apart.

Because the 747 is three times larger than the 757 and coming in slightly behind, the camera angle gives us this incredible optical illusion.

Inside the balloon

F18 leaving light

Saturday, 19 April 2008

First full-length flat deck, HMS Argus ( 1918 )

How many do you think would fit in the hold?

Harrier Salvage

Full story here


I got it one piece at a time, an' it didn't cost me a dime... ( 2 )

Harrier air flow

Not everyone likes aircraft

Lockheed P-38 Lightning back from dead ( 2 )

July 1942 two Boeing B-17 bombers were being escorted by six Lockheed P-38 Lightning fighters as they flew over Greenland towards Reykjavik, Iceland.
Disoriented by poor visibility, and a decision to return to base and abandone thier mission caused them to run out of fuel.
They had no choice but to crash-land on the icecap of Greenland.

The men were rescued later, but the aircraft left to thier Icy fate, became known as the lost squadron.

Fifty years later a rescue paarty of enthusiasts returne for the aircraft.

The Glacier Girl, the twin-engine P-38 “Lightning” fighter that was recovered from beneath the Greenland ice cap in 1992, is now fully restored and amazing audiences with her story wherever she goes.

More detailed intel here, here and here

Lockheed P-38 Lightning back from dead ( 1 )

For 65 years, holidaying families have built sandcastles, strolled and swum, all unaware that underneath them lay the ramains of the P-38 Lightning which crash landed in WW2.
The fighter plane re-emerged after freak weather conditions caused the sands to shift and expose its rusting frame on the beach in Gwynedd, north Wales.

It used to look like this

Thursday, 17 April 2008



AIRCRAFT OF THE FUTURE ( 9 ) Polish Flying Steam Liner

artwork by Polish artist Michal Kwolek. Concept from 1930s-50s Poland

AIRCRAFT OF THE FUTURE ( 8 ) 1950s Giant Helicopter

Ice Aircraft Carrier

Artwork by Dominic Harman from a mad British WW2 concept of massive Ice aircraft carriers.

Aussie Pilots join the Japanese Air Force

AIRCRAFT OF THE FUTURE ( 7 ) Airship Aircraft Carrier circa 1930


From the Millennium Airship Company.
It can haul 500 plus tons and has speeds averaging 100 mph for 6000 miles unrefueled.

Website here

It stalled, no problem...