-7 in Anchorage...operations affected?

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by Hoaxster, Jan 10, 2009.

  1. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    dewed ... saw it was -7 in Anchorage. You out on the ramp yet?

    -46 in Fairbanks. What things special do you have to do when it's that cold?

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  2. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member


    Keep warm?
     
  3. Monkey Butt

    Monkey Butt You can call me Chappy Staff Member

    They still let us build a fire in the back of the PC?
     
  4. trickpony1

    trickpony1 Well-Known Member

    Do they require the feeder drivers to shut the engine off at every opportunity to save fuel and make the idle time numbers look good?

    (sarcasm)
     
  5. over9five

    over9five Moderator Staff Member

    No open flames. I had a space heater and a recliner.
     
  6. dilligaf

    dilligaf IN VINO VERITAS

    Well of course, but it would be easier if he could find a girlfriend first. LOL :wink2:
     
  7. rushfan

    rushfan Well-Known Member

    Albert Gore was right! It's hotter than hell out due to excess amounts of CO2 from cows farting, people drinking beer, and dead people rotting. We had the 2nd most amount of snow in recorded history.
     
  8. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    I thought he was waiting for steve's oldest to turn 18.
     
  9. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    Hoax, when I was in the Air Force my job was to put gas on airplanes at Plattsburgh AFB. They would stop flying at -70F windchill. One night it was -68F windchill and it was business as usual.
     
  10. browndevil

    browndevil Active Member

    LMAO Dill. You posted my exact thoughts
     
  11. drewed

    drewed Shankman

    Yea beyond not bringing equipment inside during non operations and not being able to get it started the next morning no big issues i think we bottomed out at about -15 to 20 no wind no snow just bitterness
     
  12. Ms.PacMan

    Ms.PacMan Well-Known Member

    Bringing back memories of fighting over the can of ether in the morning. :happy2:
     
  13. I'mTheMan

    I'mTheMan New Member

    As I recall in my experience with airport operations, we had more than several equipments of problem that won't start like K-loaders, push backs, tug, even fuel truck were froze and couldn't fill the fuel to the aircraft causing big delays though. Did anyone or GSE ever though about putting "heet" which helps prevents fuel lines from freezing and it would help to start effectively in such deeper colder weather? I uses heet only when the temps were in 20 and 30's during snow storm. It helps really well keeping the engine running and for very cold start.
     
  14. I'mTheMan

    I'mTheMan New Member

    Hot Chocolate & more additional dressed up layers?
     
  15. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    I've heard stories from some Air Force retirees about the haunted barracks on the Old Base.It had to do with a fire during the War of 1812 if I remember correctly.
     
  16. UpstateNYUPSer

    UpstateNYUPSer Very proud grandfather.

    These were stone barracks that still stand and are soon to be part of the recently opened museum on the Old Base. I have also heard those stories, although my time when I was stationed here was spent mostly on the flightline which was on the New Base.

    Those retirees you speak of wouldn't recognize the base today. It closed in 1995 and now is the home of an international airport, businesses and base housing converted in to private houses.
     
  17. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I've delivered when it's -42 below and believe me it's NO fun. NOTHING works right. Your tires feel like they are square, the widows frost up, everything squeeks and squawks and fights you. The boxes get so slippery it's hard to hang on to them. You stuff cardboard in front of the radiator and needless to say--the engine DON"T get shut off.
     
  18. DS

    DS Fenderbender

    I had a day from hell a few years ago where it was so cold I had to tape the tracking labels on cuz they would not stick!..48 boxes resi basement,,,,its bad when you cant feel your fingers after 1 minute exposed
     
  19. HEFFERNAN

    HEFFERNAN Huge Member

    The northeast is going down to single digit highs by the end of the week.

    That is gonna suck, it's no -42, but it still will suck :cold:
     
  20. Big Babooba

    Big Babooba Well-Known Member

    Use KY:happy-very: