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User currently offlineRichM From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 798 posts, RR: 7
Posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3163 times:

I saw this on myaviation.net, and it left me puzzled. What are these planes doing on the road? There is a mention of a show in the caption, but that still doesn't expain why they are 'driving' on the road as if they were cars!


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User currently offlineDornier328JET From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 122 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3131 times:

Judging by the caption, it seems the aircraft was at an off-airport location.

It was probably either cheaper or more convenient to move the aircraft under its own power between the show location and the airport rather than use ground transportation (i.e. a truck).

This also occured when the UA 727 was moved into the Museum of Science and Industry in Chicago.


User currently offlineAvalon2862 From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 3044 times:

Probably similar to the Parade of Planes that we have here in Palm Springs for the AOPA Expo...

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4896 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

It's a parade of sorts.


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User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17014 posts, RR: 67
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2859 times:

Fighter planes use roads all the time in Sweden.  Wink


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User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2806 times:

If you look on the left edge of the picture, you can see many more planes coming. I think this is the AOPA Expo from 2004, the location changes every year.

User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2775 times:

Quoting AirTranTUS (Reply 5):
I think this is the AOPA Expo from 2004, the location changes every year.

It was in Long Beach in 2004.

http://www.aero-news.net/SpecialCont...e004-4b5c-9b98-96da07a1b3bd&cat=12

FLL was 2001.

http://www.aopa.org/whatsnew/newsitems/2001/01-4-070.html

The Fort Lauderdale festivities will actually begin on November 7 at 10 a.m., with the "Parade of Planes."

Some 80 aircraft will taxi from Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport to the convention center. The parade, which will last about 90 minutes and is the largest in AOPA history, will follow U.S. Route 1 to SE 17th St. and then into the static display area immediately adjacent to the convention center. Parade watchers are welcome to attend a barbecue, sponsored by the AOPA Aircraft Financing Program, at the end of the Parade of Planes.



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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2674 times:

First of all, you can probably only do this kind of cool stuff in the US. Our European roads and streets are simply too narrow even for small jets.

Secondly, what do you thing about the pedestrian in the picture? A few steps from where he is, and he'd be jetblasted, resulting in serious injury or death. From what we can see, there is no perimeter fence or anything. And he doesn't look like a marshall without a uniform. Surely that can't be good?



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User currently offlineDw747400 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 1258 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 7):
Secondly, what do you thing about the pedestrian in the picture? A few steps from where he is, and he'd be jetblasted, resulting in serious injury or death. From what we can see, there is no perimeter fence or anything. And he doesn't look like a marshall without a uniform. Surely that can't be good?

Judging by the outfit, I'm guessing he's with the plane. I've met plenty of Cessna salesmen, and that looks like their "uniform".



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2384 times:

Was it AOPA,

I was under the impression it was for the NBAA conference.



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User currently offlineNosedive From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 7):
A few steps from where he is, and he'd be jetblasted, resulting in serious injury or death.

You've never been behind a citation right as it taxis out, have you?


User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 2271 times:

Quoting Nosedive (Reply 10):
You've never been behind a citation right as it taxis out, have you?

No, I haven't. What about it?



"Get your facts first. Then you may distort them as much as you please" -- Mark Twain
User currently offlineMD11Engineer From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 13985 posts, RR: 62
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 2177 times:

Quoting EHHO (Reply 11):
Quoting Nosedive (Reply 10):
You've never been behind a citation right as it taxis out, have you?

No, I haven't. What about it?

The jet blast isn't very strong. Just for info, I have been about 50 meters behind a 737-300 at take off power. It feels like a warm storm, but if you know it is coming and you brace yourself yxou wouldn't been blown over.

Jan


User currently offlineLevent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 weeks ago) and read 2138 times:

When I read the title of this thread I thought you were referring to the new Turkish Airlines commercial. Just saw it on BBC World, where an A330 is taxiing through the streets of various cities...

User currently offlineLEARJETMIAMI From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 4 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 12 months 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 1914 times:

This picture was on the end of the parade , November 2001 Convention Center to the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport. The parade, which will last about 90 minutes , will follow U.S. Route 1 to SE 17th St. the static display area immediately adjacent to the convention center ( Port of Fort Lauderdalle)

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