Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12 Posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3451 times:
I go canoeing in Manitoba every year, and hire a Beaver to fly me out. We tie the canoe on the outside float strut. This past year the pilot told me his boss tied a 206 jet ranger that went down on the outside of an Otter. And I remember seeing the Shuttle fly over piggybacked on a 747, what a sight!
You don't have to have actually flown the cargo to share, but if you've seen an unusual cargo load tied to a plane, let's hear it!
FlyingColours From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2003, 2315 posts, RR: 10
Reply 1, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3416 times:
There is a picture knocking around the database taken from a 747 looking over the left wing, tucked beside the inner engine and the fuse is another engine that is being ferried (it sure as hell wont fit in the hold - it was a PAX jet). Also the AI 747 which got blown up near Ireland in 1988 was ferrying an extra engine externally.
I'll dig the picture out
Lifes a train racing towards you, now you can either run away or grab a chair & a beer and watch it come - Phil
Canoecarrier From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 2839 posts, RR: 12
Reply 2, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3408 times:
I think I've seen one of a TWA 74 ferrying an engine back that way. It seems like I have heard that was a pretty acceptable, if not unusual, way of getting an inop engine back to a MX base. Love to see the pics.
RayBolt From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 255 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 7 months 1 week 2 days 5 hours ago) and read 3267 times:
When I worked banner field ground crew a couple summers ago, the pilots used to roll the banners up and tie them to the sides of the citabrias when carrying them back to home field (not being shown anymore).