ROCK-Salt! Art Proctor
· A Moosecapade
· A novel, Chapter one, temporarily discontinued
· A Novel, chapter one, continued.
· A Beary Scary Story.
· A novel. a few pages at a time.
· God and the Spider
· It shouldn't take a brick!!
· Beer, Fishing, Golf, & Sex
· The Grey Headed Brigade
· A hedge on the pledge
· WHAT !!?
· If teachers, taught, did preachers, praught?
· Recall Notice!
· Imagine that!
· God's love for us!-- Bobby's dime
· What Next?
· The Book
· STROKES!-- You can help!
· In God We Trust
· Old vs New
· Words for His Word's Sake.
· Threat of Debt
· Raccoon Madness
· A Rich Man
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Quite a tale, I got this, this morning from a friend in Arizona, who actually flew these, huge aircraft, and others, for the military.
A PILOT OOPSY
This really happened....
NORFOLK Naval Air Station Virginia -- One of the military's largest transports got stuck at the end of a runway atop the I-564 overpass for more than 16 hours. It was unable to turn around at the West end of Chambers Field at the Norfolk Naval Station. The incident forced the closing of the field to all but helicopter traffic and made for a dramatic sight for hundreds of motorists passing beneath it during morning rush hour.
"That thing's like a big building sitting there.' said motorists. The nose of the aircraft actually stuck out and OVER the Interstate !
The aircraft's nose was so far over the end of the ramp, the crew was unable to see the runway where it was supposed to turn around so the pilot simply had to leave it at the end of the runway. The Air Force C-5 Galaxy, largest airplane in the free world, is almost as long as a football field and as high as a six-story building.
Weighing 420 tons with a full load, it uses a system of 28 wheels to distribute its weight. The aircraft had to wait for a specially made tow bar trucked in from Dover , Del. ! When the tow bar arrived, it was used to hook the C-5 to a tractor that then turned the aircraft around. The plane was not damaged.
The female copilot was overheard saying to the male pilot as they exited the plane...
"I told you we should have stopped and asked for directions "
Whether the last statement is true or not, this really happened, what a sight for the motorists, huh? I'm sure there were a bunch of, huhs, what the hecks, and: Oh My Gods, in that 16 hours! -------- Art
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|Reviewed by Rhonda Galizia
Thank you for always bringing us the most interesting reads! This sis something!
Love you MORE! RHO
|Reviewed by Tinka Boukes
|Enjoyed this...oh boy!!
|Reviewed by Daring Sunshine
|Very adventurous plight. I do like the reading better than I would have liked being stuck up there for 16 hours. :)
|Reviewed by m j hollingshead
|enjoyed the read|