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Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 12:45 pm

On Monday, 2 May, 2200 local, Monty arrive in ANC on his latest travels. From Perth, to SFO to ANC to SEA . . . .

Any messages I can print and deliver. Not to worry, my printer is "unbiased".

I'm going to meet him at the airport and ensure his safe arrival at his hotel.

Regards . . .
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Sun May 01, 2005 12:54 pm

Hey thanks for keeping us posted!
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 1:52 pm

Hey cool, sounds like a halfway decent reason for an Anchorage meet!

Being unemployed I am not doing much next week if he needs a ride.

Moose tooth for lunch on the 3rd?
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Sun May 01, 2005 1:55 pm

I thought ANC and L-188 were the same person.. Just like CORULZ and ABSBJ or whatever his name was/is?
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 1:57 pm

Nope sorry different people, live 10 miles apart and have never meet.
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 1:58 pm

Thats interesting that you guys have never met yet live so close to eachother.
 
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 2:01 pm

Quoting CaptOveur (Reply 3):
I thought ANC and L-188 were the same person..

Dang, thanks for nuthin'!  biggrin 

Quoting L-188 (Reply 2):
Hey cool, sounds like a halfway decent reason for an Anchorage meet!

Being unemployed I am not doing much next week if he needs a ride.

Moose tooth for lunch on the 3rd?

Qantas isn't reading e-mail at the moment, but I'll mention this to him. He's picking up a rental car on the morning of the 3rd.

Regardless, 'bout time we had lunch anyway - hell we only 10 miles apart! Contact me on my A-Net contact and we can set something up with Monty.
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Sun May 01, 2005 2:06 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 6):
Qantas isn't reading e-mail at the moment, but I'll mention this to him. He's picking up a rental car on the morning of the 3rd.

Sounds like he is set then. Too bad he didn't come up on the weekend of the 14/15th. That is when the Aviation Trade show is at the FED-EX hanger. Which is by definition a good time to be an aviation enthusiast in Anchorage, Particularly this year since the Air Force canceled Arctic Thunder.  Sad

Another idea is to feed him after he gets off the bird. I don't know how long the resturant is open.


By the way, if you are an Anchorage area spotter please chime in.....we could get a good meet going.
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 2:11 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 7):
Another idea is to feed him after he gets off the bird. I don't know how long the resturant is open.

I could run him by Sea Galley, grab something before going to the hotel.

What time at Moose's Tooth on the 3rd?
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 2:14 pm

Oh, I don't know, I am really really open.

It is either hang out with you guys or clean the house........not really a choice is it?

Lunch/Dinner maybe? I don't know what his travel plans are on the 3rd.
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Sun May 01, 2005 2:22 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 9):
Lunch/Dinner maybe? I don't know what his travel plans are on the 3rd.

I'm off from the Slope, so doesn't matter. . . I fly Outside on 5/4. His call really . . .
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Sun May 01, 2005 2:23 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 10):
fly Outside on 5/4. His call really

Well he is the guest Big grin
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Sun May 01, 2005 2:30 pm

Exactly.

He arrives on UA 967 at 23:40 on the 2nd. . . . if they are on time.

You can of course come out to ANC to enhance his welcome to "The Great Land". Hell, there's a bar open somewhere at midnight (and at 1 and 2 and 3) in Anchorage  bigthumbsup .
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Sun May 01, 2005 2:37 pm

Yeah but I will have to drive so no booze for me....one of my little rules.

I might wander out that way, I will either be in a good mood or a bad mood depending how my tests that morning go. Maybe I can work a visit to Home Depot in on the outbound leg Big grin

I would suspect that he might be ready to go about then, Australia is what? 6 hours ahead of us?
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 2:43 pm

Quoting Airlinerfreak (Reply 5):
Thats interesting that you guys have never met yet live so close to eachother.

That's nothing unusual, there are plenty of a.netters who live close to each other and have never met, I'm sure...

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Sun May 01, 2005 2:47 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 13):
I would suspect that he might be ready to go about then, Australia is what? 6 hours ahead of us?

About 14 hours if I recall . . . . Guam is 15 hours ahead of east coast, so minus that 4 hours, then 11 + 3= 14.

All I remember is that it would be late at night in DC and my crew from Guam would call at noon the next day from Agana. . . . and they wanted me to THINK and give a cognizant answer!

Regardless, he'll have been on Pacific Time for a week before arriving here.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 13):
Yeah but I will have to drive so no booze for me....one of my little rules.

