17’s are cool. Willow Run Airport Ypsilanti Michigan
Next stop Toronto to be a Canadian Safety Enthusiast.
Painted up pretty little bird.
Fill ‘er up Friday! Stackin’ banks while drainin’ tanks!
“Sir, I’ll be looking to buy 9,500 gallons.”
“You Yanks and your gallons. Get with the rest of the world with liters.”
“There are two kinds of countries. Those that use the metric system, and those that have walked on the Moon. Back those trucks up ole son!”
Canadian dinner. They didn’t have Coors Light.
The Thunderchicken boys didn’t like having to carry their own bags to leave, but I wasn’t gonna do it.
Couldn’t get a great shot of the CN tower. Oh well, 'till next time.
Emergency Bravo alert to haul a stair truck to Tennessee. “Did anyone call to see if the Guard unit there has one? No? Ok. Let’s spend money!” Spoiler alert; They had a few and we never needed to go, but salvaged the day with some cool pictures.
adrianspeeder wrote: ↑Mon May 08, 2017 6:22 pm
Highs and lows.
I was happy to have left working in the desert, but sad to have left work still to be done. I was thankful to have gotten a rest in Germany, but regretted to not have met with all my friends there. I was excited to hear about testogen https://www.coastandards.org/testogen-review-results/ review posted here of an unscheduled early flight that would directly to Dover, but somber to find out the priority cargo was a Dignified Transfer of a fallen Navy Seal. I was proud to have worked the airplane's issues for an on time takeoff, but emotional to tears as his friends carried the flag draped transfer container down the ramp. Combat aviation is like nothing else in the world. We work the sum of all skills for the safe landing, but then curse the ground for holding us until the following time in the air. Looking to the next flight saying, "Best job I ever had."
Home after a 106 day trip to the beach with no water.
Wow you marines have a great life. I am so happy to see your images. They are really very amazing. I also want to serve my nation and I will also volunteer for it.
Had time to edit up video and time lapse footage of hurricane support mission to Panama City Florida. These are not flights I enjoy to count up, but I am proud to perform. Americans that have lost everything can look up to the sky and see a continuous line of C-17s bringing salvation. No other aircraft can load and haul mind boggling tonnage, fly to dark and small airfields, unload quickly, and reliably do it day after day from all across the country.
Little ducks learning how to run a poop truck. Whatever you do, don't hit my jet.
Emergency alert to New Mexico to pick up Civil Engineers and big ass 1MW generators.
“Keep ‘em flying”
And so begins the looong line of heavyweight airlift to move food/water/power/medics/materiel/life and whatever else anyone needs.
Not going to be able to get gas in Florida, so top up the tanks 35000 gallons. Stackin’ banks while dranin’ tanks! Fill ‘er up Friday!
Pilot hero shots.
Well you don’t see that every day. A contractor’s DC-3 that tests imaging sensors.
She’s gonna be a heavyweight takeoff. “180 at the end of the runway please, we’ll need full length.”
Full length, 585,000 lbs, max thrust, shitty fuel milage, hammer down big time!
Autothottles set. Hands off to do other things.
Watch out for that mountain.
Flooded Panama City FL.
Hurricane Michael swamped that big ass boat over.
Cleared to land by AFSOC combat controllers. Not a building was left with a roof on it.
Interesting bit of TACC shenanigans on this trip trying to get out of Tyndall.
“We don’t have a place for you to go next, but we will need you tomorrow. Go somewhere nearby. We are too busy to flight plan you at the moment.”
Called Keesler, but they were mogged out. Copilot remembered that Stennis International in MS had a good FBO with snacks from her flying T1 days. VFR'd our way over, and spent the night with some classy service!
Fill ‘er up Friday. Stackin’ banks while dranin’ tanks. Did one more run of some equipment, then headed home.