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Airline Crew calls LAX parking lot home

NoJoy

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Pretty sad really. They need to show this article to high school kids who aspire to be airline pilots someday.
 

Speedtape

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Pretty sad really. They need to show this article to high school kids who aspire to be airline pilots someday.

Hey------Been there, done that, and have the merit badge! It actually is a pretty cool community and a lot of fun! The only thing missing is a nice pool, but keep in mind, there are some great beaches, just minutes away!

Does anyone remember Trapper John, M.D.? It was a very popular series on TV. I can still remember Trapper sitting in his lawn chair on top of his RV, reading the newspaper and drinking his morning Java.


Trapper John, M.D. is an American television medical drama and spin-off of the film MASH, about a lovable surgeon who became a mentor, father figure, who also runs a teaching hospital in San Francisco, California. The show ran on CBS from September 23, 1979, to September 4, 1986.

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Trapper John, M.D. was a medical show focused on Dr. "Trapper" John McIntyre (Pernell Roberts) 28 years after his discharge from the 4077th Mobile army surgical hospital (M.A.S.H.) in the Korean War. In the nearly three decade interim, the character had mellowed considerably. He didn't just learn how to stop fighting the system but became a part of it, in a sense, as the Chief of Surgery at San Francisco Memorial Hospital. Trapper showed tremendous compassion towards his patients, often violating "established hospital procedures." Trapper's bookie, Arnold Slocum (Simon Scott), taught him how to appease hospital administration towards this end. Trapper's partner was an aspiring young professional named Dr. George Alonzo "Gonzo" Gates (Gregory Harrison). Gates also had a lot in common with Trapper John as he had served in a M.A.S.H. during the Vietnam War. His childish, irresponsible behavior, sarcastic sense of humor and love of life also reflected elements of Trapper's younger days. In the show he resided in a motor home in the hospital parking lot. He worked himself up to becoming the Chief of Surgery, years before he had a stroke, just before he married Fran. Interestingly, Harrison was featured in a 1976 episode of the television series, M*A*S*H, as Lt. Tony Baker: the husband of one of the nurses at the 4077th.
 
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GuppyWN

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There is a difference between "living" in an RV at the airport and using it one night a week as a crashpad. I don't do it but it's got to beat some hotels.

Gup
 

Hovernut

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Wish we had a lot like that at JFK! Though, the mild LAX wx year 'round would be much nicer.
 

Penguin46

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There is a difference between "living" in an RV at the airport and using it one night a week as a crashpad. I don't do it but it's got to beat some hotels.

Gup

The airlines could save a lot of money with a FEMA trailer type arrangement?

Get some of that simulated plastic wood trim to class it up a bit.
 

FBN0223

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When you're spending the night in a RV in lot at the airport, it's time to get out of the business.
 
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