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Worst Job In Maintenance  
User currently offlineWirelock From Spain, joined Sep 2007, 126 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 16864 times:

so, what is the worst job you have performed during aircraft maintenance. maybe it was smelly, maybe the access was poor, maybe it was -10C?
Your experiences.....

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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2508 posts, RR: 14
Reply 1, posted (6 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 16880 times:

I always hated crawling in the vertical of the 727. There was a skin attachment inspection that required a bunch of time in there. It was hot, cramped and covered in Skydrol.

User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 2, posted (6 years 7 months 1 hour ago) and read 16876 times:

The list is long but distinguished...  biggrin 

Anything involving the #2 engine on a DC-10..summer,winter,indoors outdoors..doesn't mattee!

Toilet tank sensors on an A320,no such thing as completely empty!

Brakes of any kind!

Removing a prop brake on an ATR,the only broke in extreme hot or extreme cold..

Checking a stab brake on a 727,now I know how coal miners feel

these are just a few I'm sure there are techs out there that will fill in more of the unpleasant jobs


User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2638 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (6 years 7 months ago) and read 16837 times:

Unblocking blocked toilets on a short turnaround and just about anything else to do with toilets and waste. Inspecting the inside of the 747 wing landing gear trunnion for cracks. Lock-wiring CF6 scavenge module mag plugs. Scraping tank sealant out of fuel tanks. Menial and repetitive work such as cabin interior work, grinding and treatment of corrosion, sealing panels and structural inspections. Spraying corrosion preventative compound and use of chemicals in general. Lubrication work.

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 16794 times:

Quoting JetMech (Reply 3):
Unblocking blocked toilets on a short turnaround and just about anything else to do with toilets and waste

Piss of you lead and become Chapter 38 guy...
Chemicals suck and you're right about cabin work and good luck finding cabin items in the I.P.C..throw in premium class seats and different I.F.E. and a 777 full of LHR based f.a.'s you're a busy boy!


User currently offlineScarebus03 From Ireland, joined Apr 2005, 303 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 16766 times:
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Anything to do with toilets on any type.
Cabins in general and variable geometry seats that wont open or close on a transit.
Anything to do with a P&W JT9D.
Spoiler mixer replacement on the 747 'classic'
Rigging doors on old 737's.
Any type of job that means entering the fuel tanks.
Pylon mods on 747's.
Opening/closing the t/rev cowls on the V2500
Cleaning up after birdstrikes (engines).
Applying dinitrol especially in closed spaces.
Replacing cabin recirc filters (yeeuucckkk!!)


I'm sure we have thousands of favorites!

Brgds
SB03



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User currently offlineAogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 16759 times:

Any Skydrol job that required you to reach upward with your arm so that you feel it run down your hand, down your arm to your armpit....down your side.....and right into the waistband of your shorts if you were lucky...  Smile

User currently offlineTheCol From Canada, joined Jan 2007, 2033 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16731 times:

From what I've seen, anything to do with the shitter pretty much ruins the day for maintenance personnel and those of us that may be involved as well.

[Edited 2007-09-28 19:46:45]


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User currently offlineFlexo From St. Helena, joined Mar 2007, 406 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16731 times:

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 6):
Any Skydrol job

Just a stupid question here: What is Skydrol?


User currently offlineA10WARTHOG From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 324 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 16712 times:

Quoting Flexo (Reply 8):
Just a stupid question here: What is Skydrol?

It is the Hydraulic fluid that is used on a lot of aircraft. The problem with it is that is burns when it gets on your skin. Lord help you if you get it into your eyes.


User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 16696 times:

Going on a gate call and telling the pilot your taking his airplane out of sevice. The worst part is seeing 250 faces looking at you. They act like it is my fault. I have had some people even go as far as to call me a waste disposal hole on the human body. I just laughed and said well better delayed than a smoldering hole in the ground.

David



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User currently offlineG4Doc2004 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 123 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16687 times:

R&R the gear motor on King Air 100/200's
ANY interior squawks.......
R&R the ACM on a 690 Turbo Commander
R&R the ACM on a Beechjet 400A
As already stated, anything involving Skydrol on your skin
Inverter R&R on 31/35A Learjets
R&R windshields on 20 or 30 series Learjets......aaarrrggghhhh!



