Monday, April 11, 2005

Is that a plane in your truck ... or are you just happy to see me?

Thanks for asking....

Believe it or not, I helped a friend load a tow-plane into the back of a moving truck. A tow-plane is one that is used to tow gliders up into the wild blue yonder, since they don't have an engine of their own. The plane had been grounded so long, that the owner wasn't sure if it would be air-worthy enough for a cross-country flight, but needed to get it closer to his new residence. So, with the help of a couple of buddies, and a lot of elbow grease, we loaded the plane into the back of the moving truck. We had less than an inch of clearance (both wide and high) through the door, but "if you ain't rubbing, you ain't racing" (put that one in for the NASCAR fans!)

Here is a few pictures from the fun (low quality due to camera phone):



This was the final view before closing the doors.
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