Jamesbuk From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 3968 posts, RR: 5 Reply 1, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 4971 times:
Ok well when i was on work experience (and then hanging around) at my flight school the worst was finding out that one of our aircrafts had crashed at leicester on a Cross country solo (complete pilot error tried to go round on 40' flap in a cessna 152) and the best was us all flying down to france for a day (Le touquet) Awesome flight 2 hours in the cessnas and 1 hour in the seneca!!
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
Greasespot From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 3066 posts, RR: 22 Reply 4, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 4936 times:
Changing a Dart engine on a HS748in the dead of winter in Hall beach(in the arctic)...outside........
Working on a 8 stage bleed air leak in a B727 pylon un YUL and getting it fixed....The as we are walking away the fucking airplane springs a bad hydraulic leak in the belly.......Turned into a 32 hour day in 32c heat and humidity
Many good days...
Sometimes all you can do is look them in the eye and ask " how much did your mom drink when she was pregnant with you?"
FSPilot747 From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 3599 posts, RR: 13 Reply 5, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 4903 times:
Quoting Jamesbuk (Reply 1): Ok well when i was on work experience (and then hanging around) at my flight school the worst was finding out that one of our aircrafts had crashed at leicester on a Cross country solo (complete pilot error tried to go round on 40' flap in a cessna 152)
Just trying to understand what happened here since you indicated that the cause of the accident was the pilot going around when he had full flaps. Most go-arounds start with full flaps. Did he pitch too high and stall or take all of his flaps out at once?
Neither he tried to pull back forgot full power so he lowered the nose to the ground put on full power then went back up the nose then lowered dont know why which meant the prop hit the runway with full power, he kept going then prop sheared off and flew off, he then kept going not braking for some reason then at the end of the runway (the longest one at leicester) he still had enough momentum to lift it out of the runway over a hedge and 50 Metres into the next field. He survived, mashed up face and a few snapped ribs extremely lucky if he was in the right seat he'd of been killed
You cant have your cake and eat it... What the hells the point in having it then!!!
MXSUP From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 27 posts, RR: 0 Reply 7, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 4841 times:
Worst day: 3 aircraft running behind due to weather, including a heavy "A" check with plenty of scheduled work. They get in, ramp hits one aircraft with a tug and doesnt let us know (we found damage when it got to the hangar), same aircraft we have FOD damage #1 engine and fan blades to blend out.
Best day: Everything going smooth, no AOG's, all aircraft running ontime. No mechanics coming into my office whining about vac/sick/day trades, or something there fellow mechanic has done.
Charlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1096 posts, RR: 5 Reply 8, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 4778 times:
How about the day that everything you touch goes great,troubleshooting is spot-on,everythingyou work on goes perfect,your estimated returns to service are exact,you feel like "Mechanic of the year",the next day aw crap,nothing goes right you drop tools or hardware into some kind of abyss,nothing turns out right your times are off,you have ten thumbs...ouch. On the more serious side,it is a bad day if one of your ac crashes,a flood of thoughts do go through your mind.
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31450 posts, RR: 57 Reply 9, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 3 days 2 hours ago) and read 4730 times:
The Best Day is Every Day I get to work on the Job I Love & they pay me for it.Snags or no snags.
The Worst....When you try 100% working Non stop over 24hrs to rectify a Snag in Rain & yet things don't work out.
MesaMXORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 12, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4518 times:
Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 3): that the seal didn't need to be changed at all.
I have done the same thing! I even told and pointed out the Pax Door Seal Striker Damage (when the rampies close the door with the pins out) was the whistling noise in flight but they made me change that stupid thing. Whole lot of rubber and a whole lot of silicone.
Quoting LMP737 (Reply 11): Best day at work, having a job that does not involve skydrol. Worst day, having a job that involves skydrol.
The worst is when you forget you were working with the skydrol and its hot as S$%# and you wipe you eyes. Ouch. How about Fuel tanks? anyone?
Best day... No write-ups and you can get through a season of Family Guy, or South Park or buy stuff on E-bay
Bad day.... MX on the Crj-200 #2 engine in the winter. With the #2 engine cowls blocking the exhaust you cant start the APU and you freeze your a@@ off. If you are on the #1 engine or anywhere else on the plane you just step in the exhaust stream and warm up when you cant feel you legs,arms,etc..!
Saintsman From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2002, 2065 posts, RR: 2 Reply 14, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 4416 times:
Its always a good day when you watch the aircraft make its first test flight after you've had it in the hangar for months whilst giving it some major modifications. The aircraft has been stripped apart into so many pieces but its all back together, tested and safe to fly.
Lucky42 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (7 years 4 months 1 week 4 hours ago) and read 4283 times:
Hey Mesa...How would you like to be on the #2 engine on the DC-10 in the winter? ...Atleast you were close to the ground. Anyway you stack it working on anything in the winter sucks...My worst day....getting laid off for 18 months with 16 yrs seniority then getting recalled back for 6 months then going on strike and NEVER coming back......
