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F-16 Fighting Falcons above New York City(2).jpg
Credit: Tech. Sgt. Sean Mateo White, USAF

Six F-16 Fighting Falcons with the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds aerial demonstration team fly in delta formation in front of the Empire State Building during an air show. The F-16 Fighting Falcon is a modern multi-role jet fighter aircraft built in the United States. Designed as a lightweight fighter, it evolved into a successful multi-role aircraft, and is serving with 25 countries.

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Airplane vortex edit.jpg
Credit: NASA Langley Research Center

Coloured smoke reveals a vortex of air created by the wing of an airplane, also known as wake turbulence or jetwash. This turbulence can be especially hazardous during the landing and take off phases of flight, where an aircraft's proximity to the ground makes a timely recovery from turbulence-induced problems unlikely.

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Hangar.jpeg
Credit: NASA

A cutaway digram of an aircraft hangar.

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F-15 wingtip vortices.jpg
Credit: US Air Force photo

Wingtip vortices are visible trailing from an F-15E Strike Eagle as it disengages from midair refueling with a KC-10 Extender during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

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Giant Plane Comparison.jpg
Credit: Clem Tillier

An overlay diagram showing four of the largest wide-body aircraft ever built, the Hughes H-4 Hercules (the "Spruce Goose", aircraft with the greatest wingspan), the Antonov An-225 Mriya (the largest freight aircraft), the Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental (soon to be the largest version of the Jumbojet), and the Airbus A380-800 (the largest passenger aircraft).

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USAF F-15C fires AIM-7 Sparrow 2.jpg
Credit: Master Sgt. Michael Ammons, USAF

The F-15 Eagle is an American-built all-weather tactical fighter designed to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. As of 2005, the F-15 in all air forces has a combined kill record of 104 confirmed kills to zero losses in air combat, although some F-15s have been claimed by surface-to-air missiles.

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C17 aircraft alt.jpg
Credit: Staff Sgt. Jacob N. Bailey, U.S. Air Force

Thirteen C-17 Globemaster III aircraft fly over the Blue Ridge Mountains in Virginia during low level tactical training Dec. 20, 2005. The C-17s, assigned to the 437th and 315th Airlift Wings at Charleston Air Force Base, S.C., demonstrated the strategic airdrop capability of the U.S. Air Force.

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USS Akron over Manhattan
Credit: U.S. Naval Historical Center

The airship USS Akron (ZRS-4) flying over the southern tip of Manhattan circa 19311933. The Akron was a commissioned 'ship' of the United States Navy, built for them by the Goodyear-Zeppelin Corporation in Akron, Ohio. She cast off for her maiden voyage on 2 November 1931, but crashed less than two years later.

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Ejector seat
Credit: U.S. Air Force

The first ejector seats were developed during the war by Heinkel. Early models were powered by compressed air and the first aircraft to be fitted with such a system was the Heinkel He 280 prototype jet fighter in 1941. One of the He 280 test pilots, Dipl.-Ing. Rudolf Schenk, flying for Argus, became the first person to escape from a stricken aircraft with an ejector seat on January 13, 1942. During a flight with the still engine-less V-1 towed by a Heinkel He 111 he had to leave his airplane because he could not release the towing cable due to icing of the coupling. By December 2003, Martin-Baker ejector seats had saved 7028 lives. The total figure for all types of seat is unknown but must be considerably higher.

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Wernher von Braun and Saturn V rocket
Credit: NASA

A portrait of Wernher von Braun standing in front of the cluster of F-1 rocket engines on the base of the first stage of a Saturn V launch vehicle. Von Braun had a lifelong aspiration to fly to the moon. A pioneer of rocket development, in the Second World War von Braun led the German development of the V-2 rocket at Peenemünde. Along with his team of engineers, he surrendered to the American forces in the closing stages of the war, then helped to establish the military rocket program in the United States. In 1958 he transferred to the newly established NASA program, developing the Saturn V rocket that successfully delivered a man to the moon in 1969.

