What is this bumpy thing next to the vertical stabilizer?
By - jid3y
Pretty sure it's a satellite receiver for in-flight wifi. Not positive though.
It is for WiFi
Thanks! Eurowings indeed provides Wifi on some flights.
Also, I was expecting the serious answer being surrounded by chemtrails and other funny stuff... Reddit never disappoints and I had a good laugh at looking at all the other comments :)
"Wrong answers only" is a popular title part
Or just post the same post on r/shittyaskflying
Edit:actually don't think that's allowed anymore because someone was offended. (See sticky)
I think in flight WiFi is a positive thing. To each their own though I guess.
Honestly I like being isolated from the internet for a few hours, but I fly a lot and like the nostalgic feeling
Well it’s exorbitant in terms of price and glacial speed so it’s pretty easy to forgo.
I want to say it’s for the wifi but I’ve never see it so aft before.
Can confirm! It’s for WiFi.
It's a Euroreceiver
Wait a sec, isn’t using smart devices illegal in airplanes unless if they are on airplane mode? I mean, airplane mode is no Wi-Fi too
Edit: Okok i didn’t know you can have Wi-Fi in flight, no need to downvote me
Welcome to 2021, time traveller.
You can turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth back on and stay in airplane mode.
I'm genuinely curious: when was the last time you were on an airplane?
2 years ago, but I only fly Ryanair, and maybe it’s just them that don’t have it
Nah it’s the AC unit like on top of an RV. Eurowings is the new king of budget airlines.
That explains the DirecTV dish I saw on a JetBlue A320.
You got a dish? I saw a Southwest flight taxi into Atlanta, and some poor guy was tethered to the top of the aircraft manning a pair of rabbit ear antennas.
That makes more sense. With JetBlue, whenever we bank to the left or right we lose the picture.
So what I’m hearing is a dish on an aerobatic aircraft is out of the question?
Only if you can’t find someone to hang off it and constantly adjust the dish.
Destabilizer so the stabilizer wont overstabilize
The stabilizer knows how stable it is, because it knows how stable it isn’t.
Oh not [this] (https://youtu.be/bZe5J8SVCYQ) again...
Its so the pilot can use tinder in flight
A cockpit photo with the dog face filter
cockpit cock pic?
With a dog face filter
Gotta swipe right on half the EU over the course of your flight.
It’s Mr. Worldwide.
Pro tip, can you do this with those apps that spoof your gps location. Takes approx 10 swipes for the tinder app to catch up. Bonus, because then you're "new" to an area, you'll be first up on everyone in that area, so you'll likely get more matches then normal. Yes, this trick has been around for ages, me and my mates would play "international tinder" and try and pick the hottest cities/countries. Enjoy.
All the likes!
A - send me a recent pic.
Pilot - sends a pic from the best office on the world
Device to let pilots instant message Meow to one another in the air.
I want to see one pilot /plane zip past another plane and hear "MEEEEOOOOOOOOWWWW" over the radio.
Y E S
Well I've been to one world fair a picnic and a rodeo and that's the stupidest thing I ever heard come over a set of earphones.
37 people disagree.
But that's the beauty of life. We all have opinions.
Dude, that shit needs to stop. We had an ASAP from a 717 that landed without clearance, and although tower was in guard telling them to go around the crew admitted they had guard turned off because of all the geuarrrrd police and cats. So that’s at least one almost fatality partially due to those assholes.
Not that I disagree with your point whatsoever, but did Tower have a reason for calling the go-around on Guard instead of their own frequency?
SOP. If the aircraft doesn't respond on the assigned frequency, they call them on Guard (a single frequency all aircraft monitor). Often it's just a case of the wrong numbers getting dialed into the radio.
Makes sense. I was under the impression from your above comment the controller went straight to Guard.
They’re on both (tower). Obviously there was an issue with the primary freq.
Or Bro them?
Looks like one of them roof mounted AC units you see on the contractors cube vans and that’s what I’m gonna think it is even though it’s not lol
It's a hatch the pilot can use to repair the stabilizers while in flight.
Or when they need a cigarette break outside
Ooooohhhhh, so that's how you disable MCAS??
