Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Post Four, Day Two
Here is a picture of me in front of an F-4 Phanton. This one also from the ex-Mclellan Aviation Museum. I could probably go about a week or two with pictures of me in front of aircraft, but I won't necessarily subject you to that kind of suffering.
Here I am again. Nothing extra to say except that the sun today was VERY nice. I worked in the maintenance dept. today. Fewer responsibilities and some nice hard work. I particularly enjoy driving the fork lift. Filled up a storage container with left overs (surplus) from the school...well, almost.
Tomorrow I get to be a substitute teacher. Tomorrow is first graders. I was about to check that but the computer said my certification has expired... I have been working on my temporary certificate...ooops. I forgot to take my genuine real certification in to the district office. I guess I will do that first thing in the morning. Hopefully I still sub...that would suck to lose out on that.
I have many hobbies. One of those is wreckchasing; something I have not been able to actually go out in the field and do. Wreckchasing is a little like geocaching and history put together with a touch of aviation heritage. It is the search, both on paper and on the ground for aircraft crash sites. Something many people don't realize is that there was quite a bit of pilot training here in Washington State during WWII. With training comes training accidents. I have been doing the research part of the hobby. I corresond with the Air Force Historical Research Agency I have now gotten several accident reports. One even shows a picture of the hills just outside of town. that one crashed at the local airport in 1942...it was a B-10, one of the original bombers. The pilot took the aircraft knowing that the gear status light was not operating, but still landed with his landing gear up...pilot error. I am looking forward to finding one of these sites...one of these days. I sent a request to the AFHRA not too long ago. Usually I get the accident reports in two to three weeks. it is awesome.