- May 27, 2006
- Kubota M9540, Ford 3910FWD, Ford 555A, JD2210
I believe it was either 50 cents or a buck at most. Big money back then. Especially for a weekend job.
Thinking about it, I had some pretty decent responsibilities for an 18 year old kid. Show up early, review the flight schedule, pull the planes out of the hangars, add requested amount of fuel, stock with catering (donuts and drinks), and stage them in order of departure time. These were all small planes. Cessna 310's, 421's, Piper Navajo, Rockwell Turbo Commander, Beech King Air and 18. Plus a bunch of 2 and 4 seat trainers. Get the planes on their way. Tend to the trainers as they came and went throughout the day. Take care of any T-hangar and tie-down customers. Refuel customers. Stuff like that. We had a tug, but I only used it on the Turbo Commander and Beech 18. I could move the rest by hand.
Unstacking the hangar in the mornings and re-stacking it at the end of the day was the most nerve wracking. Trying to fit as many planes in the hangar in the reverse order that they'll be used the following day without bumping them into each other or the walls.
Anyhow, the owner was the father of a good friend of mine in grade and high school and he and I always had a good relationship, so he offered me a job the summer after high school. First day on the job was an air show! Got to refuel numerous war birds first day on the job. Great memories. :thumbsup:
Awesome job for a young man!!! I envision the concentration and stress of loading/unloading the hangar!!!