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Posted: 2/14/2006 3:08:35 PM EDT
As promised I took some photos of the snow removal and none are very good but when you are moving tons of snow there is not much time for good photo ops.

A view from the cab



Godzilla AKA KW75 loader, watching others work.



Others are not even moving now.



The snow Dragons arrive.



40 MPH winds and blizzard conditions now.



Another loader about 10 feet away, you could only see by the lights where you were at and all the lights are on at the Airport.



Godzilla feeding the snow dragon



De-icing the planes



Still comming down 9 hours



Another mini Dragon



2290 tons of snow and no end in sight



Weather report Cap-tin?



Snow blowers recovering the last of it.



THE END
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 3:33:50 PM EDT
awesome pics. nothing like airports and snow. I once had to pull over in plattsburgh during a 3-4ft. blizzard on a LI to Montreal journey. There is NOTHING like a SAC base that's now just endless pavement covered in snow. Looked like siberia the next day when sun came out. Wanted to check it out more, but between teh fences and roads that even my explorer couldn't take....
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 6:28:37 PM EDT
Is it December 2nd '06 already? Sheesh the year went fast.
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 8:32:19 PM EDT
please pardon the ignorance but what is a snow dragon?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:02:14 PM EDT
LRT...

Are you an MWAA guy, or a sub-contractor for snow removal?
Link Posted: 2/14/2006 11:04:50 PM EDT

Originally Posted By aaronrb204:
please pardon the ignorance but what is a snow dragon?



It is a huge snow-melting machine. This way, you do not have huge piles of snow laying around. They position them over drains on the ramp area. The snow is then dumped into them, with the water going directly into the drains.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:30:16 AM EDT

Originally Posted By mo4040:
LRT...

Are you an MWAA guy, or a sub-contractor for snow removal?



Aero snow removal hires loaders with operators and I was one of the operators, wish I was MWAA then I could hunt on the airport.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:31:18 AM EDT

Originally Posted By 7:
Is it December 2nd '06 already? Sheesh the year went fast.



Day Month Year, new camera and still trying to run the beast.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 1:48:00 AM EDT

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:

Originally Posted By 7:
Is it December 2nd '06 already? Sheesh the year went fast.



Day Month Year, new camera and still trying to run the beast.



I know... Actually a few people like reading the date like that. I just think its weird. Btw, nice photos.

Here is my snow remover.

Link Posted: 2/15/2006 12:41:34 PM EDT
I will say that you all did an amazing job clearing Dulles. I landed Sunday at 10pm coming back from SHOT and it was impressive how clear the airport was.
Nice Pics BTW.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 2:20:32 PM EDT

Originally Posted By 7:

Originally Posted By long-rifle-tactical:

Originally Posted By 7:
Is it December 2nd '06 already? Sheesh the year went fast.



Day Month Year, new camera and still trying to run the beast.



I know... Actually a few people like reading the date like that. I just think its weird. Btw, nice photos.

Here is my snow remover.

rdwbeltfed.net/1610.jpg



Thanks!

Hey that I could use at the house after working all that time I had to go home and clean mine with a walk behind blower, all nice and mushy snow.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 2:22:33 PM EDT

Originally Posted By SNIPERm88:
I will say that you all did an amazing job clearing Dulles. I landed Sunday at 10pm coming back from SHOT and it was impressive how clear the airport was.
Nice Pics BTW.



Thanks again,

It takes a entire fleet of loaders and rear end dumps to move it off the taxi ways and ramps then MWAA does the runways.

The only reason I do it is for gun money.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 2:55:43 PM EDT
You had better be carefull driving around in the AOA in low visibility, taking pictures.
If OP's doen't get you, you might fall into one of those holes everybody seems to be digging out there.
Link Posted: 2/15/2006 6:25:45 PM EDT

Originally Posted By mo4040:

Originally Posted By aaronrb204:
please pardon the ignorance but what is a snow dragon?



It is a huge snow-melting machine. This way, you do not have huge piles of snow laying around. They position them over drains on the ramp area. The snow is then dumped into them, with the water going directly into the drains.



way cool. now that you explain it i realize that the name is rather self explanatory.
Link Posted: 2/16/2006 12:24:44 AM EDT

Originally Posted By LevelEdge:
You had better be carefull driving around in the AOA in low visibility, taking pictures.
If OP's doen't get you, you might fall into one of those holes everybody seems to be digging out there.



Actually every time the photos were taken we were stopped and locked down until we could see better, the other loaders we had were equipped with radios for communication.

All of us know where the Metro tunnel portals are and none where we were at, I know what you are saying about OPS since they do enforce the rules but one has to be very careful when working out on the AOA.
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