Wednesday, December 31, 2008

The Tenth Wonder of The World.

Yes, this is indeed a wonder. With a plethora (we have always wanted to use that word) of Photo-shopped Moons in aircraft photos on so-called “respectable” aviation web sites, we felt it was time to bring our loyal views the real deal – A Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo with the a real Moon. Notice how this shot mates the wonders of the Boeing 737, a setting sun, a 747 on downwind, contrails over the mountains, exquisite Los Angeles smog, and the Piece de resistance – The Moon.


Shot location: LAX (Photo by Michael Breckshot)

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Our New Year’s Resolution.

And this certainly will not be our last, so here goes...

Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos' first New Year's resolution is: Get Entire Aircraft In Photo.

But then again, how fun would that be?

Shot location: LAX

Monday, December 29, 2008

Freighters & Stuff, Part II.

Yes, there are lots of freighters in the world, and coincidentally, a lot of “stuff,” too. Occasionally they get together.

We like that.

Shot location: LAX

Saturday, December 27, 2008

And Now We Bring You…..

…, Totally Jacked Up Airport Photos.

This could get real good.

Shot location: L70

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Merry Christmas From The Staff Of Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

And for our holiday special, we bring you pics from the high desert of Southern California. The famed Lockheed “Skunk Works” to be exact. Betcha' can’t find the F-117 in these shots.

Remember, it’s "Stealthy" (extra points if you find the P-80, too).

Shot location: PMD (Photos by John “El Pato Vato” Flores)

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

A Professional at Work?

Taking excellent aircraft photos requires a lot of skill. We say why bother, which leads us to Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos axiom number three: If you are too busy drinking beer, then you won't have time to take excellent aircraft photos.

It's something we have to do.

Shot location: LGB

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

What Happens In Manchester Should Stay In Manchester.

Two things come to mind with this interesting tidbit from yonder’ over the Pond. First, would you let your children near this man? And second, this could be the man most likely to hijack his own airplane.

You decide.

Shot location: MAN (Photo by Nik French)

Monday, December 22, 2008

Even Tougher Economic Times Are Here.

Seeking to cut costs wherever possible (actual customer service, food, friendly flight attendants, free beer and flight engineers), airlines have really become creative to save a little here and there. As for today’s installment, one airline bean-counter was heard to say, “One less nose tire cuts costs by 50%.”

Remember, you saw it here first.

Shot location: ONT

Sunday, December 21, 2008

The Good ‘Ol Days.

Our staff really liked this one, and not just for its use of multiple colors in fading light, either. This pic brought back major good memories of the now defunct Dobbs parking lot, where rolls and rolls of 35mm slides were shot off by the masses for years. Now it is an airport shuttle bus parking lot.

Thanks LAWA.

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Michael Breckshot)

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Jack The Ripper Would Be Proud.

Nothing says “Great time for a slashing” like London fog (or, in this case, Manchester fog). Not your cup of tea? OK, how about a nice Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo? They are a whole lot less messy, and are actually good for you, too.

Shot location: MAN (Photo by Nik “Slasher” French)

Friday, December 19, 2008

Tough Economic Times Are Here.

And not just for the airlines, but also for the working stiffs that keep ‘em flying.

“Now where did that quarter roll to?”

Shot location: ONT

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Freighters & Stuff.

Sometimes you just can’t get a clear shot of your subject. Hey, let’s face it, some of us couldn’t get a clear shot if our lives depended on it. Therefore, this series is for you - Freighters & Stuff – The “Stuff” being stairs, loaders, tugs, poles, carts, cones, buildings, trees, rocks, boulders, dinosaurs, space aliens, you name it.

If it is Jacking Up your shot, consider it a good thing.

Shot location: ONT

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Ghosts In The Machine?

This is what happens when you try to get a shot with an extended shutter opening and some wanker (as the Brits call them) drives in front of your camera.

In all semi-seriousness (being “Totally” serious is against our Charter), our staff has unanimously voted this one of the “Bestest Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos” we have seen to date. It is kinda’ like sweet & sour - It kinda’ sucks, yet it is kinda’ cool.

Bravo to our European Correspondent.

Shot location: MAN (Photo by Nik “I ain’t afraid of no ghosts” French)

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Captain, Impulse Power Has Now Been Restored.

Greetings, loyal viewers (all seven of you). We are back on-line after a two day break due to a sudden loss of internet connectivity. Yes, a drunk 18-year old female decided to completely annihilate the utility pole in front of our staff office, thus making all of our screens go dark. Thanks to the ultra-fast repair crews of Time-Warner Cable (32 hours? NOT!), we are back to thrill you with stunning quality aircraft photos.

