Labor Day Weekend in Kodiak...

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by kodiakfrank, Nov 22, 2008.

  1. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    P3's?
    I'd like to hear some of those stories. Don't recall them being there, just Adak.
    Here is a very compelling story about a P3 flying out of Adak, well worth the read. "We are Ditching! Ditching! Ditching!"
    Just scroll down a little to the Reader's Digest story.
    The pilot, Jerry Grigsby, was in my Squadron, VP 50, from 1967 to '70.
    http://www.vpnavy.org/vp9586.html
    This is worth a look too.
    ADAK, The Rescue of Alfa Foxtrot 586 Overview
  2. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    What The Hell Have You Guys Done With FFFrank?!
  3. AKDuc

    AKDuc Alaska Born Ducatisti

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    I've been wondering this too. Maybe he's working on the particulars of our water or air transport and wants to surprise us. :oscar

    Tom, thank you so much for sharing that link to that amazing story. What a great rescue. The communications between the Russian boat that picked up the downed airmen and the rescue aircraft. Awesome. What a great read.

    Mark H.
  4. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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  5. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Capy haz mi tyd up n hiz basmnt snd hep soom
  6. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    FFFrank, if you would keep yer damn pants on in public you wouldn't have these kinds of problems. :rolleyes

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    And now, after this, you expect someone to hep you?! :jack

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    Now quit screwin' around & playin' in Cappy's basemnt & get yer (covered!) ass back in here & answer my questions. :ddog
  7. CappyRidesAgain

    CappyRidesAgain Nom nom nom

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    dont blame me, you asked to borrow the battery tender and got lost down there!
  8. ColininKodiak

    ColininKodiak (not in Kodiak)

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    I can never go in the tool room again. :cry
  9. CappyRidesAgain

    CappyRidesAgain Nom nom nom

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    :drif


    sigh...airdales :huh
  10. Tom S

    Tom S Can I ride it? Supporter

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    Don't ask, don't tell? :lol3
  11. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Let's see...

    Tom S likes to drop things out of /off of aircraft that go "BOOM!"

    Redshift42 is our local historian.

    AKDuc is concerned for my safety (rightly so).

    Tom S has a disturbing collection semi-dressed men pictures.

    Cappy loves aviators and will "hit" damn near anything and seems to be turned on by large semi-dressed men.

    Colin has a bad case of the dreaded "Tool Envy" and is frightened by large semi-dressed men.

    Damn I hope we thaw out soon, we all seem to be losing grip with reality.:deal

    Or maybe not.
  12. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    <TABLE id=generalReviewSection cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width=570 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=bottom><TABLE width="100%"><TBODY><TR><TD class=titlecopy vAlign=bottom width=245>Review Itinerary </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD height=8></TD></TR><TR><TD class=bgA colSpan=2 height=2></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2 height=5></TD></TR><TR><TD> Printer friendly page

