View Full Version : Wind lifts 747

6th Jan 2013, 01:20
Might have done the rounds here already, but worth a look for newbies.
This is why we tie down Cessnas!


6th Jan 2013, 02:40
I'd like to know how far behind the aft limit its CG is, without engines and whatever else has been removed forward of the main gear.

Temp Spike
6th Jan 2013, 03:53
I once watched an E-3A AWACS lift by itself, turn 90 degrees and float off the tarmac and then twenty yards into the grass. There it sat, all alone in an Oklahoma thunderstorm, a guard scrambling to reposition the cones and rope around it.

6th Jan 2013, 06:26
Shows how good those leading edge flaps are.

Buster Hyman
6th Jan 2013, 07:22
Yes, but how fast was the conveyor belt going?

Airborne Aircrew
6th Jan 2013, 12:40
This is why we tie down Cessnas!

Here in Detroit we tie them down so they don't get nicked... :}

6th Jan 2013, 12:55
Couple of lads rang my doorbell, did I want four jet engines, just felloffaplane...:p

6th Jan 2013, 13:10
Do airplanes have souls?

I suggest that many pilots might believe that they do. Their airline traded-in a their ageing jets in exchange for more modern versions.

But instead of being somehow recycled, some airplanes, parked far away in the desert, devoid of engines or pilots, insist that they're still available for flying service.

Perhaps asking their former partners, many years older now, for final release...?!

Temp Spike
6th Jan 2013, 13:31
...daddy don't leave me....oh please don't leave me in the desert to die....come back....come back....I can still fly...see!