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Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Mon Jun 29, 2020 7:41 pm
by adrianspeeder
Stackin’ banks while drainin’ tanks! 10,000 gallon splash of gas goin’ in, and the full shitter goin’ out to the 6.four.

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Toledo Ohio ball game.

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Waiting for gas and cargo.

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Turn off the backup beeper.

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Half of my life is waiting on fuel.

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Toledo Express

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Workin’ the night shift.

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Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Mon Jul 06, 2020 12:26 pm
by adrianspeeder
Trip 234 2018 Toronto Air Show

Good morning Dover!

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17’s are cool. Willow Run Airport Ypsilanti Michigan

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Next stop Toronto to be a Canadian Safety Enthusiast.

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Painted up pretty little bird.

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Fill ‘er up Friday! Stackin’ banks while drainin’ tanks!

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“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!”

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Good night!

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Canadian dinner. They didn’t have Coors Light.

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The Thunderchicken boys didn’t like having to carry their own bags to leave, but I wasn’t gonna do it.

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Couldn’t get a great shot of the CN tower. Oh well, 'till next time.

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Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Mon Jul 20, 2020 8:27 pm
by adrianspeeder
Trip 235 Fall 2018

Time for another ride to get paid for staring out a window.

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When you are at thirty-six thousand feet but the ground isn’t that far below you , the Coors Brewery gets its water Rocky Mountain fresh.

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Fuel mileage be damned! Critical cargo load required hammer down big time at Mach .80, with not much more to go before overspeeding into the ketchup.

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Woke up from a nap startled to see Cap’n smoke goggled up.

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Well boys, we got a drag race. Comeon Cap’n, you can get 5 more knots out of ‘er! INT thrust set.

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She’s pullin’ away.

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Those skinny airliners always win not having a fat barn door front end.

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Pretty like a picture.

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Comeon FRED, hurry up out of our way, we have beer to go out and drin… I mean crew rest to enter.

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Can't get a ride for 30 more minutes to the bars? Better uncork my private stock.

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Load ‘er up and on to the next one.

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Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Sat Oct 10, 2020 11:22 am
by adrianspeeder
Trip 236, two years ago, Wheeling WV.


Two pieces of Boeing, ones cool, the other is suspicious.


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Painted up pretty bird packed up tight in the Uber XL.


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Get skinny!


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Powerslide to parking. Coming to a stop on the closed runway, I asked the pilot to turn for the photo op.


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Fill 'er up Friday. Stackin' banks while drainin' tanks! Well, just a token splash to cover the landing fee.


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Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Sat Oct 10, 2020 5:38 pm
by soundman2345
Any way you could get me a ride on one of those? ;)

Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Sun Oct 18, 2020 2:28 pm
by adrianspeeder
Trip 237, two years ago, Tri Cities TN.

A great day to fly! Boss man needs to go to Tennessee.

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Tri Cities.

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Uber XL speedy delivery.

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Fire ‘em up! We gotta go!

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Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Sun Nov 01, 2020 5:22 pm
by adrianspeeder
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.

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Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:13 pm
by adrianspeeder
Trip 239, Fall 2018, Aurora CO

Chilly decent into the mile high CO.

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Probe heat; On. Engine anti ice; On. Wing anti ice; On. Windshield heat; Norm.

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Minimums. Go around.

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Second try a short time later found the mark.

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Quick turn fuel load and cargo change before the snow catches us.

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“Chiefs up on ground for engine start. We gotta go Cap’m!” No deicer service here.

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Barely made takeoff before it started sticking. Thank goodness, because now we can go drink Coors Light in California!

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Sunny California dreaming.

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KC-10 in the pattern.

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Quick California pit stop for left side tires, wedge adjustment, and a splash of gas.

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Didn’t know it at the time, but my last visit to Travis.

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Back to CO to fill up with more junk in the trunk.

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That brand new rebuilt used number 4 motor runnin’ tight!

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Buckle up for our landing in Dover. She gonna be sporty!

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Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Tue Dec 08, 2020 4:06 am
by LeslieSansone
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.

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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.

Re: Pictures while using frequent flyer miles

PostPosted:Fri Dec 18, 2020 4:37 pm
by adrianspeeder
Trip 240, Tyndall AFB with Hurricane Michael

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.

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Emergency alert to New Mexico to pick up Civil Engineers and big ass 1MW generators.

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“Keep ‘em flying”

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And so begins the looong line of heavyweight airlift to move food/water/power/medics/materiel/life and whatever else anyone needs.

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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!

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Pilot hero shots.

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Well you don’t see that every day. A contractor’s DC-3 that tests imaging sensors.

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She’s gonna be a heavyweight takeoff. “180 at the end of the runway please, we’ll need full length.”

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Full length, 585,000 lbs, max thrust, shitty fuel milage, hammer down big time!

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Autothottles set. Hands off to do other things.

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Watch out for that mountain.

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Flooded Panama City FL.

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Hurricane Michael swamped that big ass boat over.

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Cleared to land by AFSOC combat controllers. Not a building was left with a roof on it.

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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.”

“Uhhh… What?!?”

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!

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Fill ‘er up Friday. Stackin’ banks while dranin’ tanks. Did one more run of some equipment, then headed home.

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