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Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:29 am

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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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:36 am

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!

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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:14 am

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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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 3:42 am

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

That was...unusual to say the least.
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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:11 am

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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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:16 am

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.

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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:20 am

Flights that are on time.

I'm always shocked by that one.
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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:28 am

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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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 4:40 am

Road across the runway:
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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:55 am

Unusual things at the airport? TSA actually paying attention to the xray machine
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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 8:06 am

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 

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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:05 pm

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

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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 12:15 pm

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.....
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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 6:07 pm

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

Runway across the road!

http://i6.photobucket.com/albums/y223/jafa39/1093112587.jpg
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RE: Unusual Things You've Seen At The Airport

Sun Apr 15, 2007 7:57 pm

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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