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Old 12-23-2012, 02:18 PM   #4006
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'12 Ram 2500, Cummins, 6-speed auto, Laramie Longhorn, RamBox
Must be part of your super-secret double-naught spy work with your low-level FEMA clearance and (snicker) Texas Security License, yes?

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Old 12-23-2012, 03:18 PM   #4007
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Old 12-23-2012, 03:30 PM   #4008
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:00 PM   #4009
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:11 PM   #4010
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:53 PM   #4011
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There was a vid not too long ago of a young woman getting slammed head first into that guard rail.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:26 PM   #4012
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There was a vid not too long ago of a young woman getting slammed head first into that guard rail.
I have seen that. I stayed on the beach so if I was blown over I'd have rolled down the beach to the water.
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Old 12-23-2012, 05:45 PM   #4013
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TyMGLjo6Ojo

United Airlines maintenance or ground operations training video. The main point of the lesson starts at about :50 seconds in.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:26 PM   #4014
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Old 12-24-2012, 07:47 AM   #4015
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Almost made it home....
Front yard's good enough. *hic*
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Old 12-24-2012, 04:51 PM   #4016
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My Dads retirement flight with my brother, August 1973. I was taking the pix.
Fantastic story. Thanks for sharing.
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:50 PM   #4017
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Old 12-24-2012, 05:56 PM   #4018
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From this thread:

http://www.mission4today.com/index.p...ish=15&start=0

Lots of neat pictures here.


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Old 12-24-2012, 08:35 PM   #4019
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There was no sensation of speed for this ex Ag pilot, just absorbed in judging at 130 knots the point between the barb wire fence and the power line above it without looking at either while using the telephone pole as a marker for height reference to the wire while keeping the left hand on the power lever and the thumb on the "chicken stick" while starting to spray the product on the potato field located between a row of trees with a barn at the end of the run keeping in mind that if you overrun the field you will be sued by the adjoining farmer who hates his neighbor while keeping an eye on the remainder of the smoke trail indicating the wind drift that you sprayed on the first pass.
Oh shit the flag bar for the AGNAV GPS system located on the cowling just outside the windscreen shows me off by two light...gotta correct now...or the customer farmer will want a discount for waisting product...How is my fuel load??? enough for one reload. Quick look at the laptop next to the stick yeah..it's the right field. Wonder if he is going to give me a cheque right after this or if he is going to mail it...Bastard, he never told me about the wire going to the waterer in the field..next time I'll walk the damn field...Missed it by one inch or did I...Cut the spray off end of field..Pull up pull up HARDER..F%^&*N trees..
Of course you are also thinking that the aircraft payment is coming due soon, your daugther got bullied at school and the wife saying every night "yo gonna kill yourself one day ...just go fly for the airlines...!!!"
Just keep in mind all this with your wheels 2 feet from the crop...

I think you get my drift...no pun intended...
Went to the airlines...
Good summary. Don't forget using your hands to open the gatorade while flying a steep stalling turn with your knees overloaded in the heat, scam artist farmers who bemoan having to pay last year's bill before you will save this year's crop, (every year is "the worst year ever" but they always seem to have new trucks and toys on a yearly basis), and my personal favorite, the asshole beekeepers who want to file a kill claim against you because they had a bad year and you happen to have been working in the same state. Ahhh the good ol' days.
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Old 12-25-2012, 09:28 AM   #4020
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Good summary. Don't forget using your hands to open the gatorade while flying a steep stalling turn with your knees overloaded in the heat, scam artist farmers who bemoan having to pay last year's bill before you will save this year's crop, (every year is "the worst year ever" but they always seem to have new trucks and toys on a yearly basis), and my personal favorite, the asshole beekeepers who want to file a kill claim against you because they had a bad year and you happen to have been working in the same state. Ahhh the good ol' days.
Yeah... looks like you been there...on the bees had one guy four sections down wind with that complaint...only I was spraying Roundup on canola and Monsanto had to send him a letter to save my ass explaining the diff between herbicide and pesticide. Still miss those days sometimes watching the sun rise at four AM..
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