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Old 01-24-2016, 04:38 PM
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Jonas the Snomageddon visited us this weekend. Left more then two feet of white powder. Not a big deal if you live in Siberia but here in the state of New Jersey it was a lot of snow. Today is Sunday perfect flying weather but how can I get my primary transport out?




An excavator to the rescue. 2.5 hours bulldozing and my car is out of the driveway but... the town still ploughs the main streets. We live in the boonies and our secondary roads are always low priority.





Another 1.5 hours and I am inching forward on a slippery main street. Somewhere here is my airport.






My RV!! With rudder attached!!






Holly connolly! It will take me days to dig out.





A T6 pilot to the rescue. This time he is driving this tank.





Thanks Ed! You saved my back!








Two more hours of hard labor and I am clear.






Ran the engine a lot of vibration from the prop. Ice inside the spinner ran the propane preheater to melt it the gas froze in the tank jeez will it ever end?

I left the airport before the dark the guys were still clearing the runway. You are not welcomed here Jonas...



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Old 01-24-2016, 05:15 PM
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Vlad stay warm!
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:02 PM
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Vlad,
At least you made it to the airport. This is my ride (the red you see is the roof of my Miata). It may be days until I get out of the neighborhood. And who knows how long it will take for the runway to clear. Snow removal on our runway is referred to as "spring".



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Old 01-24-2016, 06:07 PM
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Time to add Prop and spinner booties. What are you useing for leading edge tape
seems to be holding up well.
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:07 PM
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Default Not a flake of snow in Central Pa.

Vlad,

Amazingly, we were just miles from the snow line and didn't get a single flake! Sorry, but it was a great flying day up this way.

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Old 01-24-2016, 06:31 PM
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That's how I spent my day too...


Can't wait to get the RV10 done and finally get a hangar.
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Old 01-24-2016, 06:44 PM
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This is my ride (the red you see is the roof of my Miata).
Boohoo Jim. We know you have a four wheel drive truck.

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Old 01-24-2016, 06:50 PM
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And who knows how long it will take for the runway to clear. Snow removal on our runway is referred to as "spring".
I KNOW about snow removal at that airport!! I was overnight there many years ago in a Sabreliner. Snow started in the evening. Snow removal didn't start until 8:00 am and, of course, stopped for all scheduled breaks and lunch. I and a Merlin were the only ones to get out of there that day after about two thirds of the runway width was finally cleared. Unionized city employees, of course!
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Old 01-24-2016, 09:43 PM
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Vlad, Got this pic from SkyKing Bob and his lovely bride yesterday. He said he was celebrating "Blizzard Day" in style.

Then it really hit and I've not heard from him since.

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Old 01-24-2016, 10:35 PM
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Vlad, it is a silly question given how much you fly period, but you don't have a hangar?
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