Now on to the good stuff. Today’s posting is one of those that we really like, and could actually qualify as a Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo (close enough in our book). The fact that is back-lit makes it all the better in our view.

Shot location: LGB (Photo by Michael Breckshot)

Sunday, December 14, 2008

The Effects Of Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

It has been said being in the right place at the right time to get the “Perfect” aircraft photo suitable for publishing takes a lot of effort. Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos disagrees, which leads us to staff axiom number two: “Our procrastination is only exceeded by our laziness.”

“The "Perfect" photo opportunity?” Wake us when it is over.

Shot locations: ONT and VGT (Photos by Brandon Weil and Fred Seggie)

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Always Begin Your Day With A Healthy Breakfast.

And some Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos, too. This is part three of the “Uncle Mike’s Wild Ride” series.

Now that’s good eatin’.

Shot location: ONT

Friday, December 12, 2008

Doing Our Part To Go “Green.”

With all of the self-pontification these days about being “Environmentally Friendly,” we thought that we would do our part, too.

Enjoy the “Green,” baby.

Shot location: MAN (Photo by Nik “What Global Warming?” French)

Thursday, December 11, 2008

This Is What We Call A “Sharp” Image.

As the Cheech & Chong movie says, “Things are tough all over.” With airline cutbacks, failures and implosions, financial margins are indeed razor thin, these days. We, therefore, celebrate the economic Zeitgeist with a “sharp” razor wire pic.


Shot location: PNH (Shot by Robbie “Mr. RAF” Shaw)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Even Monty Python Would Be Proud Of This Approach Shot.

Yes, this pic just might be cooler than the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch. Besides, every 747 needs “a Shrubbery.”

Shots like this just makes our staff want to say – Ni!

Shot location: LAX (photo by Michael Breckshot)

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

It Is All A Matter Of Perspective.

The age old question of which came first, the chicken or the egg, has been eclipsed by the more burning question – Which came first? The G-550 or the C-17?

You decide.

Shot location: LGB (Photo by Doug “Beer Me” Kerr)

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Camera Shy?

Who says there is only sand, slot machines and hookers (that sounds redundant) in Las Vegas. They have trees, too.

Shot location: LAS (Photo by Bob Holland)

Saturday, December 6, 2008

Honk If You Love Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

The arrow points to the name of the A320 “Honk if you love Blue.” We disagree, and only honk for hot brunettes and Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos. “Honk, honk.”

Shot location: LGB (Photo by Michael Breckshot)

Friday, December 5, 2008

Spanish Fly?

If the beautiful Spanish countryside doesn’t arouse you, well, maybe a Jacked Up Aircraft Photo will.

This pic also displays one of our staff's favorite axioms - Closer is not always better.

Shot location: BCN (Photo by Ashley “I wanna’ be just like my dad” French)

Thursday, December 4, 2008

Get Flipped-Off At Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

And when we flip you off, we really mean it. Betcha’ never thought you could “flip” the hood on a Falcon 10, could ya’?

Shot location: ONT

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Celebration Part II.

Well, it had to happen sometime. Yes, eventually we had to break down and actually feed our over-worked, abused and neglected intern “Stud Monkey.” And, being it is his birthday today, well, here ya’ go my friend - Food!

Shot location: Off airport at one of our secret watering holes (and he still got carded!)

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

We Love Big Oil.

And so do CFM56-7’s. Yes, they can indeed be big drinkers and usually need topping up after every flight. To demonstrate, our Founder carefully pours the magic elixir into the filler without spilling a drop (For those whom have never seen where the oil goes, well, now you know). The final pic shows the happy 737 put to bed awaiting the next ONT-HNL flight.

Shot location: ONT (Photos by Brandon Weil)

Monday, December 1, 2008

Location, Location, Location?

World-class photographers say “The” shot is all about composition. We beg to differ. Being in the wrong place at the wrong time does indeed have its advantages.

Shot location: ONT

Sunday, November 30, 2008

Hooray For Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos!

Even airshow performers and children love Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Shot location: RIV (Photo by Michael Breckshot)

Saturday, November 29, 2008

International Cuisine.

Yes, it is a Spanish delicacy. The MD-87 on a stick. Yum, yum.

Shot location: BCN (Photo by Nik “Feed My Tummy” French)

Friday, November 28, 2008

Take A Ride With Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Our Founder takes a ride with Crash 5 when it “shoots its load.” BTW, nice FLIR.

“Shot” location: LGB

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Time To Give Thanks.

For jobs well done, for camaraderie on the ramp, for all of our blessings, and for Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

From our staff to you - A very Happy Thanksgiving.

Shot location: ONT (Photo by "Mickey" Standring - Love ya' babe!)

Wednesday, November 26, 2008