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Flying Collection

"Flying: A Spectacular Symphony of Freedom and Power" Witness the grace and elegance of a Red Tailed Black Cockatoo soaring through the skies

Background imageFlying Collection: Three Red Kites (Milvus milvus) chasing each other in flight. Wales, UK. November

Three Red Kites (Milvus milvus) chasing each other in flight. Wales, UK. November

Background imageFlying Collection: Peru, A magnificent Andean Condor above the Colca Canyon. At 3, 191 metres

Peru, A magnificent Andean Condor above the Colca Canyon. At 3, 191 metres, this canyon is the second deepest in the world

Background imageFlying Collection: The Goodyear Europa airship arrives at Sunderland Airport for a week long visit to

The Goodyear Europa airship arrives at Sunderland Airport for a week long visit to the North East. The 192 ft long craft completed an eight hour flight from Southport

Background imageFlying Collection: An F-86 Sabre jet in flight

An F-86 Sabre jet in flight over Glendale, Arizona

Background imageFlying Collection: AI IMAGE - Spitfire aircraft flying over the White Cliffs of Dover, 1940s, (2023)

AI IMAGE - Spitfire aircraft flying over the White Cliffs of Dover, 1940s, (2023). Creator: Heritage Images
AI IMAGE - Spitfire aircraft flying over the White Cliffs of Dover, 1940s, (2023). British single-seat fighter aircraft used by the Royal Air Force and other Allied countries before, during

Background imageFlying Collection: Red Tailed Black Cockatoo in flight

Red Tailed Black Cockatoo in flight
Red Tailed Black Cockatoo (Calyptorhynchus banksii) in flight

Background imageFlying Collection: Common swifts (Apus apus) flying overhead, Wiltshire, UK, June. Digital composite image

Common swifts (Apus apus) flying overhead, Wiltshire, UK, June. Digital composite image

Background imageFlying Collection: Search And Destroy

Search And Destroy
The second wave of combat helicopters of the 1st Air Cavalry Division fly over an RTO and his commander on an isolated landing zone during Operation Pershing

Background imageFlying Collection: Passing Out Parade at RAF Cranwell

Passing Out Parade at RAF Cranwell, 16 Vampires of the Avanced Fly Wing fly past 1959

Background imageFlying Collection: US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter

US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter
Pictured are two US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Multi-Mission Helicopters at Kandahar Airfield in 2010. The Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk is a four-bladed, twin-engine

Background imageFlying Collection: Starling murmuration, hundreds of thousands of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris)

Starling murmuration, hundreds of thousands of starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) gather in the skies near their night time roost. Gretna Green, Scotland, January

Background imageFlying Collection: Small airplane landing at the airport of St. Barth (Saint Barthelemy), Lesser Antilles

Small airplane landing at the airport of St. Barth (Saint Barthelemy), Lesser Antilles, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageFlying Collection: Clifton Suspension Bridge with hot air balloons in the Bristol Balloon Fiesta in August

Clifton Suspension Bridge with hot air balloons in the Bristol Balloon Fiesta in August, Clifton, Bristol, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFlying Collection: Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) flying over Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia

Andean condor (Vultur gryphus) flying over Torres del Paine National Park, Chilean Patagonia, Chile, South America

Background imageFlying Collection: Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse Door County Wisconsin

Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse Door County Wisconsin
USA Wisconsin Door County Sturgeon Bay North Pierhead Ship Canal Lighthouse. Door County, Wisconsin

Background imageFlying Collection: Lancaster Bomber

Lancaster Bomber
circa 1945: A Royal Air Force Lancaster Bomber in flight. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Background imageFlying Collection: Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048

Shackleton over the Strand RAF_228_190E_0048
An aerial view looking down on an Avro Shackleton Mark II bomber in flight over the Strand as part of a fly-by celebrating Queen Elizabeth IIs birthday. RAF photography 1956

Background imageFlying Collection: Red kite (Milvus milvus) in flight in the snow, Wales, February

Red kite (Milvus milvus) in flight in the snow, Wales, February. Bookplate from Danny Greens The Long Journey North

