A Strike Fighter Squadron ((VFA) FORTY ONE "Black Aces" Super Hornet seen manoeuvring on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68). The type saw for its maiden operational deployment while embarked on board the Nimitz. The squadron deployed with sister squadron VFA-14 Tophatter (an F/A-18E is seen in the back ground) within Carrier air Wing ELEVEN to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
A Strike Fighter Squadron ((VFA) FORTY ONE "Black Aces" Super Hornet seen on board the USS Nimitz (CVN-68) during the first joint F/A-18E and F deployment (the Es saw earlier their first deployment as a sole squadron). The Nimitz and its Carrier air Wing ELEVEN were deployed to the Persian Gulf in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, so the brand-new two-seat aircraft also saw their first combat deployment in these days.
Unable to read the serial from this photo, but by using the first readable digits and the Soviet Transports files on this website, I am sure this is what they describe in their comments for 5-8205. A radar blister, and a 7 logo in the tail. Photographed while taking off onboard the Saha Boeing 707 from Mehrabad.
Naft Airlines was set up by the retirement fund of the NIOC, the National Iranian Oil Company. This Fokker 100 has the NIOC logo in the tail. The airline was later renamed Karun Airlines. Picture taken from the airplane window taxing out.
In the late 80s this was Iraqi Airways YI-ALX, it was evacuated to Iran during the US invation in 1991. Here it was later impounded, and transferred to the Iran Airfoce. Many parts were removed from 5-8201 to serve in the overhaul for 5-8202.