Man has always been inspired by nature. Aerospace scientists world over have wondered in awe at every flight that came out of nature's flight academy. The best of flight cadets -- the birds -- have always inspired the dynamics of flying. Many aerospace houses, including India's own NAL, have undertaken studies to understand the magic behind the wings. Here are some stunning shots taken by The New Indian Express photojournalist N P Jayan. Dedicating these photos to every plane lover, who have been following Tarmak007's flightpath. Wishing everyone out there a very Happy New Year.