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Just out of curiosity - Airplane Guys

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Downeaster, Jan 25, 2019.

  1. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Those RB-211's were lovely engines. We did a double engine change on an AmWest (I think?) 757. Test flight was the 2 pilots, me, another mech and about 15K of Jet-1A. Never seen 10,000ft that fast on an airliner before. Felt like we could have coasted to the Moon;)
     
  2. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Here's one you don't see everyday. Just seen a DC-8 shootin' approaches into Downtown Airport (MKC). I'm guessin' it's been years since I saw a 4 engined
    anything heading down there.

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  3. thuban

    thuban Horse Scratcher XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    How about that! Cool!
     
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  4. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    All of the survivors must be freighters by now. What airline was she with, Jim?
     
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  5. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Plain white. No colors I could see. Black N number but was too far away to read. If I had to guess... FAA (or contractor) doing ILS approach verification duty. It shot 3-4 approaches to rwy 19.... which is the ILS.
     
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  6. halfmile

    halfmile XS Builder XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    1,162
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    kansas
  7. buzzword

    buzzword XS650 Addict

    Love this - used to live in Lodi, CA right under the glide slope for Travis AFB so I saw these flying over all the time. Such a behemoth!
     
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  8. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I was in Puerto Allegre, Brasil maybe 9 or 10 years ago. They were pretty busy cutting up DC-8s for scrap. In the mid 1980s, Delta Air Lines was very busy upgrading DC-8s for everyone. I understand UPS still have theirs on standby in the desert.
    A rare sight to see flying!
     
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  9. azman857

    azman857 '80 XS 650SG Rider XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    There are quite a few C-5's in storage here in the Boneyard.
     
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  10. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Skybus Jet Cargo
     
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  11. 650Skull

    650Skull SSSSSSSSSlither Top Contributor

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  12. Boog

    Boog Traveling Stroyteller

    I saw this 747 in Baghram in 2006, I thought it looked cool.
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    But airplanes that beat the air into submission are more my style. That me on a string in the days of my youth.
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    And even younger days, me with the bunny hat and bandolier.
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    And me on the far right; as far as I know, the Navy does not have black helicopters. Nothing to see here folks, move along to the next post...
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  13. gggGary

    gggGary Stop that! XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

  14. kshansen

    kshansen XS650 Junkie Top Contributor

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    So in that second picture, did they not have any first class seats left so you had to ride economy?
     
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  15. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ....and large men in lumpy trenchcoats with ear-pieces.....:pimp:
     
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  16. Boog

    Boog Traveling Stroyteller

    That is the "E-ticket" ride brother...
     
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  17. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    ....when you really want to get going, you can't beat a 'Roller....
     
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  18. MaxPete

    MaxPete Lucille, Betty & Demi - I suggest but THEY decide. XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    I don't suppose that could have been an A340....?
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  19. jetmechmarty

    jetmechmarty XS650 Guru XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    That looks like a R/R powered A340.

    Jim’s pic, not so much. A340 is huge. By today’s standards, a DC-8 isn’t. I expect Jim would not make that error.
     
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  20. Jim

    Jim Beyond the edge, is the unknown. Here be Dragons XS650.com Supporter Top Contributor

    Yeah, hard to mistake a wide-body for a narrow...
     
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