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mailman77327
10-23-2006, 07:19 PM
Heres a couple of pictures from WOH airshow of the C-17 Globemaster. It had rained earlier that day and while the C-17 Backtaxied the engines picked up the water in the form of little tornados...It WAS VERY COOL!!
These pictures were taken from a ways back and it was more impressive the closer you got.
chris

AirDOGGe
10-23-2006, 07:32 PM
I've never heard nor seem anything like that before. Thanks for sharing the photos.
:thumbsup:

RRMERLIN7
10-23-2006, 08:03 PM
It was doing that saturday too but again no camera :mad: :mad: but when it started to back up we got all wet because it had just quit raining .. it was AWESOME

King
10-23-2006, 08:41 PM
Gives you an idea of how much "stuff" it can pick up off the ground. FOD walks are very important.

We were performing inlet distortion testing on a new inlet several years ago on a very humid/wet day and we got the same "tornado" coming off of the wing into the inlet. I have some videos somewhere of this occurance............pretty cool looking.

ignomini
10-24-2006, 10:17 AM
Very cool shots. Thanks for posting them.

jarrodeu
10-24-2006, 11:42 AM
Wow, that is very cool. Now where's that fire hose?

Jarrod

Curt
10-24-2006, 07:32 PM
Looks like its taking a leak :D :D :D :D :D :D :D :thumbsup:

MRussell
10-25-2006, 05:29 AM
Seems to do it only when the engine's in reverse?

440_Magnum
10-25-2006, 09:46 AM
Heres a couple of pictures from WOH airshow of the C-17 Globemaster. It had rained earlier that day and while the C-17 Backtaxied the engines picked up the water in the form of little tornados...It WAS VERY COOL!!
These pictures were taken from a ways back and it was more impressive the closer you got.
chris


I've seen a smaller version of that vortex outside the window of every 737 I've been in on a humid day (and quite a few 757s as well)... but with the engine that far above the tarmac, its REALLY impressive!!