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Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:04 am

Sky News reporting that singer Whitney Houston has died at age of 48 .

No more news of the cause yet but sad news all the same.

RIP


More updates will be posted as they get them news.sky.com

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:11 am

Its on BBC news scrolling at the moment.

Very Sad news

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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:16 am

I will remember her for this one and was my favourite :

Whitney Houston - How Will I Know

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BREAKING NEWS: Whitney Houston dies aged 48

Whitney Houston, who reigned as pop music's queen until her majestic voice and regal image were ravaged by drug use, has died. She was 48.
Publicist Kristen Foster said Saturday that the singer had died, but the cause and the location of her death were unclear.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...-Whitney-Houston-dies-aged-48.html




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Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:19 am

Quoting OA260 (Reply 2):

Very good song. She had some great songs
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:23 am

Breaking News....Whitney Houston Dead at 48....CNN
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:24 am

Such a shame and a waste of a talented woman and mother. I suspect drugs will be involved in this. May Whitney rest in peace.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:25 am

Quoting sunshine79 (Reply 5):

I thought she had kicked the habit with all the drugs thing?
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:29 am

And yet another one kicks the bucket...shame that good artists are dying so young. Though it is true that the latter part of her career was in the dumps, the beginning was very successful and for that she will be remembered.

RIP!
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:30 am

Quoting sunshine79 (Reply 5):
Such a shame and a waste of a talented woman and mother. I suspect drugs will be involved in this. May Whitney rest in peace.

Indeed she was photographed recently and looked desperate . I will not post the pics I prefer to remember her the way she was. Life took its toll and she didnt have an easy life .

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Seems she was at the Beverly Hilton .

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:44 am

Whitney Houston ultimate album, very good price on iTunes.

Will remember her via her amazing voice and some amazing songs, and not forgetting that great movie.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 1:49 am

170 Million Albums,Singles,Videos sold over her career .

7 straight No.1 's in the 1980's .

I forgot about the movie ''Waiting to Exhale'' Was a great movie .

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:35 am

One of T H E greatest voices EVER & only 10 replies??????!!!!!! This woman had real talent, something we dont see these days with the likes of Real Housewives, Kardashians & Kate Gosslin hogging the entertainment headlines.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:43 am

She was a great singer, and many of her ballads are imortal.
My favourite song of hers is One Moment In Time from the 1988 Olympics.
I am very saddened by the news of her death. May she rest in peace.
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:43 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
One of T H E greatest voices EVER & only 10 replies??????!!!!!! This woman had real talent, something we dont see these days with the likes of Real Housewives, Kardashians & Kate Gosslin hogging the entertainment headlines.

She was also one of the bigger drug users too. I hate to say it, but I'm surprised she was even still alive.

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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:46 am

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 6):

I thought she had kicked the habit with all the drugs thing?

Statistically speaking, most people who kick an addiction end up relapsing at some point.

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
One of T H E greatest voices EVER & only 10 replies??????!!!!!!

Never was THAT crazy about her voice. Granted it was a great voice, but I usually can't get into people who don't write most of their songs.

Other than that, I'm guessing that people just aren't that surprised. I know I'm not.

Nevertheless, it is sad....
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:47 am

An amazing artist has been lost, one who will never be forgotten. May she rest in peace :'(
Here is her finest moment, in my opinion:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=llFZT6CTXz8

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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 2:58 am

Quoting lhr380 (Reply 6):
I thought she had kicked the habit with all the drugs thing?
Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 14):
Statistically speaking, most people who kick an addiction end up relapsing at some point.

True. Even if she hadn't relapsed, she consumed a lot of coccaine for what seems to be about a dozen years. That does a lot of damage to the heart. Those three packs of cigarettes she smoked daily didn't help either. My guess is she probably had a heart attack. It's just such a shame she did that to herself, such an amazing voice, at least pre-2000. Her last album was just bad.
 
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:07 am

Sad news. She was clearly troubled over the last several years, but what talent she once possessed. Sadly, her troubles seem to have started when she married Bobby Brown.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eH3giaIzONA&ob=av2e

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:11 am

I am very sad to hear of her death at such a young age, although I have to admit that I was surprised to hear that she had been still alive. I have to be honest, if anyone had asked me I would have probably guessed that she had died a few years ago. Anyway, she is now beyond the reach of whatever personal demons were dragging her down. Fame extracts a terrible price from some people.
 
