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Monday, January 30, 2012

LHBP(Approach)......(Budapest, Ferihegy Int'l airport)....has 1366 people listening to Live ATC......That has got to be a New World Record........!!!......Istanbul.........always #1 with the listener's......and that usually around 120 or so 'Aviation Geeks' listening ......course my FAV.........Is JFK............I'm spoilt to them!!!! ;)))



LOOK WHAT I JUST FOUND.......
"WHILE NOT WORKING"...;O.....(oopsie)


NO, IT'S NOT AN AIRLINE AD.........
BUT THIS IS WHERE I WAS BORN............
WHAT A LUCKY FIND....FOR ME!!...
JUST WANTED TO SHARE......HEY THANKS FOR THE VISIT!!!



When the ATC asks a pilot to
"SQUARE THE BASE"..........
is Controller asking the pilot to "Line Up" his plane(thus square off)...
  to his(pilot's) approach runway??????????????????

A lot of those requests today at the "JFK"...




While setting up for a job on a vertical milling machine.................I was tightening down a tool holder.........with a big Ass "chetah pipe".....
 (and I Always said to myself....when using it............"It gonna slip one day and I am going to bust my Ass Good).........!!!

I heard the  pop of the chetah pipe slip.........and I was on the floor...and broke my fall...with my right arm....
.
jumped up.........no problem.........
trying to shake off the embarassment of the fall........
I then felt a warm rush down my arm..............picked it up(my arm)
.....and as you can see, the first picture.............the Lovely "S"........shape of my very 'broken' wrist 
............That Baby was snapped!!!!!!..
So had surgery..........second/third pic..........a 'Titanium' plate and screws... that was inserted.........

Well no more "Machining".........for me.............after 26 years.....working in the Machine Shop.............12 hours a day....busting Ass......!!!!!
I took a position in the front office.............
where I 've been in the accounting department....ever since..........
(thats a whole other story)....
the "Kicker".........................
I could run  hundred thousand dollar machining  lathe's............My first day.....front office............I DID NOT HAVE A CLUE ON HOW TO TURN ON A $10.00 ELECTRIC CALCULATOR ON..!!!!

So don't everybody cry at once..........:)))).....my wrist is fine.........now....but what an experience..........
Hey Thanks for the listen............I think the fifth anniversary, deserved a post.........
Gotta get my sympathy from somewhere..........:0


32 comments:

Foggy said...

OUCH!!

Dave W said...

Ouch indeed!

It's a wonder you don't set off the metal detectors in airport security with all that in your wrist!! :)

I suppose every cloud has a silver lining, I bet you couldn't surf aviation websites all day at your milling machine!

Your secret's safe with us!!!LOL!

Dave (doin the "W" thing) from the UK

Bas said...

Haha indeed Dave! I don't think they have milling machines with flat screens and internet connection on the workfloor :P

I've seen the pics before, isn't it weird to know that stuff is in your arm?

By the way, Jan 31 is also the birthday of our Queen hehe :P I don't know how old she became today though :P

Bas

Foggy said...

Shame on you, Bas!

Beatrix (Beatrix Wilhelmina Armgard, born 31 January 1938), so 74. Happy birthday, Ma'am

getjets said...

THATS RIGHT.......!!!!!
I wouldn't be the practically

(24/7 AVIATION DRUG ADDICTICED....GEEK....)
I am today.........!!!

trust me no big screens, no Avia surfing.....working the mills...!!

and so my "POST" here.......simply gives the origin of such an Addiction to "ALL THINGS AVIATION"..........

Thanks for the sympathy.........LOL

you'll soon enough, be needing that sympathy back........:)))))).........KIDDING.........

HUGS TO "ALL" OF YOU.......((())))

GREAT DAY TO "EACH"!!!!!!!!!!

getjets said...

Dave...when we flew to the Smokies.........last fall.....I went through the body scanner/metal detector thingie's..........Nothing...

GUESS IF YA SEEN ONE PLATE.....YOU'VE SEEN THEM ALL???!!!
:))))))

getjets said...

YES.....BAS.......HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUR QUEEN!!!!!!!!