LMP737 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 18, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 4239 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13): Amazing...The Fear this Can has Installed in AMTs/AMEs worldwide.I'll Always remember to Wash my Hands well before going for a Pee after working with Skydrol.
When I work with skydrol I always make it a point to wear nitrite gloves. Even though you lose a bit of "feal" for the job you are doing it sure beats getting that suff on your hands. What amazes me that quite a few of my co-workers don't bother with gloves and handle skydrol filled components with their bare hands!
DALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2442 posts, RR: 15 Reply 20, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4213 times:
Working inside the vertical of a 727. We had to go in and do a clearance check at all the rib to stringer connections. It was hot, tight, and covered with a light coat of skydrol that had over the years leaked down from the horizontal stab. I always wondered how some guys got it done so quick.
Saab2000 From Switzerland, joined Jun 2001, 1608 posts, RR: 11 Reply 21, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 4202 times:
Worst ever day was in 2001 when I saw the crew of the Avro that crashed about 3 hours before the crash occurred. I was working for Crossair at the time.
There is never a good time for an accident ever. But this one was particularly badly timed. Things were not going well for us and this just added to the problems. That in addition to the terrible tragedy that it was.
Best day would probably be my first day flying at my current company. Had a great training captain who made me feel at ease and really helped my start flying the RJ out of ORD. I immediately felt at home there and with this company. That has since changed a lot unfortunately, but it felt good while we had a domicile in ORD.
Panman From Trinidad and Tobago, joined Aug 1999, 790 posts, RR: 0 Reply 22, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 4167 times:
Changing toilet filters on a 757. Took out this one filter which had something brown, hairy and about 4 foot long clinging to it. Smelt foul. It took all my strength not to cough up my guts - it was that bad.
Years ago when I still worked on light aircraft. Completed my first star annual (heavy maintenance check just before CofA renewal - done every three years here in the UK) where I did all of the work myself, airframe and engine. Test pilot invited me up for the flight test. The feeling of pride I had as the aircraft got airborne.......priceless. Imagine, she was looking like shit only a couple of weeks back.
I don't know what the fuss about skydrol is. I get it on my skin, it doesn't burn or have any other adverse reaction. Got it in the eye twice. Hurt like hell for what? 2 minutes? And that was it. Likewise why people wimp out over avgas/avtur. Had mouthfuls of each (avgas: I was siphoning some out of the tank on a Beech Baron - sucked too hard and got a mouthful; Avtur: doing a fuel sample on a 767 with my mouth open - bastard valve stuck open.).
HAWK21M From India, joined Jan 2001, 31450 posts, RR: 57 Reply 23, posted (7 years 4 months 6 days ago) and read 4114 times:
Quoting LMP737 (Reply 18): What amazes me that quite a few of my co-workers don't bother with gloves and handle skydrol filled components with their bare hands
Once Worked on Check C in MWW with Cotton gloves [Big mistake],After my Right hand was soaked with Skydrol during those 24hrs of continous work on Hydraulics.The Skin on My Palm started Flaking out.Looked weird for the next Forthnight.
MesaMXORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (7 years 4 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4049 times:
Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 13): Wash my Hands well before going for a Pee after working with Skydrol.
Man I was in the locker room when a guy forgot to do this. Boy did I LMAO
Quoting LMP737 (Reply 18): What amazes me that quite a few of my co-workers don't bother with gloves and handle skydrol filled components with their bare hands!
Quoting Panman (Reply 22): I don't know what the fuss about skydrol is. I get it on my skin, it doesn't burn or have any other adverse reaction.
I was working in the Aft Equipment Bay in A CRJ-200 on the LH pack when the #1 HYD blew a hole and covered me in it. We were on the line and I couldnt find any castor oil (really couldnt see )so I had to go inside the terminal to MC D's at F2 here in ORD and get one of those little bottles of milk to stop the pain........Bad Day
Quoting Lucky42 (Reply 16): Hey Mesa...How would you like to be on the #2 engine on the DC-10 in the winter
That is one Patio I would not like to be on. And on a side note everyone I know that worked on DC-10's say they didnt know it even HAD anyother engine besides #2.
25 Lucky42: Well Mesa I guess you do know something about the #2 engine on the DC-10 The patio was a nice touch..Touche'
26 HAWK21M: Read the Warnings/Cautions well. Remember The Stink of LD4 & ATF never leave you for quite some time. regds MEL
27 Charlienorth: The other thing that surprised me about the aft end of a DC10 is how high you could keep climbing.ladders kept going up and up!
28 Kaddyuk: My worst day would have to be the day that I was tasked to stick Modification Status plates to every J Class seat in the cabin (of 45) with one other