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A C-141 Starlifter leaves vapour trails over Antarctica
Credit: Staff Sgt. Simons, USAF

A C-141 Starlifter leaves vapour trails over Antarctica as it prepares for an airdrop during Operation Deep Freeze.

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George Cayley's glider, created in 1853.

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F-15 Eagle in a near vertical climb
Credit: Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Allen, USAF

An F-15D Eagle from the 325th Fighter Wing based at Tyndall Air Force Base, Florida releasing flares. The F-15 is a multi-role tactical fighter designed by McDonnell Douglas. The first flight of the F-15A was in July 1972, but since then it has been produced in six model variations with both single seat and dual seat versions. The original and largest operator of the F-15 is the United States Air Force, but it is also operated by the air forces of Israel, Japan, Saudi Arabia and South Korea.

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Helicopter rescue sancy takeoff.jpg
Credit: User:Fabien1309

A French Gendarmerie rescue helicopter taking off on the Massif du Sancy mountains, France.

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U.S. F/A-18 Hornet breaking the sound barrier
Credit: John Gay, U.S. Navy

U.S. F/A-18 Hornet flying at transonic speeds. In aerodynamics, the sound barrier is a physical boundary that was once thought to be stopping large objects becoming supersonic. When an aircraft is near to the speed of sound, an unusual cloud sometimes forms. A drop in pressure, in this case due to shock wave formation, causes water droplets to condense and form the cloud.

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SFO at night.jpg
Credit: Andrew Choy

San Francisco International Airport (IATA: SFO) opened on May 7, 1927 on 150 acres (607,000 m²) of cow pasture leased from prominent local landowner Ogden L. Mills, and was named Mills Field Municipal Airport. During the economic boom of the 1990s and the dot-com boom, SFO became the 6th busiest international airport in the world. However, since the boom times ended, it has fallen back out of the top twenty.

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Air Force One over Mt. Rushmore
Credit: United States Air Force

The planes that serve as Air Force One can be operated as a military command center in the event of an incident such as a nuclear attack. Operational modifications include aerial refueling capability, electronic countermeasures (ECMs) which jam enemy radar, and flares to avoid heat-seeking missiles. The heavily shieleded electronics onboard include around twice the amount of wiring found in a regular Boeing 747-200.

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C-17 Globemaster III releasing a flare
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C-17 Globemaster III releasing a flare.

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A Ventus 2a glider being winch launched
Credit: whiteplanes.com

During a winch launch, a glider is pulled by a wire cable like a kite, raising it to an altitude of around 1000 ft (300 m). For the rest of its flight, being un-powered, the heavier-than-air aeroplane is always falling. However a pilot can gain height by circling within a strong thermal — a column of air that is rising at a faster rate than the plane is falling. On a good day, an experienced pilot can travel hundreds of miles before landing.

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B-1B over the pacific ocean.jpg
Credit: Staff Sgt. Bennie J. Davis III, U.S. Air Force

A B-1B Lancer drops back after air refueling training over the Pacific Ocean September 30. The B-1B is deployed to Andersen Air Force Base, Guam, as part of the Pacific Command's continuous bomber presence in the Asia-Pacific region, enhancing regional security and the U.S. commitment to the Western Pacific. The B1 is from the 28th Bomb Wing, Ellsworth AFB, South Dakota.

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Controlled Impact Demonstration
Credit: NASA

The Controlled Impact Demonstration was a joint project between NASA and the FAA in which a Boeing 720 was deliberately crashed in order to test the ability of the fuel additive FM-9, to inhibit the ignition and flame propagation of Jet-A fuel.

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Airplane pushing vehicle.jpg
Credit: David Benbennick

A pushback tractor attached to the front wheel of a Boeing 777. The vehicle is used to push the airplane out from the gate, before it starts taxiing on its own power. See Image:Denver International Airport, United Airlines Boeing 777 being serviced.jpg for a wider-view photo taken at the same time, from nearly the same angle.

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Global Hawk 1.jpg
Credit: Bobbi Zapka, USAF

The Northrop Grumman RQ-4 Global Hawk is an unmanned aerial vehicle (UAV) used by the US Air Force as a surveillance aircraft.

