Well, This Ain’t Gonna Fly!

Six years ago at Salt Lake City, Thanksgiving weekend.

Seated just behind the wing, I took this photo and thought: There’s no way they are taking off like this. I waited for the announcement of delay due to deicing, but it never came. The plane left the gate and taxied towards the runway; en route to the deicing bay, I thought. Soon all airport buildings were behind us and we were at the end of the taxiway beside the active runway. Wow, I thought to myself, if they plan on trying to take off like this, I WANT OFF!

Much to my relief, however, a sprayer and tanker truck finally appeared with its blue deicing fluid and over several minutes washed away my concerns and saved my underwear from total disaster.

Wishing all safe holiday travels.

#thanksgiving #airplane #ice #snow

Published by eskildoodle1

Retired physician with interests in writing, photography, music, and astronomy. I have written multiple stories of life experiences, travel, and astronomy, and have been playing the ukulele for 10 years. My wife Fairy and I travel frequently to the Pacific Islands of Hawaii, and French Polynesia, and I have learned several of their native-language songs. This blog will be a forum to share experiences with family and friends.

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