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Crew Chief Terms For Panels, Etc  
User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 2241 times:

OK folks, based upon my experience on various USAF flightlines, etc, was wondering how many of you could answer the following questions about crew chief names for various USAF aircraft panels, acft areas, tools, etc.

1. Where is the "Hockey Stick Panel" on an F-15C?

2. Where is the "Oklahoma Panel" on a KC-135?

3. Where is the "California Panel" on a KC-10?

4. Where is the "Hell Hole" on a KC-135?

5. Where is the "Pool Room" on a KC-10?

6. What does it mean to hang a "bag" on an F-15C?

7. While finishing a job involving torquing a nut to the proper torque, a technician calls over the radio to bring out some "bird sh**". What is the technican referring to?

8. What type of technician is called a "pointy head"?

9. What type of technician is called a "BB stacker"?

Those are all that come to mind....hope everyone has fun with these. I will post the answers after awhile if no one gets them first....




44th Fighter Squadron Vampire Bats - 63 years of history
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User currently offlineChdmcmanus From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 374 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2215 times:

1) ??
2) ??
3) The "California Panel" is actually the door covering the upper stowage compartment outboard of the crew galley at approx FS400, called so because it is shaped like the state of California.
4) ??
5) The "Pool Room" is the unused cavity in the fwd intermediate fuselage area; called so because of the walkway around the edges. On the DC-10 it was the fwd galley area in some configs.
6) ??
7) I assume your talking about white grease? I've never called for that when setting torque.
8) AFIN, GAC, CNAD, etc. etc., whatever the acronym for the week is when referring to the box swappers, aka avionics guys.
9) Ammo troops.

ChD

BTW dow you know where the Wagon Wheel, pork-chop, or EPR-Ducer Door panels are on a C-141?



"Never trust a clean Crew Chief"
User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2208 times:

You are correct on your answers....I will withhold on #1,2,4, and 6 for a little bit.

Unfortunately my time on the mighty -141 was limited as McGuire was transitioning to the KC-10 when I got there. Don't know where any of those -141 panels you mentioned are....

Thanks for answering....



44th Fighter Squadron Vampire Bats - 63 years of history
User currently offlineF4wso From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 974 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2193 times:

6) An external fuel tank as in a bag of gas. This also applied to the F-4.
Gary
Cottage Grove, MN



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User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2191 times:

Gary - You are correct.....that leaves #1,2, and 4.

Incidentally, my old maintenance group commander at Kadena told me something about F-15's I'll always remember. He said "Don't let that sleek F-15 exterior fool you....underneath is just an ugly F-4"....



44th Fighter Squadron Vampire Bats - 63 years of history
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2154 times:

4. Where is the "Hell Hole" on a KC-135?

Boomers station????? Shot in the dark  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2144 times:

DeltaGuy - You're close....it's not the boomer's station but is actually another compartment of the aircraft that is just forward and outboard of the boomers station....accessed by a panel on the lower left side of the aft fuselage. On the old KC-135A/E's the APN-69 beacon R/T was installed in this compartment. This was a barrel-shaped object that just barely fit through the access hatch and weighed a good 50+ lbs. Another really well-designed feature with the maintainer in mind (not!)....


44th Fighter Squadron Vampire Bats - 63 years of history
User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2075 times:

Ahhh I was close....as close as one navy-raised guy can get to an Air Farce jet  Big grin

Excellent thread sir...can you tell me where to buy some name-brand jetwash?  Laugh out loud

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2071 times:

"Jetwash" is an oldie but a goodie....ranks right up there with sending someone to get the keys to the airplane.

We used to have newly-assigned crew chiefs on the KC-10's get a plastic trash bag and go to the back of the aircraft. They were told to get an "APU Air Sample". They had to open the trash bag and stand in the APU exhaust, filling the bag, then quickly zip-tying the bag shut. They were then to bring the bag to the base bioenvironmental office and let them know they had an APU air sample for testing. Of course the bio guys would at that point break into laughter......



44th Fighter Squadron Vampire Bats - 63 years of history
User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2064 times:

Or go get a spool of flight line...

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
Capt-AWACS, Life is not a Parker Posey movie


User currently offlineDeltaGuy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 5 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2056 times:

Or go get me a holding pattern.....a pattern for properly holding the bombs onto the wings  Big grin

DeltaGuy


User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 5 months 12 hours ago) and read 2026 times:

Anyone know where the Orce door on the KC-135 is?


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User currently offlineUSAFMXOfficer From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 174 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 5 months 7 hours ago) and read 2013 times:

OK....answers to # 1 and # 2

1. Where is the "Hockey Stick Panel" on an F-15C?
Answer: Top of the fuselage, covers the wing/fuselage seam on both sides. It is long and narrow L-shaped....like a hockey stick.

2. Where is the "Oklahoma Panel" on a KC-135?
Answer: Lower surface of each wing. Forward of/Covers flap attach drive area. It looks like the state Oklahoma as it hangs from the lower wing when opened, hinged on the the west side of the state.

Moose - I don't know what an "Orce Door" is....and I should!!! Can you give me a hint?



44th Fighter Squadron Vampire Bats - 63 years of history
User currently offlineAirforce1995 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1994 times:

Not a crew chief but sheetmetal here... armpit panel on the C-17. Wing to fuselage panel. Quite fun to remove by two people in the wind on top of a B-1 Stand...

User currently offlineMoose135 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 2245 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 months 4 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2003 times:

I don't know what an "Orce Door" is....and I should!!! Can you give me a hint?



It's on the port side, forward of the wing, and real big.

Moose



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