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:19 am

Quoting OA412 (Reply 17):

When the casino complex opened here in Melbourne in the mid 90's, Whitney was one of a few big names brought out at great expense to give a few concerts at the various ballrooms & nightclubs in the complex. Whitney cancelled her second & final concert due to 'illness'. When it came out the next day that she was seen partying it up with Bobby in one of the bars (the cigar bar I seem to remember) the night before, any sympathy that the concert-goers (most of whom had paid hundreds of dollars or more for tickets) had for her quickly evaporated.

What a waste of that talent.......
 
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:26 am

Well all i can say is this :

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"Cocaine is a Hell of Drug" - Rick James

May she rest in peace now...
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:41 am

Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
One of T H E greatest voices EVER & only 10 replies??????!!!!!! This woman had real talent, something we dont see these days with the likes of Real Housewives, Kardashians & Kate Gosslin hogging the entertainment headlines.



Yes, she had talent and a great voice. But she did this to herself. That limits our sympathy, since basically she was already "lost" a decade ago.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 4:55 am

Quoting Speedbird741 (Reply 15):

Definitely. Hadn't seen that video in a while, had the same reaction then, I got chills.

Shocking news, yet not shocking at the same time.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:27 am

Probably by late Sunday morning or noon in LA, we should have some preliminary idea of what caused her death. I suspect that she will face a full atopacy, but it will take weeks for the drug/blood test to come through. Right now, everyting is speculative, many shocked by these events, and the tragedy her live had had become.
 
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 5:52 am

Very sad indeed. On CNN (Airport Network) that's all you hear. I never cared for the material she sang. But she had a golden voice. Had she been around in the 60's and 70's (10 to 20 years older) her music would have then been truly legendary. Whitney would have hit it out of the park if she had the opportunity to perform a John Barry song as a James Bond movie theme. Dionne Warwick was her aunt. Dionne had some kick ass music that still stands the test of time! To the media: Please don't bombard us with "I'm Every Woman." That was Lady Oprah's theme song for too many seasons of her gab fest.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 6:48 am

Quoting DiamondFlyer (Reply 13):
Quoting 727LOVER (Reply 11):
One of T H E greatest voices EVER & only 10 replies??????!!!!!! This woman had real talent, something we dont see these days with the likes of Real Housewives, Kardashians & Kate Gosslin hogging the entertainment headlines.

She was also one of the bigger drug users too. I hate to say it, but I'm surprised she was even still alive.

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As was, for example, the jazz singer Billy Holiday aka "The Lady", who also died in her 40s due to the consequences of drug abuse. Another one was Janice joplin.
I could name a lot of musicians with talent and good voices or instrument skills, who died very youg due to excessive use of drugs, all the way back from the 1920s.

While I was never a great fan of her music, what hits me is that she is in my own age range and I don´t really feel old.

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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:01 am

So sad to read about her passing. She had a an amazing voice.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:47 am

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 25):
While I was never a great fan of her music, what hits me is that she is in my own age range and I don´t really feel old.

You're not. You're just about as old as I am.   

But it wasn't age that caught up with her (we might literally still just be "middle-aged" just by that if we're lucky). Many artists have succumbed to drugs at an even younger age.

She had an incredible, expressive voice; Her descent into personal and drug problems was really heartbreaking.
 
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:48 am

I'm really hurting over this news.

People are so ready to judge, but have you ever been the victim? Imagine the torment this woman must have been going through for too many years. That's kind of too much. It is. Just thinking about that is heartbreaking to me.

Think about her daughter. She's like college aged right? Younger than I am, I know. I can't even imagine losing my mother, and I'm under 30. That is incredibly sad to me.

It's not like anyone could've prevented this. But it's all very sad and evil/insensitive comments are unwarranted and unnecessary.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 9:53 am

No great loss, her career effectively ended when she hooked up with Bobby Brown, she hasn't done anything for a very very long time, sure some die hard fans will miss her, her family will be upset, but at the end of the day this is just another dead junkie.
 
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:00 am

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 29):
No great loss, her career effectively ended when she hooked up with Bobby Brown, she hasn't done anything for a very very long time, sure some die hard fans will miss her, her family will be upset, but at the end of the day this is just another dead junkie.