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Airport traffic pattern diagram
Credit: Ericg

An airfield traffic pattern is a standard path followed by aircraft when taking off or landing at an airport.The pattern (or circuit) is used to coordinate air traffic, and differs from straight-in approaches and departures in that aircraft remain in close proximity to the airport. Circuits are usually employed at small general aviation (GA) airfields and military airbases.

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A-10 Thunderbolt flight.jpg
Credit: Senior Airman Greg L. Davis, USAF

The Fairchild Republic A-10 Thunderbolt II is a single-seat, twin-engine jet aircraft designed to provide close air support of ground forces by attacking tanks, armored vehicles, and other ground targets. It is the first US Air Force aircraft designed exclusively for close air support.

The A-10 was developed in response to the increasing vulnerability of ground attack-planes to ground air defenses. This indicated the need for a specialized, heavily armored aircraft with long loiter time and large ordnance load, much like the Ilyushin Il-2 or A-1 Skyraider.

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Hot air balloon inflation
Credit: User:Randyoo

Hot air balloons are the oldest successful human flight technology, dating back to the Montgolfier brothers' invention in Annonay, France in 1783. The first manned flight was made in Paris by Pilâtre de Rozier and the Marquis d'Arlandes. Unmanned hot air balloons are mentioned in Chinese history. Chu-ko Kung-ming (諸葛 孔明) in the three kingdoms era used airborne lanterns for military signalling.

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Ryan X-13.jpg
Credit: U.S. Air Force

The Ryan X-13 Vertijet was designed to explore the feasibility of a pure-jet vertical takeoff and landing (VTOL) fighter aircraft. Here, the X-13 is about to moor itself to a dual-role flatbed transport/launch trailer.

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Twin Linear Aerospike XRS-2200 Engine PLW edit.jpg
Credit: NASA, Marshall Space Flight Center

A test firing of twin linear XRS-2200 Aerospike engines. The aerospike engine is a type of rocket engine that maintains its efficiency across a wide range of altitudes through the use of an aerospike nozzle.

A standard rocket engine uses a bell shaped nozzle to contain and direct the exhaust gases. However the optimum shape of the bell depends on the air pressure which reduces as the rocket climbs. An aerospike uses the air flowing past the rocket to form half of a 'virtual bell' which automatically compensates for the reducing pressure.

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P-51 Mustang edit1.jpg
Credit: Tech. Sgt. Ben Bloker (USAF)

A P-51 Mustang in a heritage flight during an airshow at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, USA. The P-51 was a long-range single-seat fighter aircraft that entered service with Allied air forces in the middle years of World War II. It remained in service with some air forces until the early 1980s.

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ControlSurfaces.gif
Credit: pl:Wikipedysta:Piom

A flight control system consists of the flight control surfaces, the respective cockpit controls, connecting linkage, and necessary operating mechanisms to control aircraft in flight.

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An F-A-18C Hornet launches from the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier.jpg
Credit: Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Jonathan Chandler, U.S. Navy

An F/A-18C Hornet, assigned to the "Golden Dragons" of Strike Fighter Squadron One Nine Two (VFA-192), launches from the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Kitty Hawk and embarked Carrier Air Wing Five (CVW-5) are currently returning to their homeport after a scheduled deployment in the 7th Fleet area of responsibility.

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Credit: United States Air Force

A newsreel showing the breaking of the sound barrier on 14 October 1947 by Chuck Yeager in the rocket-powered Bell X-1. Flying at an altitude of 45,000 ft (13.7 km), Yeager became the first person to break the sound barrier in level flight.

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NTS Barrage Balloon.jpg
Credit: http://www.nv.doe.gov/library/photos/default.htm

Nevada test Site, August 7, 1957. The tail, or “After” section of a U.S. Navy Blimp is shown with the Stokes cloud in background. Blimp was in temporary free flight in excess of five miles from ground zero when collapsed by the shock wave from the blast. The airship was unmanned and was used in military effects experiments on blast and heat. Navy personnel on the ground in the vicinity of the experimental area were unhurt. On ground to the left are remains of the forward section.

