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What aircraft has this pattern of white strobe lights?

Just two nights ago, my brother and I noticed a weird flashing light in the night sky out in the countryside. We regularly observe by naked eye aircraft flying by, as well as satellites, and this ...
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If this is not a Lippisch L-13, what is it?

The image comes from a 1956 Nestle, a chocolate maker, sticker album. 'Maravillas del Universo', serie 1. Chapter has 3 pages, and is entitled: 'The sound barrier', signed by the woman test pilot: ...
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What is this old biplane on a float?

I'm hoping for some help in identifying the plane in these two photographs I found in my father's collection.
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What is this propeller found underwater in the English Channel? [closed]

I need some help identifying this piece.
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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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What is this airplane I saw with propellers behind the engine and canards on the top of the plane?

While playing Pokémon GO, I saw a plane with: Propellers behind the engine. Canards at the tip of the plane. Normal-looking tail with a flat wing at the end of the upright bit. I know these ...
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Do you know the exact model and use of this rotorcraft?

I've tried to identify this. Someone suggested it is a Bell 206, possibly a Jet or Long Ranger. I disagree. I think it is a US Coast Guard helicopter. It flew over my house in Mobile, Alabama. It's ...
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What military aeroplane seen at Prestwick is this? [duplicate]

I saw this plane flying out from Prestwick airport yesterday but what is it?
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Is this blended wing body trijet airliner real?

Is it a commercial plane? Is this a better design in any way than regular engines on the wings?
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What are the types of these 3 single-engine aircraft and one Multi engine aircraft?

Here are several photos of older aircraft I'd like help in naming. Year, Model, & Manufacturer. Thanks so much. Ron
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Identify an USAF transport aircraft in Greenland around 1960

Could anybody help me identify this aircraft? It was photographed in Greenland around 1960. Thanks in advance.
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What is this aircraft?

32°09'16.6"N 110°50'36.4"W, co-ordinates of the aircraft at Davis-Monthan Air Force base. Source: Google Maps
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Can anyone identify this jet?

I took the picture in 2011 at McCarran.
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What's this biplane built by a 16-year old?

I was told that this plane was built by a 16-year old in the 90s. Ever since, I've been bent on finding the specifications, name, etc., of this airplane with no success.
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What aircraft model is on this old photograph?

I would be grateful if anyone could identify this - Copyright Real Photographs Co. No. 750
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What closed-cockpit biplane is this model modelled after?

What closed-cockpit biplane is this model modelled after?
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What aircraft is this flying near Greenford?

I live in the suburbs of London in Greenford (near RAF Northolt Base) and today I heard a droning sounds which, albeit from my limited experience, sounded like a propeller plane. I checked my generic ...
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Is this a C-17 (and why is it here)?

This aircraft flew overhead at less than 1000 ft a little while ago. We think it's a C-17. We can't figure out what it was doing... (Click here for full image) We're in Culver City, between LAX and ...
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What trimotor is this model?

What trimotor is this model? (own work)
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Can you identify the plane with number NC 14959 photographed in Boston in 1937?

I have a photo of a plane with the number NC 14959 taken in Boston on December 31, 1937. The hanger behind it says "Occidental Airlines". I am trying to find out what kind of plane this is? I am ...
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What were those multiple flights leaving London night of 29th Aug 2019?

First time post here, please let me know if more detail needed (and which tag would suit it best). I live in Essex UK, in the evening normally see lights of planes on approach to the London airports. ...
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Circa 1942 Republic of Ecuador - Can someone identify the aircraft in the background?

Circa 1942 Republic of Ecuador - Can someone identify the aircraft in the background?
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Help identify an unknown airborne object [closed]

In the wee hours of the morning of last Saturday (July 30, 2016), while out stargazing, I saw something odd which I am unable to explain. The object was traveling with a bearing of about 5-20° east ...
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How to identify an aircraft from its NC- N-number?

I have the numbers from the tail NC and then down is 4686N. Its a single wing prop driven multi seat aircraft. I am unable to locate it on the federal site, hoping I can get some info here again. ...
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What is this NASA UAV, and what is its function?

For the question What's up with the “What's Up at Wallops” app? I was reviewing the What's up at Wallops website and drifted to the launch photos page where I saw this aircraft. I did not find a ...
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How can you identify an Airbus and or Boeing from the inside based on features of the interior?

