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(USA Today)   That de-icing chemical that airports use to prevent heavy ice from accumulating on airplane wings and causing crashes? Yeah, there's probably not enough of that in the country to get through winter. Happy flying   (usatoday.com) divider line 68
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2008-12-05 09:09:09 AM  
FTA: "There is no shortage of the de-icing fluid used to spray planes."

Reading comprehension not your strong suit, is it Subby? The shortage is for the chemical that clears the runways, not the planes. And slippery runways just make the flight more fun for everyone. It's like a Slip 'n Slide for adults!
 
2008-12-05 09:35:25 AM  
Man up and use salt. I mean.. It's not like any planes would fall out of the sky because of corrosion this winter.

Liquid carbamide works too, and hey, no death in a giant ball of flame, either.
 
2008-12-05 09:37:10 AM  
In somewhat related news, Metallica has postponed the Sweden leg of their world tour.
 
2008-12-05 11:28:09 AM  
DslainteC: FTA: "There is no shortage of the de-icing fluid used to spray planes."

Reading comprehension not your strong suit, is it Subby? The shortage is for the chemical that clears the runways, not the planes. And slippery runways just make the flight more fun for everyone. It's like a Slip 'n Slide for adults!


Damn, beat me to it.
 
2008-12-05 11:28:31 AM  
Oh no, we're out of a particular chemical. What ever will we do. If only there were some profession in which people specialized in the production of a chemical, perhaps making it from less important but more abundant chemicals we can find in nature.

Even if there were such a profession, what would we call a practitioner?
 
2008-12-05 11:29:13 AM  
Oy, the fail is strong with this headline!
 
2008-12-05 11:29:31 AM  
I hear it's because Hell used it all up since gas has become cheap again and everything.

/it frozed over.
//slashie
 
2008-12-05 11:29:33 AM  
i58.photobucket.com

There's something on the wing for real now!
 
2008-12-05 11:30:24 AM  
Sufferin potash!
 
2008-12-05 11:32:06 AM  
Can we get some global warming up in this biatch?
 
2008-12-05 11:33:04 AM  
Great. I'm flying to Midway in 2 weeks.

images.usatoday.com

I love their short runways.
 
2008-12-05 11:33:55 AM  
Has anyone reamed Subby yet?

There is no shortage of the de-icing fluid used to spray planes, which uses a different chemical.

The shortage of the runway de-icing chemical means airports can expect prices to be as much as three times higher than last year, the FAA said.


/ComprehensiFAIL!
 
2008-12-05 11:34:37 AM  
Craklyn: Oh no, we're out of a particular chemical. What ever will we do. If only there were some profession in which people specialized in the production of a chemical, perhaps making it from less important but more abundant chemicals we can find in nature.

Even if there were such a profession, what would we call a practitioner?

Unfortunately all of that is largely irrelevant if you can't get the basic materials to make said chemical due to some outside circumstance. Like, say, a strike of the workers that mine it?

Chemicals aren't the problem, it's their component elements in this case. You don't need a chem-e or the likes... you need an alchemist.
 
2008-12-05 11:34:51 AM  
who cares? nobody has any money to fly, anyway
 
2008-12-05 11:35:11 AM  
They're out of salt?

img67.imageshack.us
 
2008-12-05 11:35:14 AM  
Did anyone think it was interesting that the man interviewed about the icy runways was named wintner? or was it just me?
/goes off to sit alone on the cold icy asphalt
 
2008-12-05 11:35:25 AM  
Oh, piss on it.

Link (new window)
 
2008-12-05 11:36:26 AM  
Incorrect Headlines get greenlit, but naked cheerleader day in washington gets shelved??

/speachless
 
2008-12-05 11:36:45 AM  
Damn those Canadian miners with their strikes, songs, and quaint sayings, and the annual A child's Christmas in Canada reruns.
 
2008-12-05 11:36:55 AM  
What are these goddamn animals: Has anyone reamed Subby yet?

We don't know. Those records are sealed.
 
2008-12-05 11:37:57 AM  
If we only accept Global Warming we would never have to deal with icy runways again. Which place would you rather die in, a warm tropical climate or a hellish winter wasteland.

