A pair of U.S. Marine Corps Bell Boeing MV-22B Ospreys of the VMM-363 “Red Lions” at Devils Tower, Wyoming. This photo by Ted Carlson was an honorable mention in the 2013 Vertical Photo Contest.

A pair of U. Marine Corps Bell Boeing Ospreys of the “Red Lions” at Devils Tower, Wyoming. This photo by Ted Carlson was an honorable mention in the 2013 Vertical Photo Contest. by kristy

An F/A-18 Hornet was photographed just as it broke the sound barrier. When an airplane travels at a speed faster than sound, density waves of sound emitted by the plane cannot precede the plane, and so accumulate in a cone behind the plane. When this shock wave passes, a listener hears all at once the sound emitted over a longer period: a sonic boom. As a plane accelerates to just break the sound barrier, however, an unusual cloud might form. The origin of this cloud is still debated.

Hear a sonic boom while at SSU. This is an Incredible shot. with a sonic boom. An Hornet was photographed just as it broke the sound barrier. (Ensign John Gay, USS Constellation, US Navy)

Rockwell B-1B Lancer The Rockwell (now part of Boeing) B-1 Lancer is a four-engine supersonic variable-sweep wing, jet-powered strategic bomber used by the United States Air Force (USAF).

Rockwell/ Boeing "Lancer"The Rockwell (now part of Boeing) "Lancer" is a four-engine supersonic variable-sweep wing, jet-powered strategic bomber used by the United States Air Force (USAF).

F-14 Tomcat

Grumman Tomcat - Fleet Defender Will always be my favorite jet fighter. Just beautiful, even sitting still.

F-104 Starfighter

Canadair Starfighter - Royal Canadian Air Force (RCAF), Built under licence in Canada

Snow Camo A-10

Snow Camouflage A ( aka 'Worthog' ) aka Tankbuster ( Tank crews have nightmares about these tank killers )

Brazilian Air Force Pilot

The woman pictured here is a Brazilian model, not "Captain Balislava, a Russian federation fighter pilot who bombed ISIS.

Sukhoi PAK-FA. Beautiful sleek design...

The Sukhoi PAK FA is a new Russian fifth-generation stealthy air superiority fighter. The prototype was revealed and made it's maiden flight in This fighter is expected to enter service with the Russian Air Force in

U-2 Dragon Lady by Lockheed Martin

“naturallydisillusioned: “ Dragon Lady The Dragon Lady is a high-altitude reconnaissance aircraft flown by the U. The U in Dragon Lady stands for.

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REQUESTING FLYBY Photograph by MSgt. Diaz, USAF A formation of four fighters participating in the NATO exercise "Reforger fly over the cloud shrouded Neuschwanstein Castle on the German/Austrian border in September The flight of three U.

NASA's two-seat F-16XL #2

This in-flight view of NASA's two-seat research aircraft clearly shows that the left and right wings are definitely not mirror images of each other.

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