Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1169 posts, RR: 3 Posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 1306 times:
After reading the posts about the blue juice dives, it made me think of the wondeful things we do to new rampies (sending them after flight line etc) well today i sent a new guy after some flight line and some prop wash.. He went into stores and the guy was clueless, told him he didnt know what he was talking about and ask him if he ment window cleaner.... traditons like bin stretchers, flight line, prop wash, jet blast, taking air samples getting keys to planes are a part of aviation history and should be used and kept going to keep the values of our frat strong
JT-8D From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 423 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1253 times:
We were doing a B check on a 727, a long time ago. This guy asked my boss how to depressurize "A" hydro system. My boss told him to go to the #1 engine and spin the fan backwards. We just stood back and laughed. He kept asking if we thought he had spun it enough. We stopped laughing long enough to tell him to spin it faster. We finally let him off the hook when he got he the thing going so fast, that we thought he was going to loose a finger or 2. I felt bad about it later. After all, he did ask a valid question. We had a lead, nice guy, but didnt know what the hell he was doing. After some engine work, he was going to run the engine to do a leak check. After completing the checklist, he set all the instrument lighting and dimmed the annunciator panel. The inspector was behind him watching to see that the engine indications where normal. Inspector told him that the engine wouldnt start unless the dimmer switch was in the bright position. Dan, the guy running the engine dissagreed and hit the start switch. As he did, the inspector closed the pneu crossfeed valve, cutting of the air to the starter. Dan was confused. He pushed the dimmer to the bright position and the insp opened the crossfeed. Dan was confused, so the whole process was repeated. After the engine was finally started, and the leak check completed, Dan got on the phone with technical publications to have them change the checklist. He wanted a note made that the engines would not start if the dimmer switch was in dim. To this day, he is known as dimmer Dan..JT
A/c train From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 501 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (14 years 2 weeks 2 days ago) and read 1249 times:
LOL JT8D! superb stuff, my brother was caught by a TECH the other day, he was taking down part numbers and took down so many from this Tech that he didn't notice the Tech had given him this part number to take to stores,
it's great hearing all these because it will just be more for me to look out for , although my Dad says you've got to let yourself get caught sometime otherwise the Tech will end up doing something really bad to you instead!
Wilcharl From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1169 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 1234 times:
i guess its still alive and well, i guess some of the things can be dangerous like the spinning fan or sending a rampie to get an air sample from a running engine, the dimmer one though i gotta get some one to do that
737LAME From Norway, joined Apr 2001, 75 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (14 years 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1186 times:
One day with no A/C in the dock, a couple of the men was doing a leak check on a 737-200 aux fuel tank bladder cell. (it had been removed from the A/c)
It was supported over an table hanging 5" above this sopported by a hoist.
They slowly started to inflate the bladder cell with air, and this caught many peoples attention.So there was a relative large croud watching after a while.
I was walking towards them from the other end of the hangar when I noticed a empty 1 liter plastic bottle connected to an airhose was being slowly put under the table, then some seconds later a big loud bang and the bottle departed the bottleneck.
Everybody tought the bladdercell had exploded so they thru themself on the hangarfloor ...
When they realized what had happened they ran after the one that had used the plastic bottle joke on them.
He got his punishment afterwards,,,, later in the week he was in an raiser checking the stabilizer. People changed to ground control of the raiser and then washed!! him with a firehose (cold,cold water)
A very strange view I must say... LOL
Another one was an electrician that was in cockpit during the later final part of the C-check, he was rewiring some components.A engineer was entering the cockpit ready to do some functional checks. The electrician was not happy being disturbed by this engineer so he did some really bad farts....(He was famous for them!! he used to eat several days old airline food!).
So the engineer had to escape almost barfing. He complained to the hangar foreman, he then entered the cockpit, the electrician made another fart and the foreman had to eascape as well...
he then made the sarcastic remark.... let him do that job before you continue..to the engineer he is so full of s*** that we will probably have to change the seatcovers on the cockpit seats after he has been there.