Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Brian's job

Hey guys! Brian here. Just wanted to stop in and post some pics to show everyone what I do.
This is an old photo of our equipment on the flight line (runway). The top right shelter is the PAR (Precision Approach Radar, used for landing planes). The top center is ASR (Aerial Surveillance Radar, used to control planes in the air). The bottom center is OPS (Operations shelter, where the Air Traffic Controllers sit). And the left shelter is the 530s (no idea, they're just a general work area). The OPS and 530 shelters break into two separate pieces, while the antennas on ASR and PAR break into pieces and go inside the shelter. We put them all on wheels, hook and truck up to them, and move them out. That and making sure they work (or, as I've been told, make sure the spiny thing is spinning) is my job.

Anyway, I got the chance to drive PAR around today for the first time. The picture below shows me after my success. It should give you an idea of about how big these shelters are.
Anyway, I guess I need to get back to work. See everyone later!

1 comment:

Aric and Amber said...

I'd be shocked if you guys could get enough money to get those ancient things "spinning" again. See you this weekend...