"Failure to prepare is preparing to fail"--Benjamin Franklin
User currently offlineFr8mech From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 5104 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 16671 times:

Rudder powerpack on a DC8 in the summer.

Searching for a misting hydraulic leak in the Stab compartment of a B747.

Changing the PRBC & FAC on an old JT9-7A/AH.

Replacing an IDG that's been overserviced and burned up. You never get the smell to go away.

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 6):
Any Skydrol job that required you to reach upward with your arm so that you feel it run down your hand, down your arm to your armpit....down your side.....and right into the waistband of your shorts if you were lucky...

I'll second that, and remember to wash your hands BEFORE you take a piss.

The highest one on my list was the hydraulic pump I changed on a JT3 in Gander during the month of January. Brrrrrrrr.



When seconds count...the police are minutes away. Never leave your cave without your club.
User currently offlineBoeing767mech From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 1022 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 16649 times:

Aug valve change on a MD-80
Changing the PTU or Reversable pump motor in a DC-10-10 or -15 lots of room but lots of mess, IE skydrol, and Aeroshell 7 or Mobil 28 on the floor of the bay.
727 APU change.
JS31/32 ACM work with the pod still on.
SA227 containment bags.
SA227 Battery Change
SA227 Flap Actuator Change.
SA227 anything.
Deice boots on a SA227,JS31/32 and SAAB 340B

David



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User currently offlineCharlienorth From United States of America, joined Jun 2006, 1114 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 16532 times:

Quoting Boeing767mech (Reply 13):
727 APU change

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Or the APU load control valve on a 727  banghead 

Quoting Boeing767mech (Reply 10):
I have had some people even go as far as to call me a waste disposal hole on the human body. I just laughed and said well better delayed than a smoldering hole in the ground.

Been there...one time I had an A320 going to the west coast,had a problem right befor push time,I performed some magical resets and got the ac ready,some guy in FC was standing in the galley asked the flight attendant to give me a drink"on him" oh well the can of coke wasn't too bad  Smile


User currently offlineEx52tech From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 559 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 16501 times:

Quoting Charlienorth (Reply 14):
Or the APU load control valve on a 727

That is the reason why I would change the APU generator while the APU was still mounted in the airplane.

Removing the yellow submarine (aft lav. tank) in a DC-10.

Rigging the load bar motor in the forward cargo of a DC-10, after replacing the drive chains.

Replacing the poly-mite (APU inlet duct) on a DC-10.

Replacing the #2 Hyd. reservoir on a DC-10.

Replacing the lower rudder balance weight on a DC-10.

Replacing the forward engine mounts (truss fittings) on a DC-10-30 wing pylon.

Replacing the Fuel pump, and Fuel Control on a JT-9-7Q on a 742.

Replacing the bleed valve actuator on any even numbered engine on a B-52G. J-57-43WB

Replacing the tower shaft seal on a TF-33 on a B-52H. Replacing the CSD and Generator on a TF-33 on a B-52H.

Replacing the augmentation valve on a DC-9-30 with an aft air-stair.

Replacing the PAC inlet duct on any DC-9.

Anything to do with any lav. on any airplane, at anytime.



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User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2508 posts, RR: 14
Reply 16, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 16410 times:

Quoting Boeing767mech (Reply 13):
SA227 containment bags.
SA227 Battery Change
SA227 Flap Actuator Change.
SA227 anything.
Deice boots on a SA227

I agree on all points, you just made my respected user list. I know SA-227 anything pretty much sums it up but how about working a fuel leak on that piece of crap? I hated scrapping sealent out of those wings. The access holes were barely big enough to get your arm through and still see what you were doing with a mirror stuck to the top of the tank.

That airplane taught me that there is no place I can't fit. Given enough time and energy I know I can reach. It also taught me that the sence of touch beats out sight 90% of the time.


User currently offlineTdscanuck From Canada, joined Jan 2006, 12709 posts, RR: 80
Reply 17, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 16405 times:

Quoting A10WARTHOG (Reply 9):
Quoting Flexo (Reply 8):
Just a stupid question here: What is Skydrol?

