Friday, April 17, 2015

C-17 Tooling Up For Auction

Well, we all knew this day would come. Just sad to  see it come so soon.

Full article here.

7 comments:

  1. Gee, we're just now getting C-17s here

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  2. There's some talk about Boeing keeping a maintenance facility here for them, but I haven't heard anything else lately.

    Just TOO expensive to operate in Kommiefornia.....

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    1. Sounds like the unions might have chased their own jobs away again.

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  3. Yeah, that and the fact that you use some pretty toxic stuff building airplanes, and Kalifornia makes it very difficult to use those things.

    When I was at Sea Launch, the most potent solvent we were allowed to use was Isopropyl Alcohol, and even that was restricted.

    The wipers that got wet with it were considered "Toxic Waste" even though the Alcohol had evaporated by the time you walked it over to the Toxic Waste container!

    I was so bad that when I *really* needed to clean something I'd sneak in a can of Brake Kleen or Birchwood-Casey Gun Scrubber.

    So besides the unions wanted higher and higher wages and benefits, the state makes it difficult to run certain businesses out here.

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  4. Another one bites the dust...

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  5. And it seems like only yesterday that the C-5 and the C-141 went to the great airplane graveyard in the sky (I mean desert)

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  6. All the 141's are retired but I'm pretty sure they're still flying C-5's.

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Keep it civil, please....