I have the 18-105 VR
for my D80, and it works pretty fine. Though not for aviation photography. The 105 mm focal length just isn't much enough for shooting planes. Not even on ramps!
Though I have managed to get a few nice shots with it, but nothing great, and certainly not a.net quality. Though it could have something to do with that I'm not the best photographer out there, so...
Here's a sample