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Rickeybird was nearing the completion of his surveillance in Phoenix. Lots of talk about a new Program at the Mars group and possible staff exchange with CERN. That residence, he was provided as part of the Brief had been occupied by a young couple with near steady stream of individuals visiting at near all hours. Kind of, looks like, a drug house. An occasional visitor had been wearing their Phoenix group coats and badges, but no one staying more than a few minutes. He was able to get a photo of their badges. He had seen activity at a few spy nests, but never this active. The cable /phone service had visited several times with what appeared as equipment upgrade /replacement, again unusual. Switching to a T100 system today is like a single visit! Rickeybird had searched for a new number listing and found two with that address. Amazon, FedEx and UPS seem to be daily drops, but that is common near everywhere these days as well. The only find was a hen that was going on and on about the high-tech computer technology they had gotten where her boyfriend works and the long hours, he spends designing habitats for the Mars project. Rickeybird had gotten her name from the Bartender as she seems to have a credit card without limits as she commonly buys everyone drinks at least three times every night, new cloths as well, and drives one of those monster trucks. All and all, security leak issues, but nothing that appears as a Nation /State operation. He was planning on catching this mid-afternoon 747 flight to Atlanta and then on to Switzerland, but spotted a very familiar face, Sergio!? This changes everything. He quickly called Priscilla!

After he had call Priscilla to set-up a meeting, Kendal called Janet and requested a Wednesday morning flight to Amsterdam. He no sooner hung-up when he noticed that Priscilla was calling him? He stated longtime no talk, when she cut him off with a question that shock him: What is Sergio doing in Phoenix? Moments before the call, she had entered a Search with Sergio?s name and basic information with targets Switzerland and North America and that information began filling her screen. While questioning and updating him, she filled in comments made by Rickeybird with the search data as to keep his information unseparated and identification secret. He stated that he has no information on a new Mars program, nor any staff exchanges occurring or planned. Seems that we need to call the Swiss Government. Tell you what Kendal, I will call my sources and you can call your sources and we will compare information later, bye. Priscilla elected to go to the very top and called the special number she had. Priscilla, what can I do for you dear lady? Prime Minister, we have highly reliable information that Sergio is in Phoenix US! There was that silence that only goes to heating Priscilla?s attitude. Sir? I am not aware that he had been released Priscilla. I will call you as soon as I have something. Kendal?s call had gone much the same. Priscilla was even more happy with Rickeybird for setting a tracker on Sergio.

Mrs. Mac was taking stock of the condition of the C137J after its last charity run. They had clearly gotten out moments before things had turned truly ugly as the UN aircraft following them was so retiled with bullet holes that it failed to gain altitude and crashed. As other flights returned, the stories were much the same. She called Priscilla and had to leave a message with Anna. Seems that things are busy there, as well. She called the Women that was treating Sara and stated that from her viewpoint, it was time to leave Nigeria, now. The Women stated that Sara will be ready when she gets there! Mrs. Mac asked the now stranded back-up UN Pilots if they wanted out of here, they quickly came to an agreement to fly her C137J, herself and her daughter, as well. She drove to the Women?s place, paid her and suggested again that it is time to leave. Mrs. Mac waved as she and Sara left. She helped Sara into the aircraft as the hanger crew set the four fuel pods on the aircraft and helped her load the hangar?s property and the aircrafts logbooks. Once loaded and fueled the pilots completed their walk around saying that this is the newest version they have flown. As they entered the cockpit, the hangar crew asked Mrs. Mac if they may come with her, please. She asked for their papers, vaccination cards and reviewed them, and asked them to check around the aircraft, pull the wheel blocks and then get in, as she placed their document in her case. As the last one walked up the gate, she shifted the gate control to lift.

The pilots were bringing the fourth engine up. As that engine was still spinning-up they released the brake and brought the other engines up in speed. They received clearance from the Tower to proceed to run R34. As they were still approaching the runway with all engines ready, they asked for clearance to take-off upon arrival and received it. They also received clearance to 10000 feet and to proceed quickly to heading 355 North. Mrs. Mac phone beeped as she looked at the Text Message from Priscilla: God Speed, Good Friend! Gibraltar is expecting you! She then went to talk with the pilots. They asked if she needed pilots. Mrs. Mac smiled and stated there is a possibility. The pilots where over the top happy with the aircraft, but Mrs. Mac knew it was nowhere ready to be seen at Amsterdam. She smiled at the pilots and stated that we will be staying at Gibraltar for a few days to update the aircraft and staff documents. She returned to her seat next to Sara. Sara asked where are we going mom? She hugged her daughter closely as she recalled one of her late husband?s saying: ?Plan for tomorrow but react ahead of today.? A tear formed in her eye as she deeply missed Judge Mac. Back at the Nigeria Airport among the many other aircraft taking-off, an aircraft was in final approach, its passenger was not going to be happy to find the Yellow-Nape hangar empty and the aircraft gone, it seems that his game was not going to play as he had planned. He would be wondering long into the night just how did that Yellow-Nape keep a step ahead of him, how?

Beak looked across the nine servers in his bay and saw that Redvent had begun starting them up and would be loading the new GEN V, O/S and allowing them to begin the process of coming up to their performance level. This is the first set of reconditioned servers to be built to GEN V standards. At this time, all three executive suites have been delivered and during the off-hours, the Hanger power transformer had been upgraded, as has the three breaker panels to his specification. New server connection cables had been placed and connectors and ID markings installed. Before this week is over, this Hanger will be operating at full-on GEN V plus status. He knew that the Partners and Mary were guessing that he was planning on mounting only seven here, but every time he ran the numbers, the searches being completed by the Partners, Mary, and Carlos, were ever larger. Redvent asked if he was planning to position some of the server?s tomorrow night as it appears the Hanger crew will be looking for something to do. Beak smiled as he was beginning to see numbers scrolling up on several servers and said, yes! Just one question Beak, where are the other two servers going to set! Beak smiled and took him to the Finance managers office and showed him the arrival of her office suite. They then went to the Hanger Manager?s office to show him her new office suite as well. They both headed back to the bay. Beak turned to his friend and stated we start in Priscilla?s office first and the last ones in conference room #4. They had just gotten back to their bay when the electricians arrived. Now, we need to find two servers for the Swiss hangar. Redvent said, I am way ahead of you good friend, I have six selected. Beak was planning on using the new six smart laptops they just completed to help with the preloading of GEN 5 O/S and application software on this group tonight.
 
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Carlos found himself following a Tropical Storm that had pushed off the US East coast after first forming in the Gulf. The seven most used weather prediction software did their usual seven different tracks. Carlos elected to spend fuel by turning East pushing in front of the storm searching for smoother waters then easing back North to reduce distance traveled. He and both of his engineers have been searching for the data that, and first found where Beak had compared two trends and saw the issue regarding the bow thruster. Using the ranking features, they have compared systems as to their effect on fuel flow. A truly odd comparison has become clear is that CERN likes a specific waterline (depth), which seems more important than running slower!? Carlos pulled the drawings, and he placed a straight edge across the elevation drawing at that elevation and saw some variation but nothing remarkable. They then pulled a drawing with 16 cross-sectional views. To Carlos, it appeared as if the Hull Design was pulling water under the hull creating twin flow vortexes along the full length and enhancing the effectiveness of the drive pods, while technically providing lift. Above that elevation, and the vortexes are likely poorly developed. Below, and gravity (weight) begins to crush them. They adjusted ballast and watched the speed increase with no adjustment of either the propeller pitch or RPM. The other engineer asked if there are any technical manuals that exist onboard. Carlos stated that he had not come across any, beyond the drawings and this booklet that talks about the advantages of drive pods. They all committed to searching a bit harder.

Jimmy had called Blackhawk repeated his order from yesterday with the same shipping instructions, another project number. He looked at the aircraft?s logs and the FBO they had been using was not keeping up with inspections and maintenance. Jimmy was very happy with Edwin?s choice for a full-on update of the aircraft as there was just so much that needed work that the updates included most of the aircraft?s issues. He also called the other vendors on the parts and components list. Jimmy was going to remove the interior to check the frame, but with the rest of the findings, he assumed frame would also show a need for reinforcement. Jimmy called Edwin and told him what he suspected and that he would want to do all four frame segments as it?s just a safer approach, Edwin agreed. When they removed the interior of the aircraft, it was clear that he had made the correct call, and he photographed the frame for his records. His electrical technician had removed all the wiring and components and was in the process of reconfiguring the panel face to accept the three large displace panels. Jimmy was impressed with how quickly things are moving along. Commonly items fight and fight hard when they are being removed. He was guessing, that this one will be ready for parts install when they start arriving tomorrow. His smile faltered as the CERN 900LX rolled to a stop in front of his bay.

Mrs. Mac was talking with the hangars aircraft mechanic and the news was not great. The bullets had found several sensitive components and although they had not failed yet, they will at some point soon. She could see the pile of sand that they had removed from the landing gear, their pockets and the rear ramp. One of the maintenance staff was kidding that it would likely require import documents. Near every bearing needed replacement and the FBO hangar had not been keeping the logbooks updated. Mrs. Macs obsession with keeping every document made the logbook issue easier. But it was time for near all maintenance items. Although this aircraft had been designed to land and take-off from unimproved runways, that only makes timely maintenance more important. With great luck the aircraft only needed two surface panels replaced. She put an estimated cost together and sent it to Priscilla. The approval came within moments with a question as to how is Sara handling the transition? Mrs. Mac sent back, she is currently busy updating the C137J?s logbooks and seems happy. She is a little confused as to where we are, but nothing else. Priscilla was back with a; Happy to hear! You are likely going to be there for 7 to 10 days, possible a bit longer. When you lift-out, you will likely be flying directly to Hamburg, Germany to take over our hangar. Having the C137J flying out of Northern Europe will greatly slow interest in it returning to Central Africa, as we are currently leasing a midsize cargo aircraft for this region. FYI, dear friend, it seems that our Grey friend showed-up at the hangar after you had left. Made quite the commotion, which attacked the attention of Airport Security.

Early Wednesday morning, the pilots for the P.180 Avanti EVO had completed their pre-flight inspection as the fuel truck arrived. The FBO crew had resupplied the refreshments as the Hangar manager checked the position of the KLM 747 and estimated when the P.180 needed to be in the air to assure landing prior to the 747. At 5:30 hours early, the P.180 lifted and rose to their flight altitude and speed. Kendal and Carla walked the construction site and both where please with the progress. They meet with the General Contractor and review the schedule. The goal is to push hangar two for completion early to allow the operations in hanger one to be moved into hanger two while they begin work on hanger one. Janet came over to tell the General Contractor that they expect the P.180 Avanti EVO in about 30 minutes with the 747 about 30 minutes after that. The P.180 is schedule to leave after the 747 is settled. We will have the 747 engines covered as soon as the P.180 has left the paddock. With the P.180 still twenty minutes out, they had a lite morning meal.

Carlos received another call from Samuel stating the US Navy Hospital Ship, USN Comfort was traveling a course approximately three miles North and twenty miles in front of CERN and was experiencing engine difficulties. Would it be possible for you to provide aid? Carlos stated that they are not a Sea Tug, but they will adjust course to their location. Carlos asked if he was communicating with Mealy /Yellow-Nape either this call or the prior? Samuel stated that he had not, but will yet today, bye. Carlos, elected to email the Partners regarding Samuel?s discussions with him. He selected the ship?s tag for the USN Comfort and created an intercept course, at current speed. He requested a crew meeting in the Helm at 9:30 hours. Carlos had pulled other ships over the years, but nothing this large. He noted that the yellow flag, shadow ship had positioned itself to the far South. Prior to the meeting, he set his radio to low transmit level and called the USN Comfort. Its Skipper acknowledged his call. As standard, they selected another channel to communicate on. The Skipper stated that he was make 4-knots and would not be able to maintain steerage with the weather front coming from the West. They discussed a method of placing cable rope between the two ships to safeguard each other and assure some level of steerage for USN Comfort. Carlos projected his arrival time and stated he would call when they were closer.
 
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At 9:30 hours, his crew gathered in the Helm. Carlos defined the task in front of them and provided his recommendation regarding setting cable rope between the Vessels and asked for comments and recommendation from his crew. With the exceptions of the newest members, everyone felt comfortable provided their comments and suggests, which developed into a solid action plan. The cable winches were tested and confirmed, while the engineers recommended, they weave the cable rope through the tie-offs so that they take the load. They then began laying the cable ropes along the deck laying out 400? from each of the four winches. The plan would be to layout a starboard and port cable rope connecting to the same side of the following Vessel. The other two cable ropes would cross each other between the two Vessels helping to maintain /assure that the following ship does not wander about. The engineers requested that Comfort maintain the operation of their engine /propeller to assure their steerage. They also suggested; they target 12 knots and once they determine the overall stability of the cable ropes and Comfort?s ability to maintain steerage consider additional speed with 18 begin the target speed. Carlos, elected to visit the installation crews and inform them as to what is being planned and likely issues that could affect them. They chose to not place any structure during the time they are setting cable rope.

As CERN approached Comfort, Carlos verified the lack of other ships nearby. He began adjusting his course to allow his starboard flank to pass along Comfort?s Port flank. Carlos called Comfort and they reviewed the plan with Comfort setting light guide ropes on CERN in the sequence they agreed upon. It was truly odd for two vessels of their size to be side by side, underway. The chief engineer entered the Helm and stated that he had found a ?tow? setting for the engines and drive pods. Carlos had him enter it on this laptop center Helm. A displace of each unit appeared with pitch /rpm settings and an ?auto? position, they selected ?auto.? CERN?s speed was 5-knots as her stern neared Comforts bow. Carlos left speed at 5-knots and allowed CERN to glide into position as he used the large aft screens to watch his staff set the cable ropes and fed them out. CERN was still at 5-knots as the cable ropes took on load. To everyone?s relief the cables loaded without issue of a notable jolt. Carlos set CERN for 6-knots and watched as Comfort quickly settled behind CERN. He then adjusted to 8-knots as the engineers watched the engines, drive pods, noting the propellers where at maximum pitch and communicated cable robe loading with Comfort?s Skipper. His engineers requested he let CERN adjust to 8-knots before moving to 12-knots. CERN was busy adjusting RPM?s and Pitch as it settled to pulling at 8-knots.

After ten minutes, the engineers recommended they increase to 12-knots. CERN adjusted her pitch to full then increased RPM. Ten minutes later they obtained-12 knots at which they allowed CERNs to settle. Both engineers went to the engine room to complete a full walk around. What they found was just as the read-outs were reporting CERN was not stressing at all. They agreed to set CERN for 18-knots. And watched, with interest as CERN did not set for max pitch but 75% and then adjusted RPM. After five minutes, CERN display an estimated weight of Comfort. The First mate requested Comfort?s tonnage and the First mate entered the weight. At 18-knots, CERN?s Helm was in discussion regarding moving to 24-knots as they noted that at 18-knots the weather front was closing and that at 24-knots they would be out pacing the storm. They elected to increase speed to 24-Knots. Thirty minutes later CERN had settled and had its pitch at 22%, RPM at 55% with a 10% increase in fuel flow, all temperatures were normal. Comfort reported that they have never traveled faster than 18 knots and that they are stable with zero wandering. Onboard CERN, the engineers watch from the engine room with great interest as CERN would play with the prop pitch and RPM. They noted that they had entered the European stream and that was likely the source of the searching for improved fuel flow. The pitch had settled to 20% with RPM steady at 55% and fuel flow still-up, but now at 8% above average flow.

