On January 18, 1994 we just had come home from India, the previous day at 16:00 o'clock after two weeks of consulting work there, see link below: My 4th Consulting Trip to India after HUGE Landslide.
Guess we were getting some serious DANGER TRAINING...
We drove to the Atlanta airport on the 18th by 13:15 but there was no flight to Philadelphia because the airport was covered in ice and snow. We had to do another training seminar for mushroom growers as a courtesy of Full House from Campbell Soup.
So we slept at the airport Sheraton in Atlanta...
On January 19, at 7:00 we flew to Philadelphia but our flight to Reading got cancelled; the weather was too bad!
We called back and forth with Jack McDaniel from Full House and he directed us to a special phone within the airport, that connected us to a private pilot with whom he'd already arranged to fly us in a small Piper Cub to Reading...
Remember, there was NO INTERNET YET!
The pilot handed us his card (see above) and he assured us that this small plane was safer to fly, due to absolute no ice on its wings as it stood inside Hangar # 1.
There we went with a small Piper Cub, the three of us, including the pilot, who must be some kind of a stuntman for daring to fly.
The sight of a totally white Pennsylvania beneath us, gave us a sense of hyperbolically not being right in the head...!
We made it down, rough and bumpy on the ice and in the snow.
Tom Richard, Jack's colleague was there to meet us and he helped us with our carry on; that's all we had, over a mount of frozen snow that got pushed to the side. That's how we made it into his car.
Bitter cold and mirror smooth roads with ice and snow!
We made it JIT = Just In Time for our Full House Seminar for Campbell Soup.
A number of participants could not make it, coming from Canada or else.
January 20, we continued with our seminar at Kenneth Square, riding with Tom Richard over still icy roads!
We also met with Juan Carlos Fuentes, one of the Monteblanco staff in México, he'd flown in earlier, and didn't face these severe weather problems.
My Quality Picking demonstration at the South Mill mushroom farm for 11:00 got cancelled due to being unreachable because of too slippery roads.
Pieter gave his Grower Workshop from 13:00 - 17:00 at the Red Rose Inn, Jennersville, PA.
Followed by a buffet and Tom Richard did drop us both off at the Piladelphia airport where we spent the night at the Holiday Inn.
January 21, Indeed a very short night as we had a 7:00 flight back to Atlanta. How convenient for traveling only with carry on! Then our 2.5 hour drive home...
On January 22, we again went to Atlanta with our carry on (changed of course!) for our next flight to Amsterdam, Manchester UK and then Dublin, Ireland.
Often certain connections were cheaper.
Our landing in Manchester got disrupted due to an aircraft being on the runway!
Almost touch down and then steeply up again; there was a moment of absolute silence...
Such an alert pilot!
With this manoeuvre however, we had missed our Air Lingus flight to Dublin, Ireland.
Just waiting FOUR hours till the next available flight.
BUT, recalling the Tenerife runway collision where 583 lives were lost; we felt grateful!
My 4th Consulting Trip to India after HUGE Landslide | We just were home 1 day from this trip...!