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Kittinger's record-breaking skydive from Excelsior III
Credit: United States Air Force

Captain Joseph Kittinger steps from a balloon-supported gondola at the altitude of 102,800 feet (31.3 km), or almost 20 miles on August 16, 1960, as part of Project Excelsior, a series of high-altitude parachute jumps, testing a system that would allow a safe controlled descent after a high-altitude aircraft ejection. In freefall for 4.5 minutes at speeds up to 625 mph (1,005 km/h) and temperatures as low as −94°F (−70°C), he opened his parachute at 17,500 feet (5.3 km). The whole descent took 13 minutes and 45 seconds. This is the current world record for the highest parachute jump and was the longest freefall until Adrian Nicholas broke the record in 1998 with a wing suit skydive lasting 4 minutes 55 seconds.

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USAF F-16A F-15C F-15E Desert Storm edit2.jpg
Credit: http://www.af.mil/photos/index.asp?galleryID=169

USAF aircraft of the 335th Fighter Squadron (F-16, F-15C and F-15E) fly over Kuwaiti oil fires, set by the retreating Iraqi army during Operation Desert Storm in 1991.

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Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird.jpg
Credit: NASA

The Lockheed SR-71, commonly known as the "Blackbird," was an advanced, long-range, Mach 3 strategic reconnaissance aircraft that flew from 1964–98. The SR-71 was one of the first aircraft to be shaped to have an extremely low radar signature. The aircraft flew so fast and so high that if the pilot detected a surface-to-air missile launch, the standard evasive action was simply to accelerate. During its entire operational life, more than 3,000 missiles were fired at the aircraft, yet no SR-71 was ever shot down.

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VMS Artificial Horizon.jpg
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An attitude indicator (AI), gyro horizon or artificial horizon, is an instrument used in an aircraft to inform the pilot of the orientation of the airplane relative to earth.

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B25-mitchell-assembly.jpg
Credit: Alfred T. Palmer

Assembling B-25 bombers at North American Aviation -- Kansas City, Kansas; Reproduction from color slide

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Radial engine.gif
Credit: User:Duk

Animation of a radial engine

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F-111-Fuel-Dump,-Avalon,-VIC-23.03.2007.jpg
Credit: User:Jjron

RAAF General Dynamics F-111 aircraft performing a dump-and-burn fuel dump. Avalon, Victoria, Australia.

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Antonov An-124
Credit: Sergey Kustov

An Antonov An-124 belonging to Polet Airlines on final approach to Sheremetyevo International Airport in Moscow, Russia. The An-124 was designed for strategic lift capability and remains the third-largest operating cargo aircraft.

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Lockheed SR-71A 3view.png
Credit: http://www.af.mil/shared/media/ggallery/hires/afg-041110-031.jpg

A SR-71 Blackbird three way view.

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Inverted Jenny.jpg
Credit: http://www.postalmuseum.si.edu/exhibits/2f1a_1_inverts.html

The inverted Jenny (or Jenny Invert) is a United States postage stamp of 1918 in which the image of the Curtiss JN-4 airplane in the center of the design was accidentally printed upside-down; it is probably the most famous error in American philately. Only 100 of the inverts were ever found, making this error one of the most prized in all philately; an inverted Jenny was sold at a Robert A. Siegel auction in June 2005 for US$525,000.

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Supermarine Spitfire
Credit: Chowells

A Supermarine Spitfire Mark XVI. The Spitfire was an iconic British single-seat fighter used by the RAF and many Allied countries in the Second World War. The Spitfire saw service during the whole of WWII in all theatres of war, and in many different variants. It is often credited with winning the Battle of Britain.

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Utterly.butterly.aerobatics.arp.jpg
Credit: User:Arpingstone

The UK Utterly Butterly display team perform an aerobatic maneuver with their Boeing Stearmans, at an air display in England.

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NASA AD-1
Credit: NASA Dryden Flight Research Center http://www1.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/index.html

The NASA AD-1 aircraft in flight with its wing swept at 60 degrees, the maximum sweep angle.

