Thursday, September 25, 2014
"The Conga Line"
I'm on the road again! This time to Minneapolis, for the Antique Telescope Society Convention. Flew out of LaGuardia this morning in a light rain. There was a bit of a wait for takeoff today, but it wasn't too bad. A few years back, we sat in a "conga line" for an entire hour, waiting for takeoff. Now they do "gate holds" and aircraft don't get to start their engines and push back until they have a takeoff slot available. In the old days, they would have 30 aircraft in a conga line, burning up fuel, waiting for takeoff. So this is just a short line of Delta Canadair CRJ 200 jets waiting for the runway.
Just for fun, the shot below is the first shot of the day I was playing with - water drops on the window. My attempt to be creative. You may not be impressed...
Posted by Ken Spencer at 10:06 PM