    </TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=2><TABLE id=detailsChooser height=16 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 align=center border=0><TBODY><TR><TD width="50%"></TD><TD class=tab-low id=view_left_1 vAlign=top width=8>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=tab-low id=view_mid_1 align=middle>Trip Summary </TD><TD class=tab-low id=view_right_1 vAlign=top width=8>[​IMG] </TD><TD>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=tab-hi id=view_left_2 vAlign=top width=8>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=tab-hi id=view_mid_2 align=middle>Trip Details </TD><TD class=tab-hi id=view_right_2 vAlign=top width=8>[​IMG] </TD><TD width="50%"></TD></TR><TR><TD class=tab-hi colSpan=100 height=3></TD></TR><TR><TD colSpan=100 height=3></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE id=cityPairList__row1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE class=selectedSection cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=copybold width=70>Depart: </TD><TD width=105>HOMER </TD><TD width=135>Saturday, September 5 </TD><TD width=85>10:00 AM </TD><TD vAlign=top width=170>Remove this leg </TD></TR><TR><TD class=copybold>Arrive: </TD><TD>KODIAK </TD><TD>Saturday, September 5 </TD><TD>7:30 PM </TD><TD vAlign=top rowSpan=3>Change cabins </TD></TR><TR><TD class=copybold>Vessel: </TD><TD>M/V Tustumena </TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD class=copybold>Duration: </TD><TD class=copy>9hr, 30min </TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD height=5></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top><TABLE id=details__row1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width="50%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bgA><TD class=copybold align=middle colSpan=2>Your Travel Items </TD></TR><TR id=itemList__row1__row1><TD colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=copy id=description__row1__row1>Adult 12 years or older</TD><TD class=fare id=price__row1__row1 align=right width=65>$74.00</TD></TR><TR id=adjustmentList__row1__row1__row1><TD class=copy>Round Trip Discount for Drivers </TD><TD class=fare id=adjustmentAmount__row1__row1__row1 vAlign=top align=right>($74.00)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR id=itemList__row2__row1><TD colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=copy id=description__row2__row1>Vehicles up to 10'</TD><TD class=fare id=price__row2__row1 align=right width=65>$94.00</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=bgB width=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD vAlign=top align=right width="50%"><TABLE height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE id=globalLinkList__row1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bgA><TD align=middle>Stops along the way (Nonstop) </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5></TD></TR><TR id=links__row1__row1><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>HOMER
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>Sat, Sep 05
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>10:00 AM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top>KODIAK
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top>Sat, Sep 05
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top>7:30 PM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top colSpan=3>M/V Tustumena
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details colSpan=3>Duration: 9hr, 30min </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD class=copybold vAlign=bottom height=25>Total duration: 9hr, 30min </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE id=subTotal2Section__row1 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=subtotal width="25%">Subtotal: </TD><TD class=subtotal id=subTotal2__row1 align=right width="25%" height=22>$94.00</TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD width=2>[​IMG] </TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD vAlign=top align=right width="50%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle height=20> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE id=cityPairList__row2 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE class=selectedSection cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=2 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=copybold width=70>Depart: </TD><TD width=105>KODIAK </TD><TD width=135>Monday, September 7 </TD><TD width=85>6:00 PM </TD><TD vAlign=top width=170>Remove this leg </TD></TR><TR><TD class=copybold>Arrive: </TD><TD>HOMER </TD><TD>Tuesday, September 8 </TD><TD>7:15 AM </TD><TD vAlign=top rowSpan=3>Change cabins </TD></TR><TR><TD class=copybold>Vessel: </TD><TD>M/V Tustumena </TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR><TR><TD class=copybold>Duration: </TD><TD class=copy>13hr, 15min </TD><TD></TD><TD></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD height=5></TD></TR><TR><TD vAlign=top><TABLE id=details__row2 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD vAlign=top width="50%"><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bgA><TD class=copybold align=middle colSpan=2>Your Travel Items </TD></TR><TR id=itemList__row1__row2><TD colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=copy id=description__row1__row2>Adult 12 years or older</TD><TD class=fare id=price__row1__row2 align=right width=65>$74.00</TD></TR><TR id=adjustmentList__row1__row1__row2><TD class=copy>Round Trip Discount for Drivers </TD><TD class=fare id=adjustmentAmount__row1__row1__row2 vAlign=top align=right>($74.00)</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR id=itemList__row2__row2><TD colSpan=2><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=copy id=description__row2__row2>Vehicles up to 10'</TD><TD class=fare id=price__row2__row2 align=right width=65>$94.00</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD class=bgB width=3>[​IMG] </TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD vAlign=top align=right width="50%"><TABLE height="100%" cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD><TABLE id=globalLinkList__row2 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bgA><TD align=middle>Stops along the way (1) </TD></TR><TR><TD height=5></TD></TR><TR id=links__row1__row2><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>KODIAK
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>Mon, Sep 07
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>6:00 PM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top>PORT LIONS
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top>Mon, Sep 07
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top>8:30 PM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top colSpan=3>M/V Tustumena
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details colSpan=3>Duration: 2hr, 30min </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR id=links__row2__row2><TD><TABLE cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=0 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR class=bgA id=timeInPortSection__row2__row2><TD class=copybold colSpan=3>Time in port: 0hr, 45min </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>PORT LIONS
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>Mon, Sep 07
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top width=90>9:15 PM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top>HOMER
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top>Tue, Sep 08
    </TD><TD class=details vAlign=top>7:15 AM
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details vAlign=top colSpan=3>M/V Tustumena
    </TD></TR><TR><TD class=details colSpan=3>Duration: 10hr, 0min </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD class=copybold vAlign=bottom height=25>Total duration: 13hr, 15min </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE id=subTotal2Section__row2 cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=subtotal width="25%">Subtotal: </TD><TD class=subtotal id=subTotal2__row2 align=right width="25%" height=22>$94.00</TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD width=2>[​IMG] </TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD vAlign=top align=right width="50%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD align=middle height=20> </TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE><TABLE id=totalRow cellSpacing=0 cellPadding=2 width="100%" border=0><TBODY><TR><TD class=itTotal width="25%">Estimated Total: </TD><TD class=itTotal align=right width="25%" height=22>$188.00 </TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD width=2>[​IMG] </TD><TD width=5>[​IMG] </TD><TD vAlign=top align=right width="50%"></TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE></TD></TR><TR><TD height=10></TD></TR><TR id=continueRow><TD colSpan=2 height=60> [​IMG] [​IMG]</TD></TR></TBODY></TABLE>
  13. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    thank god I did make the short list:deal :lol3
  14. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    :evil

  15. ColininKodiak

    ColininKodiak (not in Kodiak)

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    FYI for the locals: The road is clear out to White Sands. I took the Ruckus out today and did the most graceful low side/pirouette/recovery ever in some slush. I had to fight back the urge to dig the beemer up and take it out.
  16. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Ya took 'er for a spin, so to speak!:lol3 Thanks for the road report...


    I wanted to ride today but my new battery for the DRZ is still in Anchordump (thanks to Redoubt)and I don't ride the GS on ice (i'm a puss).

    Hopefully I can get one of the medflight crew to pick up the battery for me.:deal

    I saw Cappy today, he's still a dork.:lol3
  17. friar mike

    friar mike IronButtGruver

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    I took my elefant for a stroll today.:huh
  18. CappyRidesAgain

    CappyRidesAgain Nom nom nom

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    You still oiled me up tho.

    :puke1
  19. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    Damn, I love those bikes!
  20. kodiakfrank

    kodiakfrank Gloria's Cheerleader

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    That was valve grinding compound...:lol3