Pty From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 929 times:
I remember reading and hearing of a news story eight months ago about Fox television wanting to buy a retired "boneyard" Boeing 747-100, hire two pilots and one flight engineer to fly it up to 10,000 feet, bail out and have cameras record its descent and eventual crash. Never heard anything more about it, though. Anybody know what I'm talking about?
Aa737 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 849 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 754 times:
Doesn't that creat a slight safety problem? I wouldn't want to be anywhere near a flying 747 with no one in it. I saw on a video once the FAA (or maybe NTSB, or some agency) took a old 707 and made it a remote controlled plane with a pilot flying from the ground. They should do that with the 741.
Stlbham From United States of America, joined May 1999, 443 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 730 times:
Ah yes, I remember
this topic being discussed alot in the forum. Well what I believe happened was Fox wanted to do it as a stunt, plus they said it would be helpful for scientic study and so on. The FAA did not agree (probably did the right thing) and disallowed it. If I remember right most of the people in the forum that talked about this topic agreed in saying it was all about the ratings and not anything else. I also believe they were going to use a CV990 maybe instead of the 747??? (someone help me) But as far as I know now the project is not going to happen unless something new or modified has come up lately.