485 Area Code

    area code

  • A three-digit number that identifies one of the telephone service regions into which the US, Canada, and certain other countries are divided and that is dialed when calling from one area to another
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  • A telephone numbering plan is a type of numbering scheme used in telecommunications to allocate telephone numbers to subscribers and to route telephone calls in a telephone network. A closed numbering plan, such as found in North America, imposes a fixed total length to numbers.
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485 area code

Thunder Over Michigan #9

Thunder Over Michigan #9
Consolidated PBY-5A "Catalina" flying boat. One of my favorite aircraft at the show this year. It looks factory fresh.

From Wikipedia:
The Consolidated PBY Catalina was an American flying boat of the 1930s and 1940s produced by Consolidated Aircraft. It was one of the most widely used multi-role aircraft of World War II. PBYs served with every branch of the United States Armed Forces and in the air forces and navies of many other nations. In the United States Army Air Forces and later in the United States Air Force their designation was OA-10. A Canadian-built PBY would be called a Canso.

During World War II, PBYs were used in anti-submarine warfare, patrol bombing, convoy escorts, search and rescue missions (especially air-sea rescue), and cargo transport. The PBY was the most successful aircraft of its kind; no other flying boat was produced in greater numbers. The last active military PBYs were not retired from service until the 1980s. Even today, over 70 years after its first flight, the aircraft continues to fly as an airtanker in aerial firefighting operations all over the world.

The initialism of "P.B.Y." was determined in accordance with the U.S. Navy aircraft designation system of 1922; PB representing "Patrol Bomber" and Y being the code used for the aircraft’s manufacturer, Consolidated Aircraft.

General characteristics

Crew: 8 — pilot, co-pilot, bow turret gunner, flight mechanic, radioman, navigator and two waist gunners
Length: 63 ft 10 7/16 in (19.46 m)
Wingspan: 104 ft 0 in (31.70 m)
Height: 21 ft 1 in (6.15 m)
Wing area: 1,400 ft? (130 m?)
Empty weight: 20,910 lb (9,485 kg)
Max takeoff weight: 35,420 lb (16,066 kg)
Powerplant: 2 ? Pratt & Whitney R-1830-92 Twin Wasp radial engines, 1,200 hp (895 kW each) each


Maximum speed: 196 mph (314 km/h)
Cruise speed: 125 mph (201 km/h)
Range: 2,520 mi (4,030 km)
Service ceiling: 15,800 ft (4,000 m)
Rate of climb: 1,000 ft/min (5.1 m/s)
Wing loading: 25.3 lb/ft? (123.6 kg/m?)
Power/mass: 0.034 hp/lb (0.056 kW/kg)
Lift-to-drag ratio: 11.9


3? .30 cal (7.62 mm) machine guns (two in nose turret, one in ventral hatch at tail)
2? .50 cal (12.7 mm) machine guns (one in each waist blister)
4,000 lb (1,814 kg) of bombs or depth charges, torpedo racks were also available

It's time for Airtight Construction.

It's time for Airtight Construction.
Red orange yellow white!! I have alwuz turned to Airtight Construction for all of my needs.

The logo is what drew me in. Who got to decide what the "cloud shape" would be. It’s a fun design. Or are those soapbubbles.

"485" is a very popular telephone exchange number in Parkersburg, & here’s a example of that.

That code @ the bottom of the sign is called a "West Virginia Construction Company License Number."


The south side of 7th Street at Woodrow Street in Parkersburg, West Virginia.