Monday, December 23, 2013

Christmas Will Soon Be Upon Us, And Some Folks Are Getting Out Of Town For the Holiday. "Chicken Ranch? Nah, We're Headin' For the Chickenstrip!"

Shot location: Saline Valley, Death Valley National Park, California. It is affectionately known by pilots as the "Chickenstrip." 1400 feet of bumpy, uphill fun.

(Photos by Ike)

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Father: "Son, What Do You Want Santa To Bring You For Christmas This Year?"

"Well, I got a turbine-powered go-cart last year, dad, so how about an airplane made of chocolate this time."

Shot location: Near CDG (Photo by Ray Maker)

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Thursday, December 5, 2013

The Wonders Of Winnemucca!

Shot location: Veteran's Park, Winnemucca, Nevada (Photos by Commander John Flores)

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Thursday, November 28, 2013

Happy Thanksgiving From The Staff, Family, And Friends At Totally Jacked Up Aircraft Photos.

Shot location: ONT

With the beauty of the skies, the mountains, and yes, even airplanes, a remembrance to give Thanks to He who makes all things possible: The Good Lord.

May His Blessings pour out upon all in 2013 and beyond.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Friday, November 8, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Is It A Trick Or A Treat?

We are not sure what this ramper is holding in his hand, but it looks like he may indeed be smoking his lunch.

Must have been a treat, after all.

Shot location: EMD (Photo by Damian Freiberg)

Sunday, October 27, 2013

A Unique, And Approved, Method Of Jacking Up The Nose Of A Boeing 767 After An Unintended Nose Gear Retraction.

Shot location: IAH (Photos courtesy of our Texas Smartphone Division)

A hanger incident resulted in the un-commanded retraction of the nose gear, which caused enough damage to the forward jacking point to require some really creative thinking.

A specialized Boeing Team was brought in to jack the aircraft back up, and to repair the damage to the lower fuselage.  This is where it got really interesting.

Apparently, with the proper apparatus and brackets, you can run a support beam on jacks through the cockpit windows to return the bird to her upright position.

Neat stuff.