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(Boston.com)   Massachusetts Port Authority: It's time for another training exercise, so let's light a plane on fire at Logan Airport. It shouldn't cause any problems   (boston.com) divider line 31
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2014-05-29 08:36:24 AM  
"Boston" Airport?
 
2014-05-29 08:54:16 AM  
We don't have a "Boston Airport" subs.

OtherLittleGuy: "Boston" Airport?


Glad I'm not the only one.

/why was it named Logan Airport?
//who the fark was Logan and did he run?
 
2014-05-29 08:59:35 AM  
You're right, we shouldn't have preparedness exercises. Let's all just pretend nothing bad will ever happen
 
2014-05-29 09:59:58 AM  
I wonder if anyone on Fark had a view of that.
 
2014-05-29 10:00:16 AM  
Nothing to see here, move along.
 
2014-05-29 10:01:32 AM  

somedude210: /why was it named Logan Airport?
//who the fark was Logan and did he run?


This guy.
 
2014-05-29 10:12:24 AM  
www.automizeit.com
 
2014-05-29 10:13:16 AM  
They do this all the farking time at JFK. At night. Right off the west runway, for all to see.

Pussies
 
2014-05-29 10:13:51 AM  
DFW's fire department has a training facility larger than Logan.
 
2014-05-29 10:14:29 AM  
Maybe SFO should have these drills and learn rule #1: don't run over the victims with your fire trucks.
 
2014-05-29 10:15:40 AM  

Pants full of macaroni!!: I wonder if anyone on Fark had a view of that.


Came for this, leaving satisfied.
 
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2014-05-29 10:15:51 AM  
Head of Port Authority Training:

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2014-05-29 10:16:25 AM  
We do the same thing at my local airport. It's an FAA requirement.
 
2014-05-29 10:24:40 AM  
They do this 3 to 4 times a week.  The worrywart person creating the panic is as liable as someone yelling fire in a crowded theater, though in this case yelling fire is technically correct.  They do deserve ridicule, as does anyone worried about mooninites.

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2014-05-29 10:24:59 AM  
My only question would be, did they notify local authorities and other relevant agencies so people would know not to freak out?

If they did, then yeah this is a non-story. If they didn't tell anyone, then the guy in charge needs 40 whacks across the face with a wet mackerel.
 
2014-05-29 10:43:04 AM  
Yeah they do this all the time, I can see it from my window (in fact I think they did another this morning).  Why is it such a big deal all of a sudden?
 
2014-05-29 10:45:25 AM  

strangeluck: My only question would be, did they notify local authorities and other relevant agencies so people would know not to freak out?

If they did, then yeah this is a non-story. If they didn't tell anyone, then the guy in charge needs 40 whacks across the face with a wet mackerel.


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2014-05-29 10:55:32 AM  
Okay, it wasn't on the tarmac. I know that the tarmac is the paved area and it hasn't been made out of actual tarmac in my lifetime. But what the heck is "the airfield".
 
2014-05-29 10:55:52 AM  
Seems a little like having an "active shooter" training scenario without the participants knowing it's just a training scenario.

I'd like to think there was at least an announcement over airport public address or by the flight crew that "The burning fuselage you see out of your left window is, in fact, only a simulation for training purposes."

Otherwise the chances of freaking someone the fark out are pretty high.
 
2014-05-29 10:56:22 AM  
An unfortunate training exercise occurred yesterday...

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2014-05-29 10:58:04 AM  
Andrew Zimmern of Travel Channel's "Bizarre Foods America" tweeted "Am I alone seeing a plane on fire on Tarmac at Logan in Boston?" and posted a photo. He later tweeted that such training operations "should be announced in airport."
Zimmern has more than 700,000 followers on Twitter.
 
2014-05-29 11:59:38 AM  

Jocktopus: Seems a little like having an "active shooter" training scenario without the participants knowing it's just a training scenario.

I'd like to think there was at least an announcement over airport public address or by the flight crew that "The burning fuselage you see out of your left window is, in fact, only a simulation for training purposes."

