They send me a great picture from Air Canada's photographer. (His pics are smeared all over my blog...thanks Brian!) I then rattle off a whole bunch of facts and trivia and then they make their selection. Actually, sometimes I find this more time consuming than my column. :) So below is the picture, my "two cents" worth and then the final product.
Heck, I included one picture. Maybe you can help me for June's captions?
(I am using the new editor program from this blog site. Finally I can drag/move pictures)
A319 engine spinning away...
My facts and trivia...
The Airbus 319’s engine produces 23,500 pounds of thrust
The entire “small bus” fleet flies with the CFM56 -built by Snecma of France and G.E Aviation in the U.S
The A319, A320 and A321 use the same engine but is adjusted for different power settings.
This Airbus 319 CFM56 engine is a high bypass ration turbofan.
This Airbus 319 high bypass fan spins with 36 blades.
The engine parameter that monitors the rotation speed of this A319 fan is “N1” and is depicted in a percentage.
This A319 turbofan high bypass fan engine utilizes 20 fuel nozzles and 2 igniters.
The CFM56 along with every jet engine in Air Canada’s fleet is leased.
Inside this high bi-pass fan temperatures are hovering around 650 C
Fuel consumption for this A319 engine is about 1250 kg/h at cruise altitude.
A jet engine’s large fan blade will windmill when a brisk wind blows through it.
Every five seconds an aircraft powered by the CFM engine takes off.
The cone of this A319 engine utilizes a white painted spiral to depict rotation.
The final product. If you can't read the line it says....
Airbus A319 Thirty-six blades spin on the turbofan engine of an A319, producing some 23, 500 pounds of thrust.
Okay you give it a go!
It's a B767 (Actually, I just noticed the photographer's shadow...oops)
Okay, I'll start. This B767-300 series carries 211 passengers, 24 in business class and 187 in economy. Source www.aircanada.com
Okay. Here's another one. When Captain Doug finally is awarded this airplane, he will use the call sign, "Air Canada heavy" and his wallet will be thicker. :-)) (really happy smiley)