With the P.180 Avanti EVO well on its way to Amsterdam, Kendal was impressed with the overall comfort, sound and speed of this turboprop aircraft. His conversation with Carla was with ease. He was not surprised that Priscilla had wanted to meet with her as she had designed Priscilla?s Hangar years ago, shorty after she had graduated and began her career. Likely she had become aware of his challenge to Carla regarding the design of CERN Switzerland Hangar and planned to take Amsterdam to the next level. Carla just smiled as he clearly does not know Priscilla that well as even with the additional hangar bay at CERN Hangar it is still less than half its size. Her interests are to see Priscilla?s new furnacing?s and to speak with Beak regarding both electronics and security as she has heard that Amsterdam is near state-of-art and well concealed. Kendal noted that the landing was near unnoticed and from his seat he could see that its electronics where on par with CERN 900LX. Speaking of which her front half was sticking out of the maintenance bay as they were guided to the entrance of Yellow-Nape Amsterdam Hangar, he had completely forgotten how this Hangar loomed above the paddock. The pilots had quickly shutdown the aircraft and the crew had blocked the wheels and opened the hatch. Kendal exited the aircraft while Carla thanked the pilots and stepped out.

The Hangar Manger?s mind was taken back by yet another stunning Double Yellow-Headed Amazon, if Rosa and Mary were not enough completion. She opened the door for them and welcomed them to Yellow-Nape Amsterdam. She stated that Priscilla would be down shortly, but she understood that Carla wanted to speak with Beak. The Greeter took them past the vast welcoming area and then into Beak?s Bay. The bay had six servers opened, while Beak and his team were inspecting them. The Greeter introduced them to Beak as Carla stepped forward and said, I paid close attention as we arrived and walking to the face of the Hangar and into its welcoming area and I was unable to see any security equipment, not even the obliquus doom camera! Beak smiled and thanked her for the compliment! As he opened his laptop and ran the loop of their arrival to this very moment. Both were shocked at the HD video detail and the name labeling, even the threat notice, that he was carrying a conceded weapon, that it identified as a Glock, 9mm with extended magazine and the 38-revolver in her purse. Beak stated that prior to their leaving this bay, they will need to provide their weapons to our Security Officer here. Then both turned and were surprised to see three heavily armed Security Officers. They provided their weapons and moments later Priscilla entered the Bay. She said, that had you not arrived in our aircraft, they would have meet you outside the Hangar.
 
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Let us walk down to the Maintenance Hangar where we are working on your 900LX, Kendal. Yes Carla, I know you have questions sweetheart, but we really need to visit the 900LX first. As they entered the Maintenance bay it was clear that they had pulled the 900LX out to be able to pull the starboard engine. Priscilla looked at Kendal and stated that his past FBO had never changed the oil on either engine, and we needed to complete a full examination of both engines, your Port engine is completed, and they are now working on your starboard engine. We will put together a brief, which our legal group will be requested monies from the FBO for work required because of their not completing mandatory maintenance. I have a very strict rule around here regarding aircraft care. As Jimmy approached them and said: ?Perfection, Nothing Less.? Priscilla smiled as Jimmy completed the list of mandatory maintenance, not completed. Had your aircraft been spot checked it would have been grounded on the spot, sir! Sadly, CERN will likely be fined for failing to service the aircraft. I have included that as part of the brief and with hope, our excellent legal group will be able to help. You have excellent pilot?s sir and they had provided documentation to the FBO regarding the maintenance issue. Regarding your pilots, they are receiving their mandatory training here to maintain their certificates. In reviewing their documents, they are both qualitied to fly either of our turboprop aircraft. By Friday, they will have current documents, plus Mealy /Yellow-Nape certificates, which means they fly to the same criteria that we maintain: ?Perfection, Nothing Less.?

Priscilla led them to the welcoming area and then up the elevator to the second floor and to her office. She phoned the Greeter and requested refreshments and a lite snack. Beak entered the office and smiled at Priscilla and asked are you happy Priscilla? She smiled and stated, I would never believe it and in my office! Carla to your question, yes everything in this room is new including the server you are resting your wing on! She lifted her wing more in surprise than anything else. Kendal stated that cannot be, servers are hot, noise creatures, which one needed to lock away! Beak stated this is Mealy?s GEN V, Server with our GEN V, O/S and they are not, sir! This server is connected to several others, and they operate as a single very powerful Team, and they can provide full capabilities to a single request by its assigned user. Now, behind you is Priscilla?s view of the World screen, this very large screen can be segmented to provide up to 45 single data /video screens, or the full building surveillance, or a single presentation, as the screen showed page one of Carla?s CERN Hangar 2021, or the stock exchanges around the World, or the view from CERN Switzerland Helm! Thank you, Beak, Priscilla said, as she turned it off and looked at Carla. You had questions dear heart? She blinked a couple of times and asked where the furniture came from. They are custom built here at Amsterdam Airport. And, their name, Carla asked? Carla, you have known me long enough to know that if I did not say, their name, it is not available at this moment. Well, why not? Carla, you are being rude, and you know my rules regarding such behavior. Carla stated that she was sorry and had gotten ahead of herself. Priscilla looked at Kendal and said, my dear Carla is one of my many, shall we say students, that have worked for me over the years, and she is one of my brightest stars! But she suffers from my dogged determination.

And, as Carlos was looking out his Helm windows as the rain had filled in and was washing the decks with fresh water, he checked his radar screen with weather overlay, the other vessel tags, he had noted that the yellow tagged, shadow ship had moved back from the South to closer to the center. CERN continues to tow the USN Comfort, with good luck, both had been headed to Amsterdam. He had called his favorite Marina manager and informed him that he is a bit behind schedule and that the USN would like dockage for their USN Comfort. Just to make it busy for you, we plan to arrive near the same time. His longtime friend stated that we heard that you are ?assisting? Comfort! My dear friend, I would like you to enjoy the media news event, but your longtime client would prefer not to! So, if you know a Sea Tug, I would greatly appreciate their assistance and soon, please! I hear you Carlos, I will have one moving your way within the hour, my friend. Carlos requested that his engineers complete an hourly review and report to both Skippers. CERN continued to provide excellent and steady numbers with Comfort reporting she is stable and continue not to experience any wandering under tow. Talk with you in an hour, bye.

Jimmy had called in support from Frankfurt hanger so that his staff could concentrate on the 900LX as it just keeps getting uglier. Beak had visited and provided recommendations regarding connectors and wire specifications to incorporate a smart laptop, plus recommended devices they should be connecting to, and the best location for its antennal fin. Jimmy was beginning to rant a bit, when Beak stated, you could always work for the FBO that didn?t care, and I am guessing that would enrage you far more my friend. You save individuals lives without them even knowing. What a wonderful job you have my friend! You are doing what you love for an organization that respects you! Thanks Beak! Beak was aware that Priscilla had come up begin him, Amazons are too easy, especially when they are happy. He turned to say hello and was greeted with an Amazon hug, which he is becoming a bit more use too. Thank you, for your presentation as you had them both speechless, which allowed me to change the subject. I love Carla, but she has learned my bluntness and doggedness. Beak asked if she was planning on introducing her to Carlos? Priscilla asked if it was that obvious. No, it is more just a great fit. Priscilla just smiled.

Carlos noted the flag tab to the East of them was flashing multiple colors and displaying an S.O.S. call-out. Carlos, set his radio to max range and called out to the Skipper of that ship. Their engine had failed, and they need assistance. We are currently assisting another ship and have limited steerage, but we can pass near you. We are about 30 minutes from your location. What equipment do you have onboard, if you need to abandon ship? Individual cold water survivals suits, he replied. Carlos called Comfort and informed them of the issue. CERN, we have a helicopter pad and fuel, which would allow them to pick the crew from that ship and drop them on our deck. Carlo asked what requirements will the helicopter need to assure their safe use? Likely 6 to 8-knots. I will contact the British as they have equipment in this area. Comfort, out! Carlos opened the menu for towing and selected slow-down sequence, calculated the separation and set the target range and entered it. He then announced to his crew that they are responding to another vessel needing assistance and that CERN will be auto slowing into the range of 6 to 8-knot to support British rescue efforts. Comfort?s Skipper called to update Carlos saying that a British helicopter has responded and anticipate being onsite in 15 minutes. Seems they had been searching for the ship, also, they are in contact with the ship, and they have asked us to fully light our helicopter pad and for CERN to have minimum lighting for their clarification. Copy, CERN out! Carlos announced to his crew that CERN will be switching to minimum exterior lighting to support the British helicopter, at which point, he selected the exterior lighting profile that will assure their location, but not confuse the pilots. For the next 45 minutes, the British provide a true show of rescue expertise. The helicopter refueled onboard Comfort and headed for Britain. Carlos, first adjust CERNs exterior lights and then change status to increase speed, returning to 24-knots, auto, with time, and to follow the newly plotted course. Carlos spent the next 40 minutes updated the ships log, at about the same time that CERN had them running at 24-knots. Carlos looked up as the Cook enter the Helm with coffee and a snack. Carlos smiled and thanked him!
 
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As the Sun had long set for the night, Amsterdam Hangar was still active as several bays had staff busy working on aircraft and servers. The FBO Greeter was preparing for the arrival of two aircraft from different locations, the King Air 350i from Switzerland and the P.180 returning from Hamburg, Germany. Both aircraft will be cleaned and prep for their scheduled flights tomorrow. Redvent heard Beak?s laptop first and opened the screen as the Hangar security system has located an individual at the edge of its zone headed toward the Hangar. A moment later three Security Officers where next to them as they determined that the individual was clearly attempting to limit his exposure to being seen. The warning notice defined a weapon, likely a rifle. A moment later it flashed red and defined the rifle as an AK-47 with a double banana clip. Beak recommended Redvent up the search to 750? all quarters. The system found another individual moving in from the other end of the Hangar. Beak requested a Hangar shutdown of all exterior doors. He looked at the Greeter and recommended that the incoming aircraft slow their approach as Yellow-Nape is ?Going To Sleep? (code for high-security status).

Beak had the Security Officer contact Airport Security and have them move this way, but silently. The system named the individuals and labeled them in red as they are classified as contract killers. Both Beak and Redvent obtained their sniper rifles with night vision while placing their radios on, both closed their right eyes and headed to the observation platform on each end of the building, once in place, they found their marks and received an update from the Security Officer that the system had found an open contract with today?s date. Beak stated: at the count of three. Ask anyone, the sound was like a single, short casing, 22 rifles had shot. The suppressors had worked perfectly. The Security Officer heard Redvent request that Airport Security slowdown and approach with care, the targets are down, but we are still monitoring the area. Fifteen minutes later, the Hangar was safely secured, and the Greeter was requested to tell the aircraft that the ?Hanger Is Awake.? The rifles were returned to the vault earlier as were the two 7.61 shells. Beak and Redvent went back to work as the Security Officers met with the Airport Security. No one asked who, what, where or why. They simply collected the bodies and were gone. The only remark was on the activity report as a servient alert occurred and was cleared appropriately.

In Atlanta, Frederick and Julio had watched as the events at their Hanger in Amsterdam unfolded. Both were deeply concerned that the Auto Search feature had not been in place. They searched the software and found that at the Amsterdam installation, that feature had been manually changed to Targeted Search after its installation. A continued search found a trail back to Atlanta and their IT lab. Digging further they identified the user that caused the status change. They called Security to meet them at Larry?s desk. What they found confounded them as Larry was laying over his laptop, non-responsive. A check of body temperature found that he had past about 2-hour before the events in Amsterdam. Julio set a very specific search in place with an open timeline. The solid connection with Sergio was concerning, but allowed an even more detailed and defined search, which provided Sergio?s flight from Switzerland to Paris and on to Atlanta, then Phoenix. Frederick called his friend and asked for his help in halting any further efforts by Sergio. Sergio?s current location made that easy as he was currently on the General?s base and meeting with specific known employees. This favor was going to make the General?s day! Frederick changed the Amsterdam Search status to Auto Search. The deep background search into Larry?s past found recent financial issues. Priscilla called her guys and they updated her on the events at her Hanger and in Phoenix. She updated them on her side-project regarding the purchase of a very large legal group based in North America.

Carla grumbled that she wanted more specific information from Yellow-Nape, and they need to provide us that information. Kendal reminded her that Mealy /Yellow-Nape efforts have saved CERN millions of Euros and they had always provided what was requested. On his way home, Kendal was busy thinking about the day and at the current moment the two very different turboprop aircraft. His evaluation came down to time and especially staff time! As cost of staff, yes, they would be busy onboard, but, in his mind, time at location was more important. He was heavily favoring the P.180 Avanti EVO, plus it being European built. Upon arrival home, he emailed Priscilla that CERN wants to process with purchasing a P.180 Avanti EVO. He also thanked her staff for their work and updating their 900LX and he provided an expanded workorder for the expanding work and the training for his pilots. He formally requested a security evaluation by Yellow-Nape of the new Swiss CERN Hangar.

Once within the Amsterdam Hangar, fresh from her two days at Hamburg, Mary went to see Beak. As she looked around the bay, she was surprised that in place of 9 servers, she counted 6 that were clearly in much earlier stages of inspection /upgrade. Within this group, one was titled Edwin, two others for Chen and one for Mrs. Mac. Hi Mary, Beak stated. I see your team has been busy while I have been away. Anything happen while I have been gone, she said with a smile. No, nothing important, he stated with a like big smile. She hugged him and thanked him! She than stated, we likely learned several things and I am guessing that our Security Officers need more firing range time and that I need to define an action plan that defines what needs to happen when a risk is determined. Beak smiled. We should visit your office Mary as changes have been made. Beak, turned to his team as they said, yes, we know, you are going to be in Mary?s office.
 
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Rosa had been busy completing the documents needed to set a case before The Hagen. She found the lower Court that most cases commonly began. After collecting the required forms and documents, she began completing them, which defined the founding documents required. Several days had pasted since she had started, but the document had filled in and developed into a solid foundation and that developed into the oral presentation that sits above the supporting documents. Rosa sent the preliminary brief to her Father and Priscilla for their review. Without surprise, her Father called. Hi Dad! That is a wonderful brief that you have assembled Rosa. It is near ready to file sweetheart. Couple of hours at most any further and it begins to look like an academic exercise that the courts dislike. Hmmm, would you like to chew on the edges a bit and take it to court Dad? Have never taken a case to the US Supreme Court, let alone, an International Court. Not a problem Dad as they speak English. Only if you and I represent the case together Rosa. Really Dad, I would love it! Rosa, you may want to look closer as to which lower court, have more over-turns /more successful cases at the higher court. Let me read it with detail sweetheart and we will talk again tomorrow. Love you, Rosa! Love you Dad. Bye.

