Hot air balloons are prepared for a flight as others take off during an international hot air balloon festival at Maayan Harod National park in northern Israel on Wednesday
A picture taken by Solar Impulse 2 pilot Andre Borschberg shows a section of the solar powered plane as it flies over the Nagano mountain region in direction of Nagoya, Japan on Monday
Swiss pilot and original Jetman Yves Rossy and Vince Reffett flying over Dubai’s Palm Island, Dubai, United Arab Emirates on Tuesday
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A Lufthansa aircraft lands at the Frankfurt, central Germany, airport Monday morning. The Vereinigung Cockpit union announced a 35-hour strike at Lufthansa’s short-haul fleet starting mid-Monday, the latest in a string of walkouts over retirement benefits
Flight test engineers celebrate as the new Airbus A320neo aircraft lands for its first flight from the airport of Toulouse-Blagnac, southern France on Thursday
An airplane passes a full moon as it makes its approach to Philadelphia International Airport, in Philadelphia. Monday night’s full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final “supermoon” of 2014
The experimental aircraft “Solar Impulse 2″, HB-SIB, during solar generator tests at an air base in Payerne, Switzerland, on Monday. The project aims to achieve the first circumnavigation of the world with an aircraft powered only by solar energy.
Buckbeak, a Hippogriff that lived with Rubeus Hagrid in the Harry Potter series, has his feathers preened and replenished by featherologist Val Jones, as he will feature in the Feathers and Flight event at Warner Bros. Studio Tour in London.
An airplane approaches the airport while the clouds are turned red by the rising sun in Frankfurt, Germany
A great tit in flight, photographed by James Amess, which won the Wildpix Young People’s 12-18 award in the British Wildlife Photography awards 2013
A member of the Italian aerobatic team Frecce Tricolori performs during the AirPower 13 air show at the Hinterstoisser air base in Zeltweg. More than 200,000 spectators are expected to attend the show, which takes place on June 28-29.
A radio-controlled Superman plane, flown by designer Otto Dieffenbach, passes the moon during a test flight in San Diego.
An aeroplane flies past the moon near Madrid, Spain, early on Monday. The ‘supermoon’ filled the sky on June 23 and looked 14 per cent bigger and 30 per cent brighter than normal, which is the closest approach to Earth.
British Airways crew member Gustavo Saporiti poses on artwork made up of thousands of items to be found on a jumbo jet, in an aircraft hangar at London’s Heathrow Airport. BA loads 27,260 individual items on to each aircraft before it takes off, from toilet rolls to teaspoons. With a combined weight of 6,120kg, the items have to be unloaded and re-loaded before every flight.