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Landing Collection

"Landing: A Journey of Triumph and Exploration" From the small airplane gracefully touching down at St

Background imageLanding Collection: D-Day - British and Canadian troops landing - Juno Beach

D-Day - British and Canadian troops landing - Juno Beach
British and Canadian 3rd Division troops land at Juno Beach. D-Day began on June 6th, 1944 at 6:30am and was conducted in two assault phases - the air assault landing of allied troops followed by an

Background imageLanding Collection: Modified de Havilland Mosquito FBVI LR359

Modified de Havilland Mosquito FBVI LR359
Modified de Havilland Mosquito FBVI, LR359, which made the first twin-engined carrier-borne landing on to HMS Indefatigable on 25 March 1944 piloted by Lt Cdr Eric Brown. Date: 1944

Background imageLanding Collection: Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest

Bayeaux Tapestry portraying the Norman Conquest
Norman invasion of England in 1066 A.D. Color lithograph reproduction of part of the Bayeux tapestry

Background imageLanding Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth, 1620
Pilgrim landing party from the " Mayflower" in Plymouth harbor, 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLanding Collection: C-130 Mk3 Hercules Transport Aircraft landing at Saunton Sands air strip

C-130 Mk3 Hercules Transport Aircraft landing at Saunton Sands air strip
Test landing by a C-130 Mk3 Hercules Transport Aircraft, at Saunton Sands air strip, based in North Devon

Background imageLanding 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 imageLanding Collection: D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach

D-Day - Landing in France - Omaha Beach
American assault troops prepare to disembark their landing craft as it approaches the beach head, Omaha Beach. The smoke visible in the background attests to the massive naval artillery assault

Background imageLanding Collection: THE FIRST THANKSGIVING At Plymouth, Massachusetts. Oil on canvas, 1914, by Jennie A. Brownscombe

THE FIRST THANKSGIVING At Plymouth, Massachusetts. Oil on canvas, 1914, by Jennie A. Brownscombe

Background imageLanding Collection: North Landing, Flamborough, Yorkshire

North Landing, Flamborough, Yorkshire
North Landing, Flamborough, near Bridlington, Yorkshire, England. Date: 1900s

Background imageLanding Collection: Astronaut on Moon with Earth

Astronaut on Moon with Earth

Background imageLanding Collection: IMMIGRANTS: ELLIS ISLAND. Immigrants to the United States at Ellis Island

IMMIGRANTS: ELLIS ISLAND. Immigrants to the United States at Ellis Island. Oil over a photograph, c1920

Background imageLanding Collection: Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620

Mayflower passengers landing at Plymouth Rock, 1620
John Alden and Mary Chilton landing at Plymouth from the Mayflower, December 1620. Hand-colored woodcut of a 19th-century illustration

Background imageLanding Collection: The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2

The Normandy Landings - 6th June 1944 - WW2. Note the American soldier in the landing craft holding a metal detector to sweep for landmines. Date: 1944

Background imageLanding Collection: Excelsior Pavilion and Boat Landing - Lake Minnetonka, USA

Excelsior Pavilion and Boat Landing - Lake Minnetonka, USA
Excelsior Pavilion and Boat Landing - Lake Minnetonka, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLanding 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 imageLanding Collection: Apollo 17 astronaut

Apollo 17 astronaut. US astronaut and geologist Dr Harrison Schmitt exploring the Taurus-Littrow region of the Moon, as part of NASAs Apollo 17 mission

Background imageLanding Collection: Astronaut footprints on the Moon

Astronaut footprints on the Moon. Computer artwork recreating a photograph of boot imprints left by astronauts on the Moon

Background imageLanding Collection: Curiosity rover, artwork

Curiosity rover, artwork
NASAs next Mars rover, the Curiosity Rover, will land at the foot of a layered mountain inside the planets Gale Crater. Launch is palneed for November/ December 2011

Background imageLanding Collection: APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN. Astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin standing on moon

APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN. Astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin standing on moon. Neil Armstrong and Eagle reflected in his visor
APOLLO 11: BUZZ ALDRIN. Astronaut Edwin Buzz Aldrin standing on moon. Armstrong and Eagle reflected in his visor, 20 July 1969