Otherwise the chances of freaking someone the fark out are pretty high.


Actually, I'm pretty sure the participants and the airport knew.  Who didn't know was the guy from the Travel Channel who decided to tweet it to the world.

Pretty much every major airport has a training simulator like this one and they use it several times a year.
 
2014-05-29 12:38:35 PM  

JustGetItRight: Jocktopus: Seems a little like having an "active shooter" training scenario without the participants knowing it's just a training scenario.

I'd like to think there was at least an announcement over airport public address or by the flight crew that "The burning fuselage you see out of your left window is, in fact, only a simulation for training purposes."

Otherwise the chances of freaking someone the fark out are pretty high.

Actually, I'm pretty sure the participants and the airport knew.  Who didn't know was the guy from the Travel Channel who decided to tweet it to the world.

Pretty much every major airport has a training simulator like this one and they use it several times a year.


This. When you're taking off in an airplane and you look out the window at a section of airplane hull on concrete that is blacker than the night sky and a couple miles from anyone/anything, that's what it's for. They light it on fire, send the crews to practice, and call it a day.

And I'm glad for it. Means they're practiced and prepped, unlike the Fukushima disaster response crews (or so I heard at the time.)

Non news here.
 
2014-05-29 12:42:49 PM  
Even though the picture isn't particularly clear, I immediately recognized that as one of those aircraft fire simulators. The guy ended up sounding stupid but at least he said something. It is kind of like no one in a large crowd calling 911 to report an emergency because everyone assumes someone else will do it. Twitter was the wrong place to mention it first. If I was that concerned, I would have located an airport employee instead of going straight to social media.
 
2014-05-29 12:53:23 PM  

Tobin_Lam: I would have located an airport employee instead of going straight to social media.


Doing so would have been the responsible thing, but you'd have risked being scooped by someone else.

Who wants to be responsible when there's a chance to be first with news of the crash?
 
2014-05-29 02:14:57 PM  
Maybe it was part of a traffic study.
 
2014-05-29 08:45:59 PM  

strangeluck: My only question would be, did they notify local authorities and other relevant agencies so people would know not to freak out?

If they did, then yeah this is a non-story. If they didn't tell anyone, then the guy in charge needs 40 whacks across the face with a wet mackerel.


FTA:

Brelis also said Massport would "probably release something on it later today since it got so much attention."

On September 11, 2013-twelve years to the day after 9/11-another training exercise that involved smoke on the Logan airfield was called "" by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Massport apologized then for not having made an announcement.


So this isn't even the first time.
 
2014-05-29 08:50:37 PM  
Ah yes, some idiot looks up from their phone for the first time in a month and upon glimpsing the reality that is the real world, has no idea what the hell is going on.
 
2014-05-29 08:53:47 PM  

morg: strangeluck: My only question would be, did they notify local authorities and other relevant agencies so people would know not to freak out?

If they did, then yeah this is a non-story. If they didn't tell anyone, then the guy in charge needs 40 whacks across the face with a wet mackerel.

FTA:

Brelis also said Massport would "probably release something on it later today since it got so much attention."

On September 11, 2013-twelve years to the day after 9/11-another training exercise that involved smoke on the Logan airfield was called "" by Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick. Massport apologized then for not having made an announcement.

So this isn't even the first time.


Well, in that case, let the slapping of faces with deceased fishes begin!
 
2014-05-29 08:55:56 PM  

lilbjorn: strangeluck: My only question would be, did they notify local authorities and other relevant agencies so people would know not to freak out?

If they did, then yeah this is a non-story. If they didn't tell anyone, then the guy in charge needs 40 whacks across the face with a wet mackerel.

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The Fish Slap Dance. You made me giggle way too loudly.
 
2014-05-29 09:07:57 PM  
Not surprised they did this today.  I know there was a drill going on in the Port of Providence today too - my brother works at one of the intake companies and had to be in to work early.
 
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