As the Sea Tug worked its way toward CEAN /Comfort they were maintaining a solid 18-knots. They have received hourly updates that allowing them adjust course as needed. From everything he had seen, CERN was easily towing Comfort and Comfort was following with little to no wandering, which is a positive for him as some boats just seem a nightmare under tow. The Rain had been heavy at times, but at least it is clear now and the Sun is rising, his most recent update places them in the fogbank just ahead of him. He heard Carlos on his radio stating they have begun slowing and requested what speed he would like to transfer Comfort. He responded with a 4-knots would be preferred. CERN responded with; CERN to 4-knots out. He first saw the red communication mast towering above CERN as it broke out of the fogbank. He began to swing around to allow CERN to pass to his Port. As CERN continued to slow, they had elected to release the center cable ropes. Fully retrieving one prior to releasing the next. As CERN reduced to 5-knots they requested release of the Starboard cable rope once fully retrieved, the tug received the light rope from Comfort. The Sea Tug began feeding out their cable rope. Comfort, per the request of the Sea Tug centered it onto their foredeck and tied it to the front mooring post. Comfort released the last CERN cable rope as CERN altered course to Port to retrieve their cable rope. Once onboard, CERN announced her proceeding ahead with a blast of her Ships Horn. Carlos had switched CERN to normal operations and reset her to 38-knots. Carlos requested a full walk around and equipment check and assure proper storage of equipment used. Once dockside, they would inspect the cable rope. Once at speed, Carlos confirmed his arrival time and called his friend at the Marina.

Well, hello Samuel, what can I do for you? I wanted you to know Carlos that CERN help had gained her a fair amount of attention and the Navy would like to cover your Marina Costs and whatever damage that needs attention. Possible cable rope replacement. Cross harnessing tends to be hard on those segments that met each other and anything else that may arise once you have concluded inspection. Samuel, who do you have onboard CERN? Thank you for asking but know that his skills and background are all true, he volunteered after he was approved by you. My Cook, Carlos asked? Yes, but aside from being an excellent Cook, it pretty much ends there. Samuel stated that he has been tasked to call for help, not report on you or your crew. So, please do not dump him overboard, please. Carlos promised not to, but if this relationship is going to work, you need to be far more honest with me and much sooner, agreed? Samuel agreed. Now, mid-afternoon, the Skipper and Officers of Comfort would love to come aboard CERN and personally thank you and your crew for assisting them. Apparently, that segment of the journey under your care was the smoothest and faster that any of them can recall. As an FYI: When you are back in South Texas, they will be switching out the eight cargo containers for eight new ones. Any comments from the installation crew? No Carlos. I have no contact with them, and I plan to keep it that way. My goal is to get out in front so that I?m more of a help than a hinderance. One more thing, that shadow ship in the center of the Atlantic has been getting more up and personal with Merchant ships, attempt to avoid them, bye.

As Carlos came within five miles of the harbor entrance, they lowered the stairway on the starboard side as the Harbor Pilot?s boat pulled up allow side them. The pilot entered the Helm and asked if they are going to the same dock. Carlos stated same Marina, but Dock #4, Starboard, dock side. She stepped to the center controls and slowed CERN to harbor speed as they entered the harbor. Carlos heard the Ships Horn of his friend on the Tugboat. Carlos radioed him and asked if he is getting any part of the docking of USN Comfort this afternoon. His response was an old one, Roger that CERN! Carlos was watching as she began spinning CERN center channel and then, sideway into to, but just short of the Dock. She smiled and thanked him for using their service. Carlos smiled and said likewise. Before his crew had fully set CERNs lines, the Tug was off to support USN Comfort. Carlos smiled as he had avoided all the media attention. His phone ran, and he stated, and how is my favorite sister, Mary? Thank you, Carlos but let us be careful with that around Rosa, okay, big brother? Okay little sister. Mary stated that she had received his request for several upgrades to the electronics, mostly connections to additional systems and an understanding of what resources are available when CERN connects with one of Mealy?s aircraft. I will have Beak and Team onboard Saturday morning. Love you brother. Love you, sister, bye.

As soon as the Marina dock crew completed setting CERN the crane was set in place to lift the CERN Frame off and setting it on the waiting flatbed semitruck. As they were securing the frame on the truck trailer, the container loader /unloader rolled in on its rails and positioned itself to begin unloading CERN. They began according to the unloading plan, which followed Chen?s plan for arrival at CERN facility or the Mars facility based on their build schedule. Three hours later they had finished and pulled back. They would load CERN tomorrow afternoon after completion of repairs /replacement, additional installations, and upgrades. The covers were set in place leave a few open forward and aft for venation as the installation crew are planning on painting this late afternoon and allow them to dry overnight. Prior to painting, Carlos visited the two sites and was impressed with what they had completed. They had set the concealment panels along the outer wall to allow painting prior to setting tomorrow morning prior to container loading. Remember gentlemen, the Cook has put together a special evening meal, starting at 19:30 hours.
 
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Beak and Team had completed Chen?s two full-on GEN V, servers and they would start them tomorrow prior to going to Dock #4. Now, they busied themselves for preparing and gathering the connectors and cabling they will need. Beak and Redvent packed their cases and several components they planned to upgrade. They then remotely visited CERN?s server and reviewed the tends. They had taxed the engines and drive pods, but within their limits. Beak placed a work order to change engine, drive pod lubrications and filters, prior to leaving Sunday. Interesting, Carlos and his engineers had determined that CERN has a preferred draft in which fuel flow is improved, but never had the opportunity to complete an extend test of it. But there is a run prior to slowing to enter the harbor. Beak copied the data expanded it and found a like sample earlier, also expanded it and laid them over each other. There was a clear advantage obtained by running at a specific depth. Beak placed the comparison in an email and sent it to Carlos.

Chen saw that Carlos was in Amsterdam Harbor and called Kendal to determine if he and Carla were planning on visiting Carlos Saturday morning as he had indicated that they wanted to speak with Carlos regarding placing CERN?s logo as part of the vessels name and preview the location prior to committing to stencils. Since Chen wanted to meet with Carlos to determine method of locking into their inventory system, the cargo within the containers after loading on CERN. From an accounting vantage, CERN has excepted the cargo once loaded on the CERN owned vessel. Plus, it allows their manufacturing /engineering group better planning. If they are planning to visit, she would like to travel with them. She called Kendal and he said that it looks like the 900LX will be ready Saturday morning and that they could fly to Amsterdam Saturday morning on a Yellow-Nape aircraft and return on CERNs 900LX. He called Janet and requested the flights Saturday morning and afternoon. She stated that would work well as Yellow-Nape has an aircraft returning from Gibraltar and she could have it stop here and then into Amsterdam. Janet arranged the flight and contacted Yellow-Nape Amsterdam to confirm and to let Priscilla know.

Onboard CERN, the Skipper and the officers of Comfort, on behalf of the United States Navy, presented Carlos and his crew with the Navy?s highest Maritime Metal for their efforts in assuring the safety of a United States Naval Vessel, the USN Comfort while cross the Atlantic Ocean. In addition, they provided a wall plaque for the vessel CERN. CERN?s Cook assured a wonderful cake and coffee after the gathering. After a visit to her Helm, Carlos took the Officers to the engine room for an addition tour around the four engines that powered CERN. The Skipper of Comfort asked what damage CERN incurred, Carlos stated beyond the cable rope chaffing that we all knew would occur, they had some drive issues with the Starboard winch as it was called upon to continually adjust to maintain alignment. After the Officers from Comfort had left, the Marina manager came onboard to begin the work needed from the towing and a few additional items to be added including lubrication coolers. Carlos stated that Beak will be here Saturday morning to address other electrical issues and can support his work while onboard.

Priscilla was talking to Rosa regarding the case and the timeline for filing. It was clear to Priscilla that Rosa had prepared it well. Priscilla had recommended several changes, additions for the base, the oral segments and had emailed to Rosa prior to her call. Rosa was very thankful as she had also received a document from her Father. Although there were some overlapping recommendations, each caught and clarified other points of Law. They both had viewed it from their expertise and only went to strengthen the document. Rosa changed and/or added their contributions and sent a revised document. Rosa?s Dad called ten minutes after Rosa had sent the updated brief. He was clearly excited with the brief and stated to wait until Tuesday afternoon to file it. Dad, are we not filing this case under the Title of your Firm? There was a bit longer moment of silent than what Rosa is used to from her Father. Dad? Well, Rosa. Dad, you are doing this for Carlos, your oldest Son, that you have sadly treated poorly near his entire life. Your oldest Son, whose Grandfather had been more of a Father then you had. Your Son, who like his Grandfather will receive a Metal from the US Navy for his most recent efforts in assisting USN Comfort, plus another ship on his most recent voyage. There was more silent, Rosa hung-up. Her phone ran a moment later, as she heard, I?m sorry Rosa, I had heard that a container ship had provided USN Comfort assistance but did not know it was my Carlos. I was dumbfounded sweetheart, not shrinking back, but trying hard to catch-up Rosa. I will have Mom format your document and your mother and I will go together to file it. Rosa said, I Love you Dad. Rosa, I love you dear heart. Tell Mom I love her also, bye. Tuesday early afternoon, they entered the Federal Courthouse to file their case.
 
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At 8:00 hours morning, Beck and Team arrived at the Marina gate, signed-in and proceeded to dock #4. Carlos met them at the top of the stairway and welcomed them onboard. Of all the individuals that want to meet with me today, the three of you are most important to me. Beak thanked him as they entered the Helm. Beak went to the smart laptop on the worksurface of the Helm in front of the Window. Moments later he was updating the server and the laptop from his. Redvent had opened the access face of the server and was counting available connector ports while also looking for unwanted connections. Redvent confirmed what systems where up and which ones are offline. He then moved all the offline connections to lower connection points. He saved four lower connection points for the winch drive communication cables. He was happy that the electricians had prewired for them. Their assistant had gone to the winch drives, assured that the connectors were set and copied the numbers and returned to the Helm. He provided Redvent with the numbers and the winch drive position. He then assured that the cable from the additional communication fin on the communication tower was wired by the electricians, yesterday. He smiled, wrote the number down and returned to the Helm. In all they had connected 12 cables. As the O/S software update completed, he informed Carlos they are shutting down the server to replace sever components. Once down, they removed the Port side cover and that allowed access to the WIFI unit, which they replaced with a more powerful unit, plus several other more advanced components that would only enhance the servers abilities. They then restarted the server.

Redvent went to the work zones in the cargo bay to begin working with the electricians for the wiring and oversight requirements of the armaments. Two hour later he was back in the Helm. The Team compared notes and turned to Carlos, what else Sir? Beak, I know that CERN is connecting to Mealy Aircraft as several of the screen update much faster especially location, weather radar and communications. Is there more? Beak stated they had connected the second communication fin, which will provide a bit wider cross-section of signals and clarity. The downside is there is not an ongoing stream of aircraft that you can automatically connect too, sadly, it is going to be spotty at best. The Marina manager entered the Helm and stated that the Starboard winch drive had been replaced and the connections had been completed. Redvent checked the connections at the server and by verification on Carlos? laptop and smiled. The Helm work was completed, and everything was closed-up when Carlos received the call that Kendal, Carla and Chen had entered the Marina. Carlos excused himself and went to the stairway. Beak moved to the Starboard window set of the Helm and had a perfect vantage point to see when Carla laid eyes on Carlos. He had heard that when Amazons choose, it is a deep emotional connection. He was unsure who said it, but Beak was watching it unfold in front of his very eyes.

Chen was the first to enter the Helm and seeing Beck and Team, she smiled widely and hugged them. She asked Beck if there was such a thing as auto scanning systems available that would scan the container as it was loaded. Beak stated that there are such large scanners available, but they are designed to be stationary as a continuous stream of containers past by them. For this application it would be cost prohibited and require constant maintenance. However, if a hand operated unit was held by a crew member as the container was placed in a bay that could be a solution. But you will need to talk with Carlos regarding crew safety during loading. She turned to Carlos, but he was still very busy having a conversation with Carla. Beck smiled at Chen knowingly and told her that they are working on her servers for CERN Hangar and should be ready early-mid this coming week. He asked how the construction was coming and if possible, please have the electrical contactor contact him and soon. Chen looked at Carlos and saw an opening and stated, ?Carlos, what is your opinion,? regarding your staff using a Bar Code Reader as the containers are being loaded. Aa, once the container is set in the guides, it would be safe for them to catch the bar code. Thank you, Carlos. If I provided you with two sets of Bar Code Readers, could we start this afternoon. Aa, yes Chen we could. She looked at Beak and asked if one of his team could retrieve the box in the back of the SUV, please? Beak smiled and asked their assistant to collect the box as Kendal provided him, his keys.

Carlos was mentally back, so Chen decided that this would be a good time to review what he had just agreed to and asked Beak where a couple of safe locations would be for the 4-WIFI base units, he turned to Redvent, stating he is their WIFI expert. He defined 4 different locations depending on the style and distance requirements of the base unit and the server?s unit is set to receive along the vessel?s full length. Once back in the Helm, he provided the box to Chen, who provided it to Redvent. Chen turned to Kendal and said that covers all my questions. Kendal pick-up on the hint and as he turned to Carla and asked about the logo specification and that Carlos would likely want to see what you have developed. Carla opened her laptop as Beak asked if she would like the logo displayed on the aft screens, she smiled and gave her laptop to Beak. Beak turned the laptop toward himself and with a few strokes on her keyboard and on Carlos? keyboard it was on all three aft screens. She began talking as he began searching her laptop. He quickly noted several questionable sub-routines and trashed them, also a segment of malware and trashed that as well. He selected a routine that would enhance her screen and the aft screens. Beak asked Kendal if Carla was an employee of CERN and he answered yes, why. Carla?s laptop has a series of application software packages that are out-of-date, and she would be much happier with new software. Kendal agreed. Beak caught a breck in her presentation when he asked her if she would like him to upgrade her software to improve her laptops communications with CERN server and with Mealy /Yellow-Nape systems. She smiled and agreed. He set her laptop next to his, connected them, and began updating as Carlos, Kendal and Carla went out to look at the Ship?s Name locations. Chen stepped over and asked what will she have access to? Only what you want her to Chen, only what you want! Chen thanked him.

Beak and Team went about installing the Bar Code Reader system, with Beak handling the software set-up and prior to Redvent and their assistant leaving to install the base stations, Redvent reminded Beck to shut-off its auto-update and change the preference to specific ADMIN code controls and we have made enough changes to warrant a system check. Beak just smiled. Redvent found that the four corners of the cargo area had a deck light and an outlet mounted below it. The outlet provided power and the light provided a guard for the base unit. They quick set about installing each base unit and within an hour they were back in the Helm. As they walked in Beck had locked each base unit in and defined each, plus their software. He set the preferences for ADMIN, Chen and Carlos to access the information. Data transfer could only occur when in Port.
 
