Aircraft

A Russian SU-27 combat aircraft performs on July 4, 2013 during the International Maritime Defence Show  in St. Petersburg.

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A Russian SU-27 combat aircraft performs during the International Maritime Defence Show in St. Petersburg, Russia.

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A radio-controlled Superman plane, flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach, passes the moon during a test flight in San Diego. Read more

French President Francois Hollande, center, exits an helicopter during his visit to the international Paris Air Show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, France, Friday June 21, 2013. (AP Photo/Ian Langsdon, Pool)

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French President François Hollande (centre) disembarks from a helicopter during his visit to the international Paris air show at Le Bourget airport, north of Paris, France on Friday

An Airbus A 380 (R) aircraft flies over Le Bourget airport on June 17, 2013 on the opening day of the International Paris Air show.

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An Airbus A380 aircraft (right) flies over Le Bourget airport on Monday on the opening day of the Paris air show.

German Bomber raised from Channel

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The remains of the only surviving second world war German Dornier Do 17 bomber lies on a barge near Deal in the English Channel after being recovered from the sea bed on Monday evening.

Solar Impulse, piloted by AndrÈ Borschberg, takes flight during the second leg of the 2013 Across America mission, at dawn, Wednesday, May 22, 2013, from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix. The solar powered aircraft is scheduled to land at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport on Thursday May 23. The plane's creators, Bertrand Piccard and Borschberg, said the trip is the first attempt by a solar airplane capable of flying day and night without fuel to fly across America. (AP Photo/Matt York)

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Solar Impulse, piloted by André Borschberg, takes flight during the second leg of the 2013 Across America mission at dawn on Wednesday from Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix, Arizona. Read more

HMS Edinburgh sails to Edinburgh

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Royal Navy aircraft engineers extend the rotor blades on a Lynx helicopter as it prepares for a morning flight onboard HMS Edinburgh during the ship’s farewell tour of the UK heading for Leith. The Royal Navy’s last Type 42 Destroyer will make her very last visit to Edinburgh before she is decommissioned