F16 Flying Falcon

F16 Falcon

F16 FalconFlying through the air at speed heats up the surface of the aircraft, especially the leading edges. This in turn vapourises the moisture in the air, which produces these wonderful vapour trails.

F16 Falcon
Flying through the air at speed heats up the surface of the aircraft, especially the leading edges. This in turn vapourises the moisture in the air, which produces these wonderful vapour trails.
F16 Falcon
Flying through the air at speed heats up the surface of the aircraft, especially the leading edges. This in turn vapourises the moisture in the air, which produces these wonderful vapour trails.

F16 Falcon

F16 Falcon

F16 Falcon

F16 Falcon

F16 Falcon

F16 Falcon

F16 Falcon

F16 Falcon

 

Boeing 727 252f

This particular 727 is run by Oil Spill Response LTD. It has a boom underneath the rear of the fuselage which is used to spray the right chemicals to disperse oil from major spills. Currently it is the only aircraft in the world licensed for this duty.

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This is a photo of a Boeing 727 252f, taken at Farnborough International Airshow 2018.
Here we can see the boom in action, although it is spraying water at the airshow.
This is a photo of a Boeing 727 252f, taken at Farnborough International Airshow
I couldn’t resist this. I find it to be quite artsy.
This is a photo of a Boeing 727 252f, taken at Farnborough International Airshow
Even with dispersal from the wind, we can see that the short boom means that an oil spill can be targeted quite specifically.

This is a photo of a Boeing 727 252f, taken at Farnborough International Airshow

This is a photo of a Boeing 727 252f, taken at Farnborough International Airshow
There was a strong cross wind at this point, the landing was a bit bumpy.