Aviation Photo #2075901 Boeing 757-223 - American Airlines

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How do you get an aircraft of the 90's into a hangar from the 50's? Simple, you lower the tail by raising the nose.
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    Rudy Chiarello
    American Airlines
    Boeing 757-223
    Boeing 757-200 (C-32)
    Boeing 757-200 (C-32)
    Boeing
    32396
    996
    N177AN
    5FM
    Boston - General Edward Lawrence Logan International
    Massachusetts
    USA
    April 17, 2006
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Comments (33)

Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow I've never seem anything like this before.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Just don't forget to do it, ever! :D
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow, that is interesting to see. Never knew that they could do anything like this especially in a hangar.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow! thought the aircraft was rotating at first!
Anonymous
7 years ago
This is great Rudy! A jumping 757! - Oliver
Anonymous
7 years ago
30 stars if possible for the boss of Logan photograpy !
Anonymous
7 years ago
Ingenious :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Great capture! I remember we had it to park our A300 in old Hangar 3 at FRA.
Anonymous
7 years ago
V1...ROTATE!
Anonymous
7 years ago
The story is great and capturing it in a picture is totally worth it
Anonymous
7 years ago
Interesting! I never knew this after over ten years in the industry! Unique catch and thanks for sharing!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Lift off!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Simple and effective. Nice catch.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Roooootate! :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Rotate!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Vee One, Rotate :)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Amazing cap

waiting for more posts

regards
Anonymous
7 years ago
What an interesting photo. I have never seen a contraption like this before. Is the sole purpose of this machine to lower the tail in order to get it in and out of hangars?
Anonymous
7 years ago
Americans 757's are hands down one of the most beautiful aircraft ever built.
Anonymous
7 years ago
United Airlines did this exact procedure since day one of it's 737s at the SFO maintenance base. In two hangars. Hangars were originally designed for nothing larger than DC-6s. United had a more modern maintenance base that didn't need such archaic devices but abandoned it in favor of the old dilapidated base.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Rare shot!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Holy cow! I thought they were draining fuel from the wings (bloodletting) :P

...manny
Anonymous
7 years ago
Makes it easier to get every last drop out of the aft lavatories... Unique and technically interesting photograph - fantastic catch! 5*
Anonymous
7 years ago
One of a kind. Thank you for sharing this amazing photo.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Nice picture but the plane is 70's design and 80's build
Anonymous
7 years ago
. . . now, apply full throttle, and release the brakes
Anonymous
7 years ago
V1...Rotate!
Pilot: Wait no, thats not right!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Awesome photo Rudy! Good clarity and detail. At first glance I wasn't sure why it was in that postion until I read the remarks...

Capt. Dan
Northwest Airlines (Retired)
Anonymous
7 years ago
Wow - first time I've ever seen a contraption like this... but why didn't they just cut a slot in the hangar doors to accommodate the vertical fin?
Lots of hangars have that feature.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Don't you just love engineers, we solve problems!
Anonymous
7 years ago
Why doesn't it say BINFORD 6000 on the side of the lifting tool. Tim would be proud.
Anonymous
7 years ago
Is that contraption lifting the plane made specifically for this maneuvers?
Wisconsin, USA
1 year ago
Believe it or not, good ol' down home ingenuity can get the job done.

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