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Mary completed the needed Action Plan to assure that staff knew what to do during the next alert or other like events that would require like actions by their staff at any of their hangers. Mary contacted the rifle range that Beak had recommended and schedule their security officers and herself for training and range time. She than sent an email to the Partners that they should consider like training and she was comfortable that they knew how to use their weapons, but the additional training and range time will be helpful for everyone. Priscilla entered Mary?s office and set a black plastic carrier style box on her desk and opened it. Mary was surprised to see a Glock 45 caliber automatic with magazines and hollow point shells. Mary stated it is a bit big, is it not? Mary, as stated by your loving future husband as he provided me the same pistol, they are big and make lots of noise, which commonly drives off most individuals quickly. And under your desk on the rightwing side is a holder. The front of your desk has a 1? steel plate behind the front wood panel. And for a tiny bit more protection your server sits in front of your desk. I asked Beak about the server and he stated: I can easily replace a server, but not you! I learn to love him more each time I talk with him. Mary asked if there was any more information regarding the IT tech that died at Atlanta. Priscilla stated that it was determined he died of natural causes, cardiovascular failure. And Sergio? Not sure, but with as much misery he had caused our General friend, I can only guess that we should not be hearing from him ever again. Priscilla created a note to call her Swiss contacts as a follow-up on Monday.

CERN?s Cook announced mid-day meal was available in the dining area. Carlos asked everyone in the Helm to join him for a wonderful mid-day meal. As they entered the dining area Carla noticed the large screens and asked Beak if he could set the logo presentation on one of them. Beak smiled and within a minute the presentation was running continuously. Carlos and Carla obtained their lunch and began a conversation that engulfed both of them. Kendal and Chen joined Beak and Team. After they had enjoyed a wonderful meal, plus cake! Kendal asked if Beak could improve on the security system onboard CERN as compared to the Hangers, where a dedicated security staff are onsite. Beak stated that what is onboard is a cooperation of my team and a military security team. I assure you it is strong. However, the Achilles Heel is the single small boat with well placed explosives onboard. The newest identification software was loaded this morning first thing. We also enhanced the WIFI system to handle the information load the HD cameras are providing. Onboard CERN, we are faced with the reality that some individuals will fire and others will not be able too. At this moment, CERN can provide a heavily protected safe zone out to several miles. Once out of the Harbor and once armed, the system is near full auto as friendlies, do not show-up unannounced at Sea. In addition, CERN received numerous physical changes that by design, makes boarding CERN far more difficult. Kendal, I know that Carla wants to know every detail, but with high-end security such knowledge must be limited to a very small, must know group. I understand you Beak, but know, she will push you, Kendal said. Beak just smiled. As they had left, Beaks phone rang with a call from the electrical contractor at CERN Hanger. Beck covered the specific needs at each exterior light fixture, especially the cabling for the cameras and other devices. They also covered the placement of the server and support breaker panel requirements. Any questions ask Chen.

Kendal saw an opening and asked Carlos if he had made a choice regarding the logo and its position. He smiled and stated, I like the logo, and the logo above the name makes the most sense to him as along the sides it would be barely above the waterline. Great Kendal stated, Carla can make that happen and I will contract with the Marina here for the work to be completed when you are back again in a couple of weeks. Is everyone ready? Let us make our way to the SUV, Thank you Carlos. Carla stated that she is planning on staying in Amsterdam for the balance of the weekend and returning by train Sunday night. Kendal stated, please enjoy yourself Carla, I will see you Monday. Bye. Beak and Team said their goodbyes to Kendal and Chen and that they will see them this coming week. Bye. Beak and his Team met in the Helm where Beak requested several adjustments to the surveillance system and armament ready status, plus a notice to turn-on System 1 when the system determines that CERN has left the Harbor area. When Kendal and Chen where leaving the Marina, Chen stated that Carlos does not know what is going to hit him. Kendal smiled and stated, he knows! I assume you he knows! As they left, the Loader /Unloader moved back into position as the yard trucks began bringing the containers based on their load schedule. Carlos was talking to his deck crew regarding the use of the Bar Code Readers and Chen would have her first, load document, when she arrives in Switzerland later today.

As Kendal and Chen arrived at Yellow-Nape Hanger, a Greeter meet them and helped with what little they had with them. Once inside, the Hanger the manager asked if they were waiting for the other passenger, Kendal stated Carla would be returning by train Sunday night. She smiled and stated that their aircraft is nearly ready, if they would like to use the WC or would like a refreshment, they have the time. Both Kendal and Chen elected to use the WC. The Hanger crew took their carry-on to the aircraft and placed them on the starboard seat. As Kendal and Chen returned, the Manager stated that the Maintenance staff and Pilots are completing their final checks. Would you like a refreshment? They choose to sit in the Welcoming area and received their refreshment. Jimmy asked if he could join them. Once sat, he stated that he is sorry they are running a bit late, but once you enter your aircraft, you will hopefully appreciate the short wait. The most concerning issues where the engines, sadly we needed to complete a rebuild on both as the lack of lubrication had serious damaged interior components. Jimmy saw his lead mechanic enter the Hanger and signaled that the aircraft was waiting. He thanked them and went his way as they walked to their waiting aircraft. Chen entered first and was very impressed and lifted her case and sat mid aircraft. As Kendal followed her in, he was likewise impressed. The pilot came back and stated he was sorry for the delay but know they will enjoy their flight. He closed the hatch and entered the cockpit, moments later the engine start-up sequence began and just a bit later they where moving. As they received clearance, the jet surged down the runway, rotated and lifted into the mid-afternoon sky. Climbing within the noise restrictions zone. Kendal was sure the aircraft was much quieter than he remembered. He found a renewed joy for this aircraft!

Mary?s trip and extended stay at their Hamburg, Germany hanger brought back information regarding the Nation /State that is using the hangar to move spies in both Eastern and Western Europe. Like the first day they arrived, there has been a steady stream of small aircraft arriving at the hanger. As of today, the total they have seized is 12 aircraft and 39 additional individuals with no sign of any slowing down. They had all been electronically silence, not a single device with the exception of a twin engine aircraft that had four boxes of tracker devises sent to the hangar manager. They are still attempting to backtrack that aircraft and pilot as it came in below the elevation that require flight plans and the pilot is not talking, yet. The aircraft numbers are not registered and its serial numbers have nothing in the system after 1981. The German Intelligent Agency has asked for an extended timeline, onsite. The other pilots have run the full gambit from talkative to limited in what they have provided. The Hamburg police have used the targeted and limited search soft heavily even regarding local activities separate from this investigation. In her discussion with Priscilla, she was told that when Mrs. Mac had the C137J Yellow-Nape Airworthy. They would fly direct to Hamburg, Germany. At this point, the thought is they would fly to Amsterdam, at which point, Beak and Team, plus a GEN V, O/S server would be loaded and then fly to Hamburg. But Jimmy is not happy with the findings from the hangar aircraft mechanics and he is asking for the aircraft be further inspected here. Priscilla had called Mrs. Mac and asked for an update on Sara as it is likely she would be unsettled being at Amsterdam Hanger. Mary suggested that Mrs. Mac and Sara be flown to Frankfurt, Germany hangar as, although busy it is not hectic or filled with memories. Mary asked the Hangar Manager to arrange the flight within the organizations normal flights. But to move the C137J ASAP. She asked Jimmy to place a smart laptop on the C137J
 
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As the 900LX prepared for landing at the Swiss Airport, the pilots where very happy with the upgrades Yellow-Nape Hangar had provided as part of the glass cockpit as the increase in additional overlays provided much more information in a simpler method of understanding and reacting to it. They also liked the trending readouts as things like fuel flow was continuous and did not require manual calculations. They could tell that the engine management system was making minor adjustments to reduce fuel usage. The aircraft landed in the early segment of the touchdown zone. As they arrived at their Hangar, they were surprised at the rapid transformation that the Hangar had undergone in the week time they had been gone. The ground crew guided them in and signed stop and shutdown as they blocked the wheels and opened the hatch. Chen was happy to see that Kendal had stopped and thanked the pilots for the excellent flight as the Mealy /Yellow-Nape training had changed their demeanor and flight handling. He clearly had a much better opinion of the aircraft and his pilots.

The C137J had lifted off shortly before 10:00 hours turning East, then slowly around to the North avoiding Spain?s airspace. Rising only high enough to maintain clearance, but still not greater than 9,000? as they turned in over France and then onto Amsterdam. Their goal was to fly just West of the Swiss Alpes to avoid the afternoon thunderstorms along the coastal areas further to the West. The work that the hangar aircraft mechanic had completed was much better than they have experienced from the UN mechanics. They had received temporary Visas and would receive permanent documents once they completed Yellow-Nape training. Three hours later they were just South of Amsterdam when outboard Port engine was beginning to overheat. They elected to shut it down and feather its prop. They had received landing approval and had set flaps and landing gear in preparation. As they worked their way to Yellow-Napes Hangar, Jimmy was standing in front of the Maintenance Hangar door #7 as the ground crew guided the C137J to a stop in front of door #7. Oil was streaming from the outer Port engine as the ground crew signaled shut-down its remaining engines. Jimmy called two of his staff to bring out the clean-up equipment as they started under the aircraft and then continued out the paddock and continued until they ran-out and returned for more. His engine specialist removed the panels and found the cracked lower pan, and further forward where a bullet had hit the pan. Jimmy knew that they are going to have to complete a detailed inspection of this aircraft. They received the repair report and used it as the beginning of their work by first reviewing what the others had competed.

Priscilla called Jimmy into her office and provided him a copy of the email she received from Kendal. Congratulations are due your staff and you! Another happy customer my friend. Our high-standards are appreciated. Now which P.180 should we provide them. Jimmy stated that all of them are in great condition and about equal flight hours as we have been rotating them. I?m thinking that Carla will want to incorporate their logo and the P.180 currently at our Frankfurt hanger has the less intrusive paint pattern. Priscilla called Mary and asked her to contact Frankfurt and obtain a series of photos of their P.180 and please send them to Kendal. As Priscilla was reading Kendal?s response she began to smile widely as it seems that Carla is currently traveling to the US via CERN on Holiday. Priscilla recommended that he send her photos via, Carlos?s email and before they turn to the Northwest. As Priscilla reviewed the photos?, she agreed with Jimmy?s choice and recommended that Mary request Frankfurt to begin preparing that aircraft for transfer of ownership.

Priscilla walked into Jimmy?s Maintenance bays and noted the C137J in front of Hangar door #7 and was taken back by its general condition. Far from the new aircraft of just 30 months ago. It now looked worn and tired. Jimmy saw his boss coming his way and could tell that she was not happy. Hi Jimmy, I see that this aircraft has been working hard in near the worst conditions that aircrafts have to endeavor. But this aircraft looks like it has been ran hard, put away dripping wet, cold and mud covered with zero care. Jimmy stated that, sadly the care of aircraft is vastly different than what we demand here. She looks tired, but I assure you we can find the aircraft that we know and love under there somewhere. Please do, Jimmy, I want this aircraft back to the stunner when it first landed here some two plus years ago. As Priscilla walked around the aircraft, she noted that sand was still falling out of places one would not expect there to be sand. Jimmy, what do you think of the pilots? Jimmy stated they are clearly salvageable, Priscilla. Okay Jimmy, get them use to what we except of our pilots here and that starts with cleanliness of their aircraft. I hear you, Priscilla. Jimmy added that his engine mechanic is recommended rebuild of at least three of the engines and I am thinking of have all four done while she is down and to upgrade her propellers, while we are at it, to the series much like we have on the P.180 aircraft. I know that this aircraft is not that old but complete a full electronics upgrade while you have it opened up including our smart laptop, please.

CERN had been moving well and preparing to shift course to cross the Atlantic using the common Northern route, which sits inside the flow of the Gulf Stream. Carlos completed his review of the other vessels around him both those headed East and those headed West as the traffic gets fairly close in this specific region. CERN was keeping close tabs of water temperature assure it stayed away from the Gulf Stream. He noted that the yellow tagged, shadow ship was still far South as he recalled Samuel?s warning. He noticed the email from Kendal for Carla. He forwarded it to her shipboard email. It will be interesting as CERN was entering that vast region where connection to the outside world is by satellite only, which is best cost controlled by digital, not verbal communication. Three days since departure Carla seems happy with life onboard, as she has completed and sent three of the eight projects she had downloaded prior to their leaving. The weather has been exceptionally good with only weak low-pressure zones coming off the North American continent. But the Tropical Storm forming in the Southeastern Gulf of Mexico will be a problem. Carla was beyond impressed with the display of stars from horizon to horizon. 760? x2 is not exactly a long walk, but the views are beyond description and beckoned for another circling. Carla was at peace for what seemed like the first time since late childhood. Last night, a cruise ship past to the North of them headed East and from when it first appears to the last moments before a return to full darkness, it looked out-of-place, like a green bush in the middle of a dessert.
 
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Priscilla looked up to find Jimmy standing in her doorway with his famous big smile on his face. And how much is this going to cost me Jimmy? Just a bit less then 3.5 million dollars, he said. And this is going to get me what Jimmy. A new C137J upgrade package with larger engines, better propeller, think Blackhawk for C137J. The package is referred to as ?Storm Chaser.? That takes the C137J and provides a pressurized cockpit, passenger area with a service and full toilet area. Regarding the cockpit, the package provides a current technology, glass cockpit with all features that we target, plus a sound suppression package equal to a new Gulfstream G500. What is really great is that there are several complete packages available at the Manufacturer now and for a discount! Priscilla called her finance manager and said, I am sending Jimmy your way, please provide him a package purchase project number in addition to his current C137J project number. She looked at Jimmy and said: some place a bit north of 3.8 million, not including transportation and likely a bit more as he finds a few additional options that he will fall in love with. And, please do not let him tell you about it, as he needs to order it Now! Bye.

As they walked the decks of CERN, Carla watched Carlos touching as he felt surfaces of CERN as if he was feeling her heartbeat thru his wing tips. So much like the softness in his touch of her, and her joy of lifting into his touch. She smiled deeply as this must be what her mother had spoken about. A tear formed in her eyes as the loss of her parents to Bird Flu was so unfair. Her older brother had left shortly after their death and just disappeared. She was equally as lost but somehow found herself working for Priscilla. Carlos was also working for Priscilla at that time, he was off making her designs come to life around the World. He would finish and send her photos. He had been offered a deck crew job on a research vessel and he was gone. It was not until late that first night that they realized that their lives had crossed all those years ago. She had no want to ever let him stray again. The first engineer /medic was overly joyed that she also had medical training, as her appointment lasted near two hours, as they discussed her medical training. When they had completed Carlos had walked by and stated he was not sure if he should be happy or jealous. His quiet manner and kind humor provided an environment of great respect from his crew, they all had stories of his kindness and support and a style of leadership that was inspiring. She had elected to stay away from where the installation staff were working as they appeared to be a no-nonsense group that were interested in completing this task quickly and moving on to the next.

