Deicing the plane

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A Southwest plane gets deicing treatment in Manchester.


  1. Beth Charette says:

    I truly love the feel of this photo. From the balance of light and shade, to the composition of the photo itself, one gets the real experience of being in that fruit picker over the tail.

    I can almost feel the wind against my face, and the need for a hot cup of coffee.

    One of the things that we sometimes forget is that planes at 30,000 feet are always in temperatures of many degrees below zero, so the cold is nothing new to this blue and red beauty.

    One of the reasons people stowing away in wheel wells don’t accomplish their mission. They think they are going to get a thrilling ride. But, when the plane gets up to 30,000 feet, sometimes the temperature drops to 30 degrees below zero, accompanied by 300 mile per hour winds. Hard to enjoy the view that way…..or even to breathe.

    • Beth – a slightly macabre ending to your post, eh? I like it. 😉 Appreciate you stopping by. I’ll be sure to check out your site as well. Thanks for taking the time to leave a quality comment.

  2. I like this, thanks for posting.

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