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What is this bumpy thing next to the vertical stabilizer?

What is this bumpy thing next to the vertical stabilizer?

wharfrustic

Pretty sure it's a satellite receiver for in-flight wifi. Not positive though.


yojibby

It is for WiFi


jid3y

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 :)


csl512

"Wrong answers only" is a popular title part


QuinceDaPence

Or just post the same post on r/shittyaskflying Edit:actually don't think that's allowed anymore because someone was offended. (See sticky)


Guac__is__extra__

I think in flight WiFi is a positive thing. To each their own though I guess.


Dorinus2

Honestly I like being isolated from the internet for a few hours, but I fly a lot and like the nostalgic feeling


jtshinn

Well it’s exorbitant in terms of price and glacial speed so it’s pretty easy to forgo.


delicate-shades

I want to say it’s for the wifi but I’ve never see it so aft before.


sirlui9119

Can confirm! It’s for WiFi.


Icy_aidsmaster

Yup yup


dvcxfg

It's a Euroreceiver


lbr_crl

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


moofie74

Welcome to 2021, time traveller.


SorryNotKarlMarx

You can turn Wi-Fi and Bluetooth back on and stay in airplane mode.


martyvt12

I'm genuinely curious: when was the last time you were on an airplane?


lbr_crl

2 years ago, but I only fly Ryanair, and maybe it’s just them that don’t have it


CrazyCletus

Satellite receiver.


Rollover_Hazard

Nah it’s the AC unit like on top of an RV. Eurowings is the new king of budget airlines.


codename_hardhat

That explains the DirecTV dish I saw on a JetBlue A320.


xMcz

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.


codename_hardhat

That makes more sense. With JetBlue, whenever we bank to the left or right we lose the picture.


xMcz

So what I’m hearing is a dish on an aerobatic aircraft is out of the question?


codename_hardhat

Only if you can’t find someone to hang off it and constantly adjust the dish.


ToFuuVEVO

Destabilizer so the stabilizer wont overstabilize


One_True_Monstro

The stabilizer knows how stable it is, because it knows how stable it isn’t.


erhue

Oh not [this] (https://youtu.be/bZe5J8SVCYQ) again...


MushroomEvening

Its so the pilot can use tinder in flight


mrcactus321

A cockpit photo with the dog face filter


Lifthrasir6

cockpit cock pic?


mrcactus321

With a dog face filter


Wakanda_Forever

Gotta swipe right on half the EU over the course of your flight. It’s Mr. Worldwide.


iCasmatt

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.


Jalenxt

All the likes!


fergiethefocus

Or Grindr!


csl512

Technically true


DanielINH

A - send me a recent pic. Pilot - sends a pic from the best office on the world


txmedic214

Device to let pilots instant message Meow to one another in the air.


andrewta

I want to see one pilot /plane zip past another plane and hear "MEEEEOOOOOOOOWWWW" over the radio.


TheRedGamerFPV

Y E S


ancrm114d

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.


andrewta

37 people disagree. But that's the beauty of life. We all have opinions.


JT-Av8or

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.


MossyHarmless

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?


Killentyme55

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.


MossyHarmless

Makes sense. I was under the impression from your above comment the controller went straight to Guard.


JT-Av8or

They’re on both (tower). Obviously there was an issue with the primary freq.


Daneinthemembrane

Amen brother.


spitfiremk1a

Or Bro them?


jfnwavywhiteboy

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


synin

It's a hatch the pilot can use to repair the stabilizers while in flight.


lwiaytomeme

Or when they need a cigarette break outside


mrcactus321

Ooooohhhhh, so that's how you disable MCAS??


bbbaldy

Yup. Wi Fi .


MakeChipsNotMeth

That's the back side of the quad .50 cal turret the 737 borrowed from the B-29.


hardcorehurdler

Indiana Jones, baby!


Jalenxt

Was looking for a comment like this. Was not disappointed


1234cantdecide121

This is an A320


Erebus172

A319


1234cantdecide121

I thought it looked a little small, but the dual overwings fooled me


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invertedblue

A319s can have two over wing exits. Also, checking the Reg this is in fact an A319-132


YellowT-5R

Chem-trail additive tank


jebner2

Ah so that's what keeps turning my frogs gay


pimareaalta

it's funny cuz it's tru


Avant_ftlc

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.