Good rule. No issues with that at all . . . .
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 2:58 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 13):
I would suspect that he might be ready to go about then, Australia is what? 6 hours ahead of us?

I think the Australian east coast is 18 hours ahead of ANC. It's currently 16:00 Sunday afternoon in Sydney.
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Sun May 01, 2005 2:58 pm

I just dropped you an e-mail with some spots he should visit if he has the time, but you probably have allready mentioned most of them to him.

I wonder where I can find out how Hatcher Pass mine is. The pass itself won't be open, which makes a great loop and then you go to the Transportation and Iditarod Museum in Wasilla.

I don't know if he would want to try to run the pass in an underpowered wonder rental, I definatly would prefer to take it with my 4WD, assuming the guys at NYE Ford can get it to start engaging again tommorrow.
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Sun May 01, 2005 2:59 pm

Yeah, it is just set to turn 10PM here in Anchorage.

I still have to clean out my truck to go to the mechanics tommorrow.
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Sun May 01, 2005 3:18 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
I just dropped you an e-mail with some spots he should visit if he has the time, but you probably have allready mentioned most of them to him.

I sent him a Anchorage Visitor's guide several months ago - ain't it a bitch, the guide was free, the postage was . . . more than that. They ought to post that on the web.  biggrin 

I can run him up the pass on Wed morning in my truck if yours is TU. I have to be at the airport for a flight at 3pm. So, Wednesday will be tight. Otherwise, as I told him earlier, I'll be his host.

Quoting L-188 (Reply 17):
NYE Ford

Nye Ford, Good Man. Good Truck. Sure beats our man Cal and his Dog Spot.
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Sun May 01, 2005 3:22 pm

I've met Cal, tall guy.

Hangered his lear a couple times where I used to work.

I have a brother who works at the Toyota Dealership. My sister worked there but their CSA department is headed by a real @#*#*. Apparently they have gone through over two dozen people in a year because of the boss. My sister was able to put up with her for about three months.
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Sun May 01, 2005 3:33 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 20):
I've met Cal, tall guy.

Hangered his lear a couple times where I used to work.

His kid is running that show now I hear?

His commercials suck, read the fine print . . .

2004 F250 - a 4X4 - only $16995 . . . (then, the fine print, with $9395 down and OAC, plus taxes, fees, license, your first born).

I get my truck serviced at Nye . . . good people there.
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Mon May 02, 2005 7:15 am

Just got back from Nye, turns out my front shift fork was goobered. Got it replaced under warrenty, so now I have 4WD back. Drove down to Sunshine Creek to make sure.



As far as Ford, Isn't this the last state he is allowed to do buisness in? I remember hearing that he got kicked out of Washington State.

I think you are right Calvin is running the place, but pop still flies up occasional in a very nice Lear 35. Tall fellow.

I have an old friend of the family that works in the finance dept, so I think my sister did ok with the Focus she bought there last month. Plus she had a very nasty boss when she worked for Nye Toyota, so she isn't big on buying from Nye.

I did however forget to ask if anybody knew the conditions up Hatcher.
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Mon May 02, 2005 7:26 am

I thought Worthington was from Colorado or Texas or some such thing - Texas I think. I seem to recall seeing a Cal Worthington Ford in Austin a few years back.

I don't like his style, simple as that. Calvin (Jr.) might do better. A lot of GIs won't deal with him . . . .

My ex bought an Escort from him in 1993, and it was a good car. Also, her 1988 Escort hatchback got a complete engine replacement under warranty there in 1992, had only 300 miles left on the warranty and lost the engine completely coming up Eagle River Hill inbound to Anchorage. Not a bad deal for $50.

Nye is my dealership of choice for Fords . . . .
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Mon May 02, 2005 7:38 am

I don'[t know, I know his home is in Nevada now.

Nye has his points, While I was waiting for my truck to get fixed, I noticed that a lot of his vehicles had big special price tags in the windows......but get closer and you can see that the offer only applies to active duty military.

Not that I have anything against special deals for military members, generally they are lower loan risks, since the military takes bounced checks by it's members very seriously. But if you watch his tv adds he also quotes the same prices and then on the small print, you see that the price is only for military members.
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Mon May 02, 2005 7:57 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 24):
But if you watch his tv adds he also quotes the same prices and then on the small print, you see that the price is only for military members.

Taking lessons from Cal, huh.

