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wjv04
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You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:41 pm

Anybody have any of these?
Would love to hear some or see a list.

1. If youve taken a nap in the belly hold of a aircraft.
2. If youve placed something in the engine nacelle prior to boarding, and once boarding is done, you grabbed it with a shocked look on your face, and called everyone on your crew, then thrown it away, and shugged your sholders, then proceded to wing walk during the push back.
3. Spent more time at the airport then at home
4. Done a wheelie on a tug

Any others?
would love to post these at work!
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:43 pm

I always thought that being a Ramp Rat was indicative of reverse evolution taking place:

They start out walking upright. Then after a career of it, they are stooped and hunched over, dragging their knuckles just like the proverbial Neanderthal.
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:48 pm

Well its deffinattly not a carrer for me, my carrer is flying, its a job for me while i build my flying hours.
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 2:53 pm

Your date asks why your car smells like jet fuel.

You wake up to an early morning phone call and say "**** city flying service" Way too over worked during the summer.

The tower calls you up on a snowy day and asks if you have any porn to share

That's all I got for now

The beatings will continue until morale improves
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:04 pm

Well, as ashamed as I am to say, I can claim 3 of those. I have fallen sound asleep in the belly of a 73S in July waiting for bags, I have spent between 32 and 40 hours at the airport in a row several times, and I have done wheelies in tugs before WN in CLE got new equipment a couple years ago....One of the old tugs had so much kick you could almost lay it on its back =)

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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:08 pm

Number #2 on that list was Chris Baker when ATS did WJ a couple years ago. He was hilarious, one time he took and empty shell casing and burnt it with lighter so it would look like the end of Pitot tube. After a plane was pushed and took off he went up to a WJ mx guy and said "I found this on the ground, is it important?". LOL the mx guy was looking at the pitot tubes of everyplane that came in that day, lol.
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:10 pm

Yeah old tugs are the best, the diesel clark tugs are the best for wheelies.
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:11 pm

Got to start reading the posts better, #4! hell I've made out on a tug. Yes, I still talk to her, even after I ran her dad's 172 into a hanger wall.
The beatings will continue until morale improves
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:13 pm

If you have ever thrown a wheel chock into a running engine in the name of passenger safety!

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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:15 pm

You Might Be A Ramp Rat If:
The smell of jet fuel puts a smile on your face.
You can't wait for the next aircraft pushback.
You get to load and stack 10,000 pounds of mail in a B-727.
The deeper the snow the better (AH YES glycol) I get to DEICE!!!
Can't wait to see what's left in the F/C galley.
Brew a pot of strong airline coffee @ 02:00 on the graveyard shift.
Get to operate the LAV truck.
Hook up the airstart unit to a B-747.
Run interline baggage around the airport.
Work the bag room when it's pouring rain outside.
Try to remember what the three letter code is for Fresno.
Always tell the time in military.
The difference between port and starboard.
Remember the marshalling signal for engine fire.
Have to offload 300 bags to get one because the pax didn't show.
How excited I get when I get to marshall the A/C to the gate.
Doing the potable water service when it's -30 in January.
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.
Can't wait to come to work the next day to do it all over again!

clipper707

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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:24 pm

Even more! Love this post
You waited for the DC-4 to hit the tail stand when at the aft cargo door and thought it was fun.

Asked a new FI why he had to fill up every time he took a student out on a 45 minute intro ride

You know the difference between a Dakota and a Cherokee

You went to your first college lecture after 36 hours at the airport

You were excited when a charter came in 'cause they had flight attendents!
The beatings will continue until morale improves
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:36 pm

how about...

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 cirlce (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

later
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:40 pm

You know all the hideaways in the airport.  Big grin
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:43 pm

This post could go on and on, who's not a ramp rat, or doesn't wish they had been a ramp rat, in this forum?
The beatings will continue until morale improves
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 3:51 pm

On the freeway going home after a 16 hour shift you keep glancing over your shoulder to see if you dropped any bags.

You were sent to borrow some flight line from United.

You sent someone to borrow some prop wash from Delta.
If you can read this your flying too close
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:12 pm

When your not at work look up towards the sky when you heard an airplane just to see what type of plane it is.

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:36 pm

You might be a Ramp Rat if.....

When you're at a bar, you drain off a small amount of beer from the bottle into a clear plastic cup which you then hold up to the light to analyze.

Mike
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 10:49 pm

. Done a wheelie on a tug

Been there, done that!!!!
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:33 pm

You might be a ramp rat if...

-you wear your work coveralls to work on your car
-fight to get in the boom just to get a sweet taste of glycol in the morning
-you realize how lucky you are being out on the ramp, when the idiot behind you, while driving, starts honking and yelling at you, and you think to yourself, man am I glad I work on the ramp 'cause those planes don't talk back Big thumbs up


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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sat Feb 14, 2004 11:52 pm

You might be a ramp rat if...

-the smell of glycol is all over me since the wind blew it all back on me this morning (2/14) while deicing at CLL!!! Too much fun!


 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:44 am

We couldn't do our jobs without you guys...THANKS FOR THE GOOD HUMOR!!

Here in K.C., we appreciate the good jobs they do. In particular, when three flights hit the ground at once and they are kind enough to separate the bags by flights. (We only have two belts.) And then there is the "rechecks and reroutes" that they handle with good cheer. Rampers are a breed unto themselves, but a finer group you'll never find.
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:53 am

Done:

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.







 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 1:08 am

Clipper707 has said it all!!!

My addition would be,

When you stand under the APU to keep warm!!!!!

I find working on the ramp to be a physically demanding job but one that I'm proud to be a part of.
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:04 am

You thinks its funny to watch a rookie hand spin a B1900 prop to get it started, while the pilot is yelling out the window "faster, faster, faster"

You can get 20 bags and two pairs of skies into the trunk of a small car.
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:11 am

I am certianly a ramp rat....an I love it...

Sleeping in the belly of the MD-88's...good times.....LOL


MY ADDITION: SWEARING AT THE "$#@!*%&$ WHO PUT 75LBS OF CRAP IN A 35 LB BAG....AND NOT TELLING YOU FIRST....


lolol


THANKS GREAT THREAD!!!

BRIAN
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 4:55 am

lol im guilty of almost all of those....
Any others?
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:11 am

dragrace tugs on the cargo ramp while waiting for a rescue plane.
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:23 am

Looked forward to a good snow so you can cut donuts on the ramp on a beltloader (far better than a tug)
Had a Int'l Harvester pushback going sideways on ice
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 5:47 am

yes, my times at ATS in YYC were fun!

Wheelies in tugs, racing belt loaders, driving around the ramp cuz there is nothing to do,stealing chalks from Aircanada and WestJet, raiding the gallies for food and drinks, falling asleep in bag carts, standing under the avionics exhaust to keep warm, some of your pillows and blankets at home are from an aircraft, you are looking over your shoulder on the drive home to make sure the carts will make it around the corner. Good times. I miss them very much.
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 6:01 am

You blow black snot and your hair smells like jet fuel
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 9:19 am

-you take 45 minutes to go "fuel up" the tugs and ground equipment
-consider waking up at 6am on your day off "sleeping in"
-get excited on the first of the month to do the new crossword in the airline mag.
-forget where you put your head set only to find it on top your head
-don't bother going to the gym to bulk up, just get it from liftin' bags
-get excited when you get a new piece of ground equipment

 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 9:23 am

Clipper707,

I'm not a ramp rat but the smell of jet fuel still puts a smile on my face!!  Big thumbs up
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 9:36 am

Some other things my dad has told me about:

When you get married and go on your honey moon, your co-worked go through all the bags on a flight to find yours and tape porn all over it so when it gets to customs you'll have a smile on your face.

A fragile sticker is just another way of securing the death of your bag.

Contact Winnipeg center now on 134.4, good day.
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:02 am

-Fragile means "Throw it harder."
-All your clothes smell like jet fuel (because it has seeped off in the wash).
-You know that Glycol is the best sweetener for coffee.
-You know exactly where the bleed air vent under a 737-200 is located (especially in the middle of January!).
-You know that the most comfortable bed in the world is a well-stacked set of mail crates.
-You've slept overnight in the airport.
-You've worked more than 40 hours in two days.
-You've ever squeezed into a baggage belt to clear a jam.
-You've ever been sent to get the aircraft key from MX.
-Changed your oil in the parking garage.
-Changed your oil in the GSE shop (pre-9/11, of course).
-Drag raced a bag tug or belt loader.
-Done a pushback where four bag tugs had to line up behind the push tug due to ice.
-You've ever been thrilled to see a "new" push tug that's over 30 years old.
-You can name all current baggage tug manufacturers (Harlan, Clark, International...).
-You've ever offloaded an aircraft tire without the help of a belt loader.
-You're push back has ever been cut-off by a WN push back.
-You walk into an airport bar in a strange city and sit next to some guys in grungy uniforms 'cause they're "you're people."
-You've ever waxed poetically about the art of throwing bags to people who had no idea anyone was actually paid to do that.
-You constantly flirt with all the women in catering-no matter how ugly.
-You've actually thrown a co-worker from your bag tug trying to cut-off the CO mail tug driver (guilty!).
-YOU SPEND YOUR LUNCH BREAKS AT HOOTERS!!!
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 10:54 am

If you curl up in the engine intake and start on a good book... Youuuuu might be a ramp rat. (Switched around from J. Foxworthy)

"If you stare at a carton of orange juice just because it says Concentrate... Youuuu might be a redneck."
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:29 am

if I lived in Southern California
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 11:51 am

If you've ever done a 180 in a bag tug while pulling two full bag carts  Smile
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 12:23 pm

Awesome post - gotta say I've done almost all of those! Just too funny.... Got one more - "If your shift has ever split up the crew meals after a cancelled flight..."