The Prime Minister of Switzerland answered Priscilla?s call, stating that he was sorry for not getting back with her sooner. He stated that someplace in their system, paperwork had failed and Sergio was released. Sir, Sergio was involved with the death of your daughter, someone personally failed you, or choose to fail you. There are individuals within your government that cannot be trusted and you are about to bring to operations an extremely powerful technology that must have a highly-trusted group of operator. I would recommend that you aggressively seek out those individuals that are supporting the dark group that wishes to bring you and your government harm. If they obtain access to this technology, they will reap havoc on Switzerland and your people. Beak will be at your technology facility mid-late week and those you let into that room, need to be your most trusted. Thank you, Priscilla, I will make that happen.

Mary checked the time and called Julio as she had quite a list of things to speak with him about. She heard his voice and felt the want to hug him. After she had finished with her list, Julio stated that he would love for them to be married the following weekend as CERN will be back in Amsterdam that Thursday night or Friday morning. As he would want him to be his Best Rooster. Mary added that she and Rosa had spoken, and Rosa agreed to be her Maid of Honor with Angeline carrying the rings. Your Father will obtain the US /Michigan licenses and Rosa and I will get the Netherlands licenses. I?ll call the Cathedral and confirm the date and time, Saturday, late morning, yes? Julio said, Yes, I Do. What are you hearing from Carlos, Julio? We talked earlier and he is smitten with Love for Carla. It seems they had both worked for Priscilla at the same time. Great plan Mary, assuring that we both have a full-set of documents for each other and my parents have a set. I will call my parents and tell them and asked for them to obtain the documents. And schedule everyone to fly over on the newest KLM 787 that Thursday night. I will be on the West Coast this Thursday to pick-up the first KLM 787. And likely come to Europe on that aircrafts maid voyage. I understand that Kendal is very happy with the work that Jimmy?s staff had completed on their 900LX and is purchasing one of our P.180 Avanti EVO. By the way Julio, do I need to push Frederick for the new servers for the Atlanta Hanger? No, they are loading the last two sets of servers for Phoenix as we speak for take-off this mid-morning and they should be mounting them this late afternoon /evening and test-running them starting tomorrow. That means, the IT staff here will be constructing the Atlanta servers starting next week. You will be surprised with the effectiveness that a set of nine of those monsters can make happen. I?m looking forward to it as the electricians are busy installing the new security system, now. Love you, bye sweetheart.

Julio created that very special email that is set to ring bells for the announcement and invitation for Mary and his Wedding on that Saturday morning, 10:30 hours at the Amsterdam Cathedral and a reception at Yellow-Nape Hanger following the ceremony that targeted their Partners, Parents and family members. He then created an invitation email that he sent to a limited number of friends and associated. He provided the email to Mary with the list he sent and asked her to add to the list. His phone rang with Carlos congratulations for setting a date and yes, he would be happy to be his Best Rooster. Julio stated that we would love for Carla to be part of the Wedding Party, please ask her for us Carlos. Carlos thanked his brother. Julio asked how the crossing was progressing and whether the Tropical Storm would be an issue. Carlos stated that it currently looks like we will follow it into the Gulf and then keep West of it. Love you brother, bye.
 
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Priscilla called the group that they had used to swap-out the Worldwide computer /server systems earlier in the year regarding another much smaller project and was shocked to learn than they had over eighty some servers and wondered if she wanted them. It is a rare moment that Priscilla is caught for a lack of words. She asked where are they now? He indicated that the units from the Americas are located in Washington State just down the road from the Boeing facility. The Africa /European units are in a storage hanger at Amsterdam airport. And the units in Asia is located at an Airport in Western Japan. Priscilla asked for contact names and numbers at each location and that she will work at getting them out of their storage. She then referenced back to her original question, foolishly he stated that once she has those hangers empty, he would love to talk then. Priscilla thanked him and ended the call. She then called accounting and asked if they are late or slow payment with that group. She heard, no. We paid per the agreement and on-time. Priscilla thanked her and contacted Larry at Boeing and told him that Yellow-Nape had a stash of servers very near him that they would love to have onboard the KLM 787 coming East this Thursday. Can you make that happen? Happy to Priscilla. By the way, so happy to hear that Julio will be married this month. Just to let you know, I will be onboard that weeks KLM 787! Great Larry, I?ll set a room aside for you. Let me know if you are planning on bring your wife. After all, it would make a great Holiday great-away, dear friend. Yes, Priscilla, list us as two please, bye.

Priscilla checked the time and called Mealy?s West Japan hangar and provided the information and requested that it is not an ASAP request, but please add the servers to fill your KLM 474 flights headed to Western Europe, thank-you. Priscilla, called the local number and found that the storage hangar was just a very short distance away. The contact provided the combination for the lock and asked her to let him know when the hanger is empty. Priscilla called her Hanger Manager and requested that someone gather-up all the empty flight support carts and a Tug and as many staff members that are available for the next hour. Where are they going. Priscilla provided the location and what she expects to find. Priscilla walked to the Greeters desk where the Hanger Manager met her. She told Priscilla that the Tug and carts are on their way, I am guessing the rest of us are riding with you? Priscilla smiled and headed for her SUV. As the staff loaded into her SUV, they all set their seatbelt and movements later they had caught-up to the Tug and passed them. A couple of moments later they rolled-up in front of the hangar and the Hangar manager exited the SUV and opened the combination lock and opened the hangar door. Before her was like 30 plus servers. Twenty minutes they had loaded them and the Tug began the trip back, while they inspected the hangar. There was a confusing mass of stuff clearly from other past projects. Most with no value, but there were items of true value. Priscilla made note of the hangar and its content and elected to talk with some depth with the contact. When they arrived at the Hangar, Beak and Team meet them with white coats, gloves and Bug /Rodent spray. The Hangar manager assigned three staff members to help. As each server was opened high pressure air cleaning, removal of the filters, then sprayed. After a few minutes the covers were placed on them and set back on a cart. After having been pre-cleaned and sprayed and then took them to the storage area where the serial number of the server was written in large number on the side and also on a list. Beak took the list to accounting and asked them to assign the hangar and its location that the server was removed from.

Jimmy received notice from the Atlanta Hangar that they had received ten flight containers from KLM cargo group and are now onboard their flight to Europe and after its normal swing across Europe they will be stopping at Amsterdam tomorrow afternoon. Jimmy placed his full crew on the C137J in removing the remaining items that will be replaced as part of the package and/or other purchases. By noon the shell of the aircraft had been pulled-out on the paddock where they first used high-pressure air attempting to remove more sand as more areas are now exposed. The pile of sand continued to build as they push it off the paddock. Next, they used high-pressure, hot water with a biodegradable grease cutter followed by a high-pressure, cold water rise. Then back to air-pressure to dry the frame. The aircraft was then taken to a paint hangar located at FBO?s main hangar. They applied two base coat layers; two layers of Alpine Gloss White followed by two layers of clear coat. Then back to Yellow-Nape Hangar, door #7. They backed the aircraft into position for the overhead crane to support installing the new larger engines. The starting point will be the new wiring harness. While waiting they install new fuel lines, oil-lines and they cleaned or replaced the flap control structure. Within the aircraft like work was taking place as they installed new LED exterior lighting and everything that was not part of the package and could be installed prior to those items in the package. The KLM 747 arrived as the last few items that could be installed before the package items had been installed. The flight containers where position based on their contains and opened targeting the wiring harness first as they positioned and connected them to the aircraft. Once in place the specialists stepped-in and begin their work as the others continued installing systems. As second shift arrived, it was looking more like an aircraft.

The engine specialist had begun setting the engines in place and as they shifted to the next engine another group followed connecting the electrical, fuel and oil lines, etc. Upon their completion, the engine specialists came back and this time, they began fine tuning engine placement, alignment, tightened all the connection bolts to torque specifications and marked each one as they completed that task. They placed oil into the oil fill until it was just below operating level. They then used a special tool and with a connector in the drill chuck they spun the oil pump and check for oil flow at specific locations and stopped, they waited until it had settled and check the oil level again, adding oil to the full mark. A final check of the torque of the items the others had connected and marked those item. They set the cover in place checking for interfere and finding none, tightened the covers. Then set the propellors in place checked for pitch movement and torqued the mounting bolts and finally, place the cap over the front and sequence them. This while the other specialists had finished their installation. Jimmy, set the smart laptop in position and ensured that it was connected and on. The aircraft was lifted with hydraulic jacks and set on solid stands to prep for rebuilding the landing gear, while the interior specialists removed the structure protection and clean the accessible structure for the last time. Once cleared no one but the interior staff were allowed in the aircraft. The opening seals were placed and then the sound suppression components, followed by the subfloor and then the carpeting followed by the side walls and lastly the seats and top segment. The lead electrician switched the supplemental electrical power on as they began checking systems. By mid-afternoon the following day, they had her assembled with the exception of the landing gear.

Priscilla entered the bay and was truly happy, although not fully completed, her stunner was back. The solid white with black acescents was the right choice. She entered the aircraft from the rear ramp and found the aft cargo area using the same combination, plus Yellow and Red devises clearly drawing their needed attention from the white interior. She entered the pressurized section of the aircraft and smiled widely. Carla had selected well and Jimmy had clearly followed her choices. As she entered the cockpit, the specialists were still busy verifying each system and its software. The testing software was completing its work as she noticed several connection that were either Beck or Redvent?s doing as she asked about them. The answer was a delight to her as while they were sitting in the Hangar, a couple of the Hangar servers were running inflight simulations. Time to watch her fly, Priscilla! As she exited the aircraft, they watched the landing gear with new tires and brakes in place run though its cycles. Then everything stopped and as if the aircraft was sitting in front of the Hangar and if the pilots were stepping though prestart, different systems where tested /operated. That stopped and they watched as the aircraft stepped though working its way to take-off and then take-off. Return to land and back to the Hangar. They set the aircraft on its landing gear and pulled her outside and away from the Hangar. The aircraft was fueled to 30% and the fuel system was pressurized The servers than went to engine start-up and the aircraft stepped engine by engine. With all four running, each engine was brought to test speed, held and dropped back to idle. All systems received an approval from the servers. The aircraft was returned to the bay and white paper was placed under all likely leak zones. Tomorrow, the Certifiers will walk her thru her paces and review the Project Binder.
 
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The run down the North American coast was much the same as the crossing in general, easy and enjoyable. He was still staying fairly far offshore to avoid being slowed by the Gulf Steam. When he last checked with the installers, they will have installed everything that was in the 16 - 53? containers by tomorrow night and will begin painting. He recalled that his friend had told him that they have an additional 16-containers waiting for him. Carlos, called the kitchen and asked the Cook if he would create a Wedding Cake for his brother?s Wedding this next Saturday when we are in Amsterdam. The meal will be provided by Yellow-Nape Hangar?s FBO where the reception will be held. His Cook stated, well of course Carlos, bye. The Cook looked across the table at Carla and asked her what style of cake she believed that Julio and Mary would like? She said, that?s easy, with Double Yellow-Headed Amazons, it is all about class and style. She took her computer out and began drawing but stopped. What size cake pans do you have? While he was checking, Carla elected to call Mary, they had seen each other, but never anything more than a friendly, hi. Mary answer with, Hi Carla, Julio and I were just talking about you and are wondering if you would like to be part of our Wedding? Well of course Mary, and Carlos is arranging for his World Class Cook to create a wonderful Wedding Cake for you both. Carlos was actively attempting to understand where this Hurricane was going to track as it is running further West than forecasted. With the storm in front and to Starboard of him, he called his Island friend and asked how much Admirals Grade Rum he had in stock. Carlos, my friend, are you planning a party of size? My baby brother is getting married and what better gift, right. So right you are my friend. I have twelve cases. I have promised two cases to a local friend, how about eight cases? Would you like me to deliver them to you Carlos? Well of course, the new girl is a 760-footer and that is a difficult fit in your harbor. Give me a call when you are nearby. Will do my friend, oh, new card number.

The lead Installer was reviewing the installation with the other leader and said that the Skipper is attempting to avoid a Hurricane that is pulling further West than planned. I am thinking that we need to place the final bits tonight and paint early tomorrow and take the balance of the time to fine tune this unit. Either your crew or my crew will ride this fast-runner back to Amsterdam and fly home, as someone is going to need to install the additional options this launcher has on it. I am not a big fan of the side launch option as it commonly hangs-up. I have spoken with the Skipper and that is the last thing he wants, I suggested that they install the flame deflectors out the side above the lower rack position. That assures 15? above the waterline and limited to no surface burns on the deck. We have buy-off on that installation. I have been running simulations between the launcher and their server. I do not know what it is, but it is super-fast and precise. I noted it in my report and requested our IT people make contact with the Skipper. I have never seen our technology interact with an O/S system and server like this one!

Jimmy and his staff had worked deep into the night to fully finish the C137J. The interior and exterior staff had been bringing their best game in finishing this aircraft. As Priscilla enter the Hanger, the Hanger Manager told her that Jimmy would like you to stop by bay #7 as soon as you came in this morning. Priscilla smiled and headed to bay #7, she saw Jimmy, but a moment later she saw her stunner! Jimmy, you did it, my baby is back! Not only back Priscilla, but with the equipment to back it up the attitude. So where are the pilots? They have been here side by side with us since they brought her back from Paint. How did they do with the exam Jimmy, they are in the upper 90% of our graduates! She smiled and asked where they are. Jimmy stated, upfront where we like them, Priscilla. She entered the aircraft and asked if there are any happy pilots onboard? They both answer, yes there are Priscilla, we are happy and very proud of this aircraft. We saw it when it first came to Nigeria like two plus years ago. Jimmy is telling us that the upgrade is called ?Storm Chaser? and we believe based on what we have seen is that this aircraft is designed to pierce Tropical Storms. Priscilla smiled and said that is true, but not what we plan to have this aircraft missioned toward. Our goal could be seen as boring in comparison, but Northern Europe in the Winter can be demanding and during the Summer, storms that push up against the Alps can grow rapidly and be demanding. Our goal is to fly near daily and although we do not believe in pushing edges, we want to have an aircraft and pilots that will come home safely. Our goal is to base this aircraft at our Hamburg, Germany hangar and cover Northern and Central Europe and as demand requires, Southern Europe. Are you interested is this position? Before then could answer, she heard Jimmy welcome the staff certification staff. Gentle-parrots let us continue this a bit later. As she exited the aircraft, she saw that they have driven their van into the bay and had the back open. Clearly, they had a server sitting in back. She greeted them and asked about the server they had onboard their van! Well, the word is out that you folks work on servers and ours need some help. Well, give Jimmy your keys and we will have our staff look at your baby. By the way folks, as you should know, I have a rule regarding aircraft care around here?