I got a decent deal on my rig from them. Second one I've bought there. I haggled, but not a great deal. I hate the delivery fee and "dealer markup" they add on here at every dealership. . . . still, I paid $4800 less than sticker on my truck . . . . and Cal wouldn't even talk to me for less than $48K. Ridiculous.
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Mon May 02, 2005 11:59 am

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 25):
I got a decent deal on my rig from them. Second one I've bought there. I haggled, but not a great deal. I hate the delivery fee and "dealer markup" they add on here at every dealership. . . . still, I paid $4800 less than sticker on my truck . . . . and Cal wouldn't even talk to me for less than $48K. Ridiculous.

I have no idea how long I will own this truck. Right now I am thinking for a longer term, and then maybe going in hock for a Bobcat to clear snow....

I wonder how much used 966's go for?
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Mon May 02, 2005 12:07 pm

My last truck, a Ford of course, went 146000 miles. This one will go until it explodes. With my work schedule I don't drive it much, and it stays garaged, so low miles and clean . . . at least 10-12 years on this one.
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Mon May 02, 2005 12:20 pm

And I hope everybody who complains about the size of American cars realizes why we are big on these 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton trucks, is that they are heavily built and generally don't wear out for a decade or two.

The average life of a car in the US is what about 5 years?
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Mon May 02, 2005 12:27 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 28):
And I hope everybody who complains about the size of American cars realizes why we are big on these 1/2, 3/4 and 1 ton trucks, is that they are heavily built and generally don't wear out for a decade or two.

There was a thread on that while you were out galacanting about Galena. Interesting . . .

I made the case for Alaskans and our requirement to have a truck, and likely a 4X4. Of course, I don't see the need in San Diego, but here, essential, period.
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Mon May 02, 2005 12:30 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 29):
There was a thread on that while you were out galacanting about Galena. Interesting . . .

Sorry I missed that one.

On thing is clear, there is too much plastic on trucks these days. Too bad that 76 my brother just got given is rusted out. But it still lasted longer then I think the front bumper facia of my 150 did, Just found a big crack in it this evening, don't know when or where it happened. Maybe pushing up against a snow berm this winter.
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Mon May 02, 2005 12:38 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 30):
On thing is clear, there is too much plastic on trucks these days.

My whole fender trim and frill is plastic.

Shoot, my work truck is a Chevy (sssshhhhh, don't want to scare anyone) and I hit a post with it two years ago . . . about 15 mph. $4K in damage. everything was plastic except the bumper, and it simply crumbled in the November -40F chill we had.
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Mon May 02, 2005 1:09 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 31):
hoot, my work truck is a Chevy (sssshhhhh, don't want to scare anyone) and I hit a post with it two years ago . . . about 15 mph. $4K in damage. everything was plastic except the bumper, and it simply crumbled in the November -40F chill we had.

Hell you don't need -40 weather for that.

I was picking my sister up at the UAA dorm about two years ago, and somebody in the parking lot got into a fender-bender with a Saturn when it was only about -5.

Shattered plastic everywhere.
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Tue May 03, 2005 11:53 am

Tonight they're landing on the 22s at ANC. . . rare occasion . . . . Qantas077 will get a great view coming in over south Anchorage
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Tue May 03, 2005 1:26 pm

Yeah, They where departing the 6's this morning, when I when in to take my make-up final they where going right up Bragaw.

Oh BTW: I am headed out to the airport now via Home Depot. Going to be wearing the same black,blue and white hawaiian shirt I was wearing when put that photo up of the back of my head and asked if I was going bald.
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Tue May 03, 2005 1:34 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 34):
I am headed out to the airport now via Home Depot. Going to be wearing the same black,blue and white hawaiian shirt I was wearing when put that photo up of the back of my head and asked if I was going bald.

I'll meet you in the mens room

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Tue May 03, 2005 1:36 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 34):
Oh BTW: I am headed out to the airport now via Home Depot. Going to be wearing the same black,blue and white hawaiian shirt I was wearing when put that photo up of the back of my head and asked if I was going bald.

His inbound, UA967, is wheels up off SEA. On schedule for 2338 arrival. Tailwind is their friend tonight, I expect them to be early. I'm not planning on headoug out there until 2300. I'll look for the Aloha Shirt . . . should be easy to spot. Monty said he'll be wearing a Blue Boeing Sweatshirt.

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Wed May 04, 2005 2:29 am

I can tell by the tremendous response to this thread  rotfl  everyone is concerned, but just FYI, Qantas077 arrived in one piece from SFO to ANC via SEA at near midnight last night. Was met at ANC by myself and L-188. We promise not to let him get too carried away, or carried away.  biggrin 
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Wed May 04, 2005 4:17 am

Yeah I think he was pretty impressed with your F-350.

