By the same token as IL-62 5A-DNY is an odd aircraft to use as a freighter, this is an odd one to use for passengers. Ready to go with a full load of Libyans bound for the central oasis town of Sebha, the debris visible is the result of them sitting on the tarmac around the aircraft for hours before departure - no sense of FOD here!
The USAF has the odd habit of presenting its aircraft serials - in this case, 54-2131 - without the first digit. To the French, 42131 was the full serial. One of 100 supplied to France, this F-100 wears the markings of EC 2/11 'Vosges' with the pennant of historic unit SPA 97 on this side.
Coming in to land while the other MS.317, F-BCNL, turns to final. The MS.315 trainer first flew in 1932. 350 examples were built, some of them after WWII, and in the 1960s 40 were converted to MS.317 glider tugs with Continental R-670 engines.
From the Escadre Hélico at Rabat-Salé and displayed in the medevac role. Of an original fleet numbering 34, 25 are said to be undergoing upgrade in Romania, which builds its own licenced version of the Puma (the IAR 330)
The attractive colours of flydubai were to become a very common sight around the Middle East, with some 54 737s on order by this ambitious new LCC at the time of this photo. One was in the 2009 Dubai Air Show static for the first day only