I AM MORE THAN WILLING TO STEP ASIDE FOR THIS "ONE" DAY....AND LET YOUR QUEEN HAVE THE GLORY............LOL....

Edwin said...

First thought; Ouch! Evidently I wasn't the only one thinking that. On the second pic it looks like there's a small spider climbing up your write.

Stay safe!

getjets said...

Yes Edwin.....like a big ole creepy crawly spider!!!

I can feel the pointy ends of the screws from the outside........

Now thats WICKED.....!!!!

still gives me the "Freesons"....after 5 years.......
you stay safe.........as well!!

Bas said...

Hahahaha, the glory :P

Well if they didn't mention it on the radio this morning I wouldn't have known at all... aye so bad... but we're not like the 'british' where they all know it... I guess (j/k)

Most of the folks here are expecting her to get off the throne and let her son take over... something 'Her Majesty the Queen of England' wouldn't do until her death I guess :P

So much for 'royal family' gossip... blablabla.

Back to the most important subject in history on this day:

Is it titanium or did they cut costs and use plastic on you haha :P

Cool you got to keep the pics though, I've got one of my back being in a little weird shape too!

You have a great day also!
Bas

Giulia said...

Holy!!!

Julie, I knew you had a bad break but seeing the x-ray is something else!

...we would never have known you if this didn't happen.

Can I say that I am happy you hurt yourself so badly? A little twisted?

:)

And Happy Birthday to Queen Beatrix...love that name (my daughter is Beatrice)...

We love your Queen a lot here in Canada. <3 <---that's a heart.

getjets said...

HA HA......Bas.......it's a 'titanium' plate.....
$12,000.00 just for the plate itself!!......

Hey maybe I could put it on
e-bay.........LOL.....

you had a back injury???

getjets said...

OH ~G~...What a lovely thing to say.......Really!!!

.......and I have to say, as well.........

"I'm so Glad, I busted my ass that day".......too.....

your so Twisted.......LOVE IT!!!!

or I wouldn't know any of ya'll.........!!!

and, speaking of 'breaks'..... that would,

'BREAK', MY HEART!!!!!!!!!!

Oh that little 'bad egg'..."Bea"!!!

Have a great day.....missy g

Giulia said...

Bas--every year, your country sends us tulips (a thank you gift to our country. Beatrix lived in Ottawa for a while...

...learn your history, young man.

:)

And yes, Julie, soon you will see "Beeeeyaaa!" and "Daaaaaaviiiid!" in person.

Dave W said...

Dave *hunkers down and chuckles under his breath* as Bas gets a ticking off from Teach!! HEHE!

Giulia said...

*teacher gives Dave a look*

(uh, not the look that Foggy refers to...)

Young man, get back to your work.

;)

getjets said...

~G~.......I CAN'T EFFIN WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HEY DAVE..........

WE CAN'T BOTH BE IN THE 'UNEMPLOYMENT LINE' AT THE SAME TIME.........:))))))LOL.........!!!!

GET SOME DAMN "W"....DONE....!!
MAKE ME LOOK GOOD, FOR CHRIST'S SAKES.......

AND "QUIT WORRYING ABOUT WHAT YOUR NEIGHBOR'S DOING.........

WELL...unless your neighbor is..LA LA LA...................OH NEVER MIND............LOL!!


GET HIM "TEACH"........Dave's is missbehaving...........

getjets said...

Bas...........Have you recently had your first snow in the Netherlands??????

Craig R said...

Bas - teach is right, you need to learn your history, especially as it pertains to Princess Margriet :-)

And thanks for the tulips every year :-)

Now .... getjets ..... You've got more metal in that wing of yours than at least one of the aircraft I've flown on! Talk about going out of your way to get off the floor and into a plush office gig. Nicely done! Happy anniversary!

getjets said...

RITCHIE.........
PLUSH OFFICE...MY ASS..........!!!

PLUSH.......!!!
I WISH.......

I'M NOT THE ONE TRAPSING AROUND IN A $100,000.OO MERCEDES SUV............LOL

BUT I DO BELIEVE IN TAKING THE "SCENIC ROUTE"........!!!!

Bas said...

