Saturday, December 31, 2011

Ending 2011 With A Bang!

We figured if it was ceremonial to light off fireworks on New Year's Eve, why not light of a really big one.

Thank you to all of our contributors around the world for your support in 2011. We are looking forward to "Jacking it Up" even more in 2012.

Your loyal, hardworking staff at Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Sunday, December 25, 2011

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

"For unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given: and the government shall be upon His shoulder: and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The Mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (7) Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon His kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this." -Isaiah 9:6-7

Shot location: LHR (Photo by Allan Huse)

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Ryanair's Michael O'Leary Talks Airlines, Service And Fare Innovations, And Completely Slams The EU.

This video is absolutely priceless. This man understands free markets and the mess of bureaucratic red tape.

The video is seventeen minutes long, but it will have you rolling with laughter the entire time.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Boeing's First 787, ZA001 Decommissioning Update.

Number one Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 is off the airframe.

Shot location: PMD (Photo by Commander John Flores)

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Boeing's First 787, ZA001, Flown To Palmdale For Decommissioning - Day 5, A Sudden Lack Of Activity.

What started as a volley of activity after arrival has slowed to a trickle. We'll keep you posted on developments as they arise.

Shot location: PMD, Plant 42, Site 1 (Photo by Commander John Flores)

Sunday, December 4, 2011

Made In Japan.

That famous 1972 Deep Purple album has nothing on this fine composition.

Shot location: RJTJ (Photo by Bob Holland)

Friday, December 2, 2011

Boeing's First 787, ZA001, Flown To Palmdale For Decommissioning - Day 2, Engines Coming Off.

Barely twenty-four hours after arrival, the cranes are already in place to remove both engines.

Photo by Commander John Flores

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Boeing's First 787, ZA001, Flown To Palmdale For Decommissioning.

"It will be the aircraft's last flight for a while, as the first 787 will be decommissioned as a test aircraft, Boeing confirms.

Its Rolls-Royce Trent 1000 engines will be removed and it will remain in long-term storage before finding its way to a permanent spot in a museum, likely not far from the first 757, 747 and 737." (Courtesy FlightBlogger)

And, one of our crack, on-the-spot reporters were there to provide this long-range, cheesy cell phone shot.

Shot location: PMD (Photo by Commander John Flores)

Design Your Own Boeing 787.

Go to

If the link does not work (because Google hot-linking sucks!), go to and follow the post titled "Design Your Own 787 Dreamliner."

Have fun.

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

If You're Feeling "Blue."

Let a Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo cheer you up.

Shot location: MAN (Photo by Nik French)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

"That Plane Was So Ugly..."

"How ugly was it?"

"It was so ugly, the utility poles were actually an improvement."

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Captain Carter)

Friday, November 18, 2011

U.S. Buys Used Jets From Brits.

November 18, 2011

Last year, the British Royal Navy scrapped its entire fleet of Harrier jump jets following a defense review. The United States has agreed to buy all 74 of the planes in a deal that should close by the end of the week.

According to The Guardian, the trade has raised questions from military experts on both sides of the pond: Why does the U.S. military deem viable a plane that the British no longer believe is needed?

“We’re taking advantage of all the money the Brits have spent on them. It’s like we’re buying a car with maybe 15,000 miles on it,” Lon Nordeen, author of several books on the Harrier, told Navy Times.

Britain retired its Harrier aircraft late last year with much controversy because the measure was part of defense reductions that also cut the aircraft carriers that operated the jets as well as other warships, maritime patrol planes and personnel. The British Ministry of Defense believes that the reductions in force will save the country hundreds of millions of pounds each year.

Officials haven’t said how much the total deal will cost the United States, but it is known that the military has spent about $50 million so far on spare parts alone.

Story by Sam Rolley, Personal Liberty Digest On-Line

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sunday, November 13, 2011

This One's Dedicated To "Miss TWA."

Sporting ATA titling, we all know whom this TriStar formally belonged to.

Shot location: BOS (Photo by Superjet747)

Saturday, November 12, 2011

More From The "99 Percenters."

The evil one percent did not make the photo.

Shot location: PDX (photo by Bill Hough)