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The Wright flyer
Credit: John T. Daniels (1903)

The Wright Flyer was the first powered aircraft designed and built by the Wright Brothers in 1903. It is generally considered to be the first successful powered, piloted aircraft.

In this photograph of the first flight at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina, Orville Wright is at the controls, lying prone on the lower wing with hips in the cradle that operated the wing warping mechanism. Wilbur Wright running alongside, has just released his hold to balance the machine.

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Smithsonian Air and Space Planes.jpg
Credit: User:Cybjorg

A collection of aircraft at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, D.C.

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F-14D Tomcat on USS John C. Stennis.jpg
Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate 3rd Class Mark J. Rebilas

An F-14D Tomcat assigned to the "Tomcatters" of Fighter Squadron Three One (VF-31) sits poised for launch on one of four steam-powered catapults aboard the nuclear powered aircraft carrier USS John C. Stennis (CVN 74). Stennis and her embarked Carrier Air Wing One Four (CVW-14) are currently at sea conducting training exercises.

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X-15A2 NB-52B 1.jpg
Credit: http://www.edwards.af.mil/history/docs_html/aircraft/x-15.html

Flying a modified X-15A-2 in October, 1967, US Air Force Major William Joseph Knight reached Mach 6.72 (4,520 mph), which remains the highest speed ever attained in an airplane.

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Schlieren photograph of T-38 shock waves.jpg
Credit: http://www1.dfrc.nasa.gov/Gallery/Photo/Schlieren/HTML/EC94-42528-1.html

Schlieren photography (from the German word for "streaks") allows the visualization of density changes, and therefore shock waves, in fluid flow. Schlieren techniques have been used for decades in laboratory wind tunnels to visualize supersonic flow about model aircraft, but not full scale aircraft until recently. Dr. Leonard Weinstein of NASA Langley Research Center developed the first Schlieren camera, which he calls SAF (Schlieren for Aircraft in Flight), that can photograph the shock waves of a full sized aircraft in flight. He successfully took a picture which clearly shows the shock waves about a T-38 Talon aircraft on December 13, 1993 at Wallops Island, MD. The camera was then brought to the NASA Dryden Flight Research Center because of the high number of supersonic flights there.

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Cumulus clouds panorama.jpg
Credit: Fir0002

Cumulus clouds are characterized by dense individual elements in the form of puffs, mounds or towers, with flat bases and tops that often resemble cauliflower. They are formed due to convection. Buoyant, upward air currents, known as thermals rise to a height at which the moisture in the air can condense. Because of this, they "grow" vertically instead of horizontally. Though most common in warm, summer weather, cumulus clouds can be formed at any time of year.

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Boeing-Stearman NS-1 Bi-plane
Credit: U.S. Navy

Boeing-Stearman Model 75's. Taken in 1936 at NAS Pensacola during training of the first class of the Naval Aviation Cadet program. Photo includes Boone Guyton (plane in rear) who later became a test pilot for Chance-Vought (Vought Sikorsky) in 1939.

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20080406165033!V-22 Osprey refueling edit1.jpg
Credit: U.S. Navy photo by Chief Petty Officer Joe Kane

Crew members refuel an A V-22 Osprey before a night mission in central Iraq, Feb. 2, 2008.

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1997 F-4 Heritage Flight over Florida-edit 1.jpg
Credit: Master Sergeant Michael Ammons

A formation of F-4 Phantom II fighter aircraft fly in formation during a heritage flight demonstration here. The heritage flight program was established in 1997 to commemorate the 50th Anniversary of the U.S. Air Force.

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Refueling, 1923.jpg
Credit: http://www.af.mil/shared/media/photodb/photos/040309-F-9999G-003.jpg

Capt. Lowell H. Smith and Lt. John P. Richter performing the first aerial refueling on 27 June 1923. The Airco DH.4 biplane remained aloft over the skies of Rockwell Field in San Diego, California, for 37 hours. The airfield's logo is visible on the aircraft.

