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What kind of aircraft are currently being used by Boulder County to fight wildfires?

I was wondering, what kind of aircraft are currently being used by Boulder County to fight wildfires? For example, see photo attached of a plane dropping flame retardant on a wildfire over Left-Hand ...
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What is this aircraft parked in Oceanside Municipal Airport?

I was on my way to the beach at Oceanside on October 2020. On 4:32, I saw multiple Cessna or Beechcraft aircraft, as well as a Velocity V-Twin, on the runway of the Oceanside Municipal Airport. When I ...
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What is this helicopter type at a U.S. military base?

This helicopter is on a US military base, shown by Google Maps. I don't recognize the glass windows at the front top.
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What is the cockpit shown in this picture?

What is the cockpit shown in the picture below?
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What is this strange looking aircraft?

This website describes twin-tail aircraft. It has a photo of a strange-looking aircraft with a twin tail, and turboprop engines, resembling a C-130 Hercules. There was no registration or tail number ...
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What aircraft are parked in this naval air station?

In May 2020 I saw C-130 Herculess on a naval air station in Ventura County, California. Later, I decided to use Apple Maps so that I will remember what I have seen. Apple Maps showed some C-130 ...
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What are those aircraft flying over my house? [closed]

I took pictures of 6 aircraft at Long Beach, California. Although I see them a lot of times, I have yet to hear the name. These photos were taken on August 6, 2020: A blue and orange biplane on 5:34 ...
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What is this military turboprop aircraft?

I took a video of this military turboprop aircraft on August 6, 2020 at 7:03 PM in Long Beach, California. Here is a screenshot of it:
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What is this jet airliner flying over my house?

I took a picture of this jet flying over my house: It looks like a 737. Took place on July 14, 2020 at 4:00 PM in Long Beach, California.
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What is this “Supersonic French” aircraft?

To celebrate Bastille Day, Ubisoft released the below (2D) in-game charm for their game, Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six Siege. Despite frantic searching on Wikipedia, I cannot for the life of me figure out ...
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Can you identify this scrap cockpit section I found in a scrapyard?

I recently found a scrap cockpit in a scrap yard, and I'm hoping there's enough remaining to identify the aircraft type from pictures. Unfortunately, all are taken through fencing as I don't have ...
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What plane cost less per mile to operate for one person? [closed]

The 98 Toyota Corolla has a strong history for being a low maintenance, fuel efficient and cheap car. 400k mile reliability if driven with respect and preventative maintenance. What plane has these ...
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What is this jet aircraft appearing in the 2019 TV Series “Black Summer”?

This looks like an F-22 Raptor, but I can hardly see it:
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What is the helicopter in the background of this image of the V-22 Osprey?

I found a photo of a V-22 Osprey alongside an unknown helicopter on the left corner:
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Any idea what this Ampaire plane is?

(Source) This is certainly not the Ampaire 337 or Electric EEL, which is a converted Cessna 337. It looks like a boundary layer ingestor. Being from Ampaire, it probably is electric or hybrid. I've ...
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What were those two military helicopters that I recorded?

I have recently recorded two military helicopters. Here is a screenshot of it:
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Could you help me identify this plane (miniature model)?

please help me identify this model. Thank you
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Which aircraft is shown in this TV show?

Its registration appears to be VH-AES but a search of the Australian database shows it as being a DC-3??
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What does an XXXX ident mean?

A couple of guys who I met online yesterday claim to have been in the military. One of them was tracking flights earlier and saw a plane with a callsign of XXXX. He said that this was very bad and is ...
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Help identifying airfield and aircraft from movie “My Spy”

Here's a couple of stills from the movie "My Spy" - the climactic scene takes place at a single-strip airfield with a paved or tarmac 09 runway. My tentative identification of the (clearly unflyable) ...
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What are the main visual differences between Spitfires and Hurricanes? [duplicate]

I've heard that Supermarine Spitfires and Hawker Hurricanes were both great fighters, but what are their distinguishing features?
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What was this helicopter photographed on a Chinese aircraft carrier?

I've read this twit Chinese carrier got photographed by a satellite. On the nose you can find a helicopter and several people around it. What helicopter is that?
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What variant of Mi-8/Mi-17 is this near Kennedy Space Center?

A tweet by Julia Bergeron showing pad activity near Kennedy Space Center also showed what seems like an unusual visitor for the area. I've attached the relevant picture. It's clearly in the same ...
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What is this aircraft and the Air Force it belongs to?

Hi, Could someone identify the fighter jet type and the Air Force it operates in? Thanks
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Can someone identify this plane?

This aircraft was circling very low during the day, wondering if anyone could identify this plane. this was spotted flying over the san francisco bay area.
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Can anyone identify this biplane from 1920s-1930s?

It was my grandfather's, but he is no longer around to ask. He lived in Nebraska.
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Why would a foreign military aircraft be parked at a US Air Force base?

