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Discussion in 'Stormy's Vapor Cellar' started by CloudBurst, Aug 3, 2012.

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  1. CloudBurst

    CloudBurst Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Georgia, USA
    What does it mean when you've been sitting in the airplane for 20 minutes and they shut the engines off? UGGGG

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  2. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Illinois
    Um Houston we have a problem ! ; )
    Honestly i could not tell you i dont like to fly and have only flown twice.

    Before i retired i work across from Midway airport and we used to sit in the switcmans tower watching them take off and land.
    You be surprised how often we would see a plane come in to land and i presume its approach was not proper cause all of a sudden we would see blackish smoke come out and hear the engines roar and it would ascend back up quickly and circle for another attempt.

    So with that said = "stormy have a pleasant flight and don't forget to keep your seatbelt on" not that its gonna help... rofl
     
  3. CloudBurst

    CloudBurst Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Georgia, USA
    Ha, not funny! We just landed at Midway! Thanks

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  4. Eddie.Willers

    Eddie.Willers ECF Wiki SysOp Verified Member ECF Veteran

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    Apr 3, 2011
    Prairie Canada
    LOL! Reminded me of when I worked at London Heathrow in the Central Ops building for British Airways. The building's main restaurant looked out on the spot where planes touched down on the northern runway and we sometimes used to make bets as to whether it would be a successful landing or no.
     
  5. CloudBurst

    CloudBurst Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Georgia, USA
    Even less funny Eddie! LOL I have to get home before we discuss these mishaps! ;)
     
  6. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Illinois
    Oh Stormy that's right so you will be taken off at Midway hmmm dont eat to much before takeoff.
    See thats a small airport and the one time i did take off and land their it was an experience.
    When we took off i thought i was on a roller coaster cause the runways are rather short and when plane lifted like a rocket ship then came that queasy feeling as it made a rather sharp bank and in looking out the window the ground was totally sideways.

    I bet when you landed you felt the planes brakes hit hard ?

    Enjoy your flight home !!!
     
  7. Dieseler

    Dieseler ECF Guru Verified Member ECF Veteran

    Sep 24, 2011
    Illinois
    Before i forget back in the 60s there was a plane that came into airport but landed on a few houses it was bad.
    My grand mother lived right across the street and the planes came right over the houses.

    Few years back only in the winter time a plane was landing and skidded thru the barrier onto the street into a car and sadly killed a little boy inside.
     
  8. CloudBurst

    CloudBurst Unregistered Supplier ECF Veteran

    Jun 2, 2009
    Georgia, USA
    I remember the last one! Terrible and a bit scary but I try not to think about it because we make this trip several times a year to visit kids and grandkids. Its a 14 hour drive so flying is much easier and cheaper! ;)
     
  9. Fuzzy-5150

    Fuzzy-5150 Full Member Verified Member

    Aug 21, 2012
    Virginia Beach Va
    Good Luck CloudBurst.
     
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