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More Pictures Of Plane That ‘Crashed’ At Alton’s Famous “Airport On Ice” On February 10, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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You can see the BENT prop on the left and the scraped paint on the right prop.




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They have moved the plane from the ice to an adjoining car park. It was blocking the main taxiway — so that makes a lot of sense.

I guess they are still waiting for the FAA to finish its investigation — and hopefully to get a new prop. That seems to be the only thing that got damaged. I have to suspect that a prop is not cheap. Plus most likely their insurance will go sky high.

For more pictures of the: ‘airport on ice — in action‘.


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Alton’s Famous “Airport On Ice” 2019 — February 16.

by Anura Guruge


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Today’s installment of pictures. We had other things to do so I didn’t have much time. I shot these pictures from a different vantage — i.e., on the other side of the Bay. It was fairly busy. Tomorrow will be the BIG day. So, enjoy.


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Plane That ‘Crashed’ At Alton’s Famous “Airport On Ice” On February 10, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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You can see the BENT prop on the far-side. The plane is held up on a trestle.

Wider perspective.


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We drove by at 3:45pm hoping to take some pictures of planes to add to those that I took last Sunday.

This was the ONLY plane there was and I knew that it had had a mishap. It was all on its lonesome in the middle of the taxiway and you could clearly see that it was propped up. From past accidents, I assume they have to wait for a FAA (NTSB) inspector to come and check the accident and give the ‘all clear’.

When I got home I saw the ‘Union Leader’ post (above).

We have had more spectacular crashes in the past. See below.

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Alton’s Famous “Airport On Ice” 2019 — Super Bowl Sunday.

by Anura Guruge


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This is our famous and unique ‘Airport on Ice‘ at Alton Bay — now a beloved annual event. The runways were ready last weekend but we didn’t see any planes. There were, as you can see, a number of planes this afternoon. About 5. It was gloomy and it was Super Bowl Sunday. So, it was not as busy as it would normally be. But, as ever it was fun. I took these pictures with my Google Pixel 2. The light wasn’t great and I knew it would be easier to shoot with the Pixel 2 than my full-frame Sony a7 II. The Sony really comes to its own when there is better light. I will go again. So, consider this but PART I of the ‘Airport on Ice’ pictures for 2019.


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Amazon Rather Than Leasing More Cargo Planes Should Buy UPS, Possibly FedEx.

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Though I have always, as for as long as I can recall, been a huge fan of Amazon, and as of 2011 used them for ALL of my book publishing, it is only this year, as a fully-paid up Amazon Prime member and an AMZN stockholder that I truly started to see that Amazon is invincible — at least over the next few years. These days I am just in total awe of Amazon. Like Google they really are at the top of their game.

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Given the amount of online shopping that I do with Amazon, 88 orders in the last 6 months (i.e., 14 orders a month), I know their shipping habits pretty well and, moreover, I keep them honest. IF they miss the 2-day shipping on a Prime item I call them up. So far I have had 2 months of FREE Prime and $10 of gift credit. While they do quite well with UPS outside of the Christmas window, Christmas is always a challenge — as is the number of items now getting shipped directly from China, outside of Prime. I know that AMZN dearly wants to fix that. 

That they are thinking of doing some of their own shipping has been an open secret for months. Makes a lot of sense.

But to me what would make sense is for them to buy (or merge with) UPS or FedEx. I am sure UPS shareholders would LOVE IT. Their shares have been going nowhere while AMZN keeps on defying gravity. Also in terms of Market Cap AMZN is 4 times that of UPS and 8 times that of FedEx.

There will be synergies PLUS Amazon can get a piece of the eBay action! Sweet. Talking of which I am surprised that AMZN hasn’t started offering auctions. They could kill eBay (and I own eBay shares too).

So just a thought.


Philadelphia Amtrak 188 Train — Should “Business Class” Car Have Been Right Behind Locomotive?

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Sad and ironic that the rail car that suffered the most damage — unimaginable in its devastation — was the ‘Business Class‘ car, which happened to be the ‘first car‘, right behind the locomotive. I assume that most of the fatalities and serious injuries that resulted happened to passengers in this car. Seems sad. They pay the most and end up suffering the most.

But, this is the same argument about First and Business class on airplanes. They are always at the front. I know. I have, over my 62 years, flown 2.5 million miles (with a Lifetime Gold Card from AA to commemorate my million miles just with them) and at least 60% of this was in the front of planes. One of my earlier wives used to always quip, “Anu has no idea that planes have seats with seat numbers that are greater than ‘6’”.

And then there is this very famous and profound adage that goes: “Have you ever heard of a plane flying into a mountain backwards?”

On planes ONE of the reasons that First/Business class is at the front has to do with engine noise — plane engines either being in the middle or back of the plane. 

Not sure why you would put the Business Class car right behind the engine? Not sure if that is always the case either. It is possible that the logic is that the locomotive, in front, provides the MOST ‘cushioning’ — though in a front impact it also means that that carriage is closer to the impact.

I do not, and never have, travelled Amtrak that much. The last time was about 4 years ago. The trip to Philadelphia, that got disrupted by this Brandon Bostian recklessness, was unusual. I typically fly or drive. I will have to do some research as to what would be the optimum positioning for a Business Class car KNOWING that each and every train accident has its own dynamics. Just the stuff that rattle around my brain.


Laconia Airport 2nd Annual Open House, June 8, 2013: Pictures Of SOME Of The Vendors. [Check Other Posts Too.]

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Much kudos to the ‘Tire Warehouse’ for the great food and v. reasonable prices and all the giveaways. Thank you. Much appreciated.

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