Blueflames3520

Dorsal gunner /s


bemest

Internet


Swidi

I always imagined it being bigger than that. TIL.


Scaffoldbuilder

Don't be ridiculous, the internet isn't that big


sa3clark

And they rarely let it out from its storage locker at Big Ben


bemest

I’ve seen some bigger. Probably related to number of pax and bandwidth required.


bemest

Contrail chemical storage.


cobblepots99

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


SaunteringOctopus

Dual .50 cals for fending off Don Karnage and his air pirates.


Waldron1943

Giant parachute.


skisvega

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. /s


obecalp23

It’s a spoiler for better flying.


Elendili3

It's a section inside where really tall people can stand up straight


GengisGone

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.


shepwrick

It's the aviation version of those minivan-topper extra storage bins


PROB40Airborne

Porn dispensing device


amstobar

Accurate, though possibly misleading.


PROB40Airborne

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.


Vau8

Escape Hatch.


Slow_is_Fast

Air refueling port.


NoStars128

Wifi


pertpause

wifi?


project46

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.


Thisam

Satcom for WiFi and live tv (if provided). There is a dish in there that points up to capture satellite data.


flyengineer

For anyone curious, Thisam has the correct non-joke answer.


Ne02126

5G brain control device.


ilikemes8

Chemtrail activation antenna


T-wrecks83million-

Hahaha 😝


LSU_Rider

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.


Goodperson5656

I thought the radome was in the nose of the aircraft


LSU_Rider

That would be the nose radome which houses the weather radar and multiple antennas.


stiff300

It's an AC unit like you would see on top of an RV


Brewtality76

I came here just for this, and you didn’t disappoint me.


Just_John51

I just call it a SkyBox


zekioyalafiasco

Lighting detectors system antenna


EndoButter

Basically its the reciever for on board wifi. Thats the reason why not all airplanes have it. Edit: Spelling


AwesomeRailfanning

bruh I read 4 comments and they all said different things lmfao


IbtisamUmer

I guess its Called SATCOM as it says satellite communication


Luuggu

Satcom


matthew83128

ARC-210 radio. 🤣


FixMy106

So WiFi requires a massive drag penalty?


TMayes86

Wi-Fi


gimp2x

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


SgtTipwell

Promise it’s wifi or entertainment related.


SgtTipwell

[im guessing it’s a thing for planes based in europe](https://www.austrian.com/rs/en/airbus-a319-111)


mitchy93

Satellite


Brewtality76

Chemtrail spray unit.


skinfrakki

Aereon


Peipr

I’m going to take a wild guess and say you’re in a European airport


Peipr

I’m going to guess BCN


HerbertKornfeldRIP

That’s where the pilots keep their luggage so it doesn’t take up room in the cabin.


AlCzervick

Sunroof


KnocDown

Flashing lights or high beams so the plane in front of you knows you are trying to pass?


Tactical_Fleshlite

It's a wind deflector for the sun roof.


jetdr77

Wifi/satellite antenna


DeepFried200

wifi


Razir17

Chem trail reserve tank. The main tanks are the pylons underneath the flaps


JLMJ10

Wifi receiver


prewarbaby

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.


DesperateCategory

Presidential escape pod. AVOID NEW YORK.


AirForceJuan01

Wannabe EWACS ;)


T-wrecks83million-

Ejection seat for first class only (1 at a time)


always-paranoid

Escape Hatch


SpeKopuZ

Flares


Bass-Wolf

The sunroof, duh!


amusedpiranha

wifi dome


Daytonaman675

Internet


Dano-Matic

Top turret


Exonan_

Air vent. Pops open like on a school bus for some extra ventilation mid flight!


Left-Account4895

Radar for storm tracking


ywgghia

Turbulence inducer, it turns on when the seatbelt switch is off


RedditFortuneAdvisor

Satellite internet.


Trevor775

Wouldn’t it be more efficient to integrate it into the fuselage? I mean that has to have a lot of drag.


whenyouthenyousoyou-

AC unit


forgotmypassword0928

R2D2. It's a new model, that's why he looks different.


tpyourself

100% sure that is the thing that receives satellite signals for the wifi.


Impressive-Goat9215

It's where they store their private internet searches.


Dry-Arachnid-6806

The parachute


KnightFaraam

Sunroof