Broke Dick in Leipzig
We left the gate at Bangor, got out to run-up area, and sat. The captain announced that an "indicator" was malfunctioning and that we had to return to the gate to get it fixed. We spent another hour on the plane while the "indicator" was repaired and inspected, then took off. Our next stop was Leipzig, Germany. I'm one of the few guys on board who remember that East Germany was a rogue, enemy state while I was in the Army. I was in Grafenwoehr in 1989 when the wall came down and I have stories to tell about the East Germans coming to the west for the first time in their lives. Now, we were landing at an airport that we (NATO) had targeted for attack should war have broken out previously.
Twenty years has changed everything for Leipzig. The US Military has built a facility here where AMC (Air Mobility Command) flights can stop over. There are shops and food courts for us to use.