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MAF Bedtime Stories

Postby Batman on Wed Jun 17, 2015 5:25 pm

I ran across this today, and it triggered a memory from "back in the day."

Barracks life; the military/civilian divide
One passenger among those stranded because of aircraft mechanical problems told CNN: “While there was a bed, there were no blankets … and there was no heating in the particular barracks building I was assigned to. So it was quite cold for quite a few hours while we waited for breakfast to be served.”

Passengers received the full military experience, dining in the mess hall the next morning before being flown to Newark, New Jersey, en route to their connecting flight at London Heathrow, according to reports.

It reminded me of some nights spent the the Hotel Flight bedroom trying to sleep with strong breezes blowing through chinks in the wall. I seem to recall the wind chill was about -60 or so on one particularly cold night.

Anyone else have fond memories of sleeping in their Cold Pack?
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Re: MAF Bedtime Stories

Postby TerrorOfTucson on Wed Jun 17, 2015 8:22 pm

Never had that problem at Whiteman; a) Not Dakota; b) MAFs were only 13-14 years old when I had to sleep up there.
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Re: MAF Bedtime Stories

Postby FL Transplant on Thu Jun 18, 2015 9:41 pm

Not the MAF, but my second winter at Minot Mike LCC's heater was inop--parts backordered. The only heat was that generated from the equipment racks that the cold outside air ran through to keep them at the right operating temps. Never brought a thermometer downstairs, but the temps in the LCC felt like they were in the upper 40s. Sat my alerts there with a winter hat and gloves on, wrapped up in a couple of blankets.
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Re: MAF Bedtime Stories

Postby MajorG1000 on Sat Jun 20, 2015 3:27 am

That was summer, Transplant. Winter was much worse. I remember having to walk to alert in the snow...uphill, both ways...

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