12/28/09 – Cargo’s Last Stand – 9:41 am
Employees take photos as she begins her last taxi
As our bird turned the corner fairly close to me,
I knew I’d be totally safe behind the snow berm from direct jet blast,
but I didn’t expect the sudden chill of snow being sprayed up my pants’ legs.
I was lying the other direction to shield my face and of course, my G11.
12/28/09 – Cargo’s Last Stand– 9:40 am
Captain Tim Tobin turns on the lights and releases the brakes
12/28/09 – Cargo’s Last Stand
During towbar disconnect and engine start
Seeing all these extended deicing truck booms, I decided the best place to get the following images was behind me.
We have often seen fire trucks shoot water over planes to honor retiring pilots, but this was new to me, and very touching!
12/28/09 – Cargo’s Last Stand – 9:19 am
The Last Deice
— having successfully led the load of his last NWA freighter