If youve taken a nap in the belly hold of a aircraft.
Spent more time at the airport then at home
Done a wheelie on a tug
The smell of jet fuel puts a smile on your face.
You can't wait for the next aircraft pushback.
Run interline baggage around the airport.
Work the bag room when it's pouring rain outside.
Always tell the time in military.
The difference between port and starboard.
Remember the marshalling signal for engine fire.
How excited I get when I get to marshall the A/C to the gate.
When you can keep up with three rampers when you are @ the end of the beltloader in the belly.
When the ear protection I wear becomes everyday apparel.
When wearing knee pads doesn't mean something dirty.
When waving to the crew in the cockpit after pushback doesn't mean you are strange.
That all the F/A's look great.
sent the new guy to find the belly stretcher or the prop wash.
had a friend close u in the belly to see if you really can ope it fro the inside (u can't no matter that the little sign says)
had a friend close some else in the belly knowing full well they couldn't get out
had a meal from every restaraunt on the airport
if your in ATL
done a lunch circle (speedline at concourse A for a meal, Delta TOC cafeteria for cake, then stop for ice cream at the fire station).
identify the airplanes just by engine noise
You know all the hideaways in the airport.
When your not at work look up towards the sky when you heard an airplane just to see what type of plane it is.
A few to add to the list:
If you've spent time between pushes driving around the airport because you had nothing better to do.
If you get excited over the prospect of getting to sit in a pushback as they tow an a/c on the taxiways.
All of your liquor at home is in those tiny little bottles.
You stock up on snacks from the catering trucks.
All of your trash bags at home are from off of the cleaning trucks.
Your rainsuit is so dirty you can't scrub the ramp grime off of it.
You pray for a ground stop during thunderstorms.
You've ever driven bags landside during a severe thunderstorm.
You have a roll of speedtape in your car and in your bag.
You've ever had to have the GSE
guys come out to the employee parking lot to help you get your car started.
On really cold nights, you fight with your crew over who gets in the bin.
If you've ever taken an a/c cart and rigged it up where your ramp crew sits at between flights so you can keep cool.
If the gates you work are lovingly referred to as "The Hole" or "Ice Station Zebra".
You get all of your magazines off of a/c.
You've ever had your meal break interrupted after 5 minutes by an early inbound.
You've ever bumped your head on the smoke detector.
You've got a farmer's tan.
Your work boots have holes in the soles, but you don't care because the Boot Truck will be coming next week.
All of your washcloths at home are stained with ramp grime.