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

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Bombardier to halt production of Learjet 60 XR; 275 jobs at risk

Seems the Model 60 has run it's course.
Over 400 of the type delivered and in service since 1993.
Jerry Jones of Dallas Cowboys fame has one. N1DC with the ubiquitous Cowboy Helmet on the vertical stab.
275 jobs at stake with this. I got laid off twice at Bombardier-Learjet. The second time had me out on the ballast trains.
The corporate aircraft world is at times, volatile.
The link is from The Wichita Eagle.
http://www.kansas.com/2012/07/26/2422475/bombardier-to-halt-production.html
The Learjet 60 Final Assembly at Bombardier Learjet.
I used to work in this very building from April 1998 to February 2004 with a four month lay off December 2002 to March 2003.

2 comments:

Buck said...

Sad. Another brick in the wall... or mebbe another one taken OUT.

John Graham said...

Yes a very sad situation, worked many years on the 60 Model and knew a number of those working the line. It was the best airplane that I worked on. Hopefully most of the workers will find other assignments in plant.

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)