View Full Version : What is this young lass flying?

Brian Abraham
18th Aug 2008, 07:48
Serious question. Thanks in advance.

18th Aug 2008, 08:47
Could be a C141B

18th Aug 2008, 09:17
MyAviation.net - Aviation Photo Gallery (http://www.myaviation.net/search/photo_search.php?id=00650364)

18th Aug 2008, 09:52
Looks a bit like a Lockheed C5 Galaxy.

18th Aug 2008, 10:06
It's a Purse-3 Orion

18th Aug 2008, 10:13
But surely if it's a turboprop she wouldn't be wearing a lightweight headset.

Maybe the head is a photoshop, as well as the handbag?

18th Aug 2008, 12:07
Why is this post in 'Aviation History & Nostalgia'? This nonsense is better suited to 'Jet Blast'.

gas path
18th Aug 2008, 13:26
Maybe the head is a photoshop, as well as the handbag?
They would have had to do the hands as well, no bloke would have dainty 'pinkies' like that.:p
BTW it looks like no1 firehandle is pulled:eek:

18th Aug 2008, 20:10
BTW it looks like no1 firehandle is pulled

If it was, one would suspect that the number one throttle would be at flight idle.

18th Aug 2008, 20:22
Maybe she was driving during this (http://www.network54.com/Forum/219149/message/1218101993/More+info+and+Photos) and this (http://navlog.org/p-3_strike.html) incident. :E

Brian Abraham
19th Aug 2008, 04:17
evansb, you're correct in that the replies thus far belong in Jetblast, but as I said, it was a serious question and that's why I posted it here. I'm hoping the experts from "What Cockpit" will provide a clue.

19th Aug 2008, 10:49
Well it looks as though all four are running. The instrumentation is pretty old and the window configuration looks very Nimrod to me but I somehow doubt that, it must be a reasonable clue though? What is that large display behind the handbag? if it is a radar could this be a maritime aircraft? (The lady looks as though she is wearing a life jacket). Looks more jet than prop, not enough handles and levers for a prop!

henry crun
19th Aug 2008, 11:02
Woods has the answer.

Top row,........ looks as though the handbag has been photoshopped in.p3 orion - Google Image Search (http://images.google.co.nz/images?hl=en&q=p3+orion&btnG=Search+Images&gbv=2)

19th Aug 2008, 15:58
Woods has the answer.

I agree, I sure thought it was a C-141 until I really took a hard look at the cockpit. I guess it is not so surprising that the windshields are so similar between the P-3 and the C-141, both being built by Lockheed.

19th Aug 2008, 21:41
Wow, I would have argued the C141 based on previous images, but apart from anything else it doesn't have the eyebrow windows now I look closely.

Brian Abraham
20th Aug 2008, 05:14
Thank you all, and especially henry for the irrefutable proof.

20th Aug 2008, 05:45
Definitely a P-3 Orion.
Looks like she is running at about 1400 Horspower per engine on the torque guages.
Hope she does not shut one down when she goes for her lipstick.
Notice the second set of power levers over on the F.O's side of the cockpit.

20th Aug 2008, 07:44
Serious question - Ha! The image was one of many in a spoof powerpoint doing the e-mail rounds recently. There are quite a few other amusing aviating photos in same e-mail pp :)

20th Aug 2008, 19:13
How come the handbag isn't green? or is the white a fire proof material?