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User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2403 times:


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...never seen that before, it looks like the engine(s) have stalled on startup, thus requiring ground support to get the APU running...can this be correct ?


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User currently offlineFlightSimFreak From United States of America, joined Oct 2000, 720 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2373 times:

In the caption, the photographer says that's what he thinks happened...

User currently offlineUTA_flyinghigh From Tunisia, joined Oct 2001, 6495 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

...but he may be wrong about it, and looking for confirmation by 737-qualified pilots/technicians  Smile


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User currently offline707cmf From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 29
Reply 3, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Well, the photographer (a pal of mine) does indeed just 'think' it's what happens. He told me he aws about to plug and ask in the forums what actually happened...

Antoine


User currently offlineAJ From Australia, joined Nov 1999, 2397 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 2374 times:

Aircraft can be dispatched with no APU (as long as it's not ETOPS). This often entails using ground air and power to start the first engine, pushback if necessary, then a crossbleed start from the running engine to the other engine. The aircraft must be met at it's destination with ground power before the engines are shut down. To keep the a/c running ground air must also be applied.

User currently offlineHAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31712 posts, RR: 56
Reply 5, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 2342 times:

Nothing seems odd here.
The Fwd panel is the External power supply panel & the chord plugged in it connects to the Ground Power unit [GPU] for supplying 115vAc,400Hz power on Ground.

The Aft panel opened is the Access panel to the Fwd Toilet,the line connecting is the Refill line adding Cleansing fluid containing DDD [Dye,Disinfectent,Deodrant] into the Fwd Toilet.

If the Hose is larger approx 3-4 inches Diameter it would be the Drain hose used to drain waste water out of the Toilet tank.

The Blue Truck looks like the Toilet servicing Truck.

The only doubt is the GPU does not seem to be present in the Picture,although the Chord is.
regds
HAWK



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User currently offlineDc10hound From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 463 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 2301 times:

HAWK is correct. The forward lavatory is being serviced.


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User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 2237 times:

Ques: What do you do for a living?
Ans: Deliver Blue Water to airplanes.


User currently offline747Teach From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 176 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 2246 times:

UTA_flyinghigh: Let's take a close look at the photo, shall we? At the right of the nose, we can see Howard, Colin, and Trevor having a discussion about whether Trevor should have to pay Colin the 10 quid he owes for betting on North Rottingham in yesterday's cricket match (North Rottingham lost to Karachi 628 to 12 in 4 overs). The dispute centers around the question of whether Pakistan should have bowled to the North Rottingham batter, in as much as the batter had died while standing up to bat the day before during the first over. Is this a foul? And on the back of the turd hearse, we see William filling the first class lavatory with blue juice. Or more to the point, William is being distracted while stowing the slimey yellow hose, and is actually overfilling the toilet, causing blue water to cascade merrily over the top of the bowl, out into the aisle, and into the first class galley (serves 'em right, the rich blighters). And over on the No. 1 engine, we see James trying to locate his torch, which may have fallen out of his belt ring last night while he and the baggage lass were up inside the inlet having a bit of snoggin'. So is anything here amiss? Nope, looks like 6:00am on about every ramp I've worked on in the last 30 years. Cheers,

User currently offlineWannabe From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 677 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2124 times:

747Teach,
What is a first over? It sounds like a technical term.  Smile

From a dumb Yank.


User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 10, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2131 times:

A first over is some kind of cricket term I think based on the context of 747Teach's post...I have no idea what it means...

Greg



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User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 11, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 2113 times:

Looks like the "honey truck" servicing the forward lavatory.


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User currently offlineHa763 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 3671 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2102 times:
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You can tell it's a lav truck by the shape of the tank: short in height and flat on top. Also, the pneumatic air connects underneath the aircraft near the right wing.

User currently offlineLMML 14/32 From Malta, joined Jan 2001, 2565 posts, RR: 6
Reply 13, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 2063 times:

A very normal scenario. Especially in Ireland ! The Lav servicing truck is always late and very often turns up just before push back.

User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29836 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (11 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days ago) and read 2032 times:

Yeah, that truck is hooked up to a cabin service port. At least that is where I remember it when I worked with Alaska's 737's. Actually I think that may be the potable water hookup not the lav but don't quote me on that. It has been 10 years since I worked for AS and even then lav and cabin services where not part of the job according to the union.

Also the pressuried air hose for starting would be hooked up to a panel just forward of the main landing gear legs on the right side bottom of the belly. There is no hose there, if you where going to start the aircraft you would need the pressurized air. When they had an inop APU at Alaska, the start cart would be parked about even with the forward belly and the hose would be run aft to the connect point.



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