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Two F-22A Raptor in column flight - (Noise reduced).jpg
Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by TSgt Ben Bloker

Lt. Col. James Hecker (front) and Lt. Col. Evan Dertein line up their F/A-22 Raptor aircraft behind a KC-10 Extender to refuel while en route to Hill Air Force Base, Utah. Colonel Hecker commands the first operational Raptor squadron -- the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va. The unit went to Hill for operation Combat Hammer, the squadron's first deployment, Oct. 15. The deployment has a twofold goal: complete a deployment and to generate a combat-effective sortie rate away from home.

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VHHH baggage claim area.jpg
Credit: User:Base64

English: 300 degree indoor panorama of baggage claim area at Hong Kong International Airport near midnight

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Su-27 on landing.jpg
Credit: Dmitry A. Mottl

Su-27 from Russian Knights aerobatic team on landing, Kubinka

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1783 balloonj.jpg
Credit: Library of Congress LOT 13403, no. 12 [P&P]. Author unknown.

1786 description of the historic Montgolfier Brothers' 1783 balloon flight. Illustration with engineering proportions and description.

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Psa182.gif
Credit: User:Anynobody

Sequence of events leading to the collision between X - PSA 182 and ♦ - Cessna 172

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Shooter2.jpg
Credit: US Navy; http://www.navy.mil/view_single.asp?id=54407

Aircraft catapult officer, aka "Shooter" gives the signal to launch an FA-18 from a US aircraft carrier.

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FA-18 Trap.jpg
Credit: US Navy

An F/A-18 makes an arrested landing aboard a US aircraft carrier.

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Grumman JRF-5 Goose
Credit: USN

This JRF-5 Grumman JRF-5 Goose was assigned to Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida (USA), in 1941 and remained on the station throughout the Second World War. Only one of these aircraft flew from the station and was used for utility purposes, including photography.

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Blanchardballoon3.jpg
Credit: Luigi Rados

Sophie Blanchard, French Balloonist. Ascent of August 15th 1811 at Milan. Full-length portrait of French balloonist Marie-Madeleine-Sophie Armand Blanchard, standing in the decorated basket of her balloon during her flight in Milan, Italy, in 1811, in the presence of the imperial and royal highness.

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Dutrieuc.jpg
Credit: Bain News Service

Aviator Hélène Dutrieu seated in her airplane.

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Me109G
Credit: commons:User:Kogo
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B-36 tracked gear edit.jpg
Credit: USAF

Convair B-36 with experimental tracked landing gear, to reduce ground pressure for soft-field use.

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Bell X-1.jpg
Credit: NASA
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F-15, 71st Fighter Squadron, in flight.JPG
Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Samuel Rogers [1]

Capt. Matt Buckner, an F-15 Eagle pilot assigned to the 71st Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va., flies a combat air patrol mission Oct. 7 over Washington, D.C., in support of Operation Noble Eagle.

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As N536JB's front wheels touched down, their tires were torn off, leaving sparks shooting from the wheels' metal rims as they scraped along the asphalt.
Credit: Andrew Marino

JetBlue Airways Flight 292, an Airbus A320-232, making an emergency landing at LAX on September 21, 2005 after the front landing gear malfunctioned. The front gear was turned perpendicular to the runway causing the tires to be torn off and sparks to fly up on impact. No one was injured during the landing and passengers began to disembark less than seven minutes later.

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Intérieur montgolfière.jpg
Credit: commons:User:AElfwine

Inside of a hot air balloon

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LAPD Bell 206 Jetranger.jpg
Credit: User:Mfield

Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Bell 206 Jetranger helicopter

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Hapag-Lloyd Express
Credit: Hapag-Lloyd Express

Hapag-Lloyd Express was a no-frills, high-frequency, express airline based in Hanover, Germany.

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US Navy Blue Angels Fat Albert (C-130T Hercules)
Credit: Jonathan Zander

The Blue Angels use a United States Marine Corps C-130T Hercules, nicknamed "Fat Albert", for their logistics, carrying spare parts, equipment, and to carry support personnel between shows. Beginning in 1975, "Bert" was used for Jet Assisted Take Off (JATO) and short aerial demonstrations just prior to the main event at selected venues, but the JATO demonstration ended in 2009 due to dwindling supplies of rockets.