Redvent was inventorying the most recent arrivals as he was keeping an eye on the four servers that they had set on run-in. It was unusual at the very least for a work van to be driving inside the Hanger. Jimmy stated that the Certification staff where here and they brought their server with them. Redvent looked at him and said, I have been told from day one, that this corporation does not involve itself in under the table work for such services! Well, if it helps, when I left, she was reading them the riot act regarding just what you are talking about. I think she is going to stay with them all day to assure that they fully and accurately certify that aircraft. Redvent looked deep into Jimmy eyes and could see his underlining honesty. Do I get you as an assistant? Jimmy smiled and asked what he would like him to do. A half an hour later Redvent was ready to power this server up. His concern was than it would not come online. With a bit of conniving Redvent had it running, kind of. At a stunning 35% it had serious problems. With a closer look it appeared to have been attacked. He checked and found numbers in which he copied and sent to Frederick. Frederick called Redvent moments later, this was hit, but not by one of our systems. It looks like someone tried to copy our server attack technology and did damage, likely did not eat into the memory board. See if you can download the memory. Redvent connected an external drive and began transferring, with great luck it seems that all the memory is intact. It is possible Redvent, that it may have captured who attacked it. Connect the drive to your laptop and requestion the server to complete a search of the memory to locate the attack point, calorize it and classify it.
 
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Redvent, you?re the one in front of this server, In your opinion is it easily salvageable or will it require a full rebuild? Sir, the more I look at it, it will take us near two days to tear it down and rebuild it. Well, talk to Priscilla. Push comes to shove; you could provide one of the recent returns with a quick clean-up. Or the server you have on test for Hamburg, Germany. It becomes her choice, my friend. Redvent and Jimmy walked back over to bay #7 and found Priscilla overseeing the inspection work. Redvent catch her attention and provided her the review and what Frederick had said. Priscilla looked at Redvent and asked several questions and thanked him. She turned to the lead inspector and began asking him questions and determined that they had been hacked two days ago. Your server will require a total rebuild, but with luck your memory appears to be intact. At this moment we have a trade-in available that would require several upgrades but, something that could be done in about four hours. She also stated that she has a mega server available but its cost is near 185,000 Euros, plus installation and resetting your memory in place, where we are around 55,000 Euros for the other unit. He called their Manager and he provided her the information. She asked to speak to Priscilla. Priscilla started with, someone hates your organization, any idea who that maybe, likely a Nation /State or a group support by such a group? While you are thinking about that, in my opinion until that group can be named, I would recommend that you keep your costs low because at this point, this could happen tomorrow. Let me transfer you to our accounting group, hold-on they will pick on momentarily. Redvent, follow your opinion on enhancing on the cheap side for one of the recent arrivals and with a time limit of three hours, plus something to halt or at least limit the effect of another attack, thank-you.

As the certification staff was nearing the end of stationary inspections, the Fuel Truck arrived and increased the onboard fuel level to 50%. The pilots boarded, then two from the certification crew and Jimmy. They stepped thought the start-up procedures and began starting engines. As the engines where fully online, they then tested the pitch control of each and a full run-up on each. The pilot signaled the ground crew that they were ready. The pilot released the brake while the co-pilot increased propeller pitch. The ground crew guided them to the exit of the paddock and stepped aside. The co-pilot had received clearance to proceed to runway R-34. They continued to check the aircraft and prepared for take-off. They pulled-up short of R-34 as they waited for arriving aircraft. They received clearance and pulled forward than turned onto the runway, increased engine speed to 80%, they increased propeller pitch. The aircraft gained speed as the co-pilot called out distance and speed. He called rotate as the C137J lifted softly into the late morning sky, following the noise restriction zone. After receiving approval from the certification crew, they lifted the landing gear. As they gained elevation, the certification crewed approved lifting the flaps. They received approval for 12,000 as they adjusted the pressurization system and it was tested. As they flew North and requested 18,000 received it and they verified the auto pressurization system was working with perfection. The last step was to 24,000 and all worked properly. Over the next hour they continued to work thou the certification checks. Jimmy took a sound level sample and was impressed. Upon completion of the required checks. The pilot contacted the Tower and requested a landing runway. They received approval and runway selection returning on R-34. The pilot turned the controls over to the co-pilot as they stepped though the pre-landing steps and checks. Ten minutes later they are on the ground and working their way to Yellow-Nape Hangar. The ground crew directed them in, placed them and signaled shut-down. The Yellow-Nape crew congratulated each other and they placed their efforts on Edwin?s King Air 350 repair and upgrade.

Redvent, pulled the boards and reviewed them with detail while first shifting the memory to a block on his laptop and wiping the server memory. He placed a quad processer and additional DRAM, hush fans and several other compounds that added to the over-all speed, efficiency and those that needed to be updated. With great luck the stores had a Guillotine unit and a WIFI unit. He started the server and adjusted its presets. As the server completed it start-up it displayed 94%. Redvent made a couple of slight adjustment and began setting the GEN V, O/S, Client Series, then the list of current versions of the application software he had listed. While his laptop was installing the selected application software. He had time to look at the findings of his search and found the source of the hack attack. He provided the information to Priscilla. She thanked him and called her contact within the IT group of the Netherlands government. While Redvent provided the list of components used to provide an operational server to Accounting. He received approval to load the server into their work van. He included a large note of the side of the server regarding the important requirement of an excellent earth ground. He then turned his attention to Clen servers and prepared them for shipping to CERN Hangar Tuesday. Priscilla stopped by and thanked him for helping our Certification Group. Redvent expressed his concern. Priscilla smiled and thanked him for saying something. As you are aware there is a very thin line between cheating the system or doing it right. I assure you, my friend, they earned the efforts you placed on that server. And, we have an excellent C137J. I think we should use it to move the Team and the servers to Switzerland along with the dozen air cargo containers we have here for them. I will talk with the Hangar manager.

With the tiny amount of fuel flow information Priscilla ran calculations of operational /fuel costs they are seeing. The C137J needs a cargo load of 40% to off-set its costs. The use of the passenger aircraft to ferry cargo is a poor use of them when that is the only reason for the flight. She completed a worldwide search for C137J aircraft and was surprised at the surplus, which has resulted from the worldwide pandemic. She noted two here at Amsterdam Airport and sent the information to Jimmy. Jimmy schedule himself to visit the hangars that the aircraft are located. He also contacted the manufacturer and asked for pricing on two addition or all three Storm Chaser packages. He completed a background check on the two aircraft and found they are being offered by the same owner and that they had a third one. He pulled information on that one as well. He backgrounded the owner and found that Yellow-Nape had contracted with them this last late winter to switch-out their hangar servers.

Priscilla noted that Anna was calling her; Well? Your 11:00 hours conference call is ready to start. Thank you, Anna as she switched to Line #6. And started with a thank you for this telecom meeting this morning. I have provided earlier this morning a preliminary agreement for your review. Once again it is very important to understand that we work from the position of any agreement to be win /win in nature. Prior to stepping through the agreement, lets us open this meeting to discussions. It was an odd move, but Priscilla had ran a search this morning and found active discussions regarding a block of the family not wanting to move in this direction. After reviewing the likely effects of not entering the agreement, the Market would not be kind to the value of the stock. A holdback would likely cause a major drop in value. Point being, Yellow-Nape could buy the organization for penny?s on the dollar. A risk, but worth looking at. Their board room exploded with arguments from at least three groups. On a separate line, she called her Bank and explained what was happening. To say the Bank was happy would have been a gross understatement and advised not to buy them. On her large screen she had the stock market on with five stocks she set to follow. Precisely what altered /began the market movement is unknown, but likely a sell-off by several Partners it started the fall. The Bank not buying didn?t help. Priscilla broke into the yelling feast and stated that clearly, they could not find an agreement at this point. Behind her was the reflection of their stock falling. She exited the meeting and called Frederick and Julio. Our attempt to form an agreement has failed from the infighting at their Partner level. Their stock is crashing and it is possible that we could buy them for near nothing. But I believe that there will be such fighting the organization will tear itself apart with different Partners taking section. I see no reason to be any part of that mess. They all agreed to drop the project.
 
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It had been a slow day, but that all changed with the call from the Israeli Government wanting to join his lawsuit regarding the legal use of armament on merchant vessels at sea. You likely read that one of our newest cargo vessels had been targeted while traversing the India Ocean. We believe, we should be allowed to have our Iron Helmet technology onboard as they could have protected themselves. Gentle-parrots, I am certain that your government has excellent attorneys and we would welcome your joining our suit. Now, I have read the many laws and agreements that effect Merchant Ships and more importantly their protection. For a very long time, Merchant shipping has been assured protection by Nation /States that they would be protected and for a very long time with few exceptions that was true. But today, that assurance is no longer there. But it is important to understand that we are talking about armament, which is the active use to damage or destruction of the target, commonly defined as a ship. In my opinion, a system like Iron Helmet is protective in nature and is classified as a missile-to-missile defense system. Personally, I do not see where any of the laws /agreements address /restrict placement of such equipment onboard a Merchant Ship. If a client of mine asked my opinion regarding the placement and use of a protective technology, I would ask; why have you not installed it already? I would suggest that we continue our talk on more a secure connection.

Julio had flown in last night crossing the country flying between Mealy and Yellow-Nape hangars. He had notice that Priscilla was correct, the vast majority of flights were carrying cargo not passengers and Passenger aircraft are not cargo aircraft. The Seattle hangar manager drove Julio to the Boeing facility Thursday morning. Lawrence met him and welcomed him back and also asked if he had the smart laptop with him. Julio smiled and stated that it was in his bag. I would like my Technology VP to see it as he has seen the results and is very interested. I will give him a call and we can complete a walk around the 787. By the way, we were able to easily pick-up the servers, Yellow-Nape had stored near here and just on a hunch, I called your local hangar and they had six air cargo containers, they brought them over and we loaded them as well. Julio stated, you are too kind dear friend. As they finished the walk around, the VP walked-up and greeted Julio. We had met each other when you picked-up the new 747?s. Thank you, for that speed crossing, word is that the other group are still not happy that it is still standing. Let us see what you have. Other than it being a bit thicker and heavier than a standard laptop, it does not appear to be anything special. Julio smiled and stated that was not the goal but it is surprising how often individuals just walk by it. They entered the aircraft and into the equipment locker. They found the laptop docking station. Julio opened the laptop and turned it on, entered his ADMIN code and then to preferences and locked the device to being on at all times and/or when power is available. He closed the laptop and slid it into the docking station. He then opened the top and the screen woke /opened. He noted the need for the aircraft serial number and asked for it. Moments afterwards, the screen filled with what little the aircraft was currently storing. He displayed the fuel flow during the test flights and recommended adjustments. The VP asked if it will auto adjust /continue to adjust. Julio smiled and said yes, the pilot simply selects; Accept, on the touch screen. As you have seen, it reports back the status of the aircraft and all adjustments completed. We would like to include this technology on our own aircraft and make it available as a standard on all new and refurbished aircraft. Are you an approved supplier to the US government? Yes, we are Julio answered. Julio stated that he would have their legal group put together an agreement and we can meet prior to accepting the next 787.

As CERN turned West into the Southeastern Gulf, Carlos called his friend and stated that he was three hour out and that they can accept the cargo on the Starboard side. Carlos entered the location and set it as a side route. CERN adjusted to the change by setting a new course. As they approached the location, CERN slowed in preparation for a full stop at that location. Once on location, Carlos selected; Hold Location. CERN pod drive adjusted to maintain location. CERN deck crew lowered the deck crane cable with the side caged delivery box. The transfer was quick and without incident! Several documents had also been provided. Once the transfer ship had moved away and the delivery onboard. Carlos changed CERN from Hold Location, to return to Primary Route. Once CERN had returned to course, the Time to Destination was updated and displayed. Carlos phone rang and he noted that it was Chen. He said, Hi Chen, what can I do for you this very late day in Switzerland! And a wonderful mid-morning for you Carlos. I have several things for you. Regarding you request for two additional staff positions onboard CERN. I have approval for that requestion: 1-Deck Crew Member and 1-Cook Assistant. Thank you for your detailed request as it did simplify and sped the approval. For your information, the operating cost of CERN continues to fall. Understanding that past number are likely artificially high, as of this moment, the cost per container is half what it had been. Thank you! Although it is not that important, but this is the last of the CERN Mars Frames. Your next trip will start carrying Frames for the CERN Group, which are replacements for existing, sub-standard Frames. Thank you for talking me out of sending what we have here, there for repair. Your numbers helped me understand that choice. Please come to an agreement with the Marina manager as to whether shipping a single or two Frames is proper. Cheers dear friend, bye.

One of his deck crew delivered the Documents to him that arrived as part of the Rum delivery. Carlos opened the document set and minutes later he called his Cook and asked him to his office. The Cook knocked at his door and Carlos opened it and welcomed him and asked him to sit at his table. On the table was the document set from Samuel. Carlos stated that he knew of his arrangement with Samuel and elected to not make it an issue. However, he wants Samuel to follow the vessels Chain of Command. Carlos stated that he understands that having a contact with the US, DOS can seem empowering. On CERN, I expect a high-level of self-discipline and that when outsiders want to circumvent the vessels Chain of Command, I expect my staff to communicate that with me. I am very proud and happy with you and see you as a solid member of this crew. But I want you to halt your contact with Samuel, with the exception of an emergency. CERN Group was fully aware of our detour and it was fully approved. This vessel does not shift sideways a meter without CERN and Mealy being fully aware of it. Now, I have approval for an assistant for you, which should help you greatly. You have any question regarding your dealings with Samuel? No, Sir. Great. We will be dock side within 24 hours. Please assure that you have the additional equipment that you have identified as this return to Amsterdam could be bumpy. Keep up the great work. Carlos, elected to call Samuel and set a list to topics regarding his call.

The KLM 787 first flight could be classified as a ?Milk Run? as it involved stopping at several Mealy and Yellow-Nape hangars collecting air cargo containers for the CERN Group project as the collection process is not fully in place. But that allowed the smart laptop to collect excellent data on take-off and landing. The landing at Atlanta was near perfect as was the roll-up to Mealy Hanger. The staff had clearly prepared and practiced for its arrival as all the needed equipment was in place. Julio stopped by the cockpit and congratulated the pilots and wished them well on their crossing later today but was reminded that there will be a different crew, but thank you, sir. Julio was met by the Hanger manager and told that he has a phone call from Samuel and her office is available. He thanked her and entered the office closing the door behind him. Hello Samuel, what can I do for you on this wonderful day? Hi Julio, I screwed up my relationship with Carlos. Oh, you likely broke one of the most important rules onboard a vessel of size, the Chain of Command! How do I repair it? Hmm, tons of groveling would likely be a great place to start my friend. With a gift of four GAU-19/B, Lightweight Gatling, .50 Caliber Guns, in place of the four automated .50 Caliber Guns may help. How did you know what I did, Julio? I did not, but there are very few things more stupid than that, old friend and of late you have been having that problem far more often than at any point that I can recall. You are still out in front of yourself, old friend. Anything, I can do to help you?
 
