Judging for the 2020 Royal Air Force Photographic Competition has recently taken place with the winners chosen. Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, this year’s competition was reduced from 13 categories to just four: Personnel, Current RAF Equipment, RAF Operations and Exercises and the “Peoples’ Choice”.
Over 900 images were submitted across the competition’s three categories, with the best nine images chosen by the three industry professional judges.
Personnel, 1st place. A student from No 1 flying training school at RAF Shawbury prepares a flight using night-vision goggles. (Photo by Mr Ian Forshaw/2020 RAF Photo Competition) Continue reading »
2019 Lexus UX compact city crossover brings with it a new and unique offer, specially designed tyres. The collaborative effort sees Lexus partner with designer John Elliott to create custom tyres inspired by his John Elliott x Nike AF1 shoe. It’s being termed “Sole of the UX”. Continue reading »
Every year the Royal Air Force celebrates the skill and technical work of its professional and amateur photographers, and in its 100th year it will also have special amateur category, open to everyone. Traditionally there has always been an amateur category but this year it will be open to the general public, service dependents, families and cadets. Continue reading »
For 15 months during the 1970s, Germany’s armed forces, the Bundeswehr, allowed soldiers to wear their hair long, reflecting trends in society. The move angered the country’s NATO partners during the height of the Cold War and earned the military the disparaging nickname of the “German Hair Force.” Continue reading »
There are a lot of unusual sight around the globe, but Slope Point of New Zealand is differently natural wonder. Slope Point is the southernmost tip on New Zealand’s South Island. The place is systematically blasted by great force of cold wind, that causes the trees to bend and transform their appearance. The wind from the Southern Ocean attacked the trees, as they grew. In order to be least resistant, the tree brunches turned to the opposite direction, so they got windswept appearance. Continue reading »
The US Air Force’s F-22 Raptor may be the most advanced fighter jet in the world but even with $143 million-worth of stealth and supersonic capabilities, it proved to be no match for one unlikely adversary — a huge swarm of honey bees. An F-22 aircraft from the 192nd Air Wing was temporarily grounded on June 11 after crew members at Joint Base Langley-Eustis in Virginia discovered nearly 20,000 bees hanging from the jet’s exhaust nozzle following flight operations. Continue reading »
Keep the force warm at an stage of your Jedi training with the bulky and cozy Spacefighter blanket. Cuddle up on the couch or better yet your lazy-Boy and dream of your own space adventures. Created by Michelle Moore, this blanket will provide hours of entertainment at any age. Hands can even stay cozy warm in the engines! Pull out those crochet hooks and make your very own blanket or give the best gift ever to someone you love. Continue reading »
Beau Coffron (aka Lunchbox Dad) shows his fatherly love by preparing fun, artsy, and healthy bento box lunches for his kids. Since they’re all Star Wars fans and are excited to see the new Star Wars: The Force Awakens movie, Coffron’s been incorporating several iconic characters into his lunchbox designs. Continue reading »
A cemetery of disused war planes in the scorching Arizona desert has been given a new lease of life – as part of an art project.
‘The Boneyard Project’ resurrects disused warplanes that lie in the famous Boneyard in Arizona by letting graffiti artists paint them. More than 30 of the world’s best urban artists worked on five ruined US Air Force jets, vividly bringing them back to life with paint and colour.
A painted Douglas DC-3 called ‘Phoenix of Metal’ by artists ‘HOW & NOSM’ and currently on display in Tucson. Continue reading »