Rudolf the Red nosed Airplane – 2022 Edition

December is upon us and Christmas not too far away. For those of you who have followed Pickled Wings for a few years, you’ll know I have a Christmas tradition of posting a gallery of aircraft with red noses or significant red trim in the nose area.

Over the last couple of years, due to COVID restrictions, opportunities to photograph aircraft up close were reduced and I had to improvise a bit to create decent sized galleries. That included flexing for noses in the darker end of the orange range as well as a retrospective gallery with photos covering several years.

Happily, 2022 was a different story and I can give you a gallery of proper red noses all taken in 2022.

Some of these aircraft will be familiar, as I’ve shown photos of them before, but others were new to me.

At that, sit back and enjoy this year’s selection of Rudolfs: