Saturday, June 16, 2007

The Huffer

Today the plane wouldn't start. After not-witty banter between the pilots ("I don't have the keys... you told me you had the keys!"), they radioed operations, and operations called in the Huffer. Now I'm sure this thing has a technical-sounding official name, but 'Huffer' is accurate, because what it actually is is a three ton vaccuum cleaner that they use to suck-start the engine. Doesn't look all that impressive, but man does it work.
Maybe one of those could get the smoke smell out of my apartment.


Blogger Indigeaux said...

For some reason, this freaks me the hell out!

10:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It doesn't suck, it blows. Huffers are better than air bottles (an alternative, consisting of a giant air bottle on a baggage cart-type chassis). The bottle is less reliable, and always fills the cabin with the smell, oddly enough, of carrots.

12:20 AM  

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