Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Come to Pensacola Intergalactic Spaceport...Home of 2 Men and A Truck

Mayor Hayward likes to tout Pensacola "International" Airport as an economic engine.

He is trying to lure ST Aerospace to build an Airbus maintenance facility at our airport.  Hmmm...jet engine overhaul and maintenance.  What possibly could happen there? 

Don't worry!  If something goes wrong, we can count on 2 Men and a Truck!

He is proud of Southwest switching the paint jobs on the planes it is sending to Pensacola this fall.  If a Southwest jet had a landing gear collapse like last week in New York what possibly could happen?

Don't worry! If something goes wrong, we can count on 2 Men and a Truck!

The Navy shuts down a lot of flight operations at NAS Whiting and NAS Pensacola on weekends.  They send those planes to our airport to continue weekend training. Hmmm.. Student pilots doing touch and gos. What possibly could happen there?

Don't worry! If something goes wrong, we can count on 2 Men and a Truck!

Skywarrior is a defense contractor that trains students for the Navy before they ever get to day one of flight training.  They teach them the basics at Pensacola Intergalactic Spaceport in small Cessnas. Pre-Student pilots doing touch and gos. What possibly could happen there?

Don't worry! If something goes wrong, we can count on 2 Men and a Truck!

Heliworks is a certified Bell helicopter repair station. Hmmm...broken helicopter engine overhaul and maintenance.  What possibly could happen there?

Don't worry! If something goes wrong, we can count on 2 Men and a Truck!

This past weekend the airport had one of the largest cargo planes in the world make a delivery to Pensacola.  The Airport Director stated  "It isn’t every day that you have an opportunity to see an aircraft of thissize and stature,” said airport director, Greg Donovan. “This demonstrates our abilities and provesthat our airfield is capable of handling the largest of aircraft”.

Bring the largest cargo plane in the world to Pensacola.

Don't worry! If something goes wrong, we can count on 2 Men and a Truck!


Antonov-A-124

I realize that the actual proposed staffing is 2 sets of 2 Men and a Truck.  But if you are trying to bring aerospace jobs to our area, do you really cut safety when all of the operations you currently host at the airport are not on the lower end of risk assessments?

None of the above even discuss the perceived safety of the traveling public.

Don't worry! If something goes wrong, we can count on 2 Men and a Truck!













3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Meanwhile we have to endure the endless rhetoric from the council, the mayor, and the airport dictator/director stating how important public safety is to each of them right before they agree to reduce it yet again..

Same ole .... said...

It's amazing how the mayor and council members parade the fire department in front of the citizens when it's time to vote for the Local Option Sales Tax. After getting the necessary votes, they immediately get back to the business of reducing the personnel required to staff hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of equipment purchased with the appropriately titled L.O.S.T funds.

Here's a few questions. How have the citizens benefited from the reductions in public safety? Have you received that "windfall" saving that money was supposed to bring you? What are you doing with the extra $23 per year that you save to have fewer fire trucks available to respond?

Seriously! said...

Dr. Wu get a clue! During the budget farce shop, our esteemed council President made the comment that it bothered him to see the big fire trucks responding to emergency medical calls! "What you talkin bout Willis"

Dr. Wu, if I'm not mistaken (and I'm not) you voted in previous budgets to not staff the smaller rescue trucks. Therefore, they are often off duty just like you wanted them to be.