The Big Picture at Boston.com has published an article with 40 great photographs of aircraft and aviation. Here are a couple of them (in reduced size) to whet your appetite.
is airlifted on August 7, 2009 near Aosta, Italy,
flying from Switzerland over the Alps to the Mediterranean Sea.
perform during an aerial exhibition over San Lorenzo beach in Gijon, northern Spain July 26, 2009.
largest air show at Oshkosh, Wisconsin July 27, 2009. WhiteKnight2 is the largest composite
aircraft ever built and will be the aircraft that ferries the first commercial SpaceShip2 aloft
for passenger flight to space.
There are 37 more photographs at the link, and larger versions of these three. Recommended viewing.
(By the way: can anyone tell me what those strange devices are on the wing of WhiteKnight2 in the last photograph above? I'm referring to the flaps open on the upper central portion of the wing, with red interior showing. They're facing into the airstream, which must cause significant drag, and I can't figure out why they're open or what purpose they're serving. Anyone know?)