The aircraft in the attached Google Earth screenshot appears to be a Eurofighter Typhoon, parked all alone on the tarmac at Eglin AFB, Florida. Why would one single foreign fighter like this be found ...
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How do you spot the difference between an A320 and a B737? [duplicate]

I'm constantly having problems with identifying aircraft, and was wondering whether there are any tricks with easily identifying whether an aircraft was a Boeing 737 or Airbus A320?
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I just watched at least 20 airplanes flying northeast over Washington, DC every 15-20 seconds, what were they?

I just watched at least 20 airplanes flying northeast every 15-20 seconds over Washington, DC. They must have been military aircraft since flying very high. I just saw their lights (not blinking). ...
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Is this contrail from an airplane or a rocket?

A relative of mine showed me the following picture that she took on the 11th of April, around 8 to 8:30 pm in the Netherlands somewhere near "Leiden" pretty close to Schiphol airport (unfortunately I ...
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What is the air crash featured in Queen's Innuendo official video?

There's a short cameo of a total destruction of a plane in Queen's Innuendo official video (2:11). Here's the video itself: And here is a screenshot of the most ...
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What is the airplane in this video?

What is the airplane in this video? (Video is intentionally set to start at 1:27; that is shortly before the first appearance of the airplane in the video. After 1:50 there are no clear views of the ...
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What is this squawk 7777 target at an altitude of 62,700' over Germany?

Can anyone shed any light as to what this is (circled in white)?
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Can anyone identify this plane?

Can anyone please help me identify this biplane? The photo was taken in Newcastle, NSW, Australia. I can’t seem to find anything.
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Did these parts come from a T-33 crash?

A Lockheed T-33 crashed near my hometown (Outer Cove, Newfoundland) in 1956. This year we have had some very strong storm surges, and a piece of metal has washed up on the shore. I am posting this ...
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What is this type of aircraft?

In this picture, could anyone describe what type of aircraft and which airline it is?
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What is this aircraft with a crew member in an exposed nose compartment?

Possibly from around 1935, possibly involving one of the two airplane-supplying-powers in the Spanish Civil war. (Seen in a documentary about the 20th century inter-war era...it's only onscreen for a ...
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Saw this plane in Falkland war documentary. What type is that?

That nose reminds me of ground attackers, but IDK why
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What plane has the widest range in speed in which it can operate? [duplicate]

What propellor plane, other than planes with vertical takeoff capability, has the largest gap in speed between its slowest stall speed and its maximum airspeed? I am looking for a plane with a short ...
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What is this RAF biplane, and where was the photo taken (possibly in the 1920s)?

My grandfather is in the middle row. He joined the RAF as a boy entrant in 1920. He served in Iraq 1924-27 and India 1927-29 so I suspect by the uniforms this is from one of those postings.
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What is this quad-jet plane at El Paso Airport?

If you look at El Paso International Airport on Google Maps, on the south side apron and across from a hangar that is labeled "Sierra West Airlines" (west of the NASA facilities) there is a small quad-...
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Does anyone know what plane this is? [closed]

I have looked at hundreds of photos on line but nothing that has the upswept wings and the downswept rear wings with just one tail. I'd like to see a picture so I can paint it properly - thanks
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What were four objects seen in Flightradar24 over Germany with the callsign TWR?

In Flightradar24 from 290030Z and then for two more hours, there were 4 identical objects over Germany between EDFM and EDDS at altitudes from 600 to 1900 feet, a few knots speed and each changing ...
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What type of aircraft is this Airplane in Riga (junkyard)?

My relationship with the Mil Mi-6 led me to this Wikimedia photo of a time-worn Mi-6 in Riga airport. In the photo there are the Mi-6, a Skoda Fabia, some picnic equipment, other stuff and a ...
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What kind of antique WWI aircraft model is this? Inventor's prototype?

I've discovered an interesting WWI era model of an aircraft and I am trying to find out what could it be. It is 29" long and it looks like not a hobby model, but an inventor's prototype. I love the ...
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When do commercial aircraft tail numbers change?

Each (large, commercial and most other) aircraft has a registration number, painted or stickered on its hull: the tail number. I was under the false impression that tail numbers don't change, and ...
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What is this aircraft and its submarine?

I got this picture from an anonymous source and I'm curious to learn more about its mission and I want to know if it's a genuine picture. It happens to be a submarine aircraft carrier.
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What plane is this instrument panel from?

I came across this instrument panel being sold as a potential craft project. I instantly knew what I wanted to do with it. I am going to give it, filled with old pics to my father-in-law who used to ...
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Can anyone identify the aircraft in the background of this photo?

This photo was found in some family belongings and we're trying to date it to identify the family member who may have been in his tri-service imaged. So, can anyone identify the plane in the ...
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Can someone tell me what kind of airplane this is?

It says Capt Nungesser on the tail. I’ve researched him but can’t find out what type of plane this is. French?

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