A400M completes grass runway certification tests. Airbus Defence and Space has successfully completed certification testing of the A400M new generation airlifter on a grass runway. Tests took place over a three week period at the airfield of Écury-sur-Coole in France in September and examined the aircraft’s behaviour on grass and natural soil runways.
The first of four Airbus Defence and Space A400M Atlas military airlifters ordered by Malaysia for the country’s Royal Malaysian Air Force (RMAF) has made its maiden flight. The aircraft, known as MSN22, took off from Seville, Spain, on 30 January.
Vulcan Bomber XH558 Newcastle Northern Ireland Festival of Flight Airshow August 2013 - YouTube if video doessn't work - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Po7z96AGMH4 . Video seems to have been taken from foothills of the Mournes, & not down on the coast, hence some better clearer shots, despite odd wobble.
What could be worse than nearly destroying a government building during training?Destroying Supreme Court building.Long arm of law is itching to grab a hold of the two men,who made a low-altitude supersonic fly pass during a training exercise,& ended up shattering every window in the Supreme Court building in the capital, Brasilia. Swooping low over the Supremo Tribunal Federal building, the two French-made Mirage 2000 jets generated a massive shockwave, obliterating the glass facade.