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2 Cars Vs. Virgin Atlantic 744 Very Cool! (Video)  
User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14425 times:

Here is a pretty funny/intresting video of 2 European cars put to the test against a Virgin Atlantic 747-400, with 4 engines with 50,000 lbs. of thrust pouring out behind each of them! 

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-1309610693318372088
Enjoy!  

KPDX  

[Edited 2006-01-22 22:29:21]

[Edited 2006-01-22 22:29:45]


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14415 times:

Not new and has been posted before.

But still pretty cool.



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User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14409 times:

Haha, that video is great. Too bad they only actually used the two inboard engines. I'd love to see something like a semi-truck driven behind it.

User currently offlineKPDX From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 2774 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14406 times:

Oops sorry, I looked for it and couldnt find it!  Wink

KPDX  Smile



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User currently offlineGSPITNL From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 374 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14372 times:

Very Cool even if it has been around before! I always enjoy seeing that!


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User currently offlineB742 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2005, 3768 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14371 times:

This was the stunt peformed on the BBC's top gear, pretty awesome Big grin

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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9708 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14345 times:

Well I had not seen it before, and it looked pretty cool. I have heard about how bad the wash can be, but it is interesting to see it in real life. I was told many times to never taxi close to a jet while in a C172.

And the rule of thumb is that unless it is a brand new video to the internet, it probably has been posted here before. But if no one ever reposts these things, new users or people that are less frequent users may never see anything.



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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14331 times:

I love that show, esp because they always have such nice things to say about my ride.

User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14259 times:

Quoting APFPilot1985 (Reply 7):
I love that show, esp because they always have such nice things to say about my ride.

You mean you drive a 747 to work?  Smile

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 6):
And the rule of thumb is that unless it is a brand new video to the internet, it probably has been posted here before. But if no one ever reposts these things, new users or people that are less frequent users may never see anything.

I agree, I've been coming here pretty frequently for the past half a year, and I've not seen it posted here. If nobody posts these things that are old, most of us won't see it.


User currently offlineFly_yhm From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1681 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14256 times:

Never seen it before so thanks for posting.

That was awesome.



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User currently offlineAPFPilot1985 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14203 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 8):
You mean you drive a 747 to work?  

Naw I wish. I have a Pontiac GTO, which is really a Holden Monaro, which is also sold as a Vauxhall Monaro VXR and they tested it on the show and said all kinds of great things about it. I think it even beat some ferraris and aston martins around their power lap course.


User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Reply 11, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 14174 times:

I probably should have waited to see this, I'm still a bit woozy regarding what happened last week in El Paso...


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User currently offlineCentrair From Japan, joined Jan 2005, 3598 posts, RR: 20
Reply 12, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14121 times:

Now I know why they wouldn't let me cut accross the runway on my way to work.

That was a ver informative and helpful video. Thanks for posting. Saved my life.



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User currently offlineMoparman From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 411 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14088 times:

MAN THAT RULED!!!

Interestingly enough, the B744 wasn't burning on all 4, but just 2!!



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User currently offlineRichardPrice From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 14060 times:

Quoting MarshalN (Reply 8):
I agree, I've been coming here pretty frequently for the past half a year, and I've not seen it posted here. If nobody posts these things that are old, most of us won't see it.

Ive seen it linked to at least twice since July 2005, when I became a member. Not necessarily this link, but its been around.

Still, a cool video all the same, but a blatant copyright violation  Smile


User currently offlineHagic From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 167 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13728 times:

Well, on February 2, 2002, a cab got blown away by a VASP Airlines a/c during take-off at SDU airport (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil). The car rolled over a couple of times, and the driver got ejected against a nearby rock wall... Unfortunately the 68 y/o man died at the hospital.


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User currently offlineMarshalN From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2005, 1521 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 13618 times:

Well, this does make me wonder, at SXM, does the traffic stop for takeoffs?

User currently offlineKhushdesi From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 13484 times:

vey cool video- but sad to see them destroy that cool citroen!  hyper 

User currently offlineHawker From Australia, joined Aug 2004, 105 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 13428 times:

Mythbusters tried this once at Mohave but they were not allowed to use any of the airliners parked around the place, even though one landed during the filming! So they ended up using a small turbo jet on a truck which was not up to the job. Just rocked the car.

Moral of the story, if it wasn't for the invention of the fan jet we would not have the big engines, the big planes, and the mass air transport we enjoy today.


User currently offlineUSAJPNflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 94 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 13042 times:

This reminds me of another video I saw late last year:

When I was taking the computer-based driving tests needed to get a SIDA badge at IAD, there was a video illustrating what happened if one were to drive too close to an airplane starting its takeoff roll.

