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    Default A Pittsburgh "Lunch Stop"...

    Crew flies 2,500 miles for Primanti's sandwiches
    By Tom Fontaine
    PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW
    Friday, June 24, 2011



    Boeing Co. flight test director Paul Shank gave Primanti Bros. menus to his crew during their morning briefing early Wednesday just outside of Seattle.

    About eight hours and 2,500 miles later, the Indiana County native and his crew were noshing on Pittsburgh's signature fry-and-slaw-filled sandwiches aboard Boeing's new, $300 million 747-8 Freighter jet at Pittsburgh International Airport.

    Actually, Shank passed on one famous feature.

    "It's kind of sacrilege, but I got my (Primanti's Capicola & Cheese) sandwich without the cole slaw," said Shank, 37, who grew up in the New Florence area.

    The test flight included fellow Indiana County native William "Trey" Smith.

    Boeing's Freighter and 747-8 Intercontinental are the next-generation models of the original jumbo jet, the four-engine widebody that first took flight in 1969. The aircraft maker is wrapping up function and reliability testing on the aircraft with test flights across the country.

    The first Freighter, designed for cargo use, is expected to be delivered this summer. The first Intercontinental, for passenger use, will be shipped to an unidentified "VIP customer" by the end of the year and to the first airline for commercial use in early 2012, Boeing spokeswoman Joanna Pickup said.

    Aside from Smith, no one aboard the Freighter knew what to expect from the Primanti sandwiches. Staffers from Pittsburgh International-based Atlantic Aviation picked up the order from the Primanti's in Moon. The hulking jet was back in the sky an hour later.

    "Everybody loved it. They were all like, 'Who would have thought to put fries and cole slaw on a sandwich?' " Shank said. "It was comfort food for me, something that reminded me of home."

    Shank said future test-flight menus will include pasties from Michigan's Upper Peninsula and lobster rolls from Maine.

    Another significant landing at Pittsburgh International in the past week: Airship Ventures Inc.'s Zeppelin NT. The zeppelin -- which, unlike a blimp, has a semi-rigid frame -- made an unplanned stop in Pittsburgh because of poor weather conditions during a trip to Columbus, Ohio. One of three in the world, it's scheduled to depart on Saturday.

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    Default Re: A Pittsburgh "Lunch Stop"...

    Well, they do make good sammiches!
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    Now that is what I call outstandingly proper flight training.
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    I could go for one right now and I only live about 25-30 miles from a nearby Primanti's.
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    I've only been to the original. Heard that the satellite restaurants aren't quite as good. True?

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    I've only been to the original. Heard that the satellite restaurants aren't quite as good. True?
    I dont think so. I actually prefer the one in oakland the most because thats the one ive been to the most. I loke the market square one as well. I think people get thrown off by the stand alone restaraunt type ones because they arent the tiny little local shops like in the strip, oakland, sotuh side and downtown pittsburgh but the sandwiches have all tasted the same to me. Its more about the atmosphere to people i think
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    I wish he would hire me on as a taste tester and test flight passenger!
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    I wish he would hire me on as a taste tester and test flight passenger!
    Talk about a great job, that would be sweet. I went to the one in Crafton, I believe , back in 2001 on January 6 after we left Heinz field and Mike Tomczak was co-hosting the Steelers post game show from there.
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