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Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 4:40pm On Jan 10, 2016
If you are an aviation enthusiast or regular traveller, you would think that the picture below is photoshopped because the Boeing 747 usually has four engines.

How however this particular one has five engines because Qantas airline had to send a spare 747 engine to Johannesburg from Syndey to fix on one of their 747's in Johannesburg.

It's truly an amazing feat.

http://www.flightradar24.com/blog/how-qantas-ferried-an-engine-on-the-wing-of-a-747/

Cc @ lalasticlala

Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by INFINITY52(m): 4:45pm On Jan 10, 2016
Not possible
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 5:57pm On Jan 10, 2016
INFINITY52:
Not possible

Not sure you read the link.

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by kingreign(m): 7:27pm On Jan 10, 2016
Boeing777pilot:
If you are an aviation enthusiast or regular traveller, you would think that the picture below is photoshopped because the Boeing 747 usually has four engines.

How however this particular one has five engines because Qantas airline had to send a spare 747 engine to Johannesburg from Syndey to fix on one of their 747's in Johannesburg.

It's truly an amazing feat.

http://www.flightradar24.com/blog/how-qantas-ferried-an-engine-on-the-wing-of-a-747/

Cc @ lalasticlala





Not sure that won't affect the balance and characteristics of the plane, however, the pilot's experience will to be put to test.

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 7:37pm On Jan 10, 2016
That's obviously a photoshop, the spare engine could have been flown in a cargo plane instead of that risky adventure of five engines.
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 8:36pm On Jan 10, 2016
SimonPeters2020:
That's obviously a photoshop, the spare engine could have been flown in a cargo plane instead of that risky adventure of five engines.

I'm a pilot and I can categorically tell you it's real.
Read the link, the source is a reputable source in all things aviation

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 8:50pm On Jan 10, 2016
Boeing777pilot:


I'm a pilot and I can categorically tell you it's real.
Read the link, the source is a reputable source in all things aviation
Wow in that case, that's great but I wouldn't want to be in that plane grin grin
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 8:52pm On Jan 10, 2016
SimonPeters2020:
Wow in that case, that's great but I wouldn't want to be in that plane grin grin
grin the effect was that the flight was slower and had to stop for refueling which is a bit unusual for a 747
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 8:56pm On Jan 10, 2016
Boeing777pilot:

grin the effect was that the flight was slower and had to stop for refueling which is a bit unusual for a 747
Oh, I see....So it didn't threaten the safety of the aircraft?
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by alex406(m): 9:15pm On Jan 10, 2016
Nothing is impossible when it comes to Boeing the world leading aircraft.

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 9:52pm On Jan 10, 2016
SimonPeters2020:
Oh, I see....So it didn't threaten the safety of the aircraft?

Nope

The aircraft was designed to actually transport an extra engine if the need arises.
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Lexusgs430: 4:35am On Jan 11, 2016
I hope the passengers got a discount on their tickets ?

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 3:51pm On Jan 29, 2016
Wow
Five engines doesn't look good on a 747 though

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 4:53pm On Jan 29, 2016
If this is true then the pilot must be on top of his game

The major problem would taking off and landing

"This land is not for sale"

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 5:19pm On Jan 29, 2016
brandymcmb:
If this is true then the pilot must be on top of his game

The major problem would taking off and landing

"This land is not for sale"

Not really, several modifications were made e.g less fuel necessitating a stop over for refuelling, less baggage and slower flight speed.
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 10:43pm On Jan 29, 2016
hope the balance wasn't tilted during flight

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 11:09pm On Jan 29, 2016
Boeing777pilot:


Not really, several modifications were made e.g less fuel necessitating a stop over for refuelling, less baggage and slower flight speed.

