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Burning Off Neighborhood Gas

Working from home introduces you to sounds from the street that you never normally hear when you are there outside working hours.  Nancy knows all of these things since she hears them all the time but they are new to me.  However, we were both taken aback by something that sounded like a roaring noise.  I had to investigate.  It appears that the power company was doing some work digging up the road outside our street.  I guess they had to cut in to a gas line and they had set up some device, presumably to burn off excess gas before continuing their work.  It was only a brief event but a noisy one!

Boeing’s Fleet of Runabouts

While the big jets are what Boeing is known for, they have a number of other aircraft that they use for their own purposes.  I haven’t got all of these by any stretch of the imagination but I have come across a few at various times.  They have BBJs that they use for executive transport.  They also have some Bombardier Challengers that are able to promptly get people from A to B.

If you are looking a bit more locally, there is at least one Cessna Caravan that is used for various duties.  I am not sure what its role is exactly but I imagine it is a handy way of getting people around the northwest and it can probably also move parts up to a certain size if needed.

Another runabout is a Northrop T-38.  This can be used for chase duties but I also suspect it is a crew hack since it seems to make regular runs between BFI and Moses Lake without crossing paths with any of the test aircraft.  There are also T-33s used for chase work but, sadly, I have get close to any in action.  Just a distant overflight shot.  Hopefully I will see them before too long.