Background imageLanding Collection: North American P-51-D Mustang Fighter

North American P-51-D Mustang Fighter
North American P-51D, Donna-Mite, at the CAF Air Show, Fleming Field, in St. Paul

Background imageLanding Collection: Amy Johnson 1930

Amy Johnson 1930
Miss Amy Johnson overhauling her Gypsy Moth aeroplane after landing in Australia. She was the first woman pilot to fly alone to Australia

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

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

Background imageLanding Collection: PLYMOUTH ROCK, 1620. The landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620

PLYMOUTH ROCK, 1620. The landing of the pilgrims at Plymouth, Massachusetts, 1620. Lithograph, 1876, by Currier & Ives

Background imageLanding Collection: Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale

Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a gale
The Bishop Rock Lighthouse in a Force 8 gale. Bishop Rock is a small rock at the westernmost tip of the Isles of Scilly. It is the smallest island in the world to have a building on it

Background imageLanding Collection: Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) landing, wings outstretched. Machias Seal Island

Atlantic puffin (Fratercula arctica) landing, wings outstretched. Machias Seal Island, off the coast of Maine, USA. July

Background imageLanding Collection: Normandy Invasion 1944

Normandy Invasion 1944
A depiction by C.E.Turner of a scene during the early morning of 6th June 1944 as British forces make an amphibious landing on one of the Normandy beaches during D-Day

Background imageLanding Collection: Vickers VC10 C1 XR808 10 Sqn RAF Hong Kong 1968

Vickers VC10 C1 XR808 10 Sqn RAF Hong Kong 1968
Vickers VC10 C1 XR808 of 10 Squadron RAF Transport Command landing at Kai Tak, Hong Kong in 1968 Date: 1968

Background imageLanding Collection: White Star dock with three liners, Southampton

White Star dock with three liners, Southampton
White Star dock at Southampton with three liners, RMS Aquitania, Mauretania and Olympic. Date: circa 1910s

Background imageLanding Collection: A C-130 Hercules lands at McChord Air Force Base, Washington

A C-130 Hercules lands at McChord Air Force Base, Washington
July 21, 2007 - A U.S. Air Force C-130 Hercules lands at McChord Air Force Base, Washington

Background imageLanding Collection: Aerial view of Wolf Rock Lighthouse, off Lands End, Cornwall

Aerial view of Wolf Rock Lighthouse, off Lands End, Cornwall
Aerial view of Wolf Rock Lighthouse, between Lands End and the Isles of Scilly, Cornwall, with the landing pad visible at the top. Date: circa 1970s

Background imageLanding Collection: Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London

Trinity College of Music, Mandeville Place, London -- Entrance Hall, showing main staircase leading upwards. circa 1922

Background imageLanding Collection: Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Dardanelles - WW2 - Landing supplies

Anzac Cove, Gallipoli, Dardanelles - WW2 - Landing supplies
Anzac Cove, Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey, Dardanelles - WW2 - Landing supplies - view looking towards ArAnburnu, 1915 Date: 1915

Background imageLanding Collection: PLYMOUTH ROCK: LANDING. The landing of John Alden, Mary Chilton

PLYMOUTH ROCK: LANDING. The landing of John Alden, Mary Chilton and other Pilgrims at Plymouth Rock in 1620: American engraving, 19th century

Background imageLanding Collection: Soviet poster commemorating Yuri Gagarin

Soviet poster commemorating Yuri Gagarin
Soviet poster commemorating the first manned spaceflight by Yuri Gagarin on 12th April 1961. Gagarins flight lasted 108 minutes

Background imageLanding Collection: Beach at Maho Bay and low flying aircraft approaching the runway of Princess Juliana International

Beach at Maho Bay and low flying aircraft approaching the runway of Princess Juliana International airport, St. Martin (St. Maarten), Leeward Islands, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageLanding Collection: RAF Sea King Helicopter about to land on Crinkle Crags in the Lake district to evacuate an injured

RAF Sea King Helicopter about to land on Crinkle Crags in the Lake district to evacuate an injured walker being treated
Ashley Cooper / SpecialistStock

Background imageLanding Collection: Barn Owl - in flight, at night

Barn Owl - in flight, at night
LA-1593 Barn Owl - in flight, at night Tyto alba Jean Michel Labat Please note that prints are for personal display purposes only and may not be reproduced in any way

Background imageLanding Collection: E-3D Sentry Aircraft Lands at RAF Waddington

E-3D Sentry Aircraft Lands at RAF Waddington
An E-3D Sentry aircraft from 8 Squadron, Royal Air Force lands at RAF Waddington, Lincolnshire. The Sentrys roles include air and sea surveillance, airborne command and control

Background imageLanding Collection: Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA

Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA
The Pilgrim Monument and Bas Relief Tablet on Town Hill, Provincetown, Massachusetts, USA. It commemorates the signing of the Compact and the first landing place of the Pilgrims on 11 November 1620

Background imageLanding Collection: Gravesend / Milton C1840?

