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Giant aircraft comparison - Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose" (aircraft with greatest wingspan), Antonov An-225 (aircraft with the greatest payload), Airbus A380-800 (largest airliner), Boeing 747-8 (longest passenger aircraft)

Air Craft Optica G-BGMW (001) and G-BLFC (003) aircraft. Roles for the Optica are virtually unlimited, from the obvious aerial photography and surveillance patrols to traffic reporting, powerline inspection etc. and it has the ability to perform much of a helicopter’s work with fixed-wing economy and range.

Crashed Aircraft

Lockheed P-38 Lightning

A-10 Warthog...love, love, love this little tank killer! It's amazing how quiet they can be. Was at Langley waiting for hubby by the flightline when a couple popped over the hangar behind me and "practice" strafed the jets parked on the apron. I don't know who they had cleared it with, but it was definitely a surprise to the flightline personnel :).

Commercial aircraft.

Going through the Plane Wash - Cleaning the salt accumulated on a US Air Force Lockheed Martin WC-130 Hercules after flying through storms over the Gulf of Mexico.

C-130 Hercules Gunship

Howard Hughes' Spruce Goose. Largest Aircraft ever built. Made it's one and only flight on 1947.

Snapshot: Elephants on the Runway | Air & Space Magazine -- 24 hulking C-130H Hercules and C-130J Super Hercules. Oh dang my fav plane the C-130s

Icon A5 - Convertible sea plane that can also drive around on land.

Airbus A-380 Cockpit Image

Spruce Goose flying boat, 1947. The largest ever wood aircraft. Now residing in a museum in Oregon.

Hughes H-4 Hercules "Spruce Goose", 1947, the largest aircraft ever built

Nasty little beastie in the air: the Chance Vought F-4U Corsair. Or, as the Japanese called her, "Whistling Death."

Margaritaville Albatross back when she was still flying

Lockheed A-12, later to become the SR-71 Blackhawk spy plane.

pinterest.com/fra411 #aircraft - Rockwell B-1

The Supermarine Spitfire.