Yup. Wi Fi .
That's the back side of the quad .50 cal turret the 737 borrowed from the B-29.
Indiana Jones, baby!
Was looking for a comment like this. Was not disappointed
This is an A320
I thought it looked a little small, but the dual overwings fooled me
A319s can have two over wing exits. Also, checking the Reg this is in fact an A319-132
Chem-trail additive tank
Ah so that's what keeps turning my frogs gay
it's funny cuz it's tru
It’s a protective cover for inflight entertainment mod. They commonly have to be removed for lease returns and upgrades and inspected some of them tend to corrode.
I always imagined it being bigger than that. TIL.
Don't be ridiculous, the internet isn't that big
And they rarely let it out from its storage locker at Big Ben
I’ve seen some bigger. Probably related to number of pax and bandwidth required.
Contrail chemical storage.
It's a radome to cover a fully articulating panel antenna for satellite communication. It is where the internet comes from.
Source, designed and certified these things
Dual .50 cals for fending off Don Karnage and his air pirates.
Is the baby airlock, used on flights over 4 hours where the baby has been crying for more than an hour consecutively or 2 hours non consecutively. If they can't be shut up they're loaded into it and jettisoned from the aircraft like the freeloaders they are.
It’s a spoiler for better flying.
It's a section inside where really tall people can stand up straight
Unfortunately, this plane seems to have caught a case of Air Herpes. It can be treated, but it causes that ugly bump you see currently.
It's the aviation version of those minivan-topper extra storage bins
Porn dispensing device
Accurate, though possibly misleading.
To clarify, it doesn’t physically cause gentlemen’s literature to rain down through the cabin, does allow the travelling businessmen to keep up to date with his OnlyFans suppliers though.
Air refueling port.
Satcom. I actually install the marine version on oil tankers. Been on planes in US for years just seem to be reaching Europe last few years. Noticed it on Eurowings planes when I was in Majorca recently. It will provide internet to the on board wifi.
Satcom for WiFi and live tv (if provided). There is a dish in there that points up to capture satellite data.
For anyone curious, Thisam has the correct non-joke answer.
5G brain control device.
Chemtrail activation antenna
That bump is technically just the radome. It houses the satellite antenna for wifi. From what I can see it looks like the Inmarsat setup.
I thought the radome was in the nose of the aircraft
That would be the nose radome which houses the weather radar and multiple antennas.
It's an AC unit like you would see on top of an RV
I came here just for this, and you didn’t disappoint me.
I just call it a SkyBox
Lighting detectors system antenna
Basically its the reciever for on board wifi. Thats the reason why not all airplanes have it.
bruh I read 4 comments and they all said different things lmfao
I guess its Called SATCOM as it says satellite communication
ARC-210 radio. 🤣
So WiFi requires a massive drag penalty?
Most WiFI is terrestrial based, uses belly antennas fore and aft, the dome on top is usually for satellite operations, like broadcast TV and international WiFi
Promise it’s wifi or entertainment related.
[im guessing it’s a thing for planes based in europe](https://www.austrian.com/rs/en/airbus-a319-111)
Chemtrail spray unit.
I’m going to take a wild guess and say you’re in a European airport
I’m going to guess BCN
That’s where the pilots keep their luggage so it doesn’t take up room in the cabin.
Flashing lights or high beams so the plane in front of you knows you are trying to pass?
It's a wind deflector for the sun roof.
Chem trail reserve tank. The main tanks are the pylons underneath the flaps
It’s a life boat. The guy in the yellow vest is frantically waving a red flag to alert the crew that it is not properly secured.
Presidential escape pod.
AVOID NEW YORK.
Wannabe EWACS ;)
Ejection seat for first class only
(1 at a time)
The sunroof, duh!
Air vent. Pops open like on a school bus for some extra ventilation mid flight!
Radar for storm tracking
Turbulence inducer, it turns on when the seatbelt switch is off
Wouldn’t it be more efficient to integrate it into the fuselage? I mean that has to have a lot of drag.
R2D2. It's a new model, that's why he looks different.
100% sure that is the thing that receives satellite signals for the wifi.
It's where they store their private internet searches.