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Refueling a fire fighting helicopter Southern River, Western Australia.
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Roulettes aerobatics display at the Melbourne Grand Prix
Credit: User:Fir0002

Roulettes aerobatics display at the Melbourne Grand Prix

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Second World War Recruiting poster
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Second World War Recruiting poster

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Zepper-BK 117-C2-(EC145)-SchweizerischeRettungsflugwacht.jpg
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Swiss rescue helicopter in action.

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An F-22 Raptor flies over Kadena Air Base, Japan, Jan. 23 on a routine training mission. The F-22 is deployed from the 27th Fighter Squadron at Langley Air Force Base, Va.

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T-45A Goshawk 03.jpg
Credit: Lt. j.g. John A. Ivancic

A T-45A Goshawk executes a turning rejoin during a recent formation flight over South Texas. The T-45 is a twin-seat, single-engine jet trainer and is the only aircraft in the Navy's inventory used specifically for training pilots to land aboard aircraft carriers.

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A Polish Yakovlev Yak-18; Góraszka Air Picnic 2008

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Let L410UVP-E16 at an air show in Góraszka, Poland
Credit: Łukasz Golowanow

The Let L-410 Turbolet is a twin-engined short-range transport aircraft, manufactured by the Czech aircraft manufacturer LET, mostly used for passenger transport. The L-410 first flew in 1969, and with more than 1100 produced, is the most popular 19-seat plane in history.

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A Bell 212 with a helicopter bucket
Credit: Mila Zinkova

A Bell 212 Twin Huey carrying a helicopter bucket, a specialized bucket suspended on a cable to deliver water for helitack operations, which is aerial firefighting using helicopters. Helitack crews are used to attack a wildfire and gain early control of it, especially when inaccessibility would make it difficult or impossible for ground crews to respond in the same amount of time.

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Schematic diagram of a V-2 rocket.
Credit: Image credit: Fastfission

A schematic of the V-2 rocket, the first ballistic missile, the first man-made object to achieve sub-orbital spaceflight, and the progenitor of all modern rockets. Developed by Wernher von Braun on behalf of Nazi Germany, and based on work by Robert H. Goddard, over 3,000 V-2s were launched during World War II against Allied targets, resulting in the death of an estimated 7,250 military personnel and civilians. An estimated 20,000 inmates at Mittelbau-Dora died constructing V-2s, making the V-2 perhaps the only weapon system to have more deaths caused by its production than its deployment.

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The controlled impact demonstration
Credit: NASA

On December 1, 1984, NASA and the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) conducted the Controlled Impact Demonstration, where they deliberately crashed a Boeing 720 aircraft with the intent of improving occupant crash survivability. Seen left-to-right, top-to-bottom, the plane makes a practice approach, hits the ground, slides for a short distance, strikes posts cemented in the ground, and becomes engulfed in flames.

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Aeroflot A330-200 after taking off from Sheremetyevo Airport in 2011
Credit: Sergey Kustov

The Airbus A330 is a wide-body twin-engine jet airliner made by Airbus which was introduced in 1994. The A330-200, such as pictured here in Aeroflot livery, entered service in 1998 and was considerably more popular than the earlier A330-300. In December 2012 there were 476 A330-200s in operation.

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Credit: NASA

An F/A-18 Hornet performs an automated aerial refueling operation on another. This was part of a study by the Dryden Flight Research Center to evaluate the ability of the F/A-18 as an in-flight refueling tanker to develop analytical models for an automated aerial refueling system for unmanned aerial vehicles. The project is documenting how an operational tanker's drogue basket responds when in the presence of the receiver aircraft.

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Composite image showing multiple stages of a Monarch Jet aircraft taking off from the Gibraltar Airport.
Credit: User:Nervousenergy

Composite image showing multiple stages of a Monarch Jet aircraft taking off from the Gibraltar Airport.

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