Air International 2015-07
This Monchegorsk-based MiG-31BM (serial '03'), was among the first serial-upgraded Foxhounds, delivered in 2009 and operated by the 98th SAP.
The MiG-31 uses two brake parachutes after touchdown; the distance needed for a full stop is 800m (2,624ft).
There is no successor to the MiG-31 Foxhound heavy interceptor in the Russian Air Force policy for acquiring new aircraft.
All remaining MiG-31DZs are to be upgraded to the BM standard by 2019.
MiG-31 pilots and weapons system officers wear VMSK immersion/high-altitude protection suits and ZSh-7 helmets.
A MiG-31DZ from Khotilovo toting an R-60 training round and an operative seeker for practising target lock-on.
This Foxhound was among the first four production-standard MiG-31BMs delivered in 2008 to the MiG-31 instructor-research squadron at Savastleika.
The rear­view periscope on the front canopy is among the features added during the MiG-31BM upgrade.
Аэродром Елизово (Петропавловск-Камчатский), 10-14 апреля 2004г. Истребительный полк готов к полетам.
The 7060th Air Base Yelizovo, on Kamchatka Peninsula in Russia's Far East, is home to Russian Naval Aviation's sole MiG-31-equipped squadron.
There's an active fleet of around 120 MiG-31 s, including 50 upgraded MiG-31BMs.
The Foxhound’s two Aviadvigatel D-30F-6 turbofans are each rated at 152.06kN (34,171 lb) with afterburner.
This non-upgraded MiG-31 from the Russian Naval Air Service’s sole Foxhound squadron takes off from its home base, Yelizovo.
A MiG-31BM from the 98th SAP at Monchegorsk fires an R-73 heat-seeking missile.
A four-ship MiG-31 formation from the combat training centre at Savastleika during a flypast over Zhukovskiy in August 2012 for the RuAF’s centenary. The first two are upgraded MiG-31BMs and the other two are legacy aircraft.
The R-33 was the MiG-31 's original long-range weapon, with a maximum reach up to 120km (65nm) in head-on engagements against targets at high altitude.
The RW-BD, also known as the K-37M during its development and testing phase and now designated the R-37M, is a long-range air-to-air missile purposely developed for the MiG-31BM.
Live ordnance is used whenever possible during WTI to provide the most realistic combat experience. Here an AV-8B Harrier II from Marine Attack Squadron 211 (VMA-211) ‘Wake Island Avengers' is armed with two 1,000lb Mk83 bombs.
Ordnance specialists disarm an AH-1W Cobra at Auxiliary Airfield 2, near Yuma, in a forward arming and refuelling point exercise during WTI 2-15.
The airline's Boeing 777-300ERs are being reconfigured with 458 seats, up from the previous 349, in work that will completed by 2016.
Boeing 767-300 C-FMWV (c/n 25586) on finals to St Maarten in the Dutch Antilles, one of the Caribbean leisure destinations for Air Canada’s low-cost subsidiary rouge.
MV-22B Ospreys on the ramp at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma awaiting another mission.
A320-214 D-ABFP (msn 4606) on finals at Nuremberg in February 2015
With 71 examples, the A320 Family forms the backbone of Air Canada's short-haul fleet. Here A320-211 C-FFWJ (msn 150) departs Montreal.
Boeing 787-8 C-GHPU (c/n 35259), Air Canada’s third Dreamliner, climbing out from London Heathrow.
Air Canada will eventually operate 15 787-8s and 22 787-9s.
The Aerial Productions International SMART-1 (Small Manned Aerial Radar Target, Model 1), derived from the BD-5J, is a small, lightweight single-engine jet. During WTI the type simulates enemy threats, such as cruise missiles, to present a realistic threat to air and ground forces in training.
Despite its close partnership with majority stakeholder Etihad Airways, airberlin will continue to be part of the oneworld alliance.
NASA's F-15B flying with a ‘Quiet Spike’, a multi-segmented, articulating spike designed to reduce and control a boom.
NASA F/A-18B 852 flew a series of low-supersonic, high-altitude flight profiles to investigate the boom threshold.
A NASA F/A-18B taxies at Edwards for a flight as part of work to test caustic wave fronts.
Back in 2003, NASA's F-15B test-bed flew in the shockwave of Northrop Grumman's modified F-5E as part of the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD) project. A US Navy F-5E followed for baseline boom measurements.
One of the Schlieren images of a NASA F/A-18 generated during the Ground-to-Air Schlieren Photography System (GASPS) trial.
Back in 2003, NASA's F-15B test-bed flew in the shockwave of Northrop Grumman's modified F-5E as part of the Shaped Sonic Boom Demonstration (SSBD) project. A US Navy F-5E followed for baseline boom measurements.
Helicopters and ground troops conduct humanitarian assistance and disaster relief training in public during WTI, with staging areas that include local buildings and Kiwanis Park, where this CH-53 is pictured.
A Marine Fighter Attack Squadron 122 (VMFA-122) 'Werewolves' F/A-18 Hornet from MCAS Beaufort refuelling during WTI 2-15.
Dexter Air Taxi uses a fleet of PC-12s for flights in Russia.
The PC-12’s rugged construction makes the aircraft ideal for Australia's Royal Flying Doctor Service, which operates over 30 examples.
The PC-12 can take nine passengers over 1,800 nautical miles from short, unprepared runways.
PC-12 HB-FVI is used by the Sauber Formula One team to fly drivers around Europe. The aircraft is seen here in 2012, when it was delivered, and is painted to represent the team’s car that year.
A 1,32m x 1,35m rear fuselage cargo door is opened hydraulically and closed electrically.
A double trailing link main under­carriage and low-pressure tyres make the aircraft suited to unprepared landing strips.
Each pilot has a primary flight display and there are two multi-function displays, one each for systems and situational awareness
Each screen can be sub-divided into 1/6th, 1/3rd or 2/3rd sections to present different data, such as engine parameters or navigation information, in the same display.
The spacious cabin is 5.16m long, 1,52m wide and 1.45m tall.
A KC-130J from Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 (VMGR-152) ‘Sumos’ based at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, sits on the south Combat Aircraft Loading Area at Yuma while being prepared for a WTI mission.
Airberlin operates seven A319s, including D-ABFO (msn 3728), pictured at Hamburg.
The consolidation of Air Canada’s operations in Terminal 3 at Toronto Pearson International Airport has helped the carrier, according to its executives.
Airberlin has reaffirmed its commitment to NIKI, its Austrian-based subsidiary that operates A320 family aircraft - A321-211 OO- LEW (msn 4611) is seen during pushback at Berlin Tegel.