Bright lights; exciting nights. The static display at LABACE 2014 looks scintillating in the evening hours. With a jammed static display and increases in exhibitors and booth space, the show looks like a success. Photo: David McIntosh
With Latin America becoming ever more important as a business aviation market, the annual LABACE show continues to expand its influence on the industry. Photo: David McIntosh
This year’s LABACE show in São Paulo, Brazil, sees a general aviation market that is growing, yet facing economic and political obstacles. But even in the face of adversity, participation in the show is up, including an increase in exhibit space of 10 percent. Photo: David McIntosh
Sometimes, the camera catches an image at just the right angle, and just the right time to make it look like something else. Around the Farnborough Airshow, AIN photographers David McIntosh and Mark Wagner shot thousands of frames of images. Some of them captured a whimsical instant that might make you chuckle. For example, can you find the bear’s face in this photo of the Boeing 787-9?
The heritage of aviation is a proud one, and nowhere is there more history than right here at Farnborough. Some of the history lives on in flying examples of some of the most memorable and heroic aircraft of their time. For example, the world’s only airworthy Avro Vulcan can be seen in the skies over Farnborough. Photo: David McIntosh
The tradition of military participation at what is now the Farnborough Airshow dates back to the 1920s, when the Royal Air Force Airshow was held at RAF Hendon. The event moved around, settling here at Farnborough in 1948.
The military and airline segments tend to get all the big headlines at the Farnborough International Airshow, but business aviation certainly has a presence. The ability of executives to travel the globe in safety, security and privacy is a cornerstone of international trade at the highest levels. These chariots of international trade are a big part of the Farnborough show. Photo: Mark Wagner
Boeing’s developmental “Dash 9” version of the 787 Dreamliner was one of the hits of the Farnborough Airshow this year. The graceful, composite airframe put on an impressive show in the flying displays, and those who got to tour the inside got to see some of what goes into a new aircraft development program. Photo: Mark Wagner
An international airshow such as Farnborough draws participants and attendees from around the globe. The effort involved in preparation and execution boggles the mind. Set-up on the show site starts months in advance, and continues right up until the opening ceremony. Photo: Mark Wagner
Before the show starts, performers at the Farnborough International Airshow are required to demonstrate their routines for show officials. These “validation flights” take place in the days leading up to the show’s opening, and often reward work crews and other early arrivals with some of the best flying. In this shot, a vintage Avro Vulcan (the only airworthy example left) shows off its impressive power. Photo: David McIntosh
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