Dl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1555 posts, RR: 18 Reply 2, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 10337 times:
The video is real. It was staged to demonstrate the effects of jet blast for a safety video. The engine was removed from the vehicle to make it lighter and it was towed behind the 747 by the fire truck visible in the lower left corner of the frame. The 747s engine was at T/O power. The combination of an engineless vehicle and T/O power does exagerate the typical result of driving behind a running jet but most viewers of the tape weren't informed of this detail.
UAL Bagsmasher From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2131 posts, RR: 11 Reply 7, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10207 times:
This particular video cost UAL a LOT of money. It seems the EPA got involved when they found out that UA hadn't properly decontaminated the vehicle from its various fluids, etc. Our trainers at UA told us a big lawsuit ensued following the filming of this demonstration.
Aa777jr From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 10162 times:
The day before we got to SXM, I was told a man got blown from the fence to the water off the beach and broke his arm landing in the water. I saw alot of sand and people getting blown around, but no serious injuries. It was quite a sight.
StudentFlyer From Australia, joined Sep 2004, 688 posts, RR: 4 Reply 13, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 9613 times:
You see pictures of people standing on the beach as 747's fly over head.
Aren't they blown away by the jet blast?
Well, the power setting of an a/c taking off is totally different to an a/c on short final. Most a/c on short final is usually on idle power setting, therefore the jet-blast is very minimum. The noise may still be very loud, but it's not as powerful as an a/c at take off power.
FinningleyMech From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 27 posts, RR: 0 Reply 19, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8062 times:
They did a demonstration over here in the uk like that, virgin 747 and engine at take off power, then drove t cars into the jet blast to see which was better (its a program called top gear, for car nuts).
Theres a pic of them filming, and a bit of a description too.
Unattendedbag From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 2243 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 5195 times:
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second, guess I will have to try back later.
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25 Unattendedbag: That video is a bit deceiving. The audio track is of a single or of a set of engines at idle. The engines on the United aircraft are obviously at full
26 Unattendedbag: oh, and I forgot. if the site goes down again, you can get the video from: http://www.flightlevel350.com
27 XJRamper: If this is a 777, that is realistic if it is set at idle. For de-ice training at DL, it tells us that they need to shut down their engines due to the
28 Unattendedbag: This is not a 777. I could not find a single picture in airliners.net of a 777 in that livery. It didn't exist. Second, even if this was a triple 7, t
29 Ken777: A friend of my father's was following a VW Bug on a mountain road in Colorado in the 60's. When he went around one curve the Bus was no longer there -
30 AFHokie: The bridge that connects the Michigan Pennisula to the Main part of Michigan, haven't cars been blown off it into the lake during high winds?
31 NWA757: Great footage! When was the video filmed? Was it produced by the FAA?
32 Jfrworld: UA never had the 777 in the old white livery. It looks like a dc8 tail to me.
33 Hotje: Just a comparison: it's a 767 and not a 777 or 747.
34 HlywdCatft: **""The bridge that connects the Michigan Pennisula to the Main part of Michigan, haven't cars been blown off it into the lake during high winds?""**
35 Yourgo: The video here is not the original one produced. It was made for airport personnel to show the affects of driving around a large aircraft with its eng
36 DC-10 Levo: That is an amazing video. Can't tell what aircraft it is though. DC-10
37 Theiler: I think the winds were 40 mph that day on the Mackinac Bridge At least. And she was driving in excess of 65MPH, as I recall. Not a good combination!