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  1. JFingers

    JFingers Mar 24, 2016

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    Sometimes I do pretend while at work:

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    It was a great day for flying today:

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    San Francisco Bay was nice and clear today:

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    Blue skies, y'all!
    -only Jake

    P.S. Many thanks to @duc for the official Omega long strap!
     
  2. Hijak

    Hijak Mar 24, 2016

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    Pretty cool Jake!:cool:
     
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  3. alam

    alam Mar 24, 2016

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    Aim high!
     
  4. oddboy

    oddboy Zero to Grail+2998 In Six Months Mar 24, 2016

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    sweet! I'd imagine that base 500 bezel isn't of much use at work, huh?
     
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  5. Mad Dog

    Mad Dog Married to MacGyverette! Mar 24, 2016

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    Full of win! :thumbsup:

    Also, nice hat! :thumbsup:
     
  6. sky21

    sky21 Mar 24, 2016

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    Yeah that tachy scale probably doesn't do much, but that nylon Omega strap around the pressure suit is pretty darn cool!
     
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  7. finger1950

    finger1950 Mar 24, 2016

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    Great photos - thanks for sharing!
     
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  8. Frunkinator

    Frunkinator Keep tickin & tockin, work it all around the clock Mar 24, 2016

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    Ha awesome! This is better then sitting at the poolside wearing a Seamaster.
     
  9. al128

    al128 unsolicited co-moderation giverer Mar 24, 2016

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    or living in switzerland, wearing a geneve ;-)
     
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  10. gemini4

    gemini4 Hoarder Of Speed Mar 24, 2016

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    JF is this a photo of you in flight??

    U2 Spy Plane
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  11. ulackfocus

    ulackfocus Mar 24, 2016

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    I was just about to ask if it's a U2 also. Nice ride!

    ..... I did stay in a Holiday Inn last night.





     
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  12. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Mar 25, 2016

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    ...this is at close as one can get!

    It obviously is a U2, wasn't aware that these are still in use.
    But I looked it up on Wikipedia and they are. Also found this video on YouTube.
    @JFingers, are you one of these guys interviewed there?
    @gemini4, that could well be him, as the last pic is obviously from above San Francisco.

    We seam to have some people with interesting jobs on this forum.

    Edit: Oops, just noticed that San Francisco was already mentioned in the OP, I only had eyes for the pics.::shy::

    These two videos are also interesting:

     
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  13. JFingers

    JFingers Mar 25, 2016

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    Thanks everyone!

    @oddboy : our cruise speed is actually less than 500, so it theoretically could be useful, but pushing the pushers with space gloves on isn't really practical.

    @Mad Dog : thanks, it's a nice hat. It's less comfortable than it looks. Like wearing an 8lb fishbowl with no peripheral vision and no ability to scratch your face when it itches.

    @sky21 : I have @duc to thank for the strap, he figured I might actually get some use out of it.

    @gemini4 : not me personally, but yup, that's what I fly.

    @Georgieboy58 : Yeah, the Dragon Lady has been flying for over 60 years. Luckily our versions of the planes aren't that old, they're newer models, bigger than the originals, with decades left on their service life. I was not interviewed when Mythbusters came to town, though I was there at the time. That show, along with the full clip of James May going up, are very interesting, educational and entertaining.

    I have a super cool job, I gotta admit. If I gotta make donuts, this ain't a bad way to do it!

    Blue skies, y'all!
    -only jake

    Edit: here's a picture from a couple days ago. Just one way to get to work... Wing riders!

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  14. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Mar 25, 2016

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    I don't think there is any coolness on Earth that could exceed this coolness.

    Did I mention this is really, really cool?
     
  15. Georgieboy58

    Georgieboy58 Mar 25, 2016

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    Are these wing riders required to not loose your 'starting gear' (can't call it landing gear as you drop it during start) while taxiing?
     
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  16. Perseus

    Perseus Mar 25, 2016

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    ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC!!! Thank you for sharing! Too cool!
     
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  17. KstateSkier

    KstateSkier Mar 25, 2016

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    So frickin sweet!
     
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  18. Jones in LA

    Jones in LA Mmm... must have shiny things... Mar 25, 2016

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    I'm going to start buying lottery tickets again because when I win the big one I'm going to buy myself a U2, a hangar, a warehouse full of spare parts, a runway, and a full ground crew.
     
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  19. duc

    duc Mar 25, 2016

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    Great happy snaps JF. You're welcome.

    You have the greatest job I can imagine!
     
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  20. tyrantlizardrex

    tyrantlizardrex C is NOT for "Lizard". Mar 25, 2016

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    That's awesome @JFingers !

    What's a typical day in the office like? I mean the view is clearly awesome. ;)
     
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