Gas’r Up, Ernie.


A lot of important work to do before a plane takes off.  Usually there is a well trained ground crew getting it done, but not for this airline!  They got an Ernie, who bless his soul, is completely self trained.

Pictures of real life ground crew equipment are inserted below, taken from my favorite site of course, Wikipedia-Ground Support Equipment.  The most impressive piece of equipment are the “chocks.”  Picture in your mind an accidental thrust from a commercial jet engine against these yellow triangular wheel launchers.  A quick hop, like an elephant spotting a mouse.  Then, a pilot stretching out of the cockpit ordering his mocha latte grande at the airport Starbucks.  Doesn’t happen, does it?  Chocks are impressive.

 picture of Chocks.




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