Warming Up The Engines

A great day, great crowds, great flying weather.

Sorry East Coasters buried in sub-zero temps and mountains of snow, but it was 88°F and clear as a bell here today.

To start the day, “Fifi” has to warm up those four monsterously huge engines. If you have good speakers and turn it up loud enough to feel the sound beating on your chest like a hammer, you’ll have the tiniest bit of an idea of what it’s like to stand there twenty feet in front of them.

And that’s at idle. When they run up to takeoff power, they REALLY get loud!

(Late note after actually watching the video on a big screen – it’s an artifact of the video that makes the propellers look like they’re barely spinning. They’re actually moving at several thousand RPM.)

 

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