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    KBDL 5-2-2012 Pratt & Whitney 747SP!!!

    So, yesterday while I was on a working visit to Pratt and Whitney I was informed that there would be a 747 flyby of their East Hartford and Middletown campuses. I had not realized that it was a 747SP until my contact showed me an email with the flyby details. After being shown this I was definitely glad that I was scheduled to go back to their facility today as well. I had every intention to catch the flyby from the parking lot of the East Hartford campus, but when i saw that the clouds had not moved out, and knowing that this bird had arrived at BDL the night before, I headed up to the airport to catch the departure. The fact that I was getting to see and photograph my first 747SP was enough of a treat, but when I got to watch it from next to the runway, that totally made my day. Who'd have thought that I would see the 747 SCA aircraft with the shuttle attached on Friday and then not even a week later get to see the Pratt engine testbed 747SP?? What a week!!!

    I only wished that the light had been better. But I can't complain too much after getting to see this bird. Enjoy







    Some other shots from next to the runway while waiting for the departure.







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    Sick!

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    That is one crazy 747SP
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    unfreaking real man...catch of the year!
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    Right place, right time. You better be hanging near me at Air Show!

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    Niiiice ... Awesome catch and shots pal !!!
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    Holy sh*t dude are you kidding me??? That's freakin awesome! Congrats Steve

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    Oh my effin God, Steve... I had no idea that thing even existed... you lucky bastard... makes getting F1 and DreamLifter seem silly

    I'd love to see a pic of that engine sticking out the side like that... wow.
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    The test engine pod is pretty unusual. It reminds me of that cars.com commercial with the guy with the singing second head.

    Nice shots!

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    Quote Originally Posted by gonzalu View Post
    Oh my effin God, Steve... I had no idea that thing even existed... you lucky bastard... makes getting F1 and DreamLifter seem silly
    Apparently Pratt has two of them :)
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    Amazing catch. Perhaps the visit of the year for KBDL.
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    for anyone who may desire to make a wisecrack at this baby being ugly because of the extra engine (cough...kenny....cough)....

    Have you ever seen a grown man naked?

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    This sucker is really rare... I can;t find any pictures of the engine test pod...


    Pratt & Whitney 747SP C-GTFF with a motor mounted on it's additinal wing for testing by PhotoGennie, on Flickr
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    Quote Originally Posted by threeholerglory View Post
    for anyone who may desire to make a wisecrack at this baby being ugly because of the extra engine (cough...kenny....cough)....

    Kenny would not wisecrack about the beloved 747. Now, if this were an A380.....

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