What with all the side effects of the new meds I was taking, the last 7 days haven't been much fun before 9 am; that's when the effects tend to wear off.
Today is MUCH better, and I feel like myself again.
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The Anchorage Assembly has okayed the landing of a 727 at Merrill Field, a city-owned airfield just east of the downtown corridor.
The 100,000-pound plane is being donated by FedEx to the University of Alaska Anchorage, "wants it for its aviation technology program based at Merrill Field". The plane is landing at Merrill now only because the ground is frozen, which will help support the weight of the plane as it lands & taxis to its final destination.
Once at the designated hanger, it will never be flown again.
FedEx will give another 727 to the University at Fairbanks, later this year. Aviation students should be quite excited about this. I'm not a pilot, and I'm excited.
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The Juneau Alaska Citizens Militia has scheduled a ".223 Day of Resistance" at the State Capitol on the 23rd. The group's ad-hoc chairman says "says the group is holding the rally because it believes law-abiding gun owners are being penalized for the actions of criminals.
"He says he expects 300 to 400 people to attend.
"The group is a branch of the Alaska Citizens Militia, which was founded by Norm Olson. Olson described the group as confederation of smaller militias around the state. He says each branch varies in size from about 15 to 50 members."
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Two questions: does anyone know what's happened to Old NFO's blog? It's not there today.
Finally, does anyone own, or have much experience with, a Nissan X-Terra? If so, please let me know what you think about it, as I'm considering one as a replacement for my late, lamented Expedition.
Thank you for stopping by friends, and have a wonderful Friday.