Sunday, August 3, 2008

Travelogue, the finale

HOME! Home at last! The idea is, since it's generally -50C or so at altitude, having AC isn't such a big deal. This being the thought process of the the office ijits that book the trips. And to that I have to reply, you're right, for the 1 to 2 hours that the airplane is flying up there, heat is not an issue. But the 4 or 5 hours we spend ON THE GROUND waiting for the trip to either start or end, it sure as shit does.

Moab, UT temperature at take off - 103F
Tulsa, OK temperature at take off - 97F
Birmingham, AL temp at take off - 92F

That's outside folks. Sitting in the cockpit is exactly like sitting in a car in the sun without AC. I didn't have a thermometer with me. But my bathroom scale says I lost 7lbs today.

Now, for your moment of Cloud Zen.

1 comment:

Home on the Range said...

welcome home - went to a big gun show today. Didn't buy anything but cleaning supplies. . but it was fun.