An electric plane and Boeing's Dreamliner star at Farnborough (photos)
We popped along to the UK's gigantic Farnborough Airshow to take a look at an electric plane, the new Boeing 787-9, the Eurofighter Typhoon and plenty more besides.
The Farnborough airshow is one of Europe's biggest showcases of the latest technology in commercial and military aircraft. Some of the biggest players in the industry, including Boeing and Airbus, come together to flog their new planes, as well as give the public a thrill with spectacular air demonstrations, including this performance from the superb Red Arrows.
I went along to the 2014 show to see what it was all about.
The A380 took to the skies over the show. With no passengers, baggage or much fuel on board, the plane was light enough for the pilot to perform manoeuvres rather more extreme then they would do during a normal passenger flight.
It's not particularly easy to take photos of planes when they're travelling at such speeds. I had the help of Canon's 400mm f/2.8 lens, which zooms in close to the plane, allowing you to get shots like this.
I thought this was breaking the sound barrier, but BAE Systems told me that this cloud bubble is caused by "low pressure forming over wings, causing water vapour to condense into a visible mass of liquid." So now you know.
My favourite thing on display is this all-terrain vehicle, which has a propeller on the back, allowing you to drive along with a parasail, taking off and gliding into the air when you happen to drive off a cliff.