Gallery: International Fighters From High Altitude To Underground Base
January 06, 2023
Steven Hayes/Sammamish, Washington
This Czechoslovakian-designed Aero Vodochody L-39 high-performance trainer has Ukrainian Air Force markings. The aircraft was photographed at the 2022 Olympic Air Show held at Olympia Regional Airport, Washington.
Bastien Otelli/Chessy-les-Mines, France
Two Dassault Rafale Marine F3Rs from the French Navy’s 11F Sqdn. perform a break and fire flares. This photo was taken above the English Channel, not far from the Landivisiau Naval air base in French Britanny with a Nikon D5.
A Royal Saudi Air Force F-15C painted in 91st anniversary livery on an air-to-air photo mission north of Chalkida, Greece, with the Aviation Photo Crew.
Didier Ischi/Payerne, Switzerland
During the annual refresher course for Swiss militiamen, an F/A-18 Hornet from the Swiss Air Force 11th Fighter Sqdn. “Tigers” comes back from a night training flight above the Swiss Alps. This image was taken from the top of the 1,300-ft. cliff dominating the airbase in the Meiringen Cavern.
Mathieu Macey/Pendle Hill, Australia
Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) Super Hornets taxi during a training mission at RAAF Base Williamtown at Pendle Hill, Australia.
Yissachar Ruas/Bet Shemesh, Israel
An Israeli Air Force F-15 sits on jacks during routine maintenance.
Fighters representing different nations are seen in a wide range of settings.
This year's Aviation Week Photo Contest brings to life the aerospace industry's ongoing recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic. Events that were canceled came roaring back. The more than 600 photos received for this year's contest from 181 photographers in 24 countries, representing five continents, are a sure sign of recovery.