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Fred Robel
Works at Au Gres-Sims School District
Attended Lansing Community College School of Aviation
Lives in Au Gres, MI USA
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Today's To Do thing exposed:. Patch a hole in my back garage roof, that I put there, with my very own body part!

Full disclosure: said garage roof has been leaky in spots for some time now, and I thought I'd be a gem and try to remove all the moss and layers of pine needles so I could see what I was working with.

On the plus side, I found a rotted spot!

On the minus: now there is a 30" x 30" temporary patch on the roof.

And I'm not quite sore enough to lay about all day.

Shit.

#mistakesweremade #fail #failarmy
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Do you even know an Airbus from a thrombus bro?
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That's why I stopped flying commercial, +Fred Robel. It's like, "Are you a pilot?", "Are you a doctor?", "Do you know where we can land a jetliner in 1813?" Like I even look that old. 
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20 years ago today, my wife to be and I (and a small group of friends) made our way up to Mackinac Island. Then in the garden at the Windermere Hotel, we made vows to be loving partners for life.

One of the top three days of my life.

#marryme #love anniversary +Paul C 
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That picture is SPECTACULAR. Thanks for sharing!
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This Day in Aviation History
August 22nd, 1952
First flight of the Saunders-Roe Princess flying boat.
 
The Saunders-Roe SR.45 Princess was a British flying boat aircraft built by Saunders-Roe, based in Cowes on the Isle of Wight. The Princess was the largest all-metal flying boat ever constructed.
 
The project was cancelled after having produced only three examples. By the 1950s, large, commercial flying boats were being overshadowed by land-based aircraft. Factors such as runway and airport improvements added to the viability of land-based aircraft, which did not have the weight and drag of the boat hulls on seaplanes nor the issues with seawater corrosion.
 
The three airframes were stored against possible purchase but when an offer was made it was found that corrosion had set in; as a result they were scrapped....
 
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YouTube, Saunders-Roe Princess Flying Boats: http://gstv.us/1MDH9U9
 
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#avgeek #flying #boat #SaundersRoe #Princess #British #aviation #history #fb
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Only 19 hours left to snag horror-fantasy epic MALUS DOMESTICA for 80% off! If you think you might know somebody into an 80s-style kids-vs-monsters story, please reshare! This is going to be the final discount sale!

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0127KSFUW

From the award-winning author of the Outlaw King series comes a harrowing supernatural adventure in the grand tradition of Stephen King's IT, Sam Raimi's Evil Dead, and the Netflix series Stranger Things.

Kids are going missing in the tiny hamlet of Blackfield, Georgia, and nobody knows why except for Robin, the homeless young woman that just rolled into town last night.

When she claims she knows who’s responsible, only 4th-grader Wayne Parkin and his schoolmates Pete, Amanda, and Juan believe her…but it takes a terrifying encounter with an interdimensional creature to spur them into action.

Robin proves to be a formidable monster-hunter with strange supernatural powers, but a tragic setback reveals a secret organization and a centuries-old conspiracy.
Can new friends and old enemies band together to save Blackfield from an unspeakable darkness?

#horror #StrangerThings
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This Day in Aviation History
August 21st, 1944
First flight of the Grumman F8F Bearcat.

The Grumman F8F Bearcat (nicknamed "Bear") was a single-engine American fighter aircraft introduced in late World War II. It went on to serve into the mid-20th century in the United States Navy, the United States Marine Corps, and the air forces of other nations. It would be Grumman Aircraft's final piston engined fighter aircraft. Modified versions have broken speed records for piston-engined aircraft, and are popular among warbird owners.....

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Wikipedia, Grumman F8F Bearcat: http://gstv.us/1PCvcxP

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#avgeek #military #Grumman #F8F #Bearcat #warbird #ww2 #USN #USA #aviation #history #fb
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+Kelly Mcconnell I don't think so
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"I Do"

20 years ago today. Mackinac Island. 
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Happy Anniversary Fred and Wife!
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Our B720 flying testbed aircraft, N720PW, coming in for a landing in PBG; with the PW6000 fight test prototype in the #3 position.

