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12 June 2017


Pictured is one of the Red Arrows pilots and an Engineer passenger preparing for take-off.
Ten aircraft engineering technicians are chosen to form a team known as the circus.
Circus engineers are each allocated to a specific pilot for the duration of the summer display season—Crown Copyright 2014/Corporal (Cpl) Steve Buckley [RAF]

Flight helmets in line on the wing of a Red Arrows aircraft—Crown Copyright 2014/Corporal (Cpl) Steve Buckley [RAF]

Boeing E-3 Sentry—U.S. Air Force photo/SSgt Michael Battles

An F-15E Strike Eagle—U.S. Air Force Photo/Airman 1st Class Tristan Biese

Boeing B-52H Stratofortress—U.S. Air Force photo/Sr Airman Christine Griffiths

Boeing B-52 Stratofortress with braking parachute trailing—U.S. Air Force photo/TSgt Nathan Lipscomb

Gigantic gravity wave originating from the Perseus Cluster (image from the Chandra X-ray Observatory satellite)—NASA image

A-10 Thunderbolt II—U.S. Air Force photo/SSgt Jared Trimarchi

Sailors aboard the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz (CVN 68) manning the rails to giving passing honors to the USS Midway Museum while departing San Diego Bay on another deployment—U.S. Navy photo/Mass Comm Spec 3rd Class Bill M. Sanders

2 Comments leave one →
  1. shortfinals permalink
    12 June 2017 12:39

    Thanks for these shots, Joe!

    A little known fact is that Wg Cdr Bill Ramsey, RAF (Ret’d), The People’s Mosquito’s Operations Director, is a former OC RAFAT (Royal Air Force Aerobatic Team, a.k.a. The Red Arrows). What Bill DOESN’T know about display flying (since he was also a Lancaster/Dakota display pilot with the BBMF, and the last Vulcan Captain) you could write on the back of a very small postage stamp!

    • travelforaircraft permalink
      13 June 2017 07:20

      But can the man make a decent cup of coffee 😉

      Seriously, he has been wonderfully generous with his time on this blog as he is with TPM and in his military service.

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