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Walk to work this morning...

Discussion in 'Greetings, Hello, Goodbye' started by narfi, May 3, 2013.

  1. narfi

    narfi Lost

    Spring had come and gone, the mud was almost all dried up. (even wore sneakers to work once this week instead of mud boots, luckily i wore my boots home last night though)

    This is what I woke up to and my walk to work this morning :)

    IMG_20130503_083322. IMG_20130503_083356. IMG_20130503_083420. IMG_20130503_083618. IMG_20130503_084319.
  2. RAZER

    RAZER Custom title ... uh ...

    damn and it is almost summer !

    looks pretty though
  3. narfi

    narfi Lost

    yeah, its already a mess though, the roads are all mud again, and i'm sure by tonight or tomorow all the white will be out of the woods as well.

    (hopefully it doesn't stay muddy too long though, I was ready for summer :) )
  4. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Floating in Space

    Beautiful photos though Narf - looks like an incredibly scenic walk - how far from home to work for you
  5. narfi

    narfi Lost

    ~1mile and that path is about 3/4s of that.
    I live about as far away from work as is possible in the village I live in, where the hanger is at one corner and my house is at the complete opposite corner.

    Basicly the village is a series of small dirt driveways off of two parallel gravel runways. and I live at the opposite end of the other runway from work :D
  6. Nice scenic snow scapes there. Is part of the hanger used for cold storage for as an additional source of income to aircraft parking fees?
  7. narfi

    narfi Lost

    They are both private runways.
    We only store a handful of aircraft overwinter for other people, and they are kept outside. (part of the fee is keeping the snow swept off the wings to prevent damage from becoming too heavy)

    When it is cold (<20F or so) the company keeps 2-3 planes they plan on flying the next day inside overnight. This is for 2 reasons, first the engines need to be warm before starting to prolong their life, and secondly frost or snow stuck to the wings or control surfaces reduce lift and increase drag which would make flying them dangerous.

    We can still have 1 or 2 planes we are working on in the back of the hanger even with those pushed in for over night, but it makes for a very cramped maze to work in with wings and tails above and below other airplanes and just inches to spare between them all. (kind of a fun puzzle getting them to all fit :D )
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  8. Sounds like a great job and I can see how valuable a service that hangar must be seeing as air transport must be essential there.
  9. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    I want to jump into it! :D

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