Happy Hour

"IF A LIFETIME CAN BE LIKENED TO A DAY, THEN THIS IS HAPPY HOUR!"
BUCK PENNINGTON

Mother, Mother Ocean

Mother, Mother Ocean, I've heard you call
Wanted to sail upon your waters since I was three feet tall
You've seen it all, you've seen it all
Watched the men who rode you, switch from sails to steam
In your belly you hold the treasures, few have ever seen
Most of 'em dream, most of 'em dream
Yes, I am a pirate, two hundred year's too late
The cannons don't thunder, there's nothin' to plunder
I'm an over-forty victim of fate
Arriving too late, arriving too late

Yoda

"Size matters not. Look at me. Judge me by my size, do you? Hmm? Hmm. And well you should not. For my ally is the Force, and a powerful ally it is."
―Yoda, to Luke Skywalker

Counted the Stars

Counted the stars on the 4th of July
Wishing we were rockets bursting in the sky
Talking about redemption and leaving things behind
I have these pictures and I keep these photographs
To remind me of a time
These pictures and these photographs
Let me know I'm doin' fine
We used to be so happy once upon a time
Once upon a time
But the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line
And the sun sank west of the Mendocino County Line


""SOME SEE A GLASS AS HALF FULL, SOME SEE IT AS HALF EMPTY, I JUST WANT TO KNOW WHO’S DRINKING MY RUM."
Rumbear

Monday, February 28, 2011

EAS issues in Montana

I grew up on the Hi Line. My hometown is served by Essential Air Service carriers. There is a change coming this month. Great Lakes is giving way to Gulfstream International.
This article in the hometown paper raises eyebrows. The Beech 1900D commuter aircraft has been around for quite awhile. And the last one delivered was around ten years ago.
But I have concerns over maintenance as related to safety of flight. I am an aircraft mechanic. It bothers me. It the aircraft is not safe, it does not fly.
Safety issues with new EAS carrier to Havrre and Eastern Montana

2 comments:

Buck said...

I ALWAYS dreaded having to fly in one of those damned puddle-jumpers back in my heavy traveling bid'niz days. It wasn't the aircraft so much as the under-paid, over-worked aircrews. But sometimes there were places I had to be that weren't served by the majors. I drank heavily.

ORPO1 said...

There was the time when the Real Frontier flew to those places with Convair 580s. Basically the 240/340/440 with T-56s on them and a bigger vertical tail.
For awhile Frontier used Twin Otters to those Eastern Montana communities.

I will not go down and tell my children I didn't have the courage, the conviction, the commitment or the character to fight for this country...Don't go home and let your children down~~ LTC Allen West

Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus

‎"Igitur qui desiderat pacem, praeparet bellum.("Therefore, he who desires peace, let him prepare for war")" from "Epitoma Rei Militaris," by Vegetius (Publius Flavius Vegetius Renatus)