Pure words of evil from someone with an ice cold heart. ^^Disrespect^^
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:03 am

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 30):
Pure words of evil from someone with an ice cold heart. ^^Disrespect^^

Not evil just realistic, what about all the other junkies who o'd last night are their lives being plastered all over the news, are you sad about them? Really she's been a waste of space for a long time, this was pretty much her inevitable end.
 
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:06 am

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 31):
Not evil just realistic, what about all the other junkies who o'd last night are their lives being plastered all over the news, are you sad about them? Really she's been a waste of space for a long time, this was pretty much her inevitable end.

I'm sad about ANYONE who has a problem and cannot live through it. And I will tell anyone that to their face. Just because someone is a junkie doesn't make them a dastardly person. And how dare anyone insinuate that about someone so beautiful inside, who has brought so much joy to millions of people. What have you done to bring positivity to anyone?
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:14 am

Quoting Pellegrine (Reply 32):
And how dare anyone insinuate that about someone so beautiful inside, who has brought so much joy to millions of people.

How do you know she was beautiful inside, from reading a bit about her over the years she was a pretty nasty piece of work.
 
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:14 am

Please let's try to keep disrespectful posts out of here, like with any of the "R.I.P. threads". We'd rather use the thread to remember Whitney Houston's music.
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:21 am

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 29):
No great loss, her career effectively ended when she hooked up with Bobby Brown, she hasn't done anything for a very very long time, sure some die hard fans will miss her, her family will be upset, but at the end of the day this is just another dead junkie.

No, she wasn't. No "dead junkie" is just that – even every drug victim had a life story, a family and was another human being worthy of at least fundamental human respect, however sad the end may turn out to be.

Houston's music has touched many peoples' lives, if just tangentially, so hearing of her death affects many people at least a little bit. I've never been a big fan, but even I was impressed by some of her early work and the sadness of her later life still affects how I feel when I come across her music (which will certainly happen a bit more frequently now).

Drug addiction is a horrendous disease, and even if most people should easily be able to avoid it, reality is not always that kind to all of us. I hope that you have circumstances and above all people who are a little kinder to yourself than your own harsh comment suggests.
 
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 10:28 am

I mean her daughter is like 19 years old. Imagine losing your mother at 19. That is extraordinarily painful, and then you are already dealing with the celebrity spotlight. I'm older than that now and I can't even imagine. Think of Bobbi Kristina Houston.
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 3:16 pm

I understand where people are coming from when they say they don't feel sorry for her. She did it to herself. I mean, she didn't start using cocaine when nobody knew anything about it. She started using it in the 90's when it was well known that cocaine was a nasty nasty drug. Stevie Nicks, Liza Minelli, Rick James are just off the top of my head. So, in that respect, it is hard to feel sorry for somebody who makes the choice to poison themselves that way. Is it sad that a talent is gone and a human life is over? Of course it is. But a house just didn't fall on her. She let this happen to her. The only part, to me, that is worse is the fact that for ten years we sat there on our sofas and watched her self-destruct...and turned it into a form of entertainment. How many of us giggle when somebody says "CRACK IS WHACK!!! Where's the receipt?!"

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 33):
How do you know she was beautiful inside, from reading a bit about her over the years she was a pretty nasty piece of work.

She was a hood rat who cleaned up very nicely. Her choice of husband alone makes that abundantly clear. Bobby Brown once said in an interview, and I'm paraphrasing, "Whitney ain't from the ghetto, but she ain't far."
 
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Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:09 pm

Even though I'm more a hard rocker,every time I would her voice on the radio,she got my attention.I can appreciate that tremendous voice.i also saw her in "The Bodyguard" with Costner.i knew she was having a lot problems.Beautiful lady,beautiful voice.

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Sun Feb 12, 2012 7:20 pm

What also saddens me is that she is known for that Bodyguard song which was far from her best works.
I think this song from her first album was her best.
Such a beautifully written song that really showcases her beautiful voice.


Whitney Houston - You Give Good Love
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Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:15 am

All these people making Bobby Brown out to be the root cause of her demise and death. When, really, Whitney could have, at any time, walked away. Even before they got married. She knew what she was getting into and she still did it. Bobby Brown, at the very least, keeps his addiction under control (for lack of a better term).

It pained me to see her trying to sing anything on live TV but just giving up. It really is too bad. She was very talented.
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Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:13 am

I am at a loss for words.