I already asked a very similar question, but the answer wasn't was I was expecting. Hence this time I am more specific. How can you recognize a plane from the inside, when you are already sitting as ...
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How to identify a specific 707 variant?

I recently saw a very interesting documentary film made in 1980 about a narrowly-averted airline disaster in which the flight crew were incapacitated and a retired pilot, with the help of other crew ...
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Identify canard, low-wing, single pusher-prop plane over Upstate NY

Yesterday, August 11, at around 3:30 pm, I saw an unusual-looking plane flying over Ithaca, NY. It seemed fairly small -- approximately business jet sized. Unfortunately, I didn't have time to get a ...
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Can you help me ID these two helicopters?

Hey folks! Desperate to find what these two helicopters are. Any help greatly appreciated!! A
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Can anyone identify this aircraft in the AMARG area of Davis Monthan?

Anyone has an idea what this thing in AMARG area of Davis Monthan could be? Googlemaps link: https://www.google.com/maps/@32.1512545,-110.843407,25m/data=!3m1!1e3?hl=en
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What is this plane, based on its inside shape?

I'm not sure my question is valid here but would be very helpful to me. Here is the picture of the inside of a plane (don't mind the ostrich). Does anyone know which plane it is? The flight number ...
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Is this photo showing dozens of airliners in close proximity real, or even plausible?

CNN has an article about Heathrow that's accompanied by the following photo: Is this photo depicting an actual event? If not, would it even be possible/plausible to fly this many airliners this ...
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What make and model are these two small propeller planes?

What are the makes and models of the two planes in the picture? The registration numbers are ZS-JNJ and ZS-LCY, the year was 1981 and the place was Botswana.
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What is this transport aircraft, and why does it sometimes cary an air data boom when the Soviet Buran Space Shuttle is on top of it?

This comment in chat points to a "google search of the day" which was for Buran the Soviet version of the Space Shuttle. Looking there I saw images of a large transport aircraft with the Buran shuttle ...
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Please identify this twin-engine airliner

Could someone please identify this aircraft for me.
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Can someone please help me identify this?

I apologize for the image quality as it is a picture of an image on a television screen. I was watching an episode of American pickers at the time and the model of the plane was not discussed. Can ...
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Can anyone identify this biplane?

This biplane from the 1930s is from an English airshow. Can anyone identify it?
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What military aircraft has six propeller engines?

Today, in south-east Scotland, I saw a plane that looked a bit like a Hercules but had four pods on each wing. I'm pretty sure that three of them were propeller engines and the end one was something ...
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What is the make and model of this plane?

I came across this picture taken in the late 1920s. Could you please help identify the make and model of this plane. Thanks.
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What is this pusher airplane?

I am attempting to identify this aircraft. The pictures appear to have been taken around 1960.
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What is this plane doing flying back and forth near Sydney at night? [duplicate]

As I write this, a mystery plane is going back and forth over south Sydney, Australia: The plane took of at Bankstown, flies straight from West to East and back, with a distance between paths of ...
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What floatplane is this model?

What floatplane is this model? (own work)
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What is this three-bladed vintage aircraft?

We found this poster at IKEA, EDELVIK Poster 103.776.29. Allposters.com has another poster, which includes the same aircraft, but 2 in formation, possibly the same original photo/artist?
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What plane was this hotel room converted from?

The below image is of a converted aircraft now functioning as a hotel of sorts. I am having trouble identifying the type of the aircraft. It is not on the listing page either. Does anyone know what ...
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What is this British bomber?

From previous answers this is probably at RAF Duxford in the mid-1930s.
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Can you identify this aircraft photographed during solar eclipse 8/21/2017?

The following sequence of shots was taken about 9.5 minutes before the start of the eclipse, 1:12pm EST. Shooting in burst mode off of a tripod - all 3 shots taken within 1 second. Burst mode is 14 ...
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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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Can you help me to identify this helicopter?

I came across this helicopter and am wondering what the oblong things on either side of the helicopter are, parallel to the front-back axis, offset from the main body.
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Airplanes in static display at Whiteman AFB

After reading the post about B-2 sizing, I spend a couple of minutes on Google Maps looking at airplanes on the Whiteman AFB. On runways, I think there are one B-2 Spirit, 3 T-38 Talon, and one AH-64 ...
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Can anyone identify this tri wing twin engine WW1 plane

Can anybody identify this WW1 or earlier plane? This tri-wing plane has two engines, most others I have googled have only one.

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