See stupid steering wheel holder? Snap a pic and post it!

GAnthony

Methuselah
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Hammer166

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I don't have any experience with any jet with an afterburner but, I'll tell ya what. Just looking at that jet start/air start brought back my fears. I hated when we had to use those things mostly on DC8s, they could not start on there own. So yeah get like 2 engines going so they could cross-bleed to start the others.
So you are in front of a live engine and walk in front to unhook the hoses that could kill you.
Pushing back an aircraft that is powering up and the ramp is icy and snowy, Good times not :D

Of course the military will use a civilian airport from time to time. We were out rounding up ramp equipment at night on the ramp but near the runway and all I heard was LOUD and then saw the flame and that was about all I seen and heard and the plane was gone!:thumbsup:
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They used to park overflow rental cars around the beacon (red dot) a few years back. B-1B's from Ellsworth would do full burner touch and goes at night.

Brother, I'm here to tell you dead men knew when those throttles hit the stops!
 

Keendriver

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I don't have any experience with any jet with an afterburner but, I'll tell ya what. Just looking at that jet start/air start brought back my fears.
When washing an A7 you had to send someone down the intake to tape off some avionics.
The motor actually sat back probably some 12 feet from the intake lip. It was a rather spooky proposition even if you knew there was no way it was gonna start.

But what if you didn't know.......

Apparently a favorite prank was to send the newest guy down the intake to tape off and while he was down there right next to the big ****in' fan, someone would put the intake screen on (effectively locking that poor bastard in) and then start the huffer......

The high pitched keening of a man who is certain he is about to be ingested by this jet engine was matched only by the howls......****ing HOWLS..... of laughter of everybody who wasn't going thru this particular shorts filling horror.

I saw it once and the only thing that comes close to making me laugh that hard is the pic of a certain youtube Scorsese wannabe who just got smacked in the head with an OD sign.


Oh and btw, @Duck is drunk.
 

ironpony

Professional Pot-Stirrer
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When washing an A7 you had to send someone down the intake to tape off some avionics.
The motor actually sat back probably some 12 feet from the intake lip. It was a rather spooky proposition even if you knew there was no way it was gonna start.

But what if you didn't know.......

Apparently a favorite prank was to send the newest guy down the intake to tape off and while he was down there right next to the big ****in' fan, someone would put the intake screen on (effectively locking that poor bastard in) and then start the huffer......

The high pitched keening of a man who is certain he is about to be ingested by this jet engine was matched only by the howls......****ing HOWLS..... of laughter of everybody who wasn't going thru this particular shorts filling horror.

I saw it once and the only thing that comes close to making me laugh that hard is the pic of a certain youtube Scorsese wannabe who just got smacked in the head with an OD sign.


Oh and btw, @Duck is drunk.
I don't think we were ever quite that cruel towards an FNG, although convincing the 18-year-old cherry just out of tech school on his first duty assignment to Korea that he had the clap BEFORE he'd ever had a chance to go downtown and get laid, comes close.
 

Rigjockey

In Gord we trust!
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I think I was delivering in Ft. Wayne,IN. My buddy had been there before and I was *****ing because it was like a 06:00 delivery time and I am not a morning person. I said I don't even know if I can wake up that early. He said don't worry you will wake up.

So I park on-site and hit the sack. unbeknownst to me in the dark there is an AFB on the other side of the road.

Sometime around exactly 05:00 fighter jets take off screaming over head. OK, I am AWAKE!

Buddy calls me later in the day, Any trouble waking up this morning? as he was laughing :rolllaugh:
 

Hammer166

Instigateur №166™
Figures, my dash cam decided not to come out of park mode, or I'd have some wild footage for y'all!

Just south of Pike's Peak International Raceway on I-25, running north accelerating back to speed having just cleared an oversize, empty skateboard 1/4 mile or so in front, about the same speed. It occurs to me I never saw the front escort, and can't see one anywhere.

Tire smoke and brake lights from the flatbed, and he dives for the shoulder, HARD! His sliding trailer lags in following his evasive maneuver, and the front of his spread collects the right rear of the escort's Chevy pickup ( wearing full banners and lights,) filling the lane with debris. Hit hard enough to shatter the back glass, but didn't see airbags. Pickup was still centered in his lane even after impact.

The flatbed jumped on 25 right where I did, and I'm guessing he was on his phone from his driving in the few minutes between Pueblo and the crash. His truck ABS worked, if his trailer had ABS, he'd have probably got away with a very near miss.

The poor SOB with the oversize was likely screwed, trying to find another pilot car on short notice.

PAY FREAKING ATTENTION, PEOPLE!
 

Hammer166

Instigateur №166™
How much slower was the oversize/escort combo running?
Not sure on the front door, as I never saw him. The truck was slow, about 25 mph or so. He'd had to slow way down for a narrow bridge, his back door didn't get traffic blocked. It was the short bottom section of a windmill tower.
 

Keendriver

Hates all of you
Not sure on the front door, as I never saw him. The truck was slow, about 25 mph or so. He'd had to slow way down for a narrow bridge, his back door didn't get traffic blocked. It was the short bottom section of a windmill tower.
Maybe bigger flags? :dunno:
 

r3gulator3

Eurotruck race enthusiast
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For the Record, western express does not qualify as flatbed.

I ran into a western express flatbedder at a plant where I was unloading coils in Menominee Wisconsin. He was struggling and unloading in front of me so I jumped out to lend a hand. Get the tarps off and the little bit of securement he had on there made me wonder how the hell it stayed on the deck to get there. Talked to the guy, showed him how mine was done and how the tarp was rolled up and Ect. He said “thanks this is way more than they gave me. They trained me to pull refer I come in to get assigned my truck and they said oh you’re pulling a flat now. Showed me a one hour video on securement and gave me the keys”

Scary ****. I kid you not.
 

Electric Chicken

Jock
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For the Record, western express does not qualify as flatbed.

I ran into a western express flatbedder at a plant where I was unloading coils in Menominee Wisconsin. He was struggling and unloading in front of me so I jumped out to lend a hand. Get the tarps off and the little bit of securement he had on there made me wonder how the hell it stayed on the deck to get there. Talked to the guy, showed him how mine was done and how the tarp was rolled up and Ect. He said “thanks this is way more than they gave me. They trained me to pull refer I come in to get assigned my truck and they said oh you’re pulling a flat now. Showed me a one hour video on securement and gave me the keys”

Scary ****. I kid you not.
I'm shocked. Flabbergasted. Befuddled.

Actually, not really.
 

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