Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Guess Where I Am (Again)

Today, I am back at the Fairbanks International Airport for the short flight to Anchorage. Just down this afternoon for a meeting and back again this evening. At least it isn't a 10 hour trip like it was when I travelled to Barrow last week. The trip back to Fairbanks yesterday was the normal 1½ hour trip for the less than 500 mile distance.

This picture was taken yesterday on our approach to Fairbanks from the south. On the Barrow-Fairbanks flight the normal approach is from the north just to the east of the university so this is different. We circled to the west of town and came in over the Tanana River. The airport and Fairbanks is on the upper right of the picture and the university is in the upper-center.

I did get some heavy duty velcro straps for the chains but they are too short as is. Instead of returning them, I will be making some extensions out of 1" webbing and some sturdy "D"-rings which I will attach to the chains. This will not only eliminate the clearance issue but will make them much easier to install. Another post for that project.

 

6 comments:

redlegsrides said...

No way to attend that meeting via teleconference eh?

Not going to bend the chains' anchor bit to conform better to the sidewall?

RichardM said...

I already bent them and the leather straps work but I think that the Velcro would also work.

We have a new building in Anchorage and the board had expressed interest in seeing what we got for the $$.

Trobairitz said...

Is that a dusting of snow I see at the bottom of the approach picture?

RichardM said...

Just a dusting of snow. I'm told that we are supposed to get a bit more flurries over the next week but nothing very substantial. The temperatures have still been floating around freezing. Cold enough to freeze some of the shallow ponds (saw someone ice skating yesterday) so any snow that falls will probably stick around for a while.

SonjaM said...

What happened to the concept of retirement... ;-)

RichardM said...

I think it is "supplemental income". I guess I could be a greeter at Walmart...