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Jamie4590 Guest

Top Gear is a motoring show in the UK and I've noticed in the last few weeks that during the races that take place on the same race track every week there is a 747 parked in the background in the same place each time. It seems to be surrounded by trees and looks out of place. Last Sunday as well as the 747 in its usual place there was also a fighter jet parked in the background. I'm not sure what airfield it is but its intersting to see them.

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GoodisonBlue First Officer

Have you seen this video from top Gear

Remind me not to drive my Mondeo on a runway Smile

Jamie4590 Guest

Laughing Laughing Thats hilarious. It reminds me of the film Pushing Tin. Someone has commented what a pointless test. I think that sums up every Top Gear test they have ever done. Laughing

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GoodisonBlue First Officer

Jamie4590 wrote:

Laughing Laughing Thats hilarious. It reminds me of the film Pushing Tin. Someone has commented what a pointless test. I think that sums up every Top Gear test they have ever done. Laughing

That's what makes it so watchable Smile

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lenin Captain

The airfield is newr where I live, I don't think the 747 is used. the airfield is in Guildofrd but i can' remember its name

dme43 Guest

yeah! ive always wanted to know what that white 747 is doing there...anyone got a clue?

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I'm pretty sure it's a disused BA 747 that is used in may experiments by Top Gear, like the one where they blow the cars away, and where the VW Touareg TOWS a 747... Best moment in History!

Jamie4590 Guest

The 747 being towed was featured in yesterdays episode so that explains it! I'm not 100% sure but I think all the stunts/experiements are performed in a few days prior to the series being aired so although it appears the 747 is there for weeks on end it will have probably just been over a weekend. I've not seen the fighter jet in this series yet that I could see in the background last week so maybe thats in the last episode next Sunday.

Jeremy Clarkeson is a bit of a k*** and I didn't like the way the cows carcass was treated a few weeks ago even if it was dead (definately Clarkson's idea) but Top Gear rocks!

b00le Guest

The latest Top Gear had a tractor towing that white 747 - but what is it exactly? It has two engines on each side mounted on the same pylon, and what appear to be tanks mounted where the outer engines would be. The engines also have very fancy (noise-reducing?) nozzles. I'm guessing the aircraft is some kind of test bed, or perhaps a tanker. Does anybody know?

stubbly 172 Guest

I noticed the twin engines on the inner pylons she must be an engine test bed
anyone know any more ?

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mustangpilot First Officer

lenin wrote:

The airfield is newr where I live, I don't think the 747 is used. the airfield is in Guildofrd but i can' remember its name

The site is Dunsfold. It's available for download here (bottom one) http://www.simviation.com/fs2004scenery101.htm

The 747 was used for the new 007 Bond film Casino Royale which is why the engines look odd...apparently! Then on 5th gear (another driving programme using ex top gear presenters (except Tom)), Tom Ford towed it with a "standard" VW toerag - standard apart from 4 tons (!) of ballast to get some traction.

They are holding a Wings and Wheels show there in the summer. May go to it as i don't live that far away from it.

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