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Carlos, call his longtime friend at the Marina. They have been pushing through a disturbed sea caused by the out-flow, leftover of the Hurricane that ran up the West Coast of Florida. CERN handled the confused sea and the ride was more stable than Carlos had experienced with Southern Ranger. The experience was great for his Cook as it allowed him to better define what he needed. The Marina manager had clearly been talking with Chen, which Carlos classified as always good. The manager estimated that adding an additional set of mounting plates will allow them to off-set the CERN Group Frames and set safely, two Frames side-by-side but reversed with one forward and one aft. Like what I hear, let us lay it out when we are dock side. Chen told me about the Bar Code Readers. Just an FYI, you are not the first and we are seeing a trend with all our clients. The majority of what you have onboard, we will be loading directly on railcars that are already here. I truly love your Chen, it?s a true joy working with her. I have one, 53-footer that is assigned to your Amsterdam Marina for installation on CERN when you are docked there. I have no clue what it is. Also received a call from the Provisions Ship and they have everything that your Cook had ordered. Carlos stated that is great, always a good thing to keep the Cook happy. The Marina manager asked if he is staying with Diesel? Carlos stated, yes, she likes it and so do I, my decks are clearer and I?m not leaving a sky trail of where I have been. Hey, I would love to see your award after you are docked. Not a problem friend. I am guessing you want your normal receiving group, right? That?s correct. That reminds me I am told that you are hiring your old deck crew guy and his wife. Like you said, he is a great worker and from what I have seen of her, she is much the same. Going to miss him, you train them well. Also, seeing couples more commonly of late, as well. I am going to request that you are set a bit furthered upriver as I have that loader fully lighted and I have rail tracks for that loader to remove from the ship and set on the rail car. Its been raining here, so plan on getting wet, my friend. FYI: Have your lady visit our Marina store and have her introduce herself to my staff and they will assure she gets an additional 15% off. Thanks, good friend, I am certain she will need things! Bye for now.

Jimmy showed up at Priscillas doorway and was smiling widely. Priscilla looked up and smiled in return and said: Well? Seems that the folks we used last year and finished this early Spring, are going out-of-business and want to beat the Bank by selling the aircraft prior to them foreclosing on them. All they want is what is due the Bank. We can buy each of them for the price of a Storm Chaser package. So, you are telling me, I can buy them for what is due the Bank? Jimmy stated yes. Priscilla called her Banker and asked if they hold the loan on the aircraft. The answer was yes. Well dear friend I have an interest in all three of those aircraft. I know the market is slow and you would like to move them quickly. With the right price, I can do that today. One moment Priscilla. Jimmy saw a great moment to slide his cost for the package of two or three of the Storm Chaser packages. Priscilla asked him to have Accounting provide him a project number for the three packages and also get one for the three aircraft. Tell her I am on the phone with the Bank now. Her Banker came back on and provided her a price. Priscilla allow the effect of silence to do its thing, as the Banker came back with a lower price if she buys them today. Priscilla stated that is a good price, but about 10% less is where I am at. You will buy them today, right Priscilla? Has my word ever been anything else? Okay, Priscilla, we will take that deal. Now, I need you to call your client and tell them they are free and clear and that we will pick-up the aircraft yet today. One moment, I will connect you to my Accounting manager. Jimmy walked in with the number for the Storm Chaser packages. Priscilla asked him to call them now and lock it in. She quickly calculated the costs to market value of C137J with Storm Chaser package and Yellow-Nape was 55% under market. Priscilla smiled. She will have Carla do her magic with color. Her phone ran and it was the owner of the aircraft thanking her for taking that burden off their back. Priscilla asked him about his hangar and the hangars that they had stored the servers at. I would like to stop by and take a look at your hangar. Who is your FBO?

Priscilla heard the KLM 787 stop in front of the Hangar. She had seen the air cargo containers beginning to clue-up over the last few days that are headed to the Phoenix facility. She had hear that her favorite undercover agent and rooster extraordinaire had boarded the aircraft in Atlanta. Within minutes of his arrival, he was in her doorway. Priscilla asked who was darkening her doorway. Could only be me Rickeybird announced. Priscilla stood and moments later she was hugging her friend. Welcome back to Amsterdam dear friend. Happy to have you here again. Tell me what you learned at Phoenix dear friend. Ten minutes later he had covered what was in his report and she thanked him. Now dear friend, what did you not put in the report? I am very certain that Sergio will not be causing any earthy issues as he had in the past as he now sleeps with the prairie dogs. I am not fully comfortable that Phoenix has eliminated all their sleeper agents. They need to do what Chen has done at CERN and run everyone as a search subject no matter who! If I remember correctly, she did it off their payroll list. Good point, Rickey. What else? Rickey sat back and started talking about?

Although the schedule needed to be pushed back to Thursday, the installation at CERN Hangar was completed without issue. They had set the two servers side-by-side in the Mealy office with a shared cover that appeared to be a long table /cabinet between the chairs in front of the doublewide desk. The security system was fully operational with the exception of the system within Hangar #1. The automated shelving system had been installed and the inventory switched-over to the new system. The servers had taken over the storage and following the protocols distributed the information. As part of inventory was another listing that defined inventory in transit by aircraft, truck and/or CERN Switzerland with estimated arrival time. The system was already predicting usage rates and reorder points and what approves are need prior to placing an order. The auto shelving unit that was in hangar #1 bay was disassembled and trucked to Amsterdam Hangar and installed in their stores (inventory) bay. By late afternoon it was operational and the Hangar?s inventory had been loaded and the best part is that it used only a 1/3 of the space and they still had over half of the locations open.

The Shugart, Germany hanger was ready to ship the second shipment to Switzerland and after returning to Amsterdam, the C137J was assigned to carry those two sets of five servers to Switzerland Friday early with Beak and Team. In additional the following week Frankfurt, Germany hanger will be ready to ship the following Wednesday, which will also be two sets of five, for the Netherlands system. Priscilla received a phone call from her contact within the Hamburg, Germany Police department asking for a quotation for a server like the one that is at Yellow-Nape hangar at Hamburg airport. Priscilla stated that a new high-end version of that server would be 185,000 euros. What are your plans for the server? We want to run searches of individuals like we have been doing at your hangar. Priscilla recommended that a more utilitarian server maybe a better choice as that would also have the Search feature that you have been using, plus be able to support your normal police department IT activity. I have a trade-in unit that is waiting to be upgraded, cost is 73,400 Euros not including delivery, installation and transfer of existing memory. The O/S is our GEN V Client Series. Thanks Priscilla, I will speak with my superiors.
 
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Rickeybird had caught the flight to Switzerland with Team Beak and the two servers. He was very impressed with the C137J as the only ones that he had been on where the older versions that did not fly much above 5000?. Priscilla always does it right. He was equally as impressed with the rebuild of the Swiss CERN Hangar. Janet welcomed him as Priscilla had told her that he was coming, to have an SUV for him and send him on his way as he has much to do. Rickeybird drove by his previous haunts and found them not as busy as they had been. He chalked it up as the effects of either day of the week or early Summer Holiday. He check-in to his favorite hotel and changed and headed out the door. He elected to drive by the CERN facility and noted that the parking lot was about half-filled as he recalled that this was when they normally began setting-up for the upcoming grant /program work. His first stop was very near by the facility, it was near empty! But there were a few Parrots that he knew and he went up and started a conversation.

The FBO manager approached Mrs. Mac and stated that tomorrow early afternoon they have a flight leaving at 13:30 hours flying direct to Frankfurt, Germany and I can schedule you and Sara on that flight. Mrs. Mac thanked her and asked if Priscilla was aware of their flight? The FBO manager stated that she had been called by Priscilla regarding the flight. Mrs. Mac smiled. The C137J with Team Beak onboard arrived with two rebuilt /upgraded servers to GEN V, Server and O/S specifications. The FBO electrical group had positioned the conduit and wiring in place, plus placing and wiring the security system. Very interesting hangar placement as it was set under their second-floor conference room table to sit above both servers. The South facing windows looked out over the airfield and the servers connected to twin fin antennas on the roof. Team Beak completed the installation and assured its connection to Amsterdam Hangar severs by both landline and satellite. The servers are configured to operate remotely from either Amsterdam or Atlanta Hangers. Beak and staff enjoyed a mid-day meal and loaded the existing hangar server on the aircraft. The C137J lifted-off on time and repeated its flight plan of two weeks ago, only at much greater altitude and speed. Mrs. Mac did not recognize the aircraft she had flown out of Africa over three weeks ago. It was not until the pilot came back to update his passengers and he recognized Mrs. Mac. He sat and talked with her for several minutes providing an update on each of them and the joy that they had in becoming part of Yellow-Nape. He told her about the aircrafts extensive made-over that Yellow-Nape had provided and his co-pilot and himself. He thanked her for asking them to fly her to Europe, as she had transformed their lives.

Priscilla and Mary arrived at the hangar that she had purchased the three C137J aircraft from recently. They had circled the hangar from a short distance prior to arriving at its entrance. They entered the hangar and noted that the FBO staff were having coffee and short of waving at them, never approached them. James was finishing up a phone call and noted that he would be a bit longer. In Priscilla?s world there is no reason to waste time standing around, so they proceeded to inspect the double hanger on their own. With few exceptions the bays are empty and one could see the where the aircraft had been sitting. The upper area was fairly standard with several offices, conference rooms and storage areas. As they returned to the first-level. James met them at the base of the stairs. Mary asked if they could look at the contracts with his FBO and the airport. He went to get them as they completed their tour, all while the FBO staff sat chatting and enjoying their coffee.

James gave the contracts to Priscilla, she turned them over to Mary to review. Priscilla began talking with him reviewing the general history of their use of this hangar and the growth of their business and its decline. Priscilla asked about the other hangars and he said that as of yesterday, those agreements had ended. As part of the discussion, she was able to determine that he was the coordinator of the organization in which he did well in meeting client goals, which resulted in timely payments. The Worldwide shutdown had been their downfall. Mary saw an opening and stated that the contract with the FBO had gone to week-to-week status in which either side can simply walk away and the same is true with the hangar. I am guessing that you have no need for your FBO staff, correct? Priscilla stated, will you allow us to act as your Attorney. He said yes! Mary asked to use the phone and he turned it to her. Mary called the FBO and introduced herself as James? attorney and that he will be closing the agreement as of today. Please have a transport outside our door in fifteen minutes to pick-up your staff. Please understand that we will be reviewing the services provided over the last year and will likely be speaking with your attorneys. Thank you, bye. Priscilla called the Airport Managers office and introduced herself as the Manager responded, Hi Priscilla what can I do for you today. Priscilla stated that Yellow-Nape is representing James and his business, and we need you to forgive July changes and provide us time to put together a restructuring plan as his business has been seriously affected by the pandemic. Not a problem Priscilla, when can we meet? What about this day and this time next week? Where would we be meeting, Priscilla? How about my office Priscilla stated? See you then, bye. She looked at James and asked him if had an interest in working for Yellow-Nape, coordinating our freight activities for us and our clients?

As CERN slowed while approaching the Harbor entrance the Harbor Pilot boat came along the Starboard side and the pilot stepped onto the stairway. The Pilot walked into the Helm and asked if they are going to the same place? Carlos answer yes, but a bit further upriver to their loader with lighting and rail support. She smiled and stepped to the center Helm position. She turned to Carlos and stated that CERN feels like she has a nice load onboard. Carlos stated that yes, we are full below deck level, plus she is ballasted a bit deeper than before. She stated that we should dump that ballast. With the Tug following, she checked river traffic and spun CERN 180 degrees using the pod drive and its bow thruster. Once in line with the dock, she side-shifted to within inches of the dock. The Marina crew set the cable ropes as CERN crew tighten them, then set about opening the container bays. As the loader /unloader position to remove the first container based on the unload plan. A crew member used the handle held Bar Code reader to confirm the unloading of each container. After unloading everything that was confirmed to be loaded onboard the railcars, they stopped while the railcars were moved away. The loader repositioned itself to remove the containers that encircled the Launcher structure. Once removed, they set-up to begin loading the new containers for the Launcher structure. Once loaded, they loaded the single container for the Amsterdam Marina. While they were completing, the yard-trucks began arriving with the containers that needed to be loaded in accordance with the load plan. Late into the night they finished the container loading and the deck crew began setting the container bay covers in place. Early the next morning, the Fueler and Provision Ships would arrive prior to the Marina crew setting the mounting system for the CERN Mars Group Frames.
 
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Early morning both Carla and Carlos visited the Marina Store. As they entered the Store, the Marina managers wife met Carlos and hugged him. Carlos introduced Carla and she hugged her as well. Carla had already prepared Carlos regarding what she wanted to get for the crew and for him. But first for the dining area and the Helm public areas, then his office, followed by the surgical quarters, she shopped for items to accent and support them. She then turned her attention to crew-ware and that included her Skipper?s ware. Clearly, she had spoken to everyone as she had sizes. She also picked-up additional items for the Cook that the Provisions Ship did not have. She than obtained items that she and the Cook-assistant needed. She also found several items that the both of them would provide Mary and Julio. They checked-out and the managers wife stated she would have her staff deliver their purchases to CERN shortly, plus the items that the Provisions Ship need for CERN?s order.

The good news is that the Marina has an excellent data connection network, the bad news was that CERN was hogging more than their fair share. With good luck, the vast majority of CERN web time had been in the overnight hours. After the system had updated itself, transferred the cargo data, it began loading the Launchers software. And finally, the transfer of crew data. Carla was very happy to see that she had received an additional ten projects for CERN and three projects for Yellow-Nape. While Carlos was busy verifying placement of the CERN Mars Frames. Carla was busy with the items that had been purchased at the Marina store. Mid-morning the additional crew members arrived and with the deck crane, their belonging came onboard. All deck work stopped when the Fueler Ship filled CERN with diesel and resumed when it pulled away and as the Provisions Ship off-loaded. With a tentative 12:30 hours departure, everything was proceeding on schedule. The Cook and his assistant had begun preparing a mid-day meal. At 11:00 hours, they began loading the two CERN Mars Frames. Early this morning the first Launcher Install crew departed CERN. The other crew opened the recently placed cargo containers in each area and began pulling the first optional /upgrade components and began installing it.

The C137J lifted off and out of Frankfurt, Germany and set course for Stuttgart, Germany to pick-up the shipment of servers for Switzerland?s IT facility. They elected to spend the night in Stuttgart and fly early into Switzerland. Beak and Redvent were reviewing the latest briefs from the Partners regarding the security upgrades of the two primary Hangars now that both of them have nine servers linked. Beak slowed as he read the additional information that they had received regarding Phoenix Mars facility. In addition to the information that the GEN V O/S software is seeing regarding facility activity. The concern was that Phoenix likely has a few sleeper spies still onsite. Redvent asked what is he seeing that would inspire those comments? Beak suggested that they meet with Rickeybird before they leave Switzerland. Beak emailed Rickeybird and suggested that they meet for early mid-day meal tomorrow. Beak noted that he had received an email from the CERN Switzerland server that the launcher software had not loaded correctly. Beak connected with the Atlanta Hangar server and requested a review of the CERN Launcher software. The review found four fatal errors that would result in the launcher jamming. Beak forwarded the email and asked Carlos to ask the install tech if they have a copy of the software. Carlos saw the email on his front screen and elected to wait as he was busy side-shifting CERN away from the dock. Once CERN was underway, he turned the Helm over to his First Mate and took a printed copy to the Installation Leader. He was very surprised and provided Carlos with a memory stick. Carlos followed Beaks instructions regarding checking a memory device for Viruses and the software itself, it also located those four fatal errors. He requested the server to search for a work around. It found an Israeli fix. He created a print copy and provided it to his deck crew and told him to give it to the Lead Installer and tell him when he has time, please come to the Helm. Carlos provided Beak what he had obtained.

