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this week I'm in Brussels Belgium where its on average about 34 degs. I work for World Airways Inc. as a Heavey Mx Material Rep. which means I supply parts to our Mechanics when our Aircraft are in check through out the World. As you can quess I get to do alot of traveling and as of late very little time to play Disc Golf, next week I'll be heading to Zurich on 1/12/08 for a quick two day check and then back home to see my wife and son in Lake Elsinore, Ca.
well thats it for now,I'll write more later when I get back to the Hotel so I can add some pictures to the blog.
Hey everyone Well its been one week since I got here and the sun finelly came out so I hopped on a local bus and road into town,Brussels is your tipcal european city where all the tourist flock to the shopping district.For those of you whos never been to europe it can be very expensive but if you look around you can fined some good deals.lucky for me theres a food mart acrossed the street from work so I've been able to eat for about $15 euro a day ( thats lunch and dinner ),can someone say SCORE lol,when my family and I went to Italy last month we were spending about $100 euro a day just to eat
After my stop at the local Mc Donalds for a Royal w/Cheese combo I walked around the streets of Brussel and found this cool little 3pc.street band playing for change which I kicked in a couple euros and enjoyed the cool sounds coming from the Tuba player
On my way back to the bus stop I found a place called the "Drug Opera"wounder what was going on in there "whom" sorry I didn't stop so I couldn't tell.
Oh well thats it for now...next stop will be Zurich see you soonDelete Comment
greetings from Zurich, Switzerland, well Brussels was ok but now its back to what I do best and thats getting my hands on a big aircraft and clearing write ups and scheduled Maintance and getting the aircraft back in the air.
theres nothing quit like climbing into the cockpit and getting your hands on the controls and going through all the different systems there are onboard a MD11 Cargo aircraft, I can't wait untill we gett our 747's around may of this year
it may look fun but alot of work goes into keeping a aircraft of this size flying in good running order and alot of systems have to be checked out before we can clear it to leave the hanger, working in Switzerland is nice because these guys really know thier stuff and are contant professionals at what they do.At the end of the check you get a good feeling inside when you watch the fruits of your labor left off the ground and go roaring into the skies above.
well thats about it for this post I really didn't have a chanch to see to much while I was here but maybe next time, two more days and I get to go home to see my wife and I'm looking forward to that one as chef would say "gonna get some sweet loven by the fireside" yeah baby!!!
PEACHTREE CITY, Ga. (June 1, 2005) - World Airways has unveiled a specially painted MD-11 wide-body jet that will fly a group of former Vietnamese orphans back to their homeland to commemorate the company’s dramatic “Operation Babylift” flight 30 years ago. The modern plane has been painted to resemble the livery of the World Airways DC-8 cargo plane that launched Operation Babylift by flying 57 Vietnamese orphans to the United States at the end of the war in Vietnam. The 1975 World Airways flight, which took off against the wishes of government authorities, triggered a national effort during the entire month of April 1975 that ultimately brought more than 3,000 orphans to families in the United States. The commemorative trip has been named “Operation Babylift – Homeward Bound,” in honor of the airline’s heroic efforts of 1975.
Well as they say all good things must come to a end,I got to spend a whole five days this month with my wife and lets just say I made the most of them ( yeah baby )
This week finds me back in da ATL as in Hot Altanta, Ga. where our Corperate Headquaters are, I'll be working at Delta for the next two weeks where we do alot of our Hanger Maintenance at.This week we're saying goodbye to N803DE which is a aircraft we leased from Delta but now the lease is up and its being sold to the EVIL UPS ( cargo hogs of the skys )
The story above is just one of the things we used this aircraft for, over the years our government his ask World Airways Inc. to do alot of humanitary flights but this wasn't one of them.One week down and one to go and then its back home for a week then back to Brussels for me, next time your out on the course throw a disc or two for me...
thanks guys and talk at you soon.
Jack the Traveler
What I thought was going to be a short 15 minute bus ride turned into a tour of Brussels as the bus driver tried to find a alternate route to the city's center, once there I took in the various people pan handling.
This guy was about to start spinning this fire stick but before he could set himself on fire the local popo made him stop.ok everybody put the marshmellows down
When we were in Italy for Christmas these guys were all over the place but this was the only guy I saw here in Brussels,this guy was pretty weak and gave robots all over the world a bad name LOL
These two really had the desperate look down and for a minute I thought I was in Russia, They were playing some depressing little didy.What I couldn't figure out was is how big does that thing have to be, I mean really it only had one string.
Hey everyone Well two weeks down and two weeks to go, I'm sitting in my Hotel room getting ready to go to the Airport to make my way back to Europe.No more freebee's LOL I/m just happy they havn't figured out a way to charge us for breathing in Europe LOL becuase they charge for everythin else, when I get home it will be two days before my anniversary and two days after that my wife will be going in to have her knee replacement surgery so for those of you who pray please put her in your prayers.I'll be so happy when its over because she'll be able to walk around with out pain anymore and maybe I'll get her out on the course, I know all the local ladies would love to teach her the game.Lastely as you can see we added a new 747 to our fleet, the upper deck is awsome they put in bunks for the crew and first class seats for people like me hoping a ride... and a place to cook as well. well thats it for now...talk to you all soon.