So please burn more oil, buy SUVs, ask your congressman for more more coal burning plants.

Only you can prevent icy sliding off the runway deaths.
 
2008-12-05 11:37:59 AM  
All this for potassium acetate?

Someone's going to make a lot of money off this.
 
2008-12-05 11:38:35 AM  
DslainteC: And slippery runways just make the flight more fun for everyone. It's like a Slip 'n Slide for adults!

Flight 209, now arriving at gate eight. Gate nine. Gate ten...
 
2008-12-05 11:38:37 AM  
Hmm...I live right down the road from the airport.

Looks like I'm going to have to grab my camera, tripod, and a thermos of hot cocoa.
 
2008-12-05 11:39:45 AM  
guyver01: Incorrect Headlines get greenlit, but naked cheerleader day in washington gets shelved??

/speachless


//Hehe. speach. nice.

///Seriously, seems that everyone is so hurried to submit the link that they can't be bothered to understand what they've just read first. Been examples like this all week long.
 
2008-12-05 11:41:56 AM  
You, for one, should welcome your new canadian overlords. As internet surfers, you can be useful in rounding up other americans to toil in the potash mines of canada.
 
2008-12-05 11:43:49 AM  
Mayor Bee: DslainteC: And slippery runways just make the flight more fun for everyone. It's like a Slip 'n Slide for adults!

Flight 209, now arriving at gate eight. Gate nine. Gate ten...


And remember: the white zone is for loading and unloading passengers only.
 
2008-12-05 11:45:07 AM  
lilacjive: DslainteC: FTA: "There is no shortage of the de-icing fluid used to spray planes."

Reading comprehension not your strong suit, is it Subby? The shortage is for the chemical that clears the runways, not the planes. And slippery runways just make the flight more fun for everyone. It's like a Slip 'n Slide for adults!

Damn, beat me to it.


Same here.
 
2008-12-05 11:46:07 AM  
IXI Jim IXI: What are these goddamn animals: Has anyone reamed Subby yet?

We don't know. Those records are sealed.


It's OK. I have a xeroxed reproduction that I really, really, promise is exactly like the one sealed away in the double top-secret vault.
 
2008-12-05 11:46:19 AM  
WD40 will take care of that.
 
2008-12-05 11:46:43 AM  
The flying should be fine. It's the landing part that might be a little more interesting than it needs to be.
 
2008-12-05 11:46:58 AM  
I have noticed propylene glycol is an ingredient in some salad dressings. As propylene glycol also appears to be the main compound in wing deicer, I am somewhat apprehensive around the salad bar nowadays. Somebody please tell me it is a harmless compound or different chemical form or something...
 
2008-12-05 11:47:41 AM  
I blame Canada
 
2008-12-05 11:48:52 AM  
You know which province has a lot of potash? Saskatchewan.

See, you Americans don't have to invade us. Just send each province big cheques for the following:

British Columbia - for your pot.
Alberta - for your oil.
Sasakatchewan - for your potash.
Manitoba - for your copper.
Ontario - for your maple syrup.
Quebec - for your poutine.
Newfoundland - for your Screech (or cod, or both!)
Prince Edward Island - for your lobster.
New Brunswick - for your potatoes.
Yukon - for gold/silver.
Nunuvat - for your fish oil.
 
2008-12-05 11:50:52 AM  
IXI Jim IXI: Hmm...I live right down the road from the airport.

Looks like I'm going to have to grab my camera, tripod, and a thermos of hot cocoa.


Or build a shelter depending on your runway approach
 
2008-12-05 11:50:58 AM  
TheGreyPiper: It's OK. I have a xeroxed reproduction that I really, really, promise is exactly like the one sealed away in the double top-secret vault.

And Jesus rode on dinosaurs
 
2008-12-05 11:51:35 AM  
RE shaft6969 2008-12-05 11:39:45 AM
"Seriously, seems that everyone is so hurried to submit the link that they can't be bothered to understand what they've just read first. Been examples like this all week long."

But imagine the fun for submitters when they get called out many times for being too stupid to understand words written in plain English. And the fun for all the name callers, too. Dumbmitter, subtard, tardmitter. I enjoy all those immensely.

