Record Breaking Wx 13MAY2012

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by CappyRidesAgain, May 14, 2012.

  1. CappyRidesAgain

    CappyRidesAgain Nom nom nom

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    Thought I'd throw some pics up from yesterdays storm. I was on duty so it involved a lot of silly things like driving in a white out on a runway.

    enojy.

    It didnt start out so bad
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    Just some sad frozen planes
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    Sad and lonely
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    Suddenly! A wild snow squall appears!! (notice our white colored "Yellow Gear")
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    there is another plane behind this one, maybe 100ft or so
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    I was "Riding Brakes". I sit in the pilots seat, touch a bunch of stuff to see if they notice, but mainly make sure the plane doesn't run off without the Tug. took 45 minutes to get back to the hangar, no clue why, perfect visibility.
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    and finally, the last Herk in. "Sad Herk is sad."
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  2. Wolfgang55

    Wolfgang55 Long timer

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    Very neat, thanks for the lift in New Mexico.
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  3. AKtracks

    AKtracks Kilted Fükengrüver

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    Keep that shit down there with you....we've had enough this year.c:D
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  4. CappyRidesAgain

    CappyRidesAgain Nom nom nom

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    we only need about 3 more inches to break our record
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  5. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    Great photos! Actually looks kinda exciting.

    Love those C-130's, ESPECIALLY with JATO bottles! :wink:

    Thanks for sharing.

    Mark H.
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  6. Beezer

    Beezer Long timer

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    and Kodiak is south of Juneau :eek1
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  7. CappyRidesAgain

    CappyRidesAgain Nom nom nom

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    today was 53 degrees :huh
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  8. FlyRescue

    FlyRescue Support S&R, Get lost!

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    I've said it before, but I think it bears repeating...sad Herk is sad because it's dressed silly. :deal

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    Edit: Is that Ext. Power hanging from the ceiling? If so that's pretty badass.
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  9. CappyRidesAgain

    CappyRidesAgain Nom nom nom

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  10. Juvat

    Juvat Been here awhile

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    Probably helps the snow and ice slide off easier too... Taking snow off of a frozen F-15 blew azz, that flat paint has relentless holding power on ice.
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  11. Alcan Rider

    Alcan Rider Frozen Fossil

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    Sheesh! Guys get so accustomed to living on an island in the balmy Pacific :jkam that when a touch of real Alaska weather hits :vardy they think it's something. :uhoh

    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  12. Yukoner2

    Yukoner2 Been here awhile

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    No pics, but I guess Haines Junction got a couple inches today also.
    Love summer in the north
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  13. crashmaster

    crashmaster ow, my balls!

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    I've shot at mechanics for less than that. :lol3

    Snowed pretty good in Girdwierd that day as well IIRC.
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