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Still Wearing "Remove Before Flight" Tags?  
User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7067 times:

http://www.airliners.net/photo/Sino-Swearingen-SJ30-2/1296064/L/

Apparently taxiing in - does it look to you that they are in operation with the pitot covers (as well as others) still attached?

Is this aircraft still listed as experimental?

edit: typo

[Edited 2008-09-15 16:01:09]

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User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (6 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7049 times:
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I don't see any pilots in the cockpit. To me it looks parked. But then again I don't have my glasses on.
Blue



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User currently offlineAirframeAS From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 14150 posts, RR: 24
Reply 2, posted (6 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7036 times:

I think it is only taxiing, not flying nor arriving from somewhere else. That caption on the pic needs to be changed.


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User currently offlineAntonovman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 720 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (6 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 7036 times:

He could be just taxi-ing to another parking spot, He wouldnt need to take them off for that

User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6984 times:



Quoting Jetblueguy22 (Reply 1):
I don't see any pilots in the cockpit. To me it looks parked. But then again I don't have my glasses on.
Blue

I believe you can see the FO, in the lower part of the cockpit. Engine definately look to be turning to me.


User currently offlineJetblueguy22 From United States of America, joined Nov 2007, 2798 posts, RR: 4
Reply 5, posted (6 years 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6841 times:
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Quoting ClearedDirect (Reply 4):
I believe you can see the FO, in the lower part of the cockpit. Engine definately look to be turning to me.

I thought I saw the engine turning but no pilot. I didn't know if It was just me.
Blue



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User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2323 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (6 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6830 times:

Maybe this is the taxi back after aborting for no airspeed indication on take off  Wink


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User currently offlineAS739X From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6142 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (6 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6756 times:

The engines are are definatly spinning, your right Cleared. But as said above it could have been just taxiing. It was at the Airshow as the caption says.

On a side note, my wife wears a "remove before flight" tank-top at the house while she is taxiing around our place. But it's always removed before departure.

ASSFO



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User currently offlineAlphaomega From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 6704 times:

...they left them covered in case TSA decides to go climb on them...  bigthumbsup 

User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 days 19 hours ago) and read 6247 times:

I've done it before....repositioning from one FBO to another, or one ramp to another- for all we know he was across the field for the night and then taxied over for the show.

Just gotta be sure to remove the engine inlet covers of course!

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31684 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (6 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6051 times:

Looks like a windmilling Engine.....Pitot covers would burn with the in built heater if engines were running.
regds
MEL.



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User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9641 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (6 years 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 6006 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
Looks like a windmilling Engine.....Pitot covers would burn with the in built heater if engines were running.

Can't you just pull the circuit breaker? On some planes, the Pitot Heat is only on if the plane is in the air.



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User currently offlineClearedDirect From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 271 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 5734 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
Looks like a windmilling Engine

Looks to be more than windmilling to me - of course hard to gauge just how for he is from the taxiway, but sure is a lot of heat (Thermal foils) being generated behind the a/c. Not easy to tell if he is generating them or not.

Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 2):
That caption on the pic needs to be changed

Would be interesting to talk to the photographer to know actually what was happening.
To say "Arriving" gives the impression that they just pulled off the active runway.


User currently offlineTonystan From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 1437 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5492 times:

Well its Hazard lights are on so its a clear indication the plane is doing something!!!


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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (6 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

A very stupid idea. They fall off and get sucked into a running engine..? Now you're hating life.


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User currently offlineLeezyjet From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2001, 4042 posts, RR: 53
Reply 15, posted (6 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5361 times:



Quoting AirframeAS (Reply 2):
I think it is only taxiing, not flying nor arriving from somewhere else. That caption on the pic needs to be changed

Well it is at the Dubai airshow, so the a/c may have arrived earlier at a different part of the airfield, dropped off the passengers then taxied across the airfield to where the show is, which IIRC is a long way from the terminals in a far flung corner of the airport - so it could techincally be classed as "arriving" at the airshow.

I'd say it's definately taxiing, you can see the Captain through the front left window (right as you look at the pic) too and the beacon is on, on top.

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User currently offline413X3 From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 1983 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (6 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5174 times:

probably just starting up the engines for a demonstration or to reposition the airplane. I highly doubt it would be going to take off or coming in from a landing.

User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6385 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5120 times:



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 10):
Looks like a windmilling Engine.....Pitot covers would burn with the in built heater if engines were running.
regds
MEL.

Is pitot heat automatic in most jets? On most piston GA planes, you have to turn the pitot heat on with a switch...



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User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 5090 times:



Quoting KELPkid (Reply 17):

With most yes, but it will not come on until the aircraft is wheels up...



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User currently offlineGreasemonkey From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 67 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4607 times:



Quoting EMBQA (Reply 18):
With most yes, but it will not come on until the aircraft is wheels up...

Not always true...most are turned on automatically as soon as an engine generator is powered up. This is to prevent possible freezing while on ground, and to account for pilots forgetting to turn them on.



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User currently offlineJpax From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 1018 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (6 years 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 4322 times:

It's a single pilot jet, and probably just taxiing as said above. It is, after all, an airshow, repositioning can happen frequently.

That being said, you can see what appears to be the forehead of the pilot in the cockpit just left of the center pillar and above the dash.


User currently offlineEMBQA From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 9364 posts, RR: 11
Reply 21, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4167 times:

Quoting Greasemonkey (Reply 19):

All the aircraft I've worked on have no switch to turn on. Most do have a single DC Stand By.. but the rest are AC powered and only work when wheels up

[Edited 2008-09-16 15:22:36]


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User currently offlinePilotboi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 2366 posts, RR: 9
Reply 22, posted (6 years 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3919 times:



Quoting Alphaomega (Reply 8):
...they left them covered in case TSA decides to go climb on them...

Noice!


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