Background imageFlying Collection: USA, B-17 Bomber Aircraft, Cockpit, Salinas, California

USA, B-17 Bomber Aircraft, Cockpit, Salinas, California

Background imageFlying Collection: Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft

Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft
February 14, 2006 - Four Royal Australian Air Force F-111 aircraft head out to the ranges on Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, during Red Flag 06-1

Background imageFlying Collection: Common Buzzard -Buteo buteo- in flight, Swabian Alb biosphere reserve, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Common Buzzard -Buteo buteo- in flight, Swabian Alb biosphere reserve, Baden-Wurttemberg, Germany

Background imageFlying Collection: Wellington Bombers

Wellington Bombers
8th February 1940: A flight of Vickers Wellington long range bombers, used by the Royal Air Force to undertake raids into Germany and elsewhere. (Photo by Topical Press Agency/Getty Images)

Background imageFlying Collection: Wembley Cup Final 1935 EPW046905

Wembley Cup Final 1935 EPW046905
WEMBLEY STADIUM, London. An aerial view of the Wembley Cup Final 1935. A Metropolitan Police Autogyro (Cierva C-30) monitors security at the match between Sheffield Wednesday

Background imageFlying Collection: Airbus A380 in flight C017 / 7889

Airbus A380 in flight C017 / 7889
Airbus A380 in flight. The A380 is the worlds largest passenger airliner and, due to its size, many airports have had to expand their facilities to properly accommodate it

Background imageFlying Collection: Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) in flight, Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, August

Bittern (Botaurus stellaris) in flight, Minsmere RSPB reserve, Suffolk, UK, August

Background imageFlying Collection: Red Kite (Milvus milvus) in flight. Wales, UK. November

Red Kite (Milvus milvus) in flight. Wales, UK. November

Background imageFlying Collection: Honey bees, (Apis mellifera) honeycomb and life cycle, expanded cross-section and insets

Honey bees, (Apis mellifera) honeycomb and life cycle, expanded cross-section and insets

Background imageFlying Collection: Bristol balloon festival, Bristol, Avon, England, UK, Europe

Bristol balloon festival, Bristol, Avon, England, UK, Europe

Background imageFlying Collection: Jaguar aircraft DP035691

Jaguar aircraft DP035691
RAF COLTISHALL, Scottow, Norfolk. November 30th, 2006 - Silhouetted against a winter sun, Jaguar aircraft, which were based at RAF Coltishall for over 30 years

Background imageFlying Collection: White-tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle -Haliaeetus albicilla- about to grab for a fish, Lauvsnes

White-tailed Eagle or Sea Eagle -Haliaeetus albicilla- about to grab for a fish, Lauvsnes, Flatanger, Nord-Trondelag, Trondelag, Norway

Background imageFlying Collection: Red kite

Red kite (Milvus milvus) preparing to land. This bird of prey has a wingspan of between 175 and 195 centimetres. This bird of prey is endemic to the western Palearctic ecoregion

Background imageFlying Collection: London air ambulance over Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

London air ambulance over Westminster, London, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFlying Collection: The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

The Adventures of Prince Achmed (1926)

Background imageFlying Collection: Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) juvenile in flight, Norway, November

Golden Eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) juvenile in flight, Norway, November

Background imageFlying Collection: U. S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters in flight

U. S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters in flight
U.S. Air Force C-17 Globemasters like these provided intra-theater heavy airlift support, helping to sustain operations throughout Afghanistan, Iraq and the Horn of Africa

Background imageFlying Collection: Two Royal Australian Air Force F / A-18 Hornets

Two Royal Australian Air Force F / A-18 Hornets
February 13, 2013 - Two Royal Australian Air Force F/A-18 Hornets form up in preparation to conduct in-flight refueling while participating in Cope North 13 near Andersen Air Force Base, Guam

Background imageFlying Collection: Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force

Supermarine Spitfire Mk. XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force
Boras, Sweden - Supermarine Spitfire Mk.XVI fighter warbird of the Royal Air Force

