Fire trucks spray water over a KC-135 Stratotanker during the final flight for Col. Corey Martin June 4, 2013, at theTransit Center at Manas, Kyrgyzstan. The "fini-flight" is a time-honored military aviation tradition marking the last flight of a pilot's or commander's time with a unit. Martin is the 376th Air Expeditionary Wing commander. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Robert Barnett)
Col. Jeannie Leavitt, 4th Fighter Wing commander, pilots an F-15E Strike Eagle aircraft during her fini-flight, May 29, 2014, over North Carolina. A fini-flight is a military aviation tradition that marks the end of a pilot’s or commander’s time at a location or command. (U.S. Air Force photo/Maj. Luke Ball)
Opération Barkhane : Atlas A400M strategic transport - French Armée de l'Air's 5th delivered - makes series of supply deliveries to French and coalition forces in the central African campaign regions.
U.S. Air Force Capt. Jason Kiggins, 480th Fighter Squadron flight commander from Largo, Fla., soars off the runway at Spangdahlem Air Base, Germany, April 30, 2014. Aircraft from the 480th FS are heading to the U.S. Air Force Aviation Detachment, 52nd Operations Group, Lask Air Base, Poland. The 52nd Fighter Wing’s forward-based, ready forces provide timely, decisive airpower to meet emerging challenges.(U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Christopher Ruano/Released)
Italian national display team Frecce Tricolori Aermacchi MB-339 trainers.
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Swiss Air Force operations tightly interlinked with farming ;-) McDonnell Douglas F18 via Aviation Week.
SPAD VII.Designed by Louis Béchereau around Hispano-Suiza 8 HS 150 hp developed by Marc Birgkit in 1915.Prototype flew in April 1916.Immediately showed far superior performance to aircraft then in service.268 ordered.Production took a long time to organize as only 207 were built by end of year.Production difficulties overcome,other plants produced in turn not only in France (3355) but also in England (137) & Russia (63).
Capt. John Cummings, F-22 Raptor Demonstration pilot, practices his routine over Tyndall on Jan. 23. While Cummings will do most of his training at Langley, Air Force Instructions require him to make three off-station practice flights of the routine before performing at an air show. (Air Force Photo by Airman 1st Class Dustin Mullen)