Today I rode AA
flight 1513 ORD
, about my 6th flight on an MD
-80. I was seated in row 28, in perfect view of the engine fan blades. We did the one engine taxi, and pulled onto the runway. I was really thinking, 'oh sh1t' as we spooled up to takeoff. It is pretty loud to begin with, so it was hard to hear it start up, but it obviously did.
So what good do the static fan blades have? Are these common on all MD
-80s? All AA MD