as739x
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Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 3:21 am

I just watched Indy flight 55 arrive from IAD. Behind a JL 747 you could see them getting a cannon salute. Indy has been here for 3 days now, so just found it funny they just did it!  Smile

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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 3:25 am

They were trying to make sure Indy would last more than 2 days. Impressive!
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 3:25 am

Maybe the CEO was onboard this flight so they decided it was more appropriate to do it then.

Who knows...

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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 3:26 am

Or maybe the pilot retired??
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as739x
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 3:28 am

wrong directions for a retiring pilot...they would do that on the last leg of a trip which would be a return to IAD

JFK, think you make a point!

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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 3:36 am

Two days later is better than never. Welcome to SFO, Indy!
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 3:41 am

Quoting AS739X (Reply 4):
wrong directions for a retiring pilot...they would do that on the last leg of a trip which would be a return to IAD

JFK, think you make a point!

Yeah, but have you ever met a pilot that wouldn't rather retire to the West Coast, over the East Coast if the choice was given? lol
 
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 4:07 am

I would rather retire to the West Coast, much less crowded than
that geriatric ridden, hurricane target, tourist overidden, peninsula
called Florida!
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 7:38 am

AS739X, which part of the airport did Indy get the salute?

Thanks.
 
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 8:03 am

Right between gate A-12 and the blast fence on its way to gate A-10. Our rampers working our Puerta Vallarta got some great pics w/ thier camera phones.

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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 11:48 am

Oh No... they did not wait for me... I am upset...

Anyway, I am glad that they got the salute. it is indeed a brave act to fly into SFO -- head to head competition with United between two of UA major hubs.

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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 2:43 pm

Quoting Supa7E7 (Reply 1):
They were trying to make sure Indy would last more than 2 days.

Too funny!!!
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 2:45 pm

carfield,
could you have had a hand on the water salute?????i bet those 3 cute guys(F/As)that you elluded to on the innagural were doing this flt as well.... Smile
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Wed May 04, 2005 3:08 pm

Quoting 717-200 (Reply 7):
much less crowded than
that geriatric ridden, hurricane target, tourist overidden, peninsula
called Florida!

off topic, but saw a news article that stated that the population of Florida will be 100 million in 45 years, IF the growth rate continues at the same pace it has for the last several decades. That's a lot of ruined trailer parks in the next Category 5 hurricane... Wink

All the more reason NOT to get anywhere near the place. My parents were in Orlando about a month ago, and the traffic was a nightmare anywhere they went.
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RE: Indy Gets A Water Cannon Salute At SFO:2 Days Late

Thu May 05, 2005 2:33 am

Thanks for the info AS739X.

Here's a water cannon salute photo from sfgate.com