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Discussion in 'The Vapor Lounge' started by Madcap79, Jan 7, 2014.

  1. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    So I thought I would start my own thread posting pictures and having conversations about my relatively new job that has me traveling quite a bit. I enjoy my job very much and thought it may be interesting to some of you. I could be totally wrong and that's fine. Feel free to join in and share your own experiences or to ask questions. I'll do my best to answer them. If it isn't appropriate for this forum, mods, feel free to delete it. So anyway, here is my first pic to post. Enjoy!

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  2. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Looks like a slanted view from the top of a tall mountain :lol:
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  3. stickstones

    stickstones Wasted Staff Member

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    madcap is passed out on the top of Mount Olympus.
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  4. KidFated.

    KidFated. Good Things Come To Those Who Chill

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    Looks like one of our hay fields right now.. My dads getting sent all over right now too, up in Toronto right now, i told him to find me a vapman to bring home.
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  5. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    This was taken climbing out of STL on a cloudy day. But as I like to say, it's always sunny at 36,000 ft.
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  6. SD_haze

    SD_haze MMJ Vaporist

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    Ah ha I've only hiked above the clouds once (highest mountain in San Diego county) but I still instantly recognized that scene :)

    Did this a few years ago at Cuyamaca peak. Not nearly as high up though. Luckily the iolite still worked.
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  7. Caligula

    Caligula *results not typical.

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    Too cold for my blood.
  8. KidFated.

    KidFated. Good Things Come To Those Who Chill

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    I wish we had mountains.. Best we have is iron ore dumps. I doubt they're as tall as mountains, but still they create some beautiful scenery..
  9. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    I was in an airplane. Haha.
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  10. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    Wonderful idea! I'll watch this thread, too.
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  11. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Here is a pic of what I worked on today. 16 hour day. Do it all over again tomorrow. Hopefully only 10 or so hours tomorrow. Have a good night all.

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  12. weedemon

    weedemon enthusiast

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    when i stop and look at the jet engine. it blows my mind that we can make shit like this...

    we put hairless apes 30 000+ feet in the air daily. We can open one of these apes up and perform emergency heart surgery if we need to. We can call/video communicate another ape on the other size of the planet and talk to them. (feels like telepathy) Then there is computers... simply amazing... I feel like a caveman now... :p

    Good morning everyone. ugg ugg! :) me like coffee :D
  13. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    My view yesterday. Spent most of my day outside in dreary weather. Another 12+ hour day. Woe is me. Haha.

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  14. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Getting de-iced in Chicago last week.

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  15. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    My job does have some good perks. I'm chilling in the Admirals Club waiting to fly home for a couple days. I'll get home just in time for my nephew's first birthday.

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  16. KidFated.

    KidFated. Good Things Come To Those Who Chill

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    I like this thread. Keep it comin angrycap.
  17. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    I don't know why some of the pictures are posting sideways. My apologies everyone. :shrug:
  18. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Home again. I like to be here when I can, as the Floyd would say. I'll share some old pics as much as I can when I'm home.

    You're looking at the back side of the 2nd Stage HPT rotor on a GE CF34-3B.

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  19. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Back to Dallas I go!

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  20. Enchantre

    Enchantre A short, pithy statement

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    Remember... do NOT try to fasten your seat belt while standing! :)
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  21. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Here is the 'drive side' of an IDG (integrated drive generator) that is installed on a CF34.

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    Here is the engine (CF34) itself.

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  22. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    Sunset in Dallas.

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  23. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    RE220 APU (Auxiliary Power Unit) installed in a Global 6000. Headed home in the morning. Get to open a couple presents. A HI with a Voltage Keeper and the JyARS I ordered. Woooohoooo!

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  24. Madcap79

    Madcap79 Jack of all trades, master of none.

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    On my flight home. Good morning FC!

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  25. KidFated.

    KidFated. Good Things Come To Those Who Chill

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    You remind me of my dad, working on big shit and always on tha fly.
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