Jet Engine Test
Testing the Jet Cat Engines for a model train. Yes. Jet Train.
Testing a Starfighter Engine
Our GE J79-19 turbojet, out of an Italian air force Starfighter, being put through its paces, and burning several hundred gallons of sweet Jet-A in the process. My rear-engine camera was blown down the field, rescued and put on intake monitoring duty. It still couldn't keep still. I held my main camera, standing as close as I dared to the afterburner nozzle, and my knees actually buckled a bit every time it lit off. This engine makes some smoke because it has standard combustors (see my combustor videos), and passed the test with ease. It ran like a Swiss watch, er... like an Italian turbojet !
GE-F110-100C break in run on test stand at Misawa AB, JP in one of the only two Mitsubishi Hush Houses ever made.
Airbus A320 Cold start -28C
CFM-56 on this A320 starting up on a cold January day (-28C).