May she rest forever in peace.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Mon Feb 13, 2012 2:32 am

Quoting seb146 (Reply 40):
All these people making Bobby Brown out to be the root cause of her demise and death. When, really, Whitney could have, at any time, walked away. Even before they got married. She knew what she was getting into and she still did it. Bobby Brown, at the very least, keeps his addiction under control (for lack of a better term).

It pained me to see her trying to sing anything on live TV but just giving up. It really is too bad. She was very talented.

  

I think she has fallen into what a lot of superstars do after they lose it. Although I think she had problems before but look at Demi Moore also both women seem to have problems dealing with not being at the top anymore. It is a shame I don't want to speculate but I think when the coroner comes out with the cause of death it wont be a surprise. But that said she had an awesome talent I loved her music. She was my age too young to go. Funny to see Rev Al come out as I remember it Whitney took a lot of heat from the black community with her music being more pop oriented.
 
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:02 am

Quoting seb146 (Reply 40):
All these people making Bobby Brown out to be the root cause of her demise and death.

At the end of the day, unless you're forcibly made to imbibe a drug, an addiction is your own fault.

It's one of those things you get drilled into you in recovery. Blaming others doesn't get you anywhere.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Mon Feb 13, 2012 3:18 am

I heard a "friend" of hers on MSNBC last night ramble on about what a great support network she had...it was a joke to listen to him.
 
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Mon Feb 13, 2012 4:17 am

Quoting johns624 (Reply 44):
I heard a "friend" of hers on MSNBC last night ramble on about what a great support network she had...it was a joke to listen to him.

I didn't see that interview, but what he says may not be untrue. You can have the greatest support network in the world; it just doesn't have any effect if you don't take advantage of it.
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:11 pm

Very saddening. Her voice was amazing. A real pity that she seems to have lost in her battle against addiction.
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Mon Feb 13, 2012 12:42 pm

Quoting vikkyvik (Reply 45):
I didn't see that interview, but what he says may not be untrue. You can have the greatest support network in the world; it just doesn't have any effect if you don't take advantage of it.

Very true . You can have tons of family and friends supporting you and it doesn't make a difference to an addiction. Just like when people take their own lives a lot come from loving families who feel powerless.
 
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:13 pm

Beautiful woman. Amazing voice. And a sad situation. Too bad she couldn't pull it together. I was listening to some of her older songs this morning and they made me feel all nostalgic about my childhood. I know she was most known for her power ballads, but I always liked her fun pop and dance songs the best: "How Will I Know", "I Wanna Dance With Somebody", "It's Not Right", "Queen of the Night" etc. And, of course, "The Star Spangled Banner" at the SuperBowl in 1991 always induces goosebumps. Sad.

Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 29):
but at the end of the day this is just another dead junkie.
Quoting KiwiRob (Reply 31):
Really she's been a waste of space for a long
Quoting luckyone (Reply 37):
She was a hood rat who cleaned up very nicely.

Really guys? What has happened to men lately? How can you speak publicly that way about a WOMAN who's just died?

I understand your point that, at the end of the day, we all suffer the consequences of our choices. (A valid point, by the way.) But, damn. There's this new snarky "cattiness" in men that is so off-putitng and totally anti-masculine. I'm just trying to picture my father or grandfather saying something like that about a woman and I just can't get a visual.  
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RE: Whitney Houston Dies At Age Of 48

Mon Feb 13, 2012 1:28 pm

I heard on the news last night that the autopsy was done but it could take up to two months to get the toxicology report.

Why would it take two months for a toxicology report.

Anyway, RIP Whitney.

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Classic Airliners Props and jets from the good old days

Flight Decks Views from inside the cockpit

Aircraft Cabins Passenger cabin shots showing seat arrangements as well as cargo aircraft interior

Cargo Aircraft Pictures of great freighter aircraft

Government Aircraft Aircraft flying government officials

Helicopters Our large helicopter section. Both military and civil versions

Blimps / Airships Everything from the Goodyear blimp to the Zeppelin

Night Photos Beautiful shots taken while the sun is below the horizon

Accidents Accident, incident and crash related photos

Air to Air Photos taken by airborne photographers of airborne aircraft

Special Paint Schemes Aircraft painted in beautiful and original liveries

Airport Overviews Airport overviews from the air or ground

Tails and Winglets Tail and Winglet closeups with beautiful airline logos