It is the Hydraulic fluid that is used on a lot of aircraft. The problem with it is that is burns when it gets on your skin. Lord help you if you get it into your eyes.

Not only that, it's also a wonderful paint remover. Skydrol basically hates anything it touches, except aircraft hydraulic system components. And it's unnaturally purple.

Tom.


User currently offline737tdi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 16404 times:
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I did not read but the first four responses. The fuel tanks are abolutely the worst. There is no way, no how, no shit, the worst. Crawl in a cave with one opening, the one you just entered. It does not get any worse than that. The smell, lack of Oxygen the claustrophobia. the crap. There is nothing worse than the inside of a large aircraft gas tank. Trust me here don't do it.

User currently offlineJetMech From Australia, joined Mar 2006, 2638 posts, RR: 53
Reply 19, posted (6 years 6 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 16390 times:

Quoting 737tdi (Reply 18):
There is nothing worse than the inside of a large aircraft gas tank.

Well the big ones are OK, especially the CWT and inner tanks on a 747. The small fuel tanks are the ones that are the problem.

Regards, JetMech



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User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 20, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 16327 times:

Quoting 737tdi (Reply 18):
I did not read but the first four responses. The fuel tanks are abolutely the worst. There is no way, no how, no shit, the worst. Crawl in a cave with one opening, the one you just entered. It does not get any worse than that. The smell, lack of Oxygen the claustrophobia. the crap. There is nothing worse than the inside of a large aircraft gas tank. Trust me here don't do it.

The fuel tanks don't bother me so much. I have been tank diving many times and prefer that over trying to un-clog a lav on the line. The first time I had to dig into the lav, I puked right into the toilet bowl.



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User currently offline737tdi From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 645 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 16255 times:
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llikeyyc: Yes the honey pot is horrible, most folks don't realize we have to dig around in their doodoo to retrieve their lost items. It's amazing what people lose in the crapper. Cell phones, rings, watches, kids toys etc.etc.. Most of the time you don't even get a thank you?

737tdi


User currently offlineDALMD88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 2508 posts, RR: 14
Reply 22, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 16244 times:

I can not understand why people throw full water bottles into MD80 Lavs. It seems to be a weekly occurance. Lav inop, will not flush/hold fluid. Sure enough there is a Dasani bottle wedged under the dump valve holding it open. A great way to start a night. Fishing around in the tank to retrive the bottle.

User currently offlineIlikeyyc From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1373 posts, RR: 21
Reply 23, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 16234 times:

Quoting 737tdi (Reply 21):
Most of the time you don't even get a thank you?

Only if I fix a "crew comfort" item like a crew seatbelt pad, or a light bulb so they can read a magazine at night.

Quoting DALMD88 (Reply 22):
I can not understand why people throw full water bottles into MD80 Lavs

Out of sight- out of mind. Doesn't have to be an adult, it could be a child putting a round peg in a round hole.



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User currently offlineAogdesk From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 935 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (6 years 6 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 16206 times:

Quoting Flexo (Reply 8):
Just a stupid question here:

Ain't no stupid questions here.


