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    Senior Member Speedbagel_001's Avatar
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    Photos of aircraft ferrying spare engines

    I thought this would be an interesting topic. Although Iíve never seen aircraft configured for this mission in person, Iíve heard that ferrying a spare engine under-wing has been done for many years.


    So I googled the subject and found a thread on airliners.net that has some info and photos. Really cool stuff!

    http://www.airliners.net/aviation-fo...d.main/200315/


    Has anyone got any photos of aircraft in the NYC area that were ferrying engines?
    What kind of restrictions do those aircraft have when flying here?

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    When I use to work at JFK airport many many moon's ago, I did see 747's ferrying a engine under the wing.
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    I have always found the ability of older airplanes to do this facinating from the science side of it. I wonder what kind of performance penalties are incurred as a result if ferrying an engine. I know they stick a doughnut lock on the engine to prevent windmilling and additional drag. I know for a fact we have at least two 747 pilots that are regulars on the forum. One of which I know flies the classic. Maybe they would have some information buried deep into their heads on this.
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