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Aviation BS and Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by justinmbowen, Feb 26, 2016.

  1. Sep 2, 2019 at 3:53 PM
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    ETAV8R

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  2. Sep 2, 2019 at 9:03 PM
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    99kx250

    99kx250 Taco Bell king

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    That’s a solid 10-4 right there
     
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  3. Sep 3, 2019 at 6:59 AM
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    My dream job/job I want when I'm close to retiring is operations or manager at a small non air carrier airport. Did that at two airports in college and had a blast. I work for a major now and we are royal pains in the asses, I would not want to deal with me on the other side LOL. I had always been fascinated by airport operations and ground ops, people focus on the flying but a lot of the fun stuff is happening in the airport enviornment.
     
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  4. Sep 3, 2019 at 10:02 AM
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    Most people are fascinated by aircraft and their comings and going. Rightly so. My father was a pilot for a major US carrier and military pilot. My mother was a military flight nurse. Aviation is in my blood. Hardly anyone realizes how amazing airports are in their own right. Large airports have complexities akin to the major cities where they are located.

    I thoroughly enjoyed my undergraduate program at CSULA.

    I met a gentleman once out at the Trona (same as the recent major earthquake) airport who was the sole operations individual. More like a caretaker due to the low traffic at L72 . When I pulled up he had an open carry sidearm. He was a gyro pilot and former Marine. Really cool guy. That would be a great retirement job.
     
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  5. Sep 3, 2019 at 3:33 PM
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    Oh for sure, I have been in ground ops my entire career. Wanted to be a pilot, stopped because the job outlook blew at the time, going to do recreational flying now. Currently run a team that does GSE and facility equipment maintenance planning and specifications. Definately a unique part of the aviation world for sure. Much more exciting than the button pushing (flying) side of airlines...:D
     
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  6. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:12 AM
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    I know a couple guys in ops at KLAX, did a ride a long the other day and it made me regret not going that way as a career path lol. Checking for FOD doing 90 down the runway is fun lol.
     
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  7. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:21 AM
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    Here is an APU from the legendary MD-80, American Airlines just retired all their MD-80 fleet yesterday 20190829_204341.jpg
     
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  8. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:45 AM
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    Ahhh, Midwest Airlines had MD-80 planes
    623B0FCC-ACDE-4505-8E9C-D591500DAF90.jpg
    Now I’ll need to get a new set of Midwest Airlines seats.
    Now that they’re back in business.
     
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  9. Sep 5, 2019 at 11:19 AM
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    That's funny. I got stuck in a holding pattern due to that storm.
     
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  10. Sep 5, 2019 at 1:17 PM
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    I was so glad to see that airline go under when I was working at an FBO at midway. Trying to shoehorn all of an MLB teams shit into the mad dogs bagged compartments SUCKED. I have a scar on my face from when the handle broke off one of the brewers cases, and I hit myself in the mouth and their equipment manager started yelling at me as to why did I stop the belt loader. I threw the handle at him, and hurled expletives as I walked across the ramp spitting out blood.

    I miss working the ramp some days but not dealing with some of the "personalities" out there. I never could grasp why the sport that uses the least amount of equipment had the most crap out of any of the major sports.
     
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  11. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:34 PM
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    Had an interesting drop in today...



    2867BB3F-C1CC-4EED-9D20-EE9AB7E17448.jpg E8F42722-AE4C-4573-A66D-67071CA5D55C.jpg 96265EFB-2ED5-4AAD-B0C6-8E133BB8961A.jpg
     
  12. Sep 5, 2019 at 10:58 PM
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    Dont see too many of those. Badass!!
     
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  13. Sep 6, 2019 at 4:30 AM
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    So...at some point that bird lived in the middle east. Interesting indeed.
     
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  14. Sep 6, 2019 at 6:11 AM
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    Looks like Win Aviation scooped up a fleet of DRMO'd USAF jump trainers. Whole fleet is Skyvans and Sherpas with the reg numbers clearly painted over the serials.

    [​IMG]
     
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  15. Sep 6, 2019 at 7:58 AM
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    Speaking of, the M28 looks like a hot rod in disguise. 2 PT6s in a tiny aircraft with no cargo load? :bikewheelie2: It's like an ugly, tactical King Air

    [​IMG]
     
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  16. Sep 7, 2019 at 5:26 PM
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  17. Sep 7, 2019 at 8:35 PM
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    I think it looks better than the Shorts.
     
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    Nothings better looking than the shorts!!
     
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    Anyone happen to be planning Oshkosh next year?
     
  20. Sep 8, 2019 at 9:23 AM
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