25 Sfomb67 : I'll munch to that! And then how about a DC-8 aileron reversion mechanism and an aileron curtain ( especially the inbd ).
26 Buzz : Hi all you stalwart wrench benders and spark chasers, Buzz here. Yes, I can say that I've done many of those unpleasant tasks... even without cussing.
27 Post contains images Saintsman : To be fair its not that bad. To say that it burns on skin contact makes it sound like some sort of acid. It can sting but I never found it a problem,
28 Qslinger : Whats a stab brake and Spoiler Mixer?
29 Wirelock : aircraft sanding is terrible work. the noise , the dirt, the heat... full PPE. and at end of shift every nook and cranny of the body with dust in it.
30 Ex52tech : Stab brake aids in stopping the stabilizer trim motor when the stabilizer jack screw is in motion. Works also if you are trimming the stab. in one di
31 Dougloid : Yep. I have seen that elephant as the boys in Grant's Army of the Potomac used to say. Actually went to the Fairchild tank reseal school in San Anton
32 Post contains images Skidmarks : Anything that involves getting into, or invovled in, fuel tanks. The worse ones I found were Jaguar N1 and N2 (Military I know, but relevant). Scrapin
33 JetMech : Changing the pre-coolers on a Rolls-Royce powered 767. You can move the pre-cooler in a direction to get just enough room either in front or behind th
34 Mike89406 : Hmm interesting . Changing rudder actuators in a EA-6B prowler you have to wiggle in in and out turn sideways to fit in then you have to make sure you
35 Boeing767mech : 767 with GE's PRSOV valve change. David
36 Ex52tech : e=Wirelock,reply=29]oh ya [quotand skydrol... any1 ever get in there eye use milk it neutralizes it very quickly[/quote] I hate to sound like a pain i
37 Dougloid : Always kept a squeeze bottle in my rollaway for just such things as these. Another thing I kept was a couple books of paper matches. If a mate got so
38 TwinCommander : they arnt that bad... depends on which system it has installed. agreed. though i would like to add that calibrating the steering system on either a 2
39 KBFIspotter : I have always been told mineral oil works well for skydrol... Luckily, I have not had the pleasure of getting some in my eye. It seems that the lavs
40 Dougloid : I feel your pain. One time on a roadtrrip I had to do a gearbox inspection on a Garrett powered conquest and reset the NTS trip torque in a snowstorm
41 CALTECH : Waste system problems, especially on turn-arounds. Anything outside in the cold that takes a lot of time such as brake changes on Boeing 727 or 737, o
42 OzTech : I'm going to go one further than that and say "anything on a 767 " apart from a nose wheel change and literally anything on a CF6 or a 7R4.... Give m
43 Ex52tech : I always thought of it as " It will never break, why would you need to get at it" P&W had that mentality on all JT-9s on the 741 & 742 aircraft. Espe
44 DC8FriendShip : anything in the nacelles of a DHC-8, changing the nose gear door selector valve on a CRJ-200, main gear brake line swivel on a CRJ-200, parking brake
45 Max Q : You Gentlemen (and ladies) have my genuine utmost respect and admiration for an incredible job performed under brutal, even downright scary conditions
46 Fr8mech : You know, I've done dozens of them and never really had a problem. I always remove the hinged panel completely. That extra inch or so makes the diffe
47 KBFIspotter : The engines themselves are really not all that bad... It is everything aft of the firewall (read that as the MLG bays!) that suck, and this goes for
48 Panman : I will take a Boeing over an Airbus any day. It seems airbus does things the way they do because they don't want to do it like Boeing. Hence 11/32" a
49 Boeing767mech : Latest job I have been part of that sucks is Thrust Reverser changes on the 757's we hAAve. It's just 7 bolts to bolt up the reverser, The part that s
50 Post contains images HAWK21M : Def clearing a blocked toilet tank drain line snag Any other snag work would be acceptable regds MEL
51 Post contains images Ex52tech : Then go out and run the engines at power for a little while, and see how well they fit. We had that benefit in heavy check to be able to do that afte
52 Post contains images HAWK21M : Am I glad I work on Freighters these days regds MEL
53 Boeing767mech : We ususally only have time to blow it back, check the vanes and lights before the supervisor is asking for the airplane. The joy of a line station. D
54 Ex52tech : Line maint. is much more rewarding than heavy check, worked both over the years. But working 5 days a week and having weekends off as opposed to rota
55 FlyASAGuy2005 : I see that everyone is talking about line and HMV. Why exactly do you like line work better?
56 HAWK21M : Night shifts are a hit on the Family time too. On the contarary I prefer Major Mx. regds MEL
57 Ex52tech : Less repetition on the line. The challenge of having to make snap decisions, make the wrong one and you have to answer for the delay. On the line you
58 Panman : Are you for real? When I worked at Virgin I used to beg for variety on the line. Every aircraft was the same whether 742, 744 or A343 (so you know it
59 Dougloid : Back in 1984 I worked for a place that did overnight service for TWA and they sent a guy up from St. Louis to put me thru the course, he showed up in
60 Ex52tech : I should have been a little more specific, I wasn't just speaking of arrival departure gate work. My line experience that I was speaking from was, af
61 FlyASAