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Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:26 pm

Check this out:

http://www.airliners.net/open.file/1115574/M

Makes me itchy...

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:33 pm

Ohkay.. THat is one plane I can say for sure that I just HATE!!!

(I hate bees lol)

Why did tey get attracted to the plane?

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:36 pm

Quoting Airlinelover (Reply 1):
Why did tey get attracted to the plane?

A new kind of deicer, with honey smell.

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:37 pm

IIRC, bees swarm where the queen lands...so...
(This gives me a great idea for a horror film.."Bees On A Plane"...)
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Mon Sep 25, 2006 9:50 pm

I guess it's the first three-engined Airbus.
 
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:54 am

That reminds me.

During the winter/spring of 2004 while employed at HP, I witnessed a swarm of bees at PHX shut down gate A18 or A20(I was assinged either A20 or A22). They just showed up in a swarm and just settled. The bees then built a cone shaped hive underneath a belt loader in less than 20min. I was rather impressed.
 
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:05 am

The Wall Street Journal had a story about this. According to the article, the bees are attracted by the smell of jet fuel. This also seems to happen more to WN planes, because bees especially prefer WN's livery to other airlines.  smile 

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:18 am

Wow, great picture. It's hard to believe they were able to hold on at 500mph.
 
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 3:40 am

Same thing happened to a WN plane also at LAX a while back. Can't remember specifically when, but is also featured on and episode of Airline. Maybe it's something with T-1? Who knows? I hate them critters!
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:06 am

Quoting Lowecur (Reply 7):
Wow, great picture. It's hard to believe they were able to hold on at 500mph.

There is no way they could survive and hang on at the speed and altitude.

I don't understand what all the buzz is about! LOL!
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:08 am

Captain asks for de-icing. No, I mean de-BEEing  Smile
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 7:35 am

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
IIRC, bees swarm where the queen lands...so...
(This gives me a great idea for a horror film.."Bees On A Plane"...)
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:27 am

Quoting ONTFlyer (Reply 8):
Same thing happened to a WN plane also at LAX a while back. Can't remember specifically when, but is also featured on and episode of Airline. Maybe it's something with T-1? Who knows? I hate them critters!

Correction it happened to the actual jetway area.
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 9:38 am

Quoting Lowecur (Reply 7):
Wow, great picture. It's hard to believe they were able to hold on at 500mph.

In 1994 I had a spider on the hood ornament on my Buick Riviera for 220 miles. When I left my driveway it was on the hood ornament. I drove on I-70 from Chesterfield, MO to Warrensburg, MO and the spider was still there and alive when I got there. He proceeded to crawl away when I stopped. He just climbed around to the back side of the hood ornament to get out of the wind. The entire drive I waited for him to fly off, but he never did.

As far as bees on a plane, I have never seen anything like that before.
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:11 am

Insects don't survie at altitude, even if there were no "speed" factor. I have experiences when I saw insects in the cabin and by the time the plane climbed out, the insects die out.

It's interesting to see that process actually (purely scientific/academic curiousity). At first they get agitated due to noise and change in pressure. Then stay real still, and later as if their body "shrink" and "shrivel" due to pressure imbalance with the pressurerized cabin. Almost like implosion.

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:12 am

I hope none of the ramp workers got stung there. Perhaps they should be equipped with beespray just in case. My question to any ramp workers out there: Have you ever experienced anything like this before? Perhaps a nest in the cargo hold or elsewhere.
 
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 10:55 am

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
IIRC, bees swarm where the queen lands...so...

Yeah that was my thought regarding that...

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
(This gives me a great idea for a horror film.."Bees On A Plane"...)

Lovely. Please post when you release that film. I'll BEE sure to BEE first in line!  Smile

Quoting Falstaff (Reply 13):
In 1994 I had a spider on the hood ornament on my Buick Riviera



Quoting Falstaff (Reply 13):
As far as bees on a plane, I have never seen anything like that before.

Same thing happened to my dad's car a while back, on an 80-something blue Ford LTD. A sworm of bees landed on the door, and a trip through the carwash took care of that! Perhaps something similar for this situation???
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:04 am

Quoting Steeler83 (Reply 16):
Perhaps something similar for this situation???

Yes, most definitely. now there's a reason for plane washes.

Plane wash: A 250ft by 200ft long building that stands 100ft in height off the ground for plane washing when the need arises. Similar to car wash but for planes only. This includes the tail too.

Lol.

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 11:06 am

* Working at the carwash... Workin at the car-wash-ahh *

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:19 pm

Quoting Mah584jr (Reply 15):
I hope none of the ramp workers got stung there. Perhaps they should be equipped with beespray just in case. My question to any ramp workers out there: Have you ever experienced anything like this before? Perhaps a nest in the cargo hold or elsewhere.

About 5 months ago, I was standing underneath a 767, enjoying life. Suddenly, I look up and a swarm of bees came right down at me. This swarm was about as big as the damn plane! All I remember was me running my butt off to the office, not even thinking about my coworker standing next to me. I did glance back to see if they were chasing me, and I remember seeing my buddy with his hands up in the air like he was praying!!?? I did not get stung, but it scared the bejesus out of me. Worst of all, I am allergic to them. Smart move on my part to run and scream! Should I have taken a swat just to let them know how serious I was? LOL! My buddy said he was in shock, and never saw such an event. I have to be honest, I have never in my life seen it either. Something I can take back to the grave I guess. They flew along BFI, scared a few others along its path, and dissapeared.

Also in LAS, saw a huge nest of bees on A3. This was in 1995 or so. Back when Skywest had a decent sized operation flying out of LAS. Passengers stayed in one of the EMB-120's while the airport guys destroyed them.
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 12:23 pm

Not . . . Cool. Bees = Huge red swollen knotts on face  headache 
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 1:46 pm

How did they get the bees off? Hose?  sarcastic 
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 2:18 pm

Quoting Mah584jr (Reply 15):
I hope none of the ramp workers got stung there.



Quoting Cactushp (Reply 21):
How did they get the bees off? Hose? sarcastic

Hello everyone. I was standing NEXT to Joey Collura when he took this photo. I took a photo as well but it is "waiting for Johan." I suppose because mine shows a little different angle, it wasn't an immediate HIT with the screeners. Here's it is: http://www.airliners.net/addphotos/big/ready/N825AWIDLELAX.jpg

Anyway, none of the rampers got stung and they got the bees off by simply pushing back, taxiing, and taking off. With the speed of takeoff and the wind velocity, they all came off. The operations guys taking us around that day told us this happens quite often at LAX simply from the queen bee landing somewhere and all the others following. Very interesting indeed. I ramp at MCO and have never seen this happen before at my place.

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 5:35 pm

Now THAT'S a plane Winnie The Pooh would be proud of!

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:23 pm

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
IIRC, bees swarm where the queen lands...so...

You mean this queen?  Big grin


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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Tue Sep 26, 2006 6:31 pm

Yes.. the bees land wherever the queen lands. If you see carefully through the swarm you will see that they have settled down on the red wingtip light. I therefore think that the Q/bee probably thought the red light to be something sweet and edible and decided to land there and investigate. And hey presto.. the whole gang lands up to check it out. Just my two thousand USD!!  Wink

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:37 am

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 3):
(This gives me a great idea for a horror film.."Bees On A Plane"...)

Already been done. It was, well, without a doubt, the worse film ever.

Named Killer Buzz (or Flying Virus), it started X list celbrities, bad acting, and poor logic.

Such as a door being opened outwards like a normal door to your hourse inflight, or, a 'geek' hacking the planes computer to duplicate the plane so a heat seeking missile would avoid it. The worse part there was that you could clearly see they were using a quicktime video, you could see the title bar!

I wont continue, but its the worst film ever.

Back on topic, Im wondering if that plane is from the once low cost airline "Buzz"  Wink

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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:40 am

The BEE jokes are appalling.
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RE: Swarm Of Bees On US Airbus

Wed Sep 27, 2006 12:45 am

Quoting Myt332 (Reply 27):
The BEE jokes are appalling.

Que sera sera... whatever will bee will bee.

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