KLM685 From Mexico, joined May 2005, 1577 posts, RR: 17
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 13562 times:
WOOW That's so cool. I can't imagine a plane bringing me my weekly pepperoni pizza! lol
Plus being a pilot and eating pizza onflight must be definately a cool and delicious experience. Probably the first deliveries would be incomplete and by the end of the day our weight would be alot more. hehe
Avsfan From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 250 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 13120 times:
When I was an ATC Controller on a remote assignment for the USAF, we would have Domino's pizza delivered at times from Fairbanks, AK to Galena, AK. Delivery was by either a Navaho or Chieftain aircraft that flew for Friendship Air out of Fairbanks.
"Oh I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...Put out my hand and touched the face of God"
United767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 356 posts, RR: 5
Reply 10, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 12941 times:
Quoting Avsfan (Reply 8): When I was an ATC Controller on a remote assignment for the USAF, we would have Domino's pizza delivered at times from Fairbanks, AK to Galena, AK. Delivery was by either a Navaho or Chieftain aircraft that flew for Friendship Air out of Fairbanks.
LOL, a few weeks back we called a pizza place in LGA and had it put on a Delta Shuttle plane and flown down to DCA for our lunch. We met the plane and had hot pizza for lunch. The flight attendants kept it up front and the place even kept it in the warmer box. We sent the box back on the return trip.
I wish UA flew mainline to MYR, that way you wouldn't be stuck in a smelly Saturn for 12 hours.
COERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1423 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12871 times:
When I was at ERAU prescott last july for a flight expo, we were flying PRC-SEZ-PRC. On SEZ-PRC, we had to return to SEZ due to severe weather in PRC. We then had to order dominoes pizza at SEZ b/c the airport restuarant was closed. We had about 2 boxes of pizza left when we had to return, so we did a "pizza delivery service" back to PRC, lol.
TK787 From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4980 posts, RR: 11
Reply 13, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 12823 times:
When I worked at Port Bailey, Kodiak Island in Alaska, in the winter of 1989; we used to order pizza from downtown Kodiak to be delivered to us by a float plane, since Port Bailey was a cannery in the middle of nowhere; no roads, no town just accessible by boat or plane.
SW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 15, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 12748 times:
I was in Prague this past new years, and they delivered pizza by subway...kinda funny seeing a guy carry a pizza box (with no insulation) onto the subway in 20 degree weather...that could NOT have been even warm when it arrived.
Pizza by airplane...that would be neat to see for sure! Not sure if I would pop the money for it.
HAL From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2635 posts, RR: 52
Reply 16, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12688 times:
While on furlough from Hawaiian in 2003 and 2004, I flew for Warbelow's Air Ventures in Fairbanks, a competetor to Frontier flying service. We flew Navajos on a regular schedule all around the interior. I often flew stacks of pizzas (10 or more at a time) as freight to places like Ft. Yukon, Huslia, Hughes, and Anaktuvik pass. It sure was nice to replace the normal smells of wood smoke, fish, and wet clothing in the planes with that of pepperoni and sausage!
One smooth landing is skill. Two in a row is luck. Three in a row and someone is lying.
Futurecaptain From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12677 times:
Quoting SW733 (Reply 15): Pizza by airplane...that would be neat to see for sure!
Speaking of pizza makes me think of beer.....
I know some guys who made a beer run to Alabama one afternoon. Rented a C-172 and filled up the back seats with cases of beer because the alcohol content is more across the border.
Sometimes it's good to be a pilot. lol.
BoomBoom From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 12658 times:
Quoting L-188 (Reply 9): And one time the high school booster club in the next town had 300 McDonalds Cheeseburgers flown in to sell at the game that night....I had to help load them on a crab boat to make the trip over.
I'd rather have crab!.
Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 11): I attempted a search . . . using this ridiculously crappy search engine A-Net has now . . . with no result.
I'm glad I'm not the only one who can't find ANYTHING using the new useless "search" feature.
Vref5 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 11851 times:
I just wonder how they keep it warm in the winter.
The weather near the arctic circle is brutally cold in the winter... temperature can be anywhere between -25 deg F to -60 deg F. Trust me; it's COLD! I've been to the arctic for vacation in January.
When it gets THAT cold, cabin temp of a GA plane, with maximum heating from the carb heat, warms up to about -20 or -25 deg F at most. Common issue for GA or bush pilots is keeping extremities warm (especially toes!).
The specially insulated bags for the pizzas are great, but I really have to wonder how they hold up in extreme temperatures.
Summers are much warmer... gets up to 40 above (+40 deg F). I can't imagine too much issues in keeping pizza warm with these bags down to 0 or so, but not sure about below 0.
Makes me wonder if it's a summer-only service... or if it's year round, how they cope with the wintry temperatures.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 13842 posts, RR: 17
Reply 24, posted (9 years 6 months 2 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 10982 times:
Quoting Vref5 (Reply 22): The weather near the arctic circle is brutally cold in the winter... temperature can be anywhere between -25 deg F to -60 deg F. Trust me; it's COLD! I've been to the arctic for vacation in January.
I would assume that the pizza would be frozen in only a few minutes under those conditions. So you would have frozen pizza you would have to warm up in an oven, just like you got it from your supermarket freezer, although fresher, probably better tasting.
Consider that lobster and other seafood is delivered fresh all over the world by air, especially to fill up freighters for return runs to Japan and other Asian countries. Then you have mail order in insulated containers of speciality foods, high grade steaks, seafood and resturant specialities like BBQ food from various areas of the USA to other areas, overseas.
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