Background imageFlying Collection: Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight, in captivity, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight, in captivity, Cumbria, England, United Kingdom, Europe

Background imageFlying Collection: Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female in flight. Canada. February

Snowy owl (Bubo scandiaca) female in flight. Canada. February

Background imageFlying Collection: Amy Johnson

Amy Johnson
Pilot Amy Johnson 1936

Background imageFlying Collection: Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious

Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). Creator: Eric Ravilious
Runway Perspective, 1941, (1944). RAF Spitfires at a British airfield during the Second World War. Painting in the Imperial War Museum, London. From " Britain In The Air", by Nigel Tangye

Background imageFlying Collection: Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight, hunting, Hampshire, England, UK. Captive

Barn owl (Tyto alba) in flight, hunting, Hampshire, England, UK. Captive

Background imageFlying Collection: Northern / Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) and Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) below, fighting in flight

Northern / Hen Harrier (Circus cyaneus) and Kestrel (Falco tinnunculus) below, fighting in flight. Vosges, France, February

Background imageFlying Collection: Spitfires and Hurricanes Flying in Formation Over Lincolnshire

Spitfires and Hurricanes Flying in Formation Over Lincolnshire
Spitfire and Hurricane aircraft from World War II come together over Lincolnshire, for the Lincolnshire Lancaster Association Day event held at RAF Coningsby

Background imageFlying Collection: Royal Australian Air Force F-111 in flight

Royal Australian Air Force F-111 in flight
Nellis Air Force Base, Nevada, February 14, 2006 - A Royal Australian Air Force F-111 flies to the ranges during Red Flag 06-1

Background imageFlying Collection: Tuskegee airmen flying near the Alps in their P-51 Mustangs

Tuskegee airmen flying near the Alps in their P-51 Mustangs
Tuskegee airmen of the 332nd fighter group flying near the Alps in their P-51 Mustangs

Background imageFlying Collection: Crows in Flight at Sunrise, 1888 (colour woodblock print)

Crows in Flight at Sunrise, 1888 (colour woodblock print)
UCL284116 Crows in Flight at Sunrise, 1888 (colour woodblock print) by Zeshin, Shibata (1807-91); UCL Art Museum, University College London, UK; eUCL Art Museum, University College London; Japanese

Background imageFlying Collection: Bristol Blenheim bomber of World War II

Bristol Blenheim bomber of World War II




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"Flying: A Spectacular Symphony of Freedom and Power" Witness the grace and elegance of a Red Tailed Black Cockatoo soaring through the skies, its vibrant feathers catching the sunlight in a mesmerizing display. Look up to the heavens as Common swifts dance overhead in perfect synchrony, their agile flight patterns leaving trails of awe across Wiltshire's summer sky. Admire the skillful landing of a small airplane at St. Barth's airport, nestled amidst the breathtaking beauty of Lesser Antilles' turquoise waters and lush landscapes. Celebrate with pride as RAF Cranwell's Passing Out Parade showcases future aviators taking flight into their noble careers, symbolizing dedication and bravery. Marvel at Clifton Suspension Bridge adorned with colorful hot air balloons during Bristol Balloon Fiesta in August – an enchanting scene where human ingenuity meets nature's whimsy. Brave against harsh winter conditions, witness a Red kite gracefully navigating through snow-covered Welsh landscapes, showcasing resilience and adaptability. Feel your heart race as a US Sikorsky UH-60 Black Hawk Helicopter soars above, embodying power and precision that ensures safety even in challenging missions. Discover serenity at Sturgeon Bay Lighthouse in Door County Wisconsin; its beacon guiding ships while seagulls effortlessly glide by on gentle ocean breezes. Experience adrenaline rush as fighter jets engage in Search And Destroy maneuvers high above vast expanses – an exhilarating testament to military prowess and strategic agility. Pay homage to legendary Wellington Bombers that once dominated World War II skies with their unwavering determination to protect freedom from tyranny's grasp. Witness history come alive as Lancaster Bomber takes flight - an iconic symbol of courage that carried hope across war-torn lands during WWII.