Plattsburgh, NY - 2001 (Pratt & Whitney Flight Test)

#avgeek
#aviation
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#boeing

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A few fun stickers, patches, and even challenge coins; available at this tongue in cheek #TeamChemtrail  site. #SprayAndPray  lol

Tease the believers, and confuse your elders!

#chemtrails   #contrails   #aviation   #avgeek   #aviationgeek  
The product that started it all! Our high-quality embroidered patches measure 4" in diameter and feature Velcro backing, making them ready for your flight suit or jacket (or any fuzzy surface).
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If you have Canadian friends, they likely were unreachable Saturday night.
Why? Because Canada was effectively closed as its citizens huddled around their TVs, celebrating the extraordinary force that is Gord Downie.
Gord Downie will be on TV, and all of Canada, both home and abroad, will be watching.
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Huh, I live near (too near) Seattle, and most cable subscribers get CBC with basic cable, and this is the first I've heard about it :(
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On my "About Me" part of my G+ profile, where you have your work history listed; Google has taken upon itself to roll back every year by one. So as an example: where it says 2014, it actually should read 2015 (as I inputted).

I corrected this about a year ago, for the same issue. Anyone else had this issue? Any thoughts on why Google would do this? (twice!)

#google   #resume   #work   #workhistory   #history  
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Three words: "Time Travel".
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Full time Aircraft Inspector, part time School Board Member, poet, author, and publisher
Employment
  • Au Gres-Sims School District
    School Board Member, 2014 - present
  • Kalitta Air
    A&P Inspector, 2007 - present
  • Pratt & Whitney Plattsburgh Flight Test
    Lead Inspector, 1999 - 2007
  • Kitty Hawk International
    AOG Mechanic, 1998 - 1999
  • American International Airways
    Aircraft Mechanic, 1992 - 1998
  • Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith (Law Firm)
    Office Services Clerk, 1990 - 1992
  • Meijer
    Housewares Associate, 1989 - 1990
  • Michigan State University Housing
    Summer Janitor Guy, 1989 - 1989
  • McDonald's - David Rudd Enterprises
    Grill Cook, 1988 - 1989
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Currently
Au Gres, MI USA
Previously
Haslett, MI USA - Beekmantown, NY USA - Plattsburgh, NY USA - Greenbush, MI USA - East Lansing, MI USA
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Husband, Father, Aircraft Inspector, Author and Poet
Introduction
Hello, my name is Fred. 

I believe everyone is a person worth noting in life.  Everyone has something to contribute, and should.  Sharing ourselves and our experiences publicly is a way to give back to humanity, and share the important things in life.  Lessons learned, loves lost, happiness found, things created.

Nice to meet you!

I have many interests that I share, and like to have shared with me.  These include aviation, automobiles, motorcycles, poetry, short stories, serials, and most manner of creative writing; which I write most every day.  

Photography:  I often share images from my life in aviation, obligatory selfies, mechanicals, transportation, architecture, and other things.  

In the end, I hope that the things I make and do in life will provide a few bricks to help build humanity to new heights.
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Nothing I like to brag about.
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Education
  • Lansing Community College School of Aviation
    Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, 1989 - 1992
    After a slow start, because I didn't know what I wanted out of life. I settled into the two year aviation maintenance program at L.C.C. I did very well, and haven't second guessed my choice (much).
  • East Lansing High School
    High School Diploma, 1984 - 1989
    Four years of slacking in my case. I could write a book all about not living up to one's potential. And, nachos. Eating nachos.
  • St Thomas Aquinas School
    1976 - 1984
    Catholic Grade school; church every single morning.
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Other names
Eric Robel, Frederick Robel, Frederick D Robel II