Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Twofer Tuesday: The Mystery Of The An-124's Sitting At Ontario International Airport.



As of today, 09-29-2015, there are two An-124's currently sitting at the old UPS ramp at Ontario International Airport (ONT).  One thing is known for sure; Having two of these birds on the ground for this long is costing someone a lot of money.  The real mystery is why they are at ONT, why they are still there, and the very strange routing they had up to this point.

On 09-24-2015, the first An-124 arrived from El Centro (NJK).  On 09-25-2015, a second An-124 arrived.  Our roving reporter on the ground was only able to nab one registration, UR-82027, which arrived at ONT also via the aforementioned NJK.  However, here is where it really gets interesting.  Before arriving at NJK, the bird flew from Kiev (KBP) via Reykjavik (RKV).

The current story of these two wayward giants is interesting to say the least.  

Shot location: ONT (Photos courtesy of Roving Field Reporter, H.B.)

Friday, September 25, 2015

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Thursday, September 17, 2015

Airport Congested? No Room For Expansion? The Boeing 737S (STOL) Can Help.


Spy photo of recent testing in a deserted London car park.

Shot location: LHR (Photo courtesy of John Spencer)

Wednesday, September 9, 2015

British Airways 777 Uncontained Engine Failure In Las Vegas: The Aftermath.


Our bet is on a high-pressure turbine failure.  The only questions left are, why did the GE90 commit suicide, and can this 777 airframe be repaired, or will it be scrapped.

Shot location: LAS (Photo courtesy of "Castro")

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Twofer Tuesday: Asymmetric Thrust Day.

Banging around the greater Houston Area in a 737-800 doing inflight engine testing.  Note position of the thrust levers and engine readouts on the EICAS.

Testing completed, and heading back to the hanger.

Shot location: To, and From, IAH (Photos courtesy of our Texas Smartphone Division)