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That's Just Wrong 747 At MHV Stunt  
User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 3693 times:
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I was watching a preview for a show called That's Just Wrong and they had a ex-Continental 747 stored at Mojave or Victorville used as a jet blast test with a small box type trailer mobile home. I don't know why they did this but it's stupid not wrong. just to let you know it's on at 9pm/ET 8pm/CT on Fox tonight.


"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
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User currently offlineIMisspiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6260 posts, RR: 34
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3545 times:

And, they do not know the difference between Arizona and California. I swear I heard them say Mohave Arizona.


Is grammar no longer taught is schools? Saying "me and her" or some such implies illiteracy.
User currently offlineJetChaser From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 3454 times:


It was interesting to see the effect of jet blast on the following:

A boat

A small camper trailer

A large number of boxes

4 Portable toilets with one containing a Michael Jackson impersonator who did a quick moonwalk beforehand

A large amount of white powder described as "unknown Colombian cargo"

Just when you think you've seen it all.

JetChaser


User currently offlineLTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12883 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 3343 times:

Who needs to do such a stunt? I recall about 4 years ago, that a mid-sized jet transporting the NY Knicks basketball team upon arrival at Westchester Co., NY airport when turning around, blasted it's exaust toward a closely parked car, a Honda Civic, belonging to then coach VanGundy causing it to tumble and be severely damanged and declared an insurance total loss.

User currently offlineM404 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 2220 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 3202 times:
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CcrIR

Your correct - It's just stupid, it's just wrong - and it's just FOX



Less sarcasm and more thought equal better understanding
User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3166 times:

They used to do jet blast tests with old trucks under tow, to show us ramp guys in training videos and illustrate why you don't walk or drive behind an aircraft when the engines are running....

That's not to say I haven't seen some people picked up and thrown a la Pushing Tin. I have, and it's pretty funny to watch.......



"Talk to me, Goose..."
User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2998 times:

Sometime in the mid 90's an Airtours (Now MYT) 767 blew over a porta-cabin (like a prefab office thing seen on building sites) at Teeside, UK. I can't remember what it was doing there but it blew it over anyway - I wish I had seen that.

Phil
FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineCODC10 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2356 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2792 times:

I doubt Van Gundy was driving a Civic! Big grin

User currently offlineDevil505x From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2736 times:

That's just exciting! Hey for engineers who like this stuff.

User currently offlineAir2gxs From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2613 times:

I caught the tail end of it when they were blowing over the port a pots. If you watched carefully you heard, and saw, a JT9 compressor stall.

User currently offlineAAgent From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 560 posts, RR: 14
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2529 times:

That stunt did provide quite a vivid visual display of the awesome power of the aircraft's engines. What I found interesting was that the 747 had only two engines, the inner-most engine on either wing (I believe engines numbered 2 and 3...I'm sure there will be a correction if I am in error). The other two engines had been removed.

Respectfully,
AAgent



War Eagle!
User currently offlineJcded From Switzerland, joined Jan 2004, 213 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2528 times:

anybody know where people can get blown away in a jet blast, I'd be up for that


You breathe to do good and have fun.
User currently offlineFanofjets From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1943 posts, RR: 3
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2429 times:

I could picture something like this on the David Letterman Show - e.g., trying the experiment on such items as a plate of sausages, a watermelon, or a TV set tuned to Giraldo. But then, again, we're dealing with Fox, and Letterman's antics are way to classy for an operation like that....


The aeroplane has unveiled for us the true face of the earth. -Antoine de Saint-Exupery
User currently offlineGoose From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 1840 posts, RR: 15
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Sometime in the mid 90's an Airtours (Now MYT) 767 blew over a porta-cabin (like a prefab office thing seen on building sites) at Teeside, UK. I can't remember what it was doing there but it blew it over anyway - I wish I had seen that.

I recall doing a push-out on a '37 (maybe a A320, can't really recall) a long long while ago, and there was this port-o-potty out off the ramp area, in the inner airfield because of some construction going on. It was a awful slow weekend, and no construction guys were around, and there was a running challenge with the pilots to see if the ramp guys could get this thing blown over.

While pushing back, I lined up the aircraft in the general direction and gave the intercom call of "Clear to start, your discretion." .... he turned #2 first, then crossbled over to start #1 - and the increased power blew that sucker right over. I remember one of the ramp guys doing a arms-up "touchdown" pose....... heh  Smile

It's the simple things that make work fun........ Big grin



"Talk to me, Goose..."
User currently offlineJetChaser From Canada, joined Dec 2003, 187 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2267 times:


Goose;

I enjoyed that one. Thanks.

JetChaser


User currently offlineCcrlR From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 2223 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2173 times:
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I really liked it. Too bad it wasn't on at one time but I'll tape it if they show it again. The registration was N17205 on the 747. It was great and funny to see that and that guy talking about the finds you can experience when that happens.


"He was right, it is a screaming metal deathtrap!"-Cosmo (from the Fairly Oddparents)
User currently offlineSpeedbirdHeavy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 427 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2134 times:

I always find it interesting when someone questions why something was done on TV. Well....because it's TV and you don't watch it if you don't wan to.

I think it's time now for that person to once again post the video of people getting blown into the water by the thrust coming from a departing Air France 747 at SXM. That would be......well.......a blast to do!

I wish they would have had all 4 engines going on that 747 on the show. That would have been cool to see.



China Airlines...Come fry with us!
User currently offlineBobnwa From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 6347 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

CODC10,
It was a Honda Civic. That's what made it such a great news story


User currently offlineFlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2046 times:

Goose, That's a good one

I read somewhere that an aircraft had just landed at SXM and turned the wrong way during taxi, the airport manager got a phone call from the bar by the airport complaining that the A/C had blew his customers off their bar stools. I dunno someone who knows that one better than me should tell it, but there is a punch line in the proper version.

Phil
FlyingColours



Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
User currently offlineAKelley728 From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 2162 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 1908 times:

Jcded:

As people have mentioned, the best place to get blown by jet blast is at SXM, which is Princess Juliana airport at St. Maartin in the carribean.



User currently offlinePilotpip From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 3139 posts, RR: 11
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1764 times:

Or, you can always get a job at an airport  Big thumbs up

Hell, when it's cold outside I actually enjoy getting a little too close to the back of an aircraft. The exceptions to this would be 737-200s and F-15s. I have had the 'joy' of both nocking me over.

I love the smell of jet exhaust in the morning!!!



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