Thursday, November 15, 2012

This leg of the journey commenced one New England day late in October. We had an appointment with a 40' shipping container which had been trucked up from New York the day before.

Ian arranged access to a suitably sized facility to handle the task of loading the two standard class gliders. After some initial prep the glider trailer can be lifted, the axle removed, then shepherded toward the container.

The overhead traveling cranes made this part of the operation quite easy.

In we go. The in-container lifter and stand are ready in the foreground.

We didn't find a use for the Cat D8 (large bulldozer in the background), though it looks like Bob wouldn't have minded having a go :). Once in, the first trailer gets elevated up onto the custom-made stand (described in an earlier post).

Then after similar preparation the second trailer can be inserted.

Cranes are fun

The end result looked something like this:

Doors closed -- thanks for the help lads!

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