An occasional visitor to Brisbane the Antonov AN-124 is the world’s second largest cargo aircraft in operation.
As jets don’t fly in reverse, and on the ground they have to be pushed backwards by a small truck, I thought these images fitted the bill for this weeks challenge.
This YouTube video is really impressive if you are looking for some idea of how many flights in the world there are in a single day.
Uploaded on 30 Dec 2010
A 24-hour sequence of air traffic around the world. Notice night/day pattern changes. Remember, Earth is spherical. The airplanes up top are not speeding; they’re traveling a shorter distance. Cool, eh?