U.S. Air Force Capt. John Wicker prepares to connect to a KC-135 Stratotanker aircraft during a sortie mission over South Carolina April 27, 2010. Aircrew members from Joint Base Charleston conduct aerial training missions periodically to practice air delivery, refueling and low-level tactical maneuvers. Wicker is a pilot with the 17th Airlift Squadron. (DoD photo by Staff Sgt. Angelita Lawrence, U.S. Air Force/Released)
I present, Top Gun. In its entirety. In GIF form. Enjoy!
Don’t often get this view of the Blue Angels in action!
Lt. C.J. Simonsen, a solo pilot assigned to the U.S. Navy flight demonstration squadron, the Blue Angels, approaches from crowd right during the 62nd annual Seattle Seafair Fleet Week. Seafair activities allow U.S. and Canadian sailors and Coast Guard personnel to experience the local community and to promote awareness of the maritime forces. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Andrew Johnson/Released)
A stunning air-to-air with a Supermarine Spitfire. Still a hotrod after all these years. Excellent photo by Anette Holmberg. Used with permission.
Mornin’ Avgeeks! Grab a cup of joe and just stare for a little while. Love that I’m starting to see more and more airplane gifs.
Read more on my flight training blog, Airspeed & Altitude.
My favorite photo subject (airplanes, durr) coupled with some great depth of field. Nice snap by Hollie Nickolls. Used with permission.
The contrast of the slender fuselage to the large wing of the Boeing 757 is apparent in this excellent snap by Gunnar Kullenberg. Used with permission.
This Asiana Airlines 777 is shucking off that wing condensation beautifully. A beautiful capture as always by the talented Gunnar Kullenberg. Used with permission.