Windy From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 7 posts, RR: 0 Posted (9 years 5 months 3 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 4395 times:
Just to let you Prestwick Spotters know that there is going to be a VS 747-400 at Prestwick on Tuesday 6th July. It is due to arrive from LHR some time after 10am and leave approx 4 hours later. Sorry I can't be more exact about the timing!.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12692 posts, RR: 13 Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4041 times:
A program here in the USA called "Mythbusters" besides trying to blow up a DC-9 to simulate sudden decompression (see other posts) also tried to replicate a true event in Brazil where a taxi was badly damaged by jet blast. The did it at Mohovie, CA aircraft graveyard, but couldn't use a real a/c due to insurance concerns. They instead got a movie special effects company to run smaller jet engine set up at the same site. They were not able to get the results like shown here in this post, but clearly did some damage. The Mythbusters used a much larger US car (a Dodge Intreped), not a car about the size and weight of a microwave oven.
Sulman From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2032 posts, RR: 34 Reply 13, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 4028 times:
It's quite a frightening demonstration of just how much air can be moved by a jet engine(s).
I know most airline SOP's stipulate extreme care in taxiing for this reason. There's some pictures on here of a 747 in Alaska that managed to blow a baggage train into the terminal after some fairly fruity throttle work.
It takes a big man to admit they are wrong, and I am not a big man.
Leezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4041 posts, RR: 54 Reply 14, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 3971 times:
I was in a Renault 19 when I worked at MAN waiting to cross a taxiway infront of T2, when a Delta L10-11 went past and round the corner and the jetblast had my car shaking from side to side quite violently. A little more power and I would have gone too !!!.
Was fun at the time though !!!.
"She Rolls, 45 knots, 90, 135, nose comes up to 20 degrees, she's airborne - She flies, Concorde Flies"
Wannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 675 posts, RR: 3 Reply 18, posted (9 years 5 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 3705 times:
A number of years ago, The New York Knicks basketball team was returning to the NY area. They were flying a chartered 737 into Westchester County Airport (HPN). The team members were allowed to park their cars on the tarmac near the private hanger they used. As the plane taxied in, the pilot used almost full thrust on the outside engine as he turned the plane around. Head coach Dave Van Gundy's Honda Civic was blown off the ground and landed on top of two SUV's belonging to other players. Van Gundy said that, even though the car had well over 100,000 miles on it, it was the best car he ever had and was very disappointed.