/seriously, reading comprehension and preview for the win, submitter
 
X15
2008-12-05 11:52:04 AM  
Rapmaster2000: Great. I'm flying to Midway in 2 weeks.



I love their short runways.


Not to worry, they've installed arresting systems at the ends of that runway.
 
2008-12-05 11:59:27 AM  
etherknot: You know which province has a lot of potash? Saskatchewan.

See, you Americans don't have to invade us. Just send each province big cheques for the following:

British Columbia - for your pot.
Alberta - for your oil.
Sasakatchewan - for your potash.
Manitoba - for your copper.
Ontario - for your maple syrup.
Quebec - for your poutine.
Newfoundland - for your Screech (or cod, or both!)
Prince Edward Island - for your lobster.
New Brunswick - for your potatoes.
Yukon - for gold/silver.
Nunuvat - for your fish oil.


What, no love for Nova Soctia or the NWT?
 
2008-12-05 12:02:19 PM  
This doesn't surprise me. Nobody could've ever predicted we'd
have another winter.
 
2008-12-05 12:03:18 PM  
I guess I picked the right week to quit drinking propylene glycol.

// oh, they have plenty of that? Never mind.
 
2008-12-05 12:04:34 PM  
What are these goddamn animals:
What, no love for Nova Soctia or the NWT?


Oops! Sorry! :-)

Ok...
Nova Scotia - for your coal.
NWT - for your silver (split it off from Yukon which mostly has gold anyways)
 
2008-12-05 12:05:43 PM  
You know, gas is down to a 4-year low. I bet the airlines haven't adjusted their prices to reflect this. Yet when a shortage of deicer hits, they'll be whining and crying and thinking about jacking up the price to offset it.
 
2008-12-05 12:06:02 PM  
Can I be the first to blame global warming?


DAMMAT too late again.
 
2008-12-05 12:06:07 PM  
X15: Rapmaster2000: Great. I'm flying to Midway in 2 weeks.



I love their short runways.

Not to worry, they've installed arresting systems at the ends of that runway.


www.joe-ks.com

Approves
 
2008-12-05 12:06:26 PM  
DslainteC [TotalFark] 2008-12-05 09:09:09 AM
FTA: "There is no shortage of the de-icing fluid used to spray planes."

Reading comprehension not your strong suit, is it Subby? The shortage is for the chemical that clears the runways, not the planes. And slippery runways just make the flight more fun for everyone. It's like a Slip 'n Slide for adults!
============================

For one, planes regularly fly at 30000 feet where the temperature outside is vastly colder than most winter temperatures all year round.

Second of all, slippery runways are the biggest cause of crashes of planes. How many planes crash after being in the air for a decent amount of time? Nearly none. Nearly ALL occur because a plane blew up just after takeoff or skidded off the runway.
 
2008-12-05 12:07:10 PM  
etherknot: You know which province has a lot of potash? Saskatchewan.

See, you Americans don't have to invade us. Just send each province big cheques for the following:

British Columbia - for your pot.
Alberta - for your oil.
Sasakatchewan - for your potash.
Manitoba - for your copper.
Ontario - for your maple syrup.
Quebec - for your poutine.
Newfoundland - for your Screech (or cod, or both!)
Prince Edward Island - for your lobster.
New Brunswick - for your potatoes.
Yukon - for gold/silver.
Nunuvat - for your fish oil.


And what about Northwest Territories?
 
2008-12-05 12:07:25 PM  
Pair-o-Dice: This doesn't surprise me. Nobody could've ever predicted we'd
have another winter.


Oh well I live in GA where the airport will close if there is any snow because no one will be able to get to it.
 
2008-12-05 12:09:11 PM  
Millzners: You know, gas is down to a 4-year low. I bet the airlines haven't adjusted their prices to reflect this. Yet when a shortage of deicer hits, they'll be whining and crying and thinking about jacking up the price to offset it.

They don't, they buy them in large bulk and price the tickets based on what they pay for their fuel at the time of purchase.
 
2008-12-05 12:09:14 PM  
Any exuse for An AIRPLANE thread?
 
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