Monday, October 31, 2011

Trick Or Treat?

Well, treat, of course. Everyone knows yummy things always come on a stick.

Happy Halloween!

Shot location: PMD (Photo by Commander John Flores, AKA, "Wolfman")

Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Passing Of One Of The Greats - Godspeed John F. Carter.

We here at Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos mourn the loss of John F. Carter, father of good friend, long-time TJUAP contributor, and operator of Aero Pacific Flightlines blog, Michael Carter.

We dedicate today's photo to John, and our prayers and condolences to the Carter Family.

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Michael Carter)

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Holy Crop!

An Englishman named French in Germany. European flair at its best.

Shot location: FRA (Photo by Nik French)

Friday, October 28, 2011

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Get "Jacked Up" At Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Seriously, we really did jack up this Great Lakes Beech 1900D after it had a gear retraction failure upon departure. Their MX team needed jacks and a hanger, so they used ours.

Shot location: ONT

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our Faithful Viewers Just Cannot Get Enough "Beaver" Shots.


One of our perverted viewers reminded us that we cannot pull off the "Nice Beaver" shtick without this scene from "Naked Gun."

Nice Beaver!

No, it was not what you perverts were thinking.

Shot location: Lake Washington, at KRNT (Photo by Jork)

Monday, October 17, 2011

"Up, Up The Long, Delirious, Burning Blue..."

With our sincerest apologies to John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Michael Breckshot)

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Rule #25: Scenery Alone Cannot Make Up For Bad Artistic Form.

But, don't let that stop you from doing what comes "Natural."

Shot location: RAR (Photo by Keith Noovao)

Friday, October 14, 2011

As The Weekend "Approaches."

Enjoy a couple of, well, approaches.

Photos by DWGPhotos (SFO) and Hevlad (HKG)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Reno Air Race 2011 - Final Flight of the "Galloping Ghost."


News from our investigative troops on the ground - The investigation is now looking at a Center of Gravity (CG) being too close to the aft limit due to the modified cooling system. This led to pitch instability, which likely caused the fatal, divergent pitch moment leading to the roll-over and impact.

From our source: "There is video of the entire last lap of the Ghost before the crash. As Leeward was coming around pylon #8 at about 480 mph after passing Rare Bear, he hit turbulence, which pitched his left wing down, and Leeward corrected with hard right rudder and aileron. Just as the aircraft was straightening out, he hit a second mountain of turbulence which caused the tail to 'dig in' resulting in a high-g climb rendering Leeward instantly unconscious, and resulted in the tail wheel falling out (broken tail wheel support structure was found on the course). As the Ghost shot upward the LH elevator trim tab broke loose. This can be heard on the recording, so the trim tab did not cause the crash."

Video courtesy: VooDoo1650

Portland, Oregon. Apparently, It Is Pretty "Jazzy" Up There.

Photo by Bill Hough

Monday, October 10, 2011

Continental-Retro Boeing 737. A Case Study.

Learn from the master, kids. And, you really should try this at home.

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Douglas Kerr)

Sunday, October 9, 2011

Hurry Up And Wait - Navy Style.

Shot location: USS Constellation (CV-64) off the coast of San Diego, California 1969.

Photo by the Late, Great Richard Highland

Friday, October 7, 2011

Indecent Exposure.

Seriously, we are not kidding on this one.

Shot location: LAX (Photo by Michael Breckshot)

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Monday, October 3, 2011

Another "Unemployed" Aerospace Worker? This Never Happens In California!

Yes, seriously. No more Space Shuttles. This 747 is out of a job.

Shot location: PMD (Photo by Commander John Flores)

Saturday, October 1, 2011