Boy that is a weird place to see one of ERA's birds. they are pretty airplanes but a pain to load. I don't know whose bright idea it was to make the belly only a foot and a half tall and to put to door on it behind the right hand prop where you can't get at it with a beltloader. Also one of the most hazardous things I have seen was trying to fuel one of those things when it came it for a tech stop. There was an inch of glare ice on the ramp, You need a 14 foot stepladder to reach the overwing fuel ports (ERA gravity feeds. not single point) and because we used hydrant trucks not tankers we had to rig an extention to the hose on the truck to reach the tanks. It wasn't fun.
I remember they got a contract to do a crew change for a fishing boat once. We had the ground service contract. The plane landed and did something because they shorted out the electrical system. They wheren't able to bring in a replacement until 11 PM that night. It also had the mechanics for the other airplane on board. They left them there, I guess that was motivation to fix the airplane.....getting home. They had to bridge all of the batteries in the airplane to ferry it home. It was funny watching these guys wandering around the edge of the ramp looking for a piece of wire left from the war to do the job with. They did get it in ferriable condition at about six the next morning.
OBAMA-WORST PRESIDENT EVER....Even SKOORB would be better.