Friday pictures: Eurofighter Typhoon

Taken last Saturday at the Royal International Air Tattoo (RIAT), this Royal Air Force Eurofighter Typhoon image by Flickr user Andy in Oxford is simply tremendous. I must admit that the Typhoon leaves me cold most of the time – I do not know why. Yet the combination of vapor and afterburner and sunlight onContinue reading “Friday pictures: Eurofighter Typhoon”

Friday pictures: Folland Gnat

Continued apologies for how erratic these have become. I resume the series today for the simple reason that I came across a terrific shot of a wonderful plane that is hardly seen anymore, making it a perfect candidate for the series. I try hard to favor airplanes here that follow the “middle school study hallContinue reading “Friday pictures: Folland Gnat”

Friday pictures resuscitated

It has been quite some time since I last filed an entry in the Friday pictures series, and for all of my many loyal readers, I wanted to apologize for the unanounnced hiatus. Holidays and life clobbered the habit, and I will try to climb back in the saddle and resume what has been, IContinue reading “Friday pictures resuscitated”

Friday pictures: RAAF F-111 Aardvark

In keeping with some recent installments that focus on the pure form of a plane, today’s update captures a very clean Royal Australian Air Force/General Dynamics F-111C Aardvark. The Aardvark dates to the TFX competition of 1961. Kennedy’s Defense Secretary Robert McNamara sought to replace a variety of Air Force and Navy jets with oneContinue reading “Friday pictures: RAAF F-111 Aardvark”

Friday pictures: Vulcan into a stormy sky

Back in July, I featured a whole series of pictures of the Avro Vulcan that returned to flight for this summer’s airshow season. Vulcan XH558 delivers amazing performances by all accounts, and I very much wish to see it in person, but until then I rely on the photographers at Flickr to capture its appearances, andContinue reading “Friday pictures: Vulcan into a stormy sky”