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Jet engine service and testing facility

Although you would not live to tell the tale if you remained in this sound proof chamber, the control room for firing up is through the door at the top of the gantry. The air intake on the outside of the building is protected by nets to prevent passing birds from being sucked in.

comments (6)

  • don
  • United States
  • 8 Jun 2010, 01:51
An impressive lab setting for this shot. A fine opportunity for you to get this shot. Wonderful color.
John Prior: Thanks Don, shot about twelve years ago when working on Air Products Inc. speciality welding gases account.
One can almost imagine the noise in this test facility with one of these engines at full blast.
John Prior: Thanks Brian, Yes very. Also every nut and bolt in the chamber was also wired to prevent the possibility of anything coming loose.
I know nothing about engines, but its big and the sound must be deafening smile
John Prior: Thanks Linda, Yes this was big, the engineer at the top of the steps could stand in the fan housing when he was servicing it in the workshop.
  • jojo l'abricot
  • france
  • 8 Jun 2010, 19:38
when it works, it blows my house!!!
  • Otto K.
  • United States
  • 8 Jun 2010, 23:16
very cool. I like having the people in there for perspective.
  • JJ
  • United States
  • 9 Jun 2010, 18:18
WOWO the size of this test lab is amazing,

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