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Plane taxis to Orlando gate _ after alligator crosses tarmac

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Most times it’s bad weather or bird strikes that delay flights. This time it was an alligator. Anthony Velardi says his plane had just landed at the Orlando International Airport on Monday when he spotted the large reptile casually lumbering across the tarmac toward a pond. He posted a 10-second video on Facebook. Velardi says the Spirit Airlines flight had to wait about five minutes before it could taxi to the gate. He says an airport truck arrived at the pond to make sure the alligator didn’t… (fox2now.com) 기타...

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peterlmaas2
Peter Maas 10
It might have been a COMFORT creature that broke away from it's master.
jagerardi
Knowing the FAA, they probably hit the gator with a runway incursion, classes, and suspension of privileges for six months.

..Joe
PSUAth
But did he have ATC clearance?
sparkie624
I doubt it... Didn't look like he had is antenna up.
khaiduk
Looks like you can some good boots or briefcase!
corsair2
corsair2 1
Boots, please. Already have a nice briefcase.
duane270
Must have been a tail dragger...
666adt
I wonder if ATC bid the creature adieu with https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ch1UQ47rWKU
PSUAth
Doubt it, since Kennedy Steve retired!
sparkie624
They could have always pulled a YouTube Link
flusaboy
He must've missed his flight.
sparkie624
I hear it was kind of Stop and Go for a while :)
pixelvt
Bill Fox 5
I wonder if ground radar (ASDE) picked this up ?
joelwiley
ADSB transponder of FWC transmitter working?
alan75035
Q: How many arms has a alligator got? A: Depends how far he has got with eating his dinner!
ericabb
ericabb 3
He just wanted to give the people a full Florida experience.
FAwareM
FAwareM 3
"Tarmac" = any area on the grounds of any airport other than that of...oh, heck, I'm a millennial reporter, so the "tarmac" is everywhere and everything in, about, and near an airport, including ramps, taxiways, and runways!
hlclark1704
Many years ago (early ' 70's) I was taxiing a Cessna 172 for take off at SYR. Several maintenance trucks were on runway, but when they departed and after run-up, Tower said Cessna November xxxx cleared for take off. Caution - wake turbulence - departing box turtle.
sullivanmanagementconsulting
My father was hired in the 30's to kill rabbits on the Indianapolis/Wier Cook/IND runway.

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