Thursday, September 29, 2011

Monday, September 26, 2011

It's A Done Deal - Boeing, ANA Celebrate 787 First Delivery.

Boeing celebrated the delivery of the first 787 Dreamliner Monday to launch customer All Nippon Airways (ANA) during a ceremony adjacent to the factory where the airplane was assembled.

More than 500 employees representing the 787 program walked alongside the all-new jetliner to present it to ANA executives as a crowd of thousands looked on.

The signing comes after years of program delays (ATW Daily News, Aug. 18). Flyaway of the airplane to Tokyo is scheduled Tuesday morning from Paine Field in Everett, Washington state.

Boeing chairman, president and CEO Jim McNerney called the 787 “the biggest innovation in commercial aviation since the Boeing 707 introduced the world to passenger jet travel more than 50 years ago. I want to thank ANA and all the employees of Boeing and our partner companies for the talent, technology and teamwork that have brought this game-changing airplane to life."

During the ceremony, Boeing Commercial Airplanes president and CEO Jim Albaugh presented a ceremonial key to ANA CEO Shinichiro Ito, who said the Dreamliner would “play a key part in ANA’s plans for international expansion.”

"It's not often that we have the chance to make history, do something big and bold that will change the world in untold ways and endure long after we are gone," said Albaugh. "That's what the 787 Dreamliner is and what ANA and Boeing have done together—build what truly is the first new airplane of the 21st century."

The 787 features a host of technologies including composite materials, more electric systems, advanced aerodynamics and modern engines to make the 787 more fuel efficient and provide lower operating costs. It is the first mid-size airplane capable of flying long-range routes, enabling airlines to open new, nonstop routes.

ANA Group announced its first 787 regular domestic service will be routes from Tokyo Haneda to Okayama and Hiroshima, both beginning Nov. 1. It will also operate a special charter flight between Tokyo Narita and Hong Kong Oct. 26-27.

Story: Air Transport World - Photos Courtesy FlightBlogger

"Heads" Of State.

Shot location: BFI (Photo by Joe "The G" Walker)

Saturday, September 24, 2011

An Alaskan Tribute To Landscape Painter Bob Ross.

In his immortal, constant words: "Very nice. Very nice."

Shot location: ANC (Photo by T. Swans)

Friday, September 23, 2011

And Now Back To Our Regularly Scheduled Programming.

Initially we hesitated on this submission. Sure it had “Jacked Up” tendencies, but seemed more "Artistic" than not. Then the photographer called our editorial offices (and unlike other so called “Aviation Photography” websites, we actually answer our phone) inquiring why he was being rejected by Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos. After a brief discussion (and massaging of the photographer’s ego), we eventually concurred to its “Jacked Up-ness,” and present it here for your viewing pleasure.

Oh, and by the time the phone call was over, he felt much better.

Imagine that.

Shot location: LGB (Photo by Captain Carter)

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

The Innocuous Side Of Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos. Or, When The Obvious Is Not So Obvious.

Truth be told, you know when you've blown the shot. However, there are times when the downside of photography (and the upside for us), the "Upload Surprise" catches you after the fact.

Keep shooting, my friends.

Shot location: VNY (Photo by Daniel T. Jones)

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Creative "Maintenance."

Unserviceable fan blade? No problem. Honor the memory of your airline in a very unique fashion.

Shot location: IAH (Photo courtesy our Texas Smartphone Division)

Monday, September 19, 2011

Deadly P-51 Crash At Reno Air Race. It Looks Like A Lot Of Things Went Wrong.

While the extent of the devastation is known, the cause of the cash is still elusive. However, with many eyewitness reports, backed up by video and photographs, many more questions are coming forth than answers.

In addition to what mechanicals are evident (the missing elevator trim tab, deployed tail-wheel), we, your meager staff here at Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos, have noticed something else from the above photograph. A faint, vapor trail from the area of the radiator.

As we mentioned earlier, more questions are arising from the footage than answers.

Shot location: RTS (Photo courtesy Commander John Flores)

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Today's "Posts."

As Forrest Gump once said: "It Happens."

Shot location: FRA (Posts courtesy of Nik French)

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Monday, September 12, 2011

Tips For Attracting The Opposite Sex.

Sunsets, long walks along the river, and Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Shot location: PDX (Photo by Captain Carter)

Friday, September 9, 2011

The End Of An Era - First "Real" United Airlines 757 Visits Continental Houston Maintenance.

"In the middle of the night.... Ferry flight concluded, historic lines were crossed. A United Airlines 757 arrived for heavy check performed by Continental Airlines Base MX." Houston Maintenance Official

Photo courtesy our Texas Smartphone Division

Thursday, September 8, 2011

South By Northwest.

South Pacific, that is.

Shot location: GUM (Photo by Fita Sarmiento Rober)

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Tuesday Is Theme Day.

See if you can guess what the day's theme is?

Shot location: MAN (Photos by Nik French)

Monday, September 5, 2011

Start With A Boeing 787. Add A Dash Of All Nippon, A Dose Of Evergreen, And Sprinkle On Some Sunshine.

The perfect recipe for a Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photo.

Serve daily for best overall health.

Shot location: PAE (Photo by Matt "Mr. Jet City" Cawby)

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Asses, Arse's, Butt's, Bums, Backsides, Buttocks...

No matter what you call 'em, they all look sexy to us.

Shot location: OGG (Photo by ValkyrieXB70)

Friday, September 2, 2011

Heavy Snowfall Causes Hanger Roof Collapse.

Apparently this happened in February 2010. Five aircraft were damaged. No injuries.

Shot location: IAD (Photographer unknown)

Thursday, September 1, 2011

One Popular Little 737.

Third time on Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Keep shooting, folks.

Shot location: PDX (Photo by Captain Carter)