Photos: On the ground and in the air at Farnborough Air Show

The trade show is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year.

This unconventional rotorcraft is the Bell/Agusta BA609, which made its first-ever appearance at the Farnborough air show. Akin to the Osprey, in use by the U.S. military, it is a tilt-rotor aircraft. Click on the image to see more from the show. Bell/Agusta

The Farnborough international air show in England this week brought together aircraft makers eager to show off their established planes and tout their works in progress. It also attracted aerospace buffs eager to get an up-close look at aircraft on the ground and gaze at flyovers above.

The trade show is celebrating its 60th anniversary this year. It was established as a place for the British public to learn about the best of British aviation engineering, and has since emerged as a global showcase for all things aerospace. Click on the image above to see scenes from this year's show.

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