I was just shocked that I managed to park two cars away from you and not even know it  Silly
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Wed May 04, 2005 6:17 am

I left Monty at the Era Aviation parking lot on the east side of 6R/22L about an hour ago. Standing atop his rented Dodge Neon (well, it's got 4 tires and it was clean) taking photos of Cathay A340s and 747s, FedEx MD11s, Alaska 73s, etc. An absolutely clear, sunny day in ANC, I believe his quote was "This is the Shit!"  bigthumbsup 

I'm going to go see if he's still there or has been chased off by the local constabulary. I have him names to drop - like the Chief of Airport Police (friend of mine), and since he was standing fence to fence with the local Air National Guard Base, told him if they got squirreling to ask for my Brother - an Air Force Security Police Officer at that base.

Wind are from the East so departures/arrivals are on the 22s today. And their restriping 14/32 so no traffic there at all today.
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Wed May 04, 2005 10:00 am

Maybe I ought to wander out there too and see if he made it.

I just got done with my FAA Dispatcher written....yup I passed.
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Wed May 04, 2005 10:09 am

Quoting L-188 (Reply 40):
Maybe I ought to wander out there too and see if he made it.

I just got done with my FAA Dispatcher written....yup I passed.

Congrats on your test.

Here's the tale . . . I went back out by the Era hangers, Monty was gone. I caught up with him near Pt. Woronzof. Told me he'd been rousted by the Airport police. Private Property. And they'd prefer a photographer stay 4' off the fence.

So I called my Brother, an Air Force Cop at Kulis Air Base. He said, sure, bring him on over. So we went in there, after about 30 min got permission to sit up near the Fire Station and shoot. Now, interestingly enough, it was the Kulis cops that got him popped from Era . . . and we were now standing - taking pictures from the Kulis Fire Station - not more than 30 feet from the spot we occupied this morning . . . .leave it to the Air Force. Giving credit where due, I know a lot of other people on the Air Base there, so **self gloss time** my reputation preceded me and thus permission was granted. **Self Gloss Over**.

Last I saw Monty he was with another A-Net photographer on the West side of 32/14 taking pictures of the FedEx bank departures.

I told him to call tomorrow when it's raining and we'd set up lunch . . . .
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Wed May 04, 2005 12:23 pm

Yeah I missed him too when I went out there.

Yeah, lets come up with a plan for tommorrow.

I still think we ought to run him out to Palmer to take pictures of those two C-119's and the tanker base.

Edit: Any other thoughts on where to go eat? Gweenies? Roadrunner? La-Mex? Moosetooth?

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Wed May 04, 2005 12:34 pm

He's driving a silver Dodge Neon . . . . RoadRunner or Moose's Tooth get my vote for the food and libation.

Want a view, pick some place . . . . I asked him to call in the morning with an idea of what he might want to do . . . .
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Wed May 04, 2005 12:37 pm

I like the original pizza at the Moosetooth idea, easy to find.

Salmon aren't running up Cambell creek yet, so that incentive for burgers isn't there.

Now we just have to come up with a time....I am not even sure what hours they are open.....
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Wed May 04, 2005 12:41 pm

Monty did mention he wants to eat Alaskan Salmon . . . Moose's have that?

I'll be he's still spotting, given the clouds have somewhat cleared and the sun is out.

Give a call to his hotel - Ramada downtown - Monty Smith - and tell him to give you a call. . . I'm open tomorrow - nothing I can't adjust.
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Wed May 04, 2005 12:45 pm

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 45):
Monty did mention he wants to eat Alaskan Salmon

Wrong time of the year for that....shoot....I know they have a Halibut Pizza. It wasn't that bad.

I usually make it a rule not to order fish out. Seen too may processing plants from the inside.

Maybe I could swing by costco and pick him up a bag of smoked salmon strips.
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Wed May 04, 2005 12:50 pm

Or 10th & M for a nice slice of Alder Wood Smoked . . . . we'll work that tomorrow. Bottom line - gotta make a semblance of a plan . . . even if it's not to make a plan.
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Wed May 04, 2005 12:57 pm

I just dropped my phone number to your e-mail.
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RE: Qantas077 Arrives ANC

Wed May 04, 2005 3:10 pm

I just left Anchorage on Sunday night. Would have been great to meet up with you guys. Oh well I guess. Been gone 2 days and you all start talking about Moose's Tooth, good job making me hungry and wanting some good pizza. Have fun. Anybody organizing anything in July? I'll be back for good first week in July.

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