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Car Facing A 747 Backwash  
User currently offlineSean377 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1225 posts, RR: 40
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1464 times:

Not sure if this has done the rounds, but I've not seen it.

Car facing a 747 backwash


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User currently offlineDrP From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 280 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1454 times:

Excellent!

Do you think that'd get the seagull shit off my car? Big grin



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User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1452 times:

HOLY SHIT. thas crazy. funny how they kept blurring out the VS logo on the tail, but left the side logo on.... tee hee


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User currently offlineOly720man From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 6696 posts, RR: 11
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1441 times:

It was on Top Gear in 2004

Virgin Atlantic 747 At Prestwick 06/07 (by Windy Jul 2 2004 in Aviation Photography)

amongst others



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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2385 posts, RR: 21
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 1435 times:

yes it has been posted on a.net before, but I still enjoy watching it  Smile

I love it when he says: "big engine, light weight hippie car" Big grin


User currently offlineDoor5Right From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 707 posts, RR: 16
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1395 times:

If you look carefuly you can see the pilot only throttled up No: 2&3 engines - not all four!


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User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2385 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1386 times:

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 5):
If you look carefuly you can see the pilot only throttled up No: 2&3 engines - not all four!

Thats why they should have "borrowed" a B773 Big grin


User currently offlineCaptainJon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1368 times:

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 5):
If you look carefuly you can see the pilot only throttled up No: 2&3 engines - not all four!

i did notice that and thought it was awfully weird. do you guys know which episode this came from? i just got into Top Gear and would like to ... umm ... watch that full episode.


User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2385 posts, RR: 21
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1361 times:

Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 7):

i did notice that and thought it was awfully weird. do you guys know which episode this came from? i just got into Top Gear and would like to ... umm ... watch that full episode.

Its not weird.. I think that its not healthy for the parking brakes if you use all 4 engines while the parking brakes are activated.


User currently offlineCaptainJon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1353 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):

Its not weird.. I think that its not healthy for the parking brakes if you use all 4 engines while the parking brakes are activated.

thought it might been some sort of technical reason why. thought it might had really destroyed the car, the aircraft or the film crew if they went to full throttle on all four engines.


User currently offlineMatt72033 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 1617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 1346 times:

Quoting Door5Right (Reply 5):
If you look carefuly you can see the pilot only throttled up No: 2&3 engines - not all four!



Quoting CaptainJon (Reply 7):
i did notice that and thought it was awfully weird



Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
Its not weird.. I think that its not healthy for the parking brakes if you use all 4 engines while the parking brakes are activated.

the parking brake wouldnt hold 4 engines at that kind of power!


User currently offlineErikwilliam From Brazil, joined Mar 2004, 2152 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1340 times:

Just a comment to that, here in Brasil at SDU, i guess it was some 5 years ago, a car crossed behind a 737 and the same thing happened, and the engines are a bit "weaker".
SDU has a crossing behind the runway and the taxi crossed the red light.
I saw on Mythnusters something like that, they rented the engine but they weren´t able to flip the car over. they were kind of pissed.

Anyway, thx for the video.



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User currently offlineNighthawk From UK - Scotland, joined Sep 2001, 5134 posts, RR: 33
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 1332 times:

Quoting AirPacific747 (Reply 8):
Its not weird.. I think that its not healthy for the parking brakes if you use all 4 engines while the parking brakes are activated.

or the runway either as mentioned in the clip, any more than a 20 second burst destroys the runway, 4 engines would probably reduce that safe time...



That'll teach you
User currently offlineAirPacific747 From Denmark, joined May 2008, 2385 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 1286 times:

Quoting Matt72033 (Reply 10):
the parking brake wouldnt hold 4 engines at that kind of power!

that is what I was trying to say.

Quoting Nighthawk (Reply 12):
or the runway either as mentioned in the clip, any more than a 20 second burst destroys the runway, 4 engines would probably reduce that safe time...

that too


User currently offlineSaxdiva From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 2382 posts, RR: 42
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1197 times:

Kinda makes you question the wisdom of the "fence-grabbing" we do after one too many mai tais at SXM, doesn't it?  mischievous 

-Leanne


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