If I remember correctly, the video was set at SFO, and involved an old pickup truck being set loose (engine running in drive without a driver) next to an airplane (UA B767 I believe) starting a takeoff run from 28L. As the airplane increased thrust, the truck flipped over several times before impacting the waters of San Francisco Bay.

It was part of the computer-based course emphasizing the need for drivers and personnel to keep well away from airplanes with running engines.


User currently offlineToering From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 176 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 11294 times:

Did a poor job of blurring out the Virgin on the tail. My question is, who cleans that up? Certainly you can't leave chunks of twisted metal in the grass, or bits of glass on the runway. Talk about a headache. Anyone have any idea of what airport that was at? Pretty spendy to tie up a 747 and a runway for a TV show stunt.

User currently offlineKJFK31L From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 148 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 11181 times:

Quoting Toering (Reply 20):
Did a poor job of blurring out the Virgin on the tail.

What is worse is that they attempted to do it at certain times in the video and then did not even bother at other times, when there was a full length shot of the aircraft.

Nevertheless, a great video!

Matt



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User currently offlineLonghaulheavy From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 402 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9864 times:

Quoting Toering (Reply 20):
Pretty spendy to tie up a 747 and a runway for a TV show stunt

Top Gear's test track is at an airfield, I believe, so I wonder if the 747 was just stopping by...

Regardless, that show has an absolute ton of money to spend. They do some pretty incredible tests/stunts with some rather serious cars. All of the shows are available via torrents, and I highly recommend viewing an episode or two.

Edit: Dunsfold Park - that's the name of the Top Gear track/airfield.

[Edited 2006-01-23 17:05:26]

User currently offlineLeothedog From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 9629 times:

Cool video. I've been reading these posts for over 2 years now, and this is the first I've ever seen it. Of course, that and a dollar will get you a cup of coffee.

Quoting USAJPNflyer (Reply 19):
This reminds me of another video I saw late last year:

When I was taking the computer-based driving tests needed to get a SIDA badge at IAD, there was a video illustrating what happened if one were to drive too close to an airplane starting its takeoff roll.

If I remember correctly, the video was set at SFO, and involved an old pickup truck being set loose (engine running in drive without a driver) next to an airplane (UA B767 I believe) starting a takeoff run from 28L. As the airplane increased thrust, the truck flipped over several times before impacting the waters of San Francisco Bay.

Yep. That video has been around for a while. I also read one time (maybe here in fact) that the people that produced that video got in trouble for ? not having the correct permits and ? not bleeding all the fluids out of the car before blasting it into the bay, therefore polluting the bay. At least, something along those lines.



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User currently offlineDavidT From Switzerland, joined Oct 2005, 477 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 10 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 9326 times:

Quoting Longhaulheavy (Reply 22):
Top Gear's test track is at an airfield, I believe, so I wonder if the 747 was just stopping by...

I think that was filmed at Prestwick

Quoting KJFK31L (Reply 21):
What is worse is that they attempted to do it at certain times in the video and then did not even bother at other times, when there was a full length shot of the aircraft.

The BBC isn't allowed to advertise, hence why they blurred the logo out.


25 Bennett123 : The strange thing is that the reg G-VAST was clearly visable.
26 747LUVR : It was a 747 UA.
27 DTWAGENT : Cool......I was wondering about that.......
28 YEGspotter : I think they should run the same test, just swap the 747 for a 777 with some GE90's!! I'd like to see what over 100,000 lbs of thrust could do..... ch
29 Drinkstrolley : I fail to see why people say that, does it matter?
30 Bongo : New for me, and if he did not post it, it would be impossible to me to see it (how to search something that you don´t know exists?) Thanks KPDX for
31 Post contains images MANTEC : Yes, I saw that too in my airside driver training course at MAN. I got too close to a MYT A330 when it was lighting up it's engines and it made my va
32 Leothedog : Nope. It was a 767 UA.
33 SimProgrammer : Is it me or is there something not right with the video. The first car, the Ford Mondeo is driven behind the 744 and it is blown away when it passes b
34 Leothedog : YES! I noticed that too, but didn't pay any attention to it.
35 Tornado82 : From the flips, damage, etc. in the video, I'd assume from my storm-damage experience that the "wind" caused by those engines is at least 150mph at th
36 Hmmmm... : I had never seen this before either. What gets me is that Mythbusters would even think that this could be a myth. There have been many accidents like
37 KJFK31L : I see that.. But we obviously know what airline and aircraft this was. This is because the BBC did not block out Virgin Atlantic at every opportunity
38 Post contains images KLMA330 : Awesome! and although it's been posted before, I hope someone posts it again in a few months time when I will have forgotten about it... something lik
39 GVWOW : Thank you for posting that! That made my day. I guess you can have a lot of fun with a 747!
40 Javomd88 : Hi guys! Great Video! Really amazing! Seeya JAVO737NG.
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