Air_Chick_757 From Brazil, joined May 1999, 187 posts, RR: 0 Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 668 times:
#1- I´ve seen lots of pictures of aircrafts with an lost engines or broken because of birdstrikes. Is this a problem that Boeing, Airbus and other companies didn´t solved it yet?
#2- I went to Buenos Aires 4 years ago and during the flight (Aerolineas Argentinas) I ate the worst cookies in my entire life. The brand name is Oreo, maybe America´s favorite cookies like I saw on TV someday... Then, in 1996 to LAX the stewardess gave us cookies... Oreo again! God, I couldn´t eat that!
Someone told me that American Airlines or United also have Oreo cookies on the flight service, am I right? Don´t you think Oreo is the worst cookie ever?
#3- Talking about food again...
Am I the only one here who likes (sometimes) the food from aircrafts? Sometimes is a good food, but one thing I hate is the dessert... Melon, orange, watermelon and pineapple... it´s just not good. I don´t like fruits that much. What´s the best aircraft food you ever ate? And the worst?
MD-11 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 666 times:
I don't think such an engine could be made, that could survive a bird strike. And by the way, Boeing or Airbus don't have anything to do with the manufacturing of the engines, so it's not up to them to try to do anything about it anyway. I guess the only thing that can be done is to paint spirals on to the centers of the engine fans, which are supposed to scare birds away from the engines. But obviously even that can't totally prevent it from happening.
Cathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 16 Reply 5, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 668 times:
I have been on ther flight deck during a birstrike and let me tell you they make a BIG bang when they hit.
As for engines and food - if the bird is small enough it will go in one end and come out the other grilled and ready to eat. When they can figure out how to get the bird onboard the aircraft after this, our food problems shall be solved.
JETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 30 Reply 6, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 666 times:
That is absolutely untrue, nothing that goes in a jet engine comes out. The passages are way too small to let anything but air pass through. The only way anything is getting through is if it bypasses the core and goes out with the bypass air. But it wouldn't resemble anything like a bird when it exited. It would be itsy bitsy pieces of bloody feathers, and it wouldn't be cooked.
Cathay111 From Australia, joined Oct 2006, 55 posts, RR: 16 Reply 10, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 667 times:
Seems like you can't shed a little humour without someone taking you seriously.
Mr Jetpilot, I am fully aware of the principles of operation of a jet engine and that no bird will ever pass through cooked and ready to eat. It was a joke........
As for airline food - chicken seems to be the primary inflight meal. Seems surreal that a bird that cannot fly is one of the most frequent flyers of them all, albeit as someones meal. But hey, beggars can't be choosers!
BryanG From United States of America, joined May 1999, 427 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 666 times:
The engine makers build the engines tough enough to survive most bird strikes, but a lot of the responsibility for avoiding strikes falls on the airport. There are some sort of high-pitched sound devices that are designed to scare birds away from runways, and at some airports I've seen big plaster owl statues placed on the terminal and jetways. I guess they serve the same purpose.
Southwest Florida International just bought a border collie named Jet to do nothing but run around the airport gounds and chase away birds. It's a cool story, located here: