Mustang Air to Air: The Sequel
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Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9620
Country: United States

cbrandt wrote:
Now I'm in MD on natural gas with a 8K emergency generator hooked to Natural Gas sitting outside ready to pop off in 15 seconds - and we haven't lost electricity all year ..... lol


Count thy blessings. Our local utility (FPL) had some terrible wiring done right outside our house, and in the 30 or so months we've lived here, we've probably spent a full five to six weeks running only on generator power. Hopefully they've fixed it all by now... and I definitely know the thing works.

Sorry, no TOPP from me tonight... already in bed, swyping on my phone with only one eye open. Today has ended for me already. I'll be back tomorrow.



KZinnack
Registered: Mar 16, 2010
Total Posts: 146
Country: United States

cbrandt wrote:
Winter .. I'm originally from ND ..

After the death of my father when I was 13, my uncle ( bachelor at the time ) moved my mom and us kids to The Farm as we weren't gonna run the streets of Rugby, ND ( population 2800 Anyway as we grew up, we had yearlings in the barn and a milk cow so we had our chores morning and night .. and when it was cold ...... like 20 below he'd stand at the kitchen window with a cup of coffee watching us walk down and back to the house from the barn - down the hill / city block.

Good ole days for sure !! We never thought a thing of it .. we had coveralls, snow mobile boots, leather mittens and hats with ear muffs !! Just another day and we'd shed our boots / outter clothes in the entry way and put on our school jackets and watch out another kitchen window thru the leafless shelterbelt so we could see that big yellow bus 3/4 of a mile away coming down the main county road towards our place.

We had a coal fired furnace .. I can't remember a time that we ever lost electricity though. Now I'm in MD on natural gas with a 8K emergency generator hooked to Natural Gas sitting outside ready to pop off in 15 seconds - and we haven't lost electricity all year ..... lol


edit .. we weren't allowed on the bus unless we were dressed for winter weather .. ( it's amazing how FAST and COLD a school bus gets when the heat goes off .. and I seem to remember each family had to have a sleeping bag in a bag that we kept behind the back seats ...


Nothing insures uninterrupted power from your utility like installation of an expensive standby generator! I was fortunate enough to spend 3 winters on the flightline at Grand Forks AFB. I got a whole new perspective on wind, cold, and wind chill. While I was there they passed a state law that required you to stop and assist a stranded motorist in the winter. During winter months we weren't allowed off base without your parka and a survival kit in your POV. The thing that surprised me the most was how fast we all adapted to the cold weather. When temps hit the 30's we'd be stripped down to t-shirts.....except the one guy from Guam. He wore his parka all the time except for the last week of July & the first week of August...



Razor17
Registered: Oct 08, 2012
Total Posts: 259
Country: United States

Glenn Watson wrote:
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Glenn



Glenn, congrats of the Mallard on Flight Aware this weeks popular photos of the week...

Lynn



Colin Giersberg
Registered: Jun 01, 2008
Total Posts: 1996
Country: United States

I worked with a guy several years ago from Detroit who just could not get warm down here in North Alabama. In cold weather, he looked about 50 pounds heavier than he really was. A lot of people that I have talked to from up north say that the cold weather down here is different from that up north. Seems odd if you ask me.



Glenn Watson
Registered: Nov 13, 2007
Total Posts: 2732
Country: United States

Thanks Lynn. Where are you based?



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 814
Country: United States

Jay: Someone on Jet Photos got the same Grocery plane" you had yesterday, guessing that airport is crawling with cameras



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 814
Country: United States

Life's a Beech



astrobrian
Registered: Sep 27, 2012
Total Posts: 814
Country: United States

Fish Tail



FlyingPhotog
Registered: May 09, 2008
Total Posts: 4220
Country: United States

astrobrian wrote:
Jay: Someone on Jet Photos got the same Grocery plane" you had yesterday, guessing that airport is crawling with cameras


Some days we have it pretty well covered. JetSuite is starting to get around out here in the west though.



Tim Ashton
Registered: Dec 27, 2006
Total Posts: 3044
Country: Australia

I only have one problem with poor old Mr Harrison

With a total of 95 acres, and all those horses; "why in the hell does he need an ATV?"

After all, it is only a little over 650 yards from one side to the other> What is wrong with walking??

Tim



Jan-Arie
Registered: Dec 24, 2005
Total Posts: 3367
Country: Netherlands

cbrandt wrote:

Leaked SI Swimsuit cover ......

HOLY ................. cow !

http://omg.yahoo.com/blogs/celeb-news/kate-upton-sheds-bikini-top-second-sports-illustrated-232730990.html


Well Ill buy that for a dollar well maybe two



Rodolfo Paiz
Registered: Jan 07, 2007
Total Posts: 9620
Country: United States

Did everyone here get through the blizzard easily? Do we have any power outages or other issues amongst us? Anybody need more #chili?



david russell
Registered: Jan 06, 2008
Total Posts: 737
Country: United States

Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Did everyone here get through the blizzard easily? Do we have any power outages or other issues amongst us? Anybody need more #chili?



Well, I got out of it....on United's last Denver flight that wasn't pre-canceled. We spent nearly two hours on the ground, de-iced twice and turned the airport once, but finally got in the air. I considered just staying, but I was on day 13 in a city that I really enjoy for the first three days that I'm there. With 30 days there since Christmas, it was time to get out.


Here's hoping that everyone who stayed is doing well.



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 372
Country: United States

Altitude is over-rated.

Erich



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1415
Country: Canada

Tim Ashton wrote:
I only have one problem with poor old Mr Harrison

With a total of 95 acres, and all those horses; "why in the hell does he need an ATV?"

After all, it is only a little over 650 yards from one side to the other> What is wrong with walking??

Tim


He's 68 and has health issues? lol

And to the blizzard pictures. Looks like a typical Tuesday up here...lol
Kidding of course, it's actually been above freezing here in Calgary for the last week and a bit, and we have almost no snow left.

Eastern Canada on the other hand is getting slammed by the same winter storm. Last night in Ontario it was -30 celsius (which, by the way, is just frickin cold no matter what way you measure it) and Winnipeg last week dipped below -40 for 3 nights in a row. They gathered up a bunch of managers from Calgary put them in the Sovereign and flew them out East to assist with keeping the trains moving...a train is basically a 7000' long air hose...so you can imagine how well they respond to -40.



msalvetti
Registered: Dec 20, 2003
Total Posts: 2745
Country: United States

Rodolfo Paiz wrote:
Did everyone here get through the blizzard easily? Do we have any power outages or other issues amongst us? Anybody need more #chili?


Thanks Rodolfo, we're good. Looks like we made it, even without the chili. Power went out for about 10 seconds last night, but that was it. Which is fortunate, since it's 20F and windy outside. Half the Miata is completely buried, the front is visible.

Some oceanfront communities on the South Shore are flooding now (it's high tide). And my relatives down there haven't had power since last night.

Will be going outside shortly to start clearing. We probably got 24-30 inches, but hard to tell because of the drifting. My neighbor has his Bobcat out, which makes our life a lot easier once he gets to my house. The street has been untouched since last night and probably has well over a foot on it. Not sure when the town will get around to plowing, although up here with a narrow street and no place to put the snow, they often send a front-end loader for storms like this.

Photos later today!

Mark



stevezzzz
Registered: Aug 01, 2010
Total Posts: 2981
Country: United States

Nice cockpit video of a Lufthansa A380 on the visual approach to 28R at SFO.

http://www.wimp.com/approachlanding/



Go4Long
Registered: Sep 04, 2005
Total Posts: 1415
Country: Canada

Cool video, I still think it's a hideous plane.



ELinder
Registered: Feb 14, 2010
Total Posts: 372
Country: United States

Great video. Loved the mixture of German and English within sentences. We do that a lot at my house, but not on purpose.

Erich



cbrandt
Registered: Aug 03, 2006
Total Posts: 1478
Country: United States

KZinnack wrote:
cbrandt wrote:
Winter .. I'm originally from ND ..

After the death of my father when I was 13, my uncle ( bachelor at the time ) moved my mom and us kids to The Farm as we weren't gonna run the streets of Rugby, ND ( population 2800 Anyway as we grew up, we had yearlings in the barn and a milk cow so we had our chores morning and night .. and when it was cold ...... like 20 below he'd stand at the kitchen window with a cup of coffee watching us walk down and back to the house from the barn - down the hill / city block.

Good ole days for sure !! We never thought a thing of it .. we had coveralls, snow mobile boots, leather mittens and hats with ear muffs !! Just another day and we'd shed our boots / outter clothes in the entry way and put on our school jackets and watch out another kitchen window thru the leafless shelterbelt so we could see that big yellow bus 3/4 of a mile away coming down the main county road towards our place.

We had a coal fired furnace .. I can't remember a time that we ever lost electricity though. Now I'm in MD on natural gas with a 8K emergency generator hooked to Natural Gas sitting outside ready to pop off in 15 seconds - and we haven't lost electricity all year ..... lol


edit .. we weren't allowed on the bus unless we were dressed for winter weather .. ( it's amazing how FAST and COLD a school bus gets when the heat goes off .. and I seem to remember each family had to have a sleeping bag in a bag that we kept behind the back seats ...


Nothing insures uninterrupted power from your utility like installation of an expensive standby generator! I was fortunate enough to spend 3 winters on the flightline at Grand Forks AFB. I got a whole new perspective on wind, cold, and wind chill. While I was there they passed a state law that required you to stop and assist a stranded motorist in the winter. During winter months we weren't allowed off base without your parka and a survival kit in your POV. The thing that surprised me the most was how fast we all adapted to the cold weather. When temps hit the 30's we'd be stripped down to t-shirts.....except the one guy from Guam. He wore his parka all the time except for the last week of July & the first week of August...



For sure .. wasn't a passing thought to spend the cash on this .. but I am happy I have it whether I use it or not ! A friend / Master Electrician at work sells - installs them so the price was pretty good and a another factor was they were offering 5 year warranties versus 3 years when I bought it. Now they give 5 yr with 20Kw and I'm betting in a year that will be standard starting at the 8Kw I have. I remember a year ago in a rain storm power went out for 2 hours and I dipped and hauled 5 gallon pails of water from the sump pump hole under a crawl space, dragged it to the basement so I could stand up and carry it out for an hour till pwr was restored - I knew that wasn't going to happen again !! ..... we normally never had water but settling of the ground around the house opened up some trails for the water to follow ... past summer had back patio steps rebuilt with that plastic lookin' wood .. well there was my hole under those steps so I hauled in 2 pickup loads of dirt and filled / tamped all of that in plus around the back wall ..... that has ended the seepage so far ... but we've got the pump and it was the first of 7 circuits to go on the generator --

but talking about spending money and then the purchase doesn't get used ........ 2 years ago I damn near killed myself shoveling snow .. so I bought a snow blower ...... well it sat all last year ready to go so I had to run it on weekends all summer to use up the gas so I could put fresh gas in it when I use it next. And ... thankfully I haven't used the snowblower either and am happy .. there's a knack to using one so your not going into the wind or sideways so all that stuff blows back in your face ..... lol

I spent my 3 years on NAF AAFB on the Flight Line .. Transient Line myself .... handled every jet Navy had from '71 to Feb 13th '74 including the BA F-4's and before I made Petty Officer where I ended up supervising fire watches at night when it was my turn, I spent a lot of cold nights walking up and down the flight lines in a Navy Peacoat and White Hat in the rain and in the Winter that was dangggggggg cold even in Maryland !! We don't give it any thought when we go to bed, but our military are standing firewatches every hour of the night in barracks, hangars, flight lines, on board AC Carriers, Destroyers, everywhere someone is stationed rain or shine, cold or heat watching out for their buddies ... ! My oldest is in Kandahar, thankfully not pounding sand but his Monday thru Thursday and Saturday is 12 hours and on Friday and Sundays half days - 7 hours plus NCO duty at night, mail handling and escorting in addition to teaching classes. Wears me out thinking about it !!



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