Mary and Rosa were reviewing how the legal side of the transition was moving along. Rosa informed Mary that the Israeli government had join the suit and that Dad had recommend that they place at least their Iron Helmet onboard their vessels. Mary asked about their changes to the US manufacturers software as she had seen communication between Carlos and Beak about issues with the software and that Beak had found a work around by Israel. Rosa called her Dad and asked him if he felt comfortable in speaking with them about a software issue we are seeing? Her Dad asked, on Carlos vessel sweetheart? Yes, Dad. I will call them now, bye! He was back in less than five minutes. They will be contacting Priscilla yet today with what needs to be both enhance physically and the corrections needed for the software. Mary placed an email to the Partners, Rosa, Beak and Redvent. Now regarding where we are with the Courts. It seems that the attack on Israel?s new transport vessel has brought public comment on this subject and its first hearing has been moved up to late next week. Now the attack on our Amsterdam Hangar about a week ago defined several holes in our defense on the individual level and those are being addressed. With great luck, the Airport Security group elected not to investigate and took the bodies someplace off property. I believe that we need to chase this point to understand what we can and cannot do to self-protect on airport property. I believe that because it did not turn into a shoot-out likely helped greatly. But it is a subject that we need to look at much closer. Rosa stated that she noted that the organization is targeting specific hangars with seriously upgraded servers and listening /communication technology. Are we walking across any legal trip cords? Mary stated that Julio is currently working with Boeing regarding adding our smart laptops to their aircraft as a means of decreasing fuel usage and improving pilot awareness. The selected hangars are adding means of ground-based connection for those aircraft. A very nice cover, but we both know what a couple of these servers are capable of when linked. Rosa, I am sensing that you have a deeper concern regarding where we are headed.

Jimmy checked with his crew on Edwin?s King Air and noted that they had slowed greatly because of issues with the internal frame of the aircraft. There were more cracks than they had seen before and they had created a cradle to support and assure that the frame was in its proper position as the cracks where repair based on the approved procedure recommended by the manufacturer. The process was fully documented with photos to support the work. As they completed repair, they received the corner supports that Edwin?s organization manufactures and installed them. Prior to proceeding, they fully cleaned the interior and exterior and sent it to the FBO paint facility. It was back late the following day as the FBO paint facility provided a fairly involved paint design requested by Edwin and designed by Carla. Edwin?s server had completed and they elected to send Beak and Team with it for installation using the traditional method of a King Air 350i. The date was scheduled and Edwin contacted.
 
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Priscilla received a call from Anna stating that the Hamburg, Germany, Police Chief is on line 3. Thank you, Anna. She lifted the phone and stated, Hi Andrew, what can I do for you this wonderful day? Andrew stated that she likely knew that they have been using Yellow-Nape hangar server to solve local crime, while the German Intelligent Agency has been back-grounding the individuals that continue to show up at the airport. Yes, I have Andrew and I am very happy that you have been making Hamburg a safer place for all of us. What can I do for you today? We would like to obtain a server much like the one at your hangar. I understand that, as it has been of help to you, Priscilla said. But that server had been hurt and is hanging together using tricks by my wonderful IT techs until your folks have completed gathering the scum of Eastern and Western Europe. I believe that you will want something a bit more reliable. That is true Andrew stated, but at the city level, money is always thin. What do you need Andrew? Priscilla if you can include the delivery, set-up and transfer of memory. I can afford the server. One moment Andrew, let me talk with my Accounting Manager and see what charity funds we have. A couple of minutes later, Priscilla was back and stated, we can handle the delivery, installation and memory transfer, if we can have your old server. Yes, Priscilla, we can do that. You have a purchase order number Andrew? Thank you, Andrew. I will get you a serial number and have a ship date by this afternoon, bye. Priscilla placed the proper paperwork into the system and requested a project number from Accounting and a server serial number from Beaks group. She than requested that the ship /install date be tied with the server replacement at the Hamburg, hangar. She then listed the base upgrade level for the server supporting a police group.

CERN was in final preparations for departure as the Cook provided a mid-day meal to the Tug crew and for the Harbor pilot. The pilot confirmed with the deck crew and marina crew that she was ready and to bring onboard the cable ropes. Moments later CERN was sitting center river where she turned the Helm over to Carlos and finished her mid-day meal, while watching CERN navigate her way out of the harbor. She also noted that Carlos brought CERN to a very specific depth. As they cleared the outer Harbor marker, she left the Helm stating she hoped to see them on their next visit. She made her way to the stairway and then boarded the Harbor boat, while the Tug exited. Carlos increase CERN speed in steps as they cleared the Harbor traffic and set his course to just South of the Florida Keys, then following the Gulf Stream up the East Coast. As he was enjoying the mid-day meal at the Helm, the Lead Installer entered the Helm. He stated that he was unaware of the problems with their software. But was happy that they had found them. Carlos stated that the Israeli Government had found work arounds. What do you recommended, Carlos asked? The Installer called his office and asked for their IT manager. He passed along the findings and review of their software and was able to identify the specific line-item numbers where the errors where found. Moments later the manager stated that he had found them and he would talk to the Israelis regarding what they found and are using as a workaround. Once he had something he would be back with him, bye. Carlos stated that CERN will be following the Hurricane /Tropical Storm about three days after it had past, which should result in fairly flat seas. However, when we turn East, we could see fairly strong Low-Pressure zones coming off North America, which could imply a disturbed sea.

Redvent was reviewing the server he had selected for the Hamburg; German police department and he began to create a list of upgrades starting with a dual mounted, quad core processes with a major increase in DRAM and an enhancement of the memory board. The hacker protection had become a standard with them as the numbers of hacks just keep increasing, especially from the Northern Bear to the East of them. He included the hush fans, the upgrade of the earth ground connection and the upgraded WIFI unit. He priced the upgrade costs and smiled. He took the list to the Stores (inventory) bay and he entered the project number, then the components request and while doing that, it would retrieve the items. It took him less than half the time to get the items and did not require any help. He loaded the items on a cart and wheeled it back to their bay. By mid-day the server boards were ready for the parts to be installed. Late afternoon, he set the boards back in the server frame and adjusted the presets. He powered the unit up and began loading the GEN V, O/S. His phone rang and he noted that it was Beak. What is happening Redvent asked. I have a software enhancement for the Launcher system, you have anything that I can run it on. Redvent stated that he just started a server up and I am currently setting our GEN V, O/S on it. About half an hour and you could test run it. Great Beak stated, I will be down once I finish it up. Redvent then called Hamburg Germany; Police Department, IT manager and introduced himself. Redvent asked him for a list of application software on their current server and had him email it to him. The IT manager asked when they would be bring it and Redvent stated that he saw that the installation is timed with the two at the airport hangar installation and he does not have that schedule at hand. The server was running the GEN V, O/S and displayed a 97% efficiency.

Beak walked into the server bay and asked Redvent where is our assistant today? Redvent stated that he is helping the aircraft maintenance staff on the Edwin King Air 350 upgrade, apparently that aircraft had more structural problems then is common. That caught Beaks attention as he was told by Jimmy that kind of damage is either from overloading the aircraft and/or landing heavy on unimproved runways. Beak handed Redvent the memory stick for loading as he went to Redvent laptop and entered Edwin?s 350 serial number for a wide search. He turned to Redvent and stated that aircraft has had a very questionable past. He reset the search for a deep search targeting Eastern Europe. Beak printed a copy of the search and when over to see Jimmy, while Redvent set the memory stick and ran the Virus check on the memory stick and software. He then ran a search on the software and it checked out without problem. He loaded the software into a walled-off area on his drive. It loaded smoothly and ran just as smoothly. Beak handed Jimmy the search document and asked if they had cleaned the ShopVac prior to using it on Edwin?s King Air. Jimmy stated, as you know, standard procedure, why? I would recommend that the ShopVac you used on that aircraft interior be tested for drug residue. They took the ShopVac into his office and ran several tests and was surprised by the number of positive results. Jimmy called Priscilla.

Mrs. Mac and Sara had just completed their morning walk when her phone rang and she saw that it was Priscilla. Hello Priscilla. Sara and I just completed our morning walk. Priscilla asked if Sara was handling the move and being at Frankfurt, Germany well? Mrs. Mac stated that we are both doing well, I had forgotten just how much I enjoyed Frankfurt, Germany. But I am guessing your calling to update us regarding Hamburg, Germany, right. That would be correct Mrs. Mac. Well, that would be great as Sara is handling the changes, well. But I am seeing a want to be able to call a place home. Priscilla stated they are about a week possible two before they are ready for them. Her contact has stated that yesterday, there were no arrivals and not a single call. It was as if the individual setting the flights died or was arrested. If that remains the same for the balance of this week, they would be ready to shut-down the surveillance and at the point, Priscilla would be comfortable moving Mrs. Mac and Sara to Hamburg, Germany. But the hangar needs a make-over as it looks like nothing has change for the last 20 years. Priscilla called Mary and asked her opinion regarding the hangar, and she stated the same thing. When Mary had first returned from Hamburg, German, she had sent photos to Carla and elected to resend her that email asking for recommendations, as they are ready to move ahead. Moments later Mary received a series of drawings, color choices, furniture choices and color choices for the exterior. Mary sent the email to Priscilla and they both agreed and kicked-off the project. Mary sent the floor plan and elevations drawings to Beak to have him define the security system. Priscilla called the FBO and requested the building be upgraded and be ready for use in two weeks.
 
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Priscilla was not happy about the findings in Edwin King Air 350. She entered the serial number of her King Air 350i with the Blackhawk upgrade, and she when from not happy to being very mad as it had already been flown deep into Eastern Europe. She call Beak to her office and asked him if he could determine if Edwin requested the flights or if his pilot had. Beak stated it?s a very fine line as the system does not clearly define the flight down to that level, but it will state who signed the flight plan. He ran a search to obtain copies of the flight plans and found that all flights in Western Europe was placed by Edwin, but that all flights deep into Eastern Europe had been placed by his pilot. He turned to Priscilla and stated that the findings would imply that Edwin may not know of the trips deep into Eastern Europe. Priscilla stated that Yellow-Nape can restrict the destination of their aircraft. Beak remined her that would alert the pilot that we are aware of his activity. Priscilla elected to call Interpole to provide the information they have gathered and as a means of assuring that her aircraft is not seized as a result of such activity. She thanked Beak and made a mental note to also thank Redvent and Jimmy.

Priscilla was surprised with the response from her contact at Interpole. She found that they have been aware of the flights and were surprised when Yellow-Napes aircraft had made the last two flights. Priscilla stated that she wants it shut-down and if they plan to just keep watching it to build a larger case, she will halt the use of her aircraft this week. In fact, I will be shutting it down today. The agent stated that he fully understood what she want and if I may, I would suggest that you tell Edwin that the aircraft has a maintenance recall and please have the aircraft flown to Amsterdam today for the inspection, repair and return to service. This will allow us to sample the aircraft and arrest him onsite. Sounds great, I will have Jimmy make that happen and will provide you an arrival time, bye. She called Jimmy and requested him to make it happen, now.

Carlos posted a notice of a 15:30 hours, Crew Meeting in the Helm. In advance of that meeting he meet with the Installation Crew and updated them on the return trip to Amsterdam. He also wanted to know how they planned to address the Israeli recommendations regarding structural issues they had found. And that the Mealy upgrade to their software had been installed on CERN server. He also provided an estimated weather forecast for the next several days. In preparation for the meeting, he met with his Cook regarding upcoming special meals, birthdays and the like. As the crew began to gather in the Helm. Carlos set the difference screens to provide additional information as part of the meeting. Carlos began the meeting with a quick talk about safety onboard and especially when working in tight spaces. He then shifted to anticipated weather and sea conditions along the way. He welcomed the return of a crew member and his dear wife who will be assisting our World-Famous Cook who had provided us with amazing meals. After several other discussion points, he remined his crew that CERN is a very special vessel and that we have equipment onboard that is not commonly found on other ships and as a result you will be approached and questioned regard our protection and adversarial equipment. Do Not Discuss what we have with anyone! If you are approached, please let me know ASAP. Any questions? Okay, as always, CERN has an open-door policy, if you have a question, please ask. At that point he turned the meeting over to Carla, who thanked everyone for their kind acceptance of her onboard CERN. You have likely noted that there is additional crew-ware for your use. Carlos has requested that you selectively wear these items, when you are away from CERN as the goal is to not draw attention to yourself. Many of you may have notice that several accent items have been added to the public areas with the goal of reducing echo effect and as a result a more peaceful astrosphere. As a reminder, CERN does not travel in areas that are known to be dangerous, but we should all be aware of boats that are just to close or acting in ways not common, please report any activity that are out of the normal. Please note that each of you are invited to the wedding of Mary and Julio, our Skippers younger brother this coming Saturday, late morning. The times and locations will be listed on the CERN Activity Page. Again, thank you for your kindness.

Frederick and Julio had been active in the selection of specific hangars that the organization will upgrade the onsite security and its ground to air communication technologies all supported by a dual GEN V server group. The foundation is to provide and enhance the technology currently on modern aircraft flying in both Europe and North America. Frederick was looking at the flight paths and noted that Iceland should be considered as an opportunity for both organizations based on the volume of aircraft travel over the artic circle. I see that we upgraded Galveston, Texas hangar this last week and found that CERN Switzerland had taken extensive advantage as part of the software upgrade of the onboard GEN V server. They elected to look at CERN Switzerland common route across Atlantic and found that installing at their airport hangars near the shoreline would be a vast improvement in its communication zones. After they placed the most recent list in a brief and distributed it, they received a comment back from Mary suggesting that they should request Rosa?s view of possible concerns regarding other uses that could be viewed in another light. Frederick sent her a copy of the document and asked her opinion.

Julio had been in contact with his parents and had set-up a flight for them to be in Atlanta Thursday morning late. He had remembered to thank his Dad for contacting the Israeli Government as they were in a position to add the additional structural components while that area was still open. He had elected to catch a commercial flight to Seattle on KLM, Wednesday afternoon. Frederick will be joining them on the Thursday, night flight. He was happy that Lawrence and his wife would be joining them for the crossing. Lawrence had gotten approval from upper management to push the newest 787 for an Atlantic crossing record if Mealy management agreed. Boeing has been wanting to see if the combination of the engine refinements and the smart laptop would combine to cross with speed and fuel economies.
 

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