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Old 10-09-2007, 01:06 PM   #1
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Check out my work area

Here's where I currently work on my bus. I live in military housing at the moment. I have a carport and a driveway that is one vehicle wide. If I pull the nose of my bus under the carport and get the flashers about an inch from the roof, the back end only hangs out in the street a few inches! The cops hassle me every once in a while, but until they show me a rule that says I can't park a school bus in my driveway on base, they're stuck! It's not here permanently anyways. I have a storage lot for it on base about a mile away that I pay $15 a month for. I drive it over when I work on it and take it back when I'm done. It's actually pretty handy. I can get right in there with my welder and tools etc. My wife and I are getting ready to buy a house. It is going to have a bus storage area too!

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Old 10-09-2007, 01:16 PM   #2
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I remember base housing oh so well. I used to work out of the carpentry shop at the now closed Norton Airforce Base.
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Old 10-09-2007, 08:17 PM   #3
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I thought you were going to move to California for a new job. What happened?
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:32 PM   #4
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I thought you were going to move to California for a new job. What happened?
I got the new job, but get to stay in Oklahoma! I was told at first that I had to pick a different base to go to. But then, the Air Force decided that they were too broke to be moving people around when they didn't have to. They have flight engineers on the AWACS which is here at Tinker. So, I'll be staying in Oklahoma for a few more years anyways. It's the plane in my avatar. It's an awesome job. I love it so far.
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Old 10-09-2007, 10:44 PM   #5
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Here's a pic. I sit behind the co-pilot and have a huge panel with lots of switches and buttons. I manage all of the fuel, weight and balance, hydraulics, pneumatics, electric generators (most planes have two, the AWACS has eight to power that big radar), and the engines. I also handle in-flight emergencies, pre-flight the plane, and compute the flight data. There's a lot of math involved. I do pretty much everything but steer. I even push the throttles up on takeoff. It's a good fun job. I'm still in training with instructors, but they'll eventually turn me loose on my own! WOO HOO!

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Old 10-10-2007, 09:11 PM   #6
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In CO they would, and could, bust you for blocking the sidewalk....but then your not in CO.
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Old 10-10-2007, 10:42 PM   #7
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It's a good fun job. I'm still in training with instructors, but they'll eventually turn me loose on my own! WOO HOO!
Nice going, it sounds great!
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