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So the whole plane is jacked up from those two points? Pretty awesome.
Three. Nose and both wings.
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747, Queen of the skies!
I would say King. Their safety record is unbelievable. Saw a documentary on its life.
Never noticed it had two sets of main gear.
....and, is that an airplane hangar or an operating room?
Most commercial & Fixed Based Operator’s (FBO’s) hangars are spotless. I spend a lot of downtime mopping the floor in ours. It looks good and it’s a lot safer. You can find things when they’re dropped and they don’t end up in bad places...like tires. Impression & perception are important. If you have raggedy azz looking airplanes, equipment & facilities, it doesn’t matter how good you are, you’re perceived as a raggedy azz outfit.
Airbus 340-800. The outboard main gear aren’t pitched nose up like a 747’s. There’s nothing more boring than a gear swing. Gear up, gear down, gear up, gear down....... The upside to this size airframe is the jacks are all powered by a pump unit. The size I wrench on are manual. It’s not bad when there’s a guy working each jack...but alone? Pumppumppump...move to the next...pumppumppump...move...takes a long time.