Saturday, January 31, 2009

What Is It?

It is a Frisbee? Is it a landmine? Is it a creature from the deep? Is it the latest George Foreman grill? Good guesses all. But, for your viewing enjoyment, we bring you the Honeywell runway centerline light.

If you have never seen one up close, well, now you have.

Shot location: LGB

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Name The “Thing” Contest.

As Arnold Schwarzenegger said in the movie True Lies, “Is it a water heater? A snow cone machine? No, it’s an Espresso maker.”

Close, but we present to you the Garrett TPE-331 on a hook. Kinda’ like on a stick, only different.

Shot location: ONT

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

It’s Been Said Tattoos Are A Form Of Expression. So Are Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Before Vincent Van Gogh cut off his ear he made paintings like this. Our European staffer seems to do pretty well with both of his.

Shot location: MAN (photo by Nik French)

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

What Do You Do With Your Old 737-400’s?

Turn ‘em into weather vanes, of course. Or, in the words of Jose Jalapeno, it is simply be a run-of-the-mill 737 – On a stick!

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Captain Carter)

Monday, January 26, 2009

And Now We Bring You Totally Jacked Up Airplanes.

Yes, Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos of Totally Jacked Up Airplanes.

We call this a Win-Win situation.

Shot locations: EMT and LGB

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Pole Dancing.

Nothing gives “Great Pole” like Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Shot location: SAN (Photo by Captain Carter)

Saturday, January 24, 2009

Macho Men & Their Flying Machines.

This little gem just slid across our desk direct from the Way Back Machine (before color was invented). The dude is a friend of our site, Mr. John Flores. He has since grown up and now works on U-2’s.

Shot location: ONT (photographer unknown)

Friday, January 23, 2009

As The Song Says, “One Thing Leads To Another.”

Yes, not only are The Fixx a good band, but they were also quite prophetic (at least for us). You see, before you can get Totally Jacked Up Airport Photos, you must first procure a Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo of your ride.

Shot location: WHP

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Good Girls Always Fall For Bad Boys….

…, and sometimes our staff falls for a Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo.

Seriously, we like this one.

Shot location: ONT

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Drag Racin’, Freighter Style.

We don’t know who won, but it sure made a nice Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Drag Racing Photo.

Shot location: LGB

Monday, January 19, 2009

Captain, I Believe It Is A Runway Ahead.

True, but more to the point, there are Totally Jacked Up Airport Photos ahead.

Shot location: WHP RWY 12

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Get Aroused With Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

If we did not know where this came from (and unfortunately we do), we'd have thought this a painting of mechanical impressionism. Notice not only the subject matter (an Alaska Boeing 737-800 for the aeronautically impaired), but also the composition, the lighting, and best of all, the seductive visual texture.

Now that is Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo erotica.

Shot location: SAN

Friday, January 16, 2009

Our Salute To The Carter Gang.

To that wandering band of nomads, which haunt aerodromes the world over – We give you the One-Fingered DAC Salute.

Never have we had so much fun being repeatedly thrown out of such a SERIOUS organization.

Shot location: LGB

Monday, January 12, 2009

Find The Plane In The Photo Contest.

The first viewer to Find The Plane In The Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo contest wins a big ‘Atta Boy, a pat on the proverbial back, and the admiration of the six other viewers of this site.

As a bonus - The first person to identify the aircraft type and airline wins ten raffle tickets to the "Who wants to own Long Beach Airport" give-away (see City Hall for details).

Good luck.

Shot location: BUR

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Mystery Solved. Missing Wheel Returned.

Yes, thanks to the efforts of our Founder, this 737 can get on its way again.

Shot location: ONT (Photo by Brandon Weil)

Friday, January 9, 2009

Go Nostalgic At Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Is this merely a blown camera setting or an attempt at glamorizing the past via the Sepia toning process? We may never know (which is fine by us), and leads to Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos’ axiom number four:

“Some things are best left unsolved.”

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Michael Breckshot)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

“Hey, You Working?”

It is generally agreed that “Working Girls” ply their trade under the cover of darkness. The same is true of the hardworking “Freight Dogs” the world over.

The question is – Which tails do you prefer?

Shot location: MAN (Photo by Nik French)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Economic Stimulus Is Overrated.

Commander 695A



All the world needs are some Totally Jacked Up Cockpit Photos.

Our contribution to your bottom-line.

Shot location: PSP

Monday, January 5, 2009

Why Smokey The Bear Warned Us.

What you see here are not only a couple of Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos (of which we are most proud), but also what has now become an all too common sight (of which none of us are proud) - The Southern California firestorm. The smoke actually blacked out the sun and rained ash for a couple of hours.

Shot location: LGB, November 2008

Saturday, January 3, 2009

Friday, January 2, 2009

Pablo Picasso Would Be Proud.

Take a beautiful subject (a CRJ in this case), add a dash of eclecticism, and viola (as the French say)! Pure aviation art.

Or, it could just have been a case of airport ghosts (if you believe in that sort of thing). Only our ace, roving photographer knows for sure.

Shot location: MAN (Photo by Nik French)

Thursday, January 1, 2009