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Question About An Airport Machine  
User currently offlineJuced From Australia, joined Feb 2012, 10 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4252 times:


I was just on Youtube watching some flight crew videos, and i came across this video:


This Machine comes out and sprays the plane with something, i have never seen this before, ever, just wondering if anyone knew what is it was, the Machine shows up between 2:45 and 3:00 minutes into the video.


[Edited 2012-05-15 04:00:45]

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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9320 posts, RR: 69
Reply 1, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4200 times:

Quoting Juced (Thread starter):

It is a machine used for anti- and de-icing the airplane. You shouldn't take off with the wings full of snow or ice. So this is a fluid being sprayed on the wings, stabilizer and maybe fuselage to get rid of the contamination.


User currently offlineKAUSpilot From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 1976 posts, RR: 30
Reply 2, posted (4 years 1 week 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 4196 times:

It's a de-icing truck which is spraying is type-1 de-icing fluid on the aircraft to remove snow/frost/ice contaminants.

Looks like wilco737 beat me to it, cheers.

[Edited 2012-05-15 04:16:41]

User currently offlineIFixPlanes From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 245 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3921 times:

This is a "Elephant Beta" from Vestergaard.

Takes some time to coordinate your hands on the controls, but then it is fun!

The controls:

never tell an engineer he is wrong ;-)
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