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Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport  
User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

Sometimes odd ideas come from odd places. The topic of firing ranges at airports came up in the Mosin Nagant thread and I started to think about other odd things I've seen at airports over the years. so here we go with a few more:

Moton Field(Tuskegee) - The University has a research facility that does work on all sorts of diseased animals. It used to be fun to tell first jump students "Don't land in this area unless you want to be mauled by a diseased lion." Seriously, if you flew over the facility you would often hear lions roaring.

Roosevelt Field(Warm Springs, GA) - The FBO used to be a converted work release center, kind of a creepy cinder block building with heavy doors and almost no windows. I haven't been there for a long time so don't know if it's still around.

If the mods want to move this to Civ Av that's fine with me, it's kind of a grey area subject where it's hard to decide which is correct.

Let's see some good ones, this should be entertaining.


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User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7247 posts, RR: 85
Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 2832 times:
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This past December, an AA flight from SFO-DFW, diverted to AUS. They waited on the ramp for 9+ hrs. I drove a tug over to where they had several a/c staged on the MX apron.

There were animals on board several flights, and the two AA pilots were walking around three dogs on the grass, letting them do their business and stretch their legs. It was great to see them doing this for the dogs, but very unusual!

 yes 


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9327 posts, RR: 25
Reply 2, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2777 times:

bathroom sex

Cinnabon that ran out of Cinnabons

divorce declarations

drug busts

drug deals

heart surgery scar comparisons

horses running alongside the runway

Janice Dickinson. sober.

marriage proposals

on-time Delta Air Lines flight

piercing in the private parts comparisons

pregnant woman smoking

watching porn on the internet



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User currently offlineUALPHLCS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2753 times:

I saw a transvestite on a leash being lead around by a very stocky woman.

That was...unusual to say the least.


User currently offlineBHMBAGLOCK From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 2698 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2725 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
Cinnabon that ran out of Cinnabons

Did they close the airport for safety purposes until this could be corrected?

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
on-time Delta Air Lines flight

Shocking! I will say that although my last DL flight was late, they did an equipment change in ATL that was shockingly fast. Everybody plus all bags in ~ 45 minutes. It was nice to actually see some hustle from them.

Quoting UALPHLCS (Reply 3):
I saw a transvestite on a leash being lead around by a very stocky woman.

That's different, I've seen lesbians on a leash in an ice cream shop in Key West and had an interesting encounter with a transvestite TSA insector at DEN but the combination is unusual.

When I started the thread, I was thinking of more permanent things, something that anybody could potentially go to the airport and find but this is fun. I'll add a few more along the lines of what you and Gavin threw in:

Naked skydives in Hinckley, IL in February(about 5 degrees on the ground) I got to spot the 182 and was really tempted to put the idiots out over downtown Aurora but was too nice a guy to do it.

Seeing a DC-3 with a blown jug and smoke going everywhere land at Lodi on the approach over the freeway. He was super low over the semis on the road and one truck driver looked like he was going to have a heart attack - very shocked.

One spring where we filled up the bulletin board at Sylacauga airport with pictures of Tornadoes that went through the airport property. Luckily they all stayed away from the aircraft(and people).

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
bathroom sex



Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
divorce declarations



Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
drug deals

Yes to all of the above but I suspect the sex was a little different than what you may have seen. Also, I've seen it in a lot of different places on the airport property, i.e. out between the runways, on the beacon tower, etc.

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
horses running alongside the runway

Add turkeys, deer, cows, and coyotes to that

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
marriage proposals

As well as actual weddings



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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29792 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2716 times:

Quoting BHMBAGLOCK (Reply 4):
Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
horses running alongside the runway

Add turkeys, deer, cows, and coyotes to that

Brown and Black Bears, Moose, Caribou, Porcupine.

A grass runway that had it's perimeter marked out with pieces of wrecked aircraft.

Cod Milt

Oh, and then there was the time that an Electra landed right before a white-out hit. It was sitting on the ramp, 250 feel from me, all motors turning, every landing light on and pointed right at me, and I couldn't see the damm airplane. Could here it, but it only became visible about 150 feet away.

[Edited 2007-04-14 21:23:18]


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User currently offlineTPASXM787 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 1730 posts, RR: 19
Reply 6, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2712 times:

Flights that are on time.

I'm always shocked by that one.



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User currently onlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20483 posts, RR: 62
Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days ago) and read 2696 times:

Three times on a TWA AMS-JFK flight an f/a had to bang on the lav doors to stop people from smoking pot in there. On the ground, all of the offenders passed right through immigration and customs without any bother. No cops to meet the plane, nothing. On another flight, same airline, same route, the woman sitting next to me asked if I thought her sticking her stash "up there" would be sufficient to not get caught. I answered, "that's a dark and scary place *I'd* never go, so if you get the right agent, you'd probably be okay."


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User currently offlineEvan767 From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 2957 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Road across the runway:
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6e/1992.07.25.uk.Gibraltar.jpg/800px-



The proper term is "on final" not "on finals" bud...
User currently offlineAA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2628 times:

Unusual things at the airport? TSA actually paying attention to the xray machine


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User currently offlineLH423 From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 6501 posts, RR: 54
Reply 10, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2594 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):
piercing in the private parts comparisons

Were you showing off your new PA again?

I watched a guy die from a heart attack. I think it was in shock that he was going to have to fly Alitalia  duck 

LH423



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User currently offlineLASOctoberB6 From Japan, joined Nov 2006, 2380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2538 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 2):

divorce declarations

was it a flight to Las Vegas?

Quoting LH423 (Reply 10):
I watched a guy die from a heart attack. I think it was in shock that he was going to have to fly Alitalia

 rotfl 



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User currently offlineTedTAce From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 2530 times:

Quoting LH423 (Reply 10):
Were you showing off your new PA again?

GROSSSSSSS!!!  vomit  Now I know what my next thread is going to be.....


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2474 times:

Quoting Evan767 (Reply 8):
Road across the runway:

Runway across the road!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/jafa39/1093112587.jpg


User currently offlineHelvknight From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 2447 times:

And, of course, Golfers

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1007422/M/

(strange, it won't let me post the pic)


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