Oops... there I go... haha :)

Julie I just saw how they make titanium for the aviation industry on 'How it's made'...interesting stuff.

Instead of putting 'it' on eBay, let's see how 'YOU' will do on it haha ;) Ooh that remembers me of the banana we put on eBay...and we (class) updated it's 'state' every day xD Right...

Tulips huh? I've never heard of that! (I'll ask some colleagues tomorrow to see if it's really me who is retarded or there's still a glimpse of hope left) The Queen is often referred to as 'Trixie' by the Dutch lol... So our Queen's name inspired a little bit you Giulia?

My history is pretty horrible, years also. And then to think I chose history over physics quite some years ago... Anyways, today at Physics class I wrote down the date in my notepad and I said something about the queens birthday but no one really knew!

It's getting worse and worse with those young fellas these days...

Bas

Giulia said...

Bas,

You're excused for being a little rusty in History. :) The makeup exam is next week. :)

As for the name Beatrice, I've always loved that name ever since I read Dante's Inferno. He was so in love with Beatrice. Also, I like the way the name sounds in Italian.

We call my daughter, Trixie, sometimes too...

Paul [Daniel] Asuncion, FTFD said...

My Goodness...that's quite a story, Julie.
__________________________________

5 years ago...I only knew how to google.

getjets said...

BAS, I know you Don't want to put me on E-bay!!!!!!!!!!!
Then I'll have to pay....eshhhhhh
LOL

and what did you get for the "SAID".....bananna....and who's was it.........OH MY:))))))
and was it fresh off the "Bannana boat" ?????

I wouldn't worry much about knowing history.........excpet if it's your HISTORY......

getjets said...

PAUL {DANIEL}_________HI THERE!!!!!!!!

SO glad you checked in..........!!!

I think the 'wrist' story.....is a really good Aviation story....actually.........thats when I started doing "Aviation Drugs/Avia surfing"
so to speak......(not real drugs)....

So 5 years ago.....you could only google.........Mmmmmm

5 years ago.........I could only turn a $10.00 calculator on.......Yea after a 2 yr,
(Calculator101)class...;/


Paul {Daniel}.......please come back sometime......!!!
I'll have some cookie's baked for you............


You sure draw the most Beautiful 'Straight Lines'!!!

I've been practicing.......check this out........
_________________..not too bad for a rookie...........LOLOL....



You have a great week!!!!!!!!!!!

Foggy said...

Julie - the thing I find interesting regarding what followed your injury; the company you worked for kept you on! That says a lot, about the "small" company you work for... and you ;))

getjets said...

Thanks Foggy.......it does say a lot about BWB.......and Of course, It never occured to me.....to sue............them into oblivion....I don't operate like that.............it was an accident.......the lawyers trying to wooo me............I was NEVFER..interested.....in such dealings.............

capnaux said...

Owie, girl!!!

Thank you for "Volunteering" your AWESOME "Care and Feeding of Passengers" pic to include in my new blog "Zen and the Art of Passenger Maintenance" post--just added it!
PERFECT, LOL!!!

getjets said...

Capt'n......Your Welcome!!!!!!

These pics belong to the
Aviation World......!!!
Anytime.....

Giulia said...

Julie,

I like the poster for Newfoundland. :) Did Duck enjoy going there last week?

One day, Jules, one day it'll be your turn. Maybe in the summer...

:)

getjets said...

Thanks ~gg~....!!!

Yes Duck enjoyed his trip......!!

Friday(last)..they finally could do some sight seeing........

and like the lovely lady...in this poster...got to visit "Cabot Castle".......on "
Signal Hill".....!

I'll have to post a couple of those pictures.....

One day, I 'WILL' go back to my Homeland.......!!!!!

Have a Wonderful weekend...~gg~

capnaux said...

Hey, not sure if you were askin', or having a trivia contest on the "Square the Base" question. I didn't see any others answering (though you always have a ton of comments on your threads, lol!), so here goes (spoiler alert!)…

"Square the Base" means for a pilot, when turning final (i.e. lining up with the runway), to do a 90 degree intercept, rather than the more common angled intercept (typically 30 degrees or so.) This helps keep the separation from the plane ahead when things r bogging down!