Hmmmm a lot of technicalities involved, only a pilot with thousands of hours of flight would be given such plane to fly
Cos one of those engines cost about $25m

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 2:53am On Feb 01, 2016
Boeing777pilot:


Not really, several modifications were made e.g less fuel necessitating a stop over for refuelling, less baggage and slower flight speed.
please, is it advisable for someone to start flight training at age 28 and thereafter gain employment with any airline in Nigeria? Thanks.
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 1:31pm On Feb 02, 2016
20132014:
please, is it advisable for someone to start flight training at age 28 and thereafter gain employment with any airline in Nigeria? Thanks.

Yes it possible.
Usually two years for the training
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by CaptainRahl(m): 7:17pm On Feb 02, 2016
So long as d CG doesn't exceed d fore and aft limits and d extra engine doesn't affect d MTOW, d aircraft should be able to take off and land. However, d extra engine implies more thrust and higher burnt off fuel

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 7:37pm On Feb 03, 2016
CaptainRahl:
So long as d CG doesn't exceed d fore and aft limits and d extra engine doesn't affect d MTOW, d aircraft should be able to take off and land. However, d extra engine implies more thrust and higher burnt off fuel

Skipper very few can understand this oh.

Let me break it down

The Center of Gravity (CG) has to be balanced in layman terms, and the extra engine doesn't affect the Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) the aircraft should be able to land and take off.

However the extra engine requires that the aircraft would need more power to fly and as a result burn more fuel.

grin

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by CaptainRahl(m): 7:40pm On Feb 03, 2016
Boeing777pilot:


Skipper very few can understand this oh.

Let me break it down

The Center of Gravity (CG) has to be balanced in layman terms, and the extra engine doesn't affect the Maximum Take Off Weight (MTOW) the aircraft should be able to land and take off.

However the extra engine requires that the aircraft would need more power to fly and as a result burn more fuel.

grin
thanks 4d breakdown boss!

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 8:03pm On Feb 03, 2016
WinningSun:
hope the balance wasn't tilted during flight

No sir, the loading of luggage and some other calculations would ensure its balanced.
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 8:04pm On Feb 03, 2016
CaptainRahl:
thanks 4d breakdown boss!

My pleasure Skipper.
You have control. grin
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by CaptainRahl(m): 8:57pm On Feb 03, 2016
Boeing777pilot:


My pleasure Skipper.
You have control. grin
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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by CaptainRahl(m): 8:58pm On Feb 03, 2016
Boeing777pilot:

My pleasure Skipper. You have control. grin
...may u never experience MAY DAY while u cruise d skies. Loyalty sire! Over and out!!

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by gamechanger1: 8:06pm On Mar 18, 2016
Hey, ill be following u guys. I'm a telecommunications engineer but I've a burning passion for all things aviation. Glad to meet you guys
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Boeing777pilot: 9:20pm On Mar 18, 2016
gamechanger1:
Hey, ill be following u guys. I'm a telecommunications engineer but I've a burning passion for all things aviation. Glad to meet you guys

You are most welcome sir.
We hope to keep fuelling your burning passion.

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by sobastical: 10:10am On Mar 19, 2016
Boeing777pilot:

You are most welcome sir. We hope to keep fuelling your burning passion.
Would love to join the bandwagon too sir
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by sobastical: 10:10am On Mar 19, 2016
Boeing777pilot:

You are most welcome sir. We hope to keep fuelling your burning passion.
Would love to join the bandwagon too sir
Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by Nobody: 1:26am On Mar 20, 2016
knowledge is indeed power... I really love this profession.

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Re: Boeing 747 With Five Engines by cutelover19(m): 1:27pm On May 21, 2016
Dear Boeing777pilot,
I'm a final year student of Telecomms engineering, I'm 22 years old and I'm from I'mo state. I've always had the aviation big as far back as I can remember but for lack of funds, I've not been able to get the training.
my family can only raise about 4million for my training which is not likely enough. please could you suggest ways, airlines, or people that could help me with a scholarship or connections for cheaper training. thanks, keep the good work going

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