[ VC-10 ]

An unusual surprise in Minneapolis was an RAF VC-10 tanker aircraft. I cannot imagine what might bring such a beast to Minneapolis of all places.


[ Bar-code readers ]

Northwest must have a funky new baggage-handling system in Minneapolis, because these ground crew guys were scanning barcodes on luggage as they loaded them onto the plane.


[ 747 landing ]

After we taxied out to the runway the pilot came on and told us we'd have to hold for a few minutes while they reprogrammed the navigational settings. This sounded to me like a rather strange thing to have to do (it's never happened to me before) but it did provide a nice opportunity to watch planes come in for landing. I'm always up for that.







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