 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 2:34 pm

OMG I have done just about all of those.

For those of us that live in the frozen tundra of the north:

If the only source of nutrition for the day come from the Glycol
If during the winter you throw caution into the wind and stand being a running jet engine to keep warm.
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:01 pm

Some more I'm guilty of (thanks for the reminder Elwood):


-Fragile means "Throw it harder."
-All your clothes smell like jet fuel (because it has seeped off in the wash).
-You know exactly where the bleed air vent under a 737-200 is located (especially in the middle of January!).
-You know that the most comfortable bed in the world is a well-stacked set of mail crates.
-You've slept overnight in the airport. (Only once when non-revving)
-You've ever squeezed into a baggage belt to clear a jam.
-You've ever been sent to get the aircraft key from MX.
-Drag raced a bag tug or belt loader.
-You've ever been thrilled to see a "new" push tug that's over 30 years old.
-You can name all current baggage tug manufacturers (Harlan, Clark, International...).
-You've ever offloaded an aircraft tire without the help of a belt loader.


And some more nuggets:

You purposely drink deicing fluid just for the antidote. (For those of you that don't know, a little hard liquor is the recommended antidote for ingestion of deicing fluid. I'm not lying, it's written on the side of the tanks they come in.)

You have timetables from six months ago down in the bottom of your workbag.

You've peeled out on a tug.

You've purposely messed around with the governor on a tug just to get it faster than Delta's tugs.

If you've even driven a pushback over to another concourse to get lunch.

If you know the door codes to other airlines' gates so you don't have to use the elevator.

It takes you all shift to read the newspaper.

You grab a quick lunch or snack out of the "Wheel Of Death" in the breakroom.

Some of your friends on the ramp get their lunch money by beating other rampers at cards between flights.

You wish the crossword puzzle in the inflight magazine was a little harder.

You have more cans of coke in your pillbox than catering does.

You have ridden the belt in the transfer point all the way around.

Your pants have as many holes as your rainsuit.

You've ever had your picture taken with the luggage of a celebrity.






 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:52 pm

Heres another i thought to add...
After a shift, your headin home, one hand on the steering wheel, music loud, checkin out all the chicks, you suddenlly realize your still wearing your ear protection, and wearing your safety vest
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Sun Feb 15, 2004 3:58 pm

would sleeping in a ld3 for a night considered to be a ramp rat??????
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:21 am

You might be a ramp rat if:

When you get to work in the morning you exclaim "I love the smell of jet exhaust in the morning, it's the smell of victory!"

you've perfected the sport of luggage wrestling

you're ear protection has made three round the world trips because you forgot them in the baggage pit of a 747 only to find them a week later when the a/c comes back

you've droped a bag of the first bagage cart your towing and then have the next three carts run over the bag

you drive all the way across the airport only to realise that you forgot to hook up the bagage carts

 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:33 am

You might be a Ramp Rat if.....

...You don't mind being called a ramp rat.



Ok so it was lame but hey.


Chris.

[Edited 2004-02-16 00:42:24]
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Mon Feb 16, 2004 8:42 am

NOTHIN LIKE THE TASTE OF GLYCOL IN THE MORNIN TO GET YOU GOING. I LOVE MY JOB, WHERE ELSE CAN YOU WORK WHERE YOU GET TO PLAY W/ AIRPLANES ALL DAY.

 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:21 pm

-You live in your overalls
-You hate sabre
-You wish first gear in the pushback was faster
-You spend half your paycheck in the airport on crap food
-You break your id tags from throwing bags and owe the airline 200 for new ones
-You love climbing in the nosegear to disconnect the towbar
-Got the tugs stuck in snow drifts
-Driven the fuel truck under the jetbridges to get to the next plane
-All your work clothes are red from glycol
-You have gone through 3 or more pairs of gloves due to taking them off while snapping up cargo nets
-You love the apu exhaust "ramp heater"
-You can't wait till summer so you don't have to drag out the pre. condt. air cart
- You love waking up at 3:30am to go work the kick off flight
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Mon Feb 16, 2004 3:52 pm

Skydrolboy,

I think the best so far is your comment about your ear protection going around the world three times. That one is great. It's like, "whoa, I did leave my ear plugs on this bird, good thing she came back when she did."

Rampmike,

I used to commute inter-island from HNL and while that kick off flight is early, sometimes 5:40 departure from HNL, it's great to be the first one on the plane in the morning, even though I may not be awake.  Smile
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:07 pm

I knew a mechanic who lost his flashlight on a plane during a C-check and found it again at the next C-check, right where he left it, behing a ceiling panel.

Jan


BTW, Ramprat: Been there, seen it, got the T-shirt, and gate agent as well.
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ben2881
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:39 pm

can anyone tell me what Glycol is, and what the reference means. Thanks.
 
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RE: You Might Be A Ramp Rat If

Mon Feb 16, 2004 4:52 pm

Type 1 deiceing fulid