Thursday, January 26, 2012


Yeah so I have decided that I am tired of being out of shape... so to fix this I have started running... again.  I used to be a great runner.. could go for miles and miles... now? well now I can go some miles but not miles and miles.  I managed to do about 2.5 in 15 min... I am sort of ok with that time... I made it almost the whole way at one solid pace.  I slowed down once to tie my shoe and another to well just slow down.  On a completely different note I am soooo out of shape... oh wait that's the same note.  But seriously wow...  I am very disappointed in myself.  I am doing better than I did last year though I did a whole lap around the base which is one more lap than I did then.  I have decided no more excuses and to just bear down and do it.  I need to lose about 35lbs... and I will be doing a lot better.  oh well.. I guess I have criticized myself enough.  On a completely different topic. I don't think any amount of coffee could have gotten me ready for the shit show today.  We launched one aircraft fairly flawlessly, and then started getting the second one ready for a test flight.  We were up on the launcher and I went to start the engine and the propeller just unscrewed and fell off. Problem one... then we went and got another prop lug and put it on.. started the engine no issues.. then we let it run and the engine wouldn't warm up.. problem two... I decided to launch it anyway... problem 3... then after the launch the cold engine didn't warm up and then the heads up display was showing red lights where there should be green lights.. problem 4.  So I decided that we needed to land, and land now.. I tell the pilot to bring it down ASAP and he sends it to the landing plan.  Just as an Apache decided to cross our path against the wishes of myself and the air traffic controller... that would have been a really really bad day.... so we get lined up and land.. landing looked great... came in nice and straight.... and then it veered to the right... and started to go off the runway, which normally is no biggie.   Today however the guys next to us decided to pound some re bar right into the side of the runway which was kind enough to rip the wing right off of our plane... problem.. well I lost count, but bad day to say the least.  So on that note... I am going to go shower.. I stink.. and probably go eat some fatty snacks. lol  So have fun and farewell.

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