0700 Friday Jan 2016
WestJet 1850, 767-300 November.
Cool start to the trip. Started to load at 0640 in prep for early departure. Still at the gate at 0745, noticed service vehicle parked in front of port engine. Captain announced delay as too much fuel in the centre rank and had to be adjusted due to weight and balance issues. Had me wondering who slipped up.
Driving started on port wing tip, stopped after 20ft. De-icing truck backed away and two ground crew started to work on the truck external panel and inside the back end. Eventually they got what appeared to be the heaters working, given the exhaust at the back end and de-icing continued followed by anti ice.
Departed 55 minutes late.