Gravesend / Milton C1840?
Gravesend, Kent: proposed development at Milton-on-Thames at the Royal Terrace Pier and Gardens

Background imageLanding Collection: Brown Pelican - In flight, about to land. Florida Panhandle, Florida USA

Brown Pelican - In flight, about to land. Florida Panhandle, Florida USA
JS-1455 Brown Pelican - In flight, about to land, wings outstretched. Florida Panhandle, Florida USA Pelecanus occidentalis John Swedberg Please note that prints are for personal display purposes

Background imageLanding Collection: Croydon from the Air

Croydon from the Air
Croydon Airport as passengers see it immediately after take- off or prior to landing

Background imageLanding Collection: Conwy Castle Wales - from the landing place

Conwy Castle Wales - from the landing place Date: circa 1880

Background imageLanding Collection: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem

Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem
Photograph: Paratroops landing on the outskirts of Arnhem. Taken by Sgt D M Smith, Army Film and Photographic Unit, Arnhem, 17 Sep 1944

Background imageLanding Collection: Aerial view of Bishop Rock Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly

Aerial view of Bishop Rock Lighthouse, Isles of Scilly
Aerial view of the Bishop Rock Lighthouse. Bishop Rock is a small rock at the westernmost tip of the Isles of Scilly. It is the smallest island in the world to have a building on it

Background imageLanding Collection: Airplane flying in the Princess Juliana International Airport of Maho Bay, Sint Maarten

Airplane flying in the Princess Juliana International Airport of Maho Bay, Sint Maarten, West Indies, Caribbean, Central America

Background imageLanding Collection: The four-wheel main landing gear of a Convair B-36

The four-wheel main landing gear of a Convair B-36. Each main wheel has a diameter of 56in

Background imageLanding Collection: Five Vought F8U-1 Crusaders from VF-211

Five Vought F8U-1 Crusaders from VF-211 enter the landing pattern over the USS Midway in Far Eastern waters off the coast of the Philippines




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"Landing: A Journey of Triumph and Exploration" From the small airplane gracefully touching down at St. Barth's airport to the Bayeux Tapestry depicting the Norman Conquest, it has always been a pivotal moment in history, and is not just about arriving at a destination but also about conquering challenges and leaving an indelible mark on our collective memory. In times of war, deception played a crucial role in landing safely. The art of deceiving invaders as to the state of the tide ensured successful landings, as seen during D-Day when British and Canadian troops courageously landed on Juno Beach. Similarly, Bishop Rock Lighthouse stood tall amidst gales, guiding ships to safe landings even in treacherous conditions. Landing holds deep historical significance too; it symbolizes hope for new beginnings. The Mayflower passengers' arrival at Plymouth in 1620 marked the birth of a nation built upon dreams and aspirations. And who can forget that iconic painting capturing "The First Thanksgiving" where gratitude filled hearts after their arduous journey? Yet landing isn't limited to Earth alone; it extends beyond our planet's boundaries into space exploration. Astronauts like those from Apollo 17 left footprints on lunar soil, forever marking humanity's first steps towards understanding celestial mysteries. Buzz Aldrin standing proudly on the moon with Neil Armstrong reflected in his visor remains an awe-inspiring image etched into our minds. Even today, we continue pushing boundaries with technological marvels like NASA's Curiosity rover exploring Mars' surface – each landing expanding our knowledge and igniting curiosity within us all. Whether it be through aviation or space travel, landing signifies triumph over adversity and embarking upon new frontiers. It represents mankind's relentless pursuit of discovery and reminds us that no matter how far we venture or what challenges lie ahead, there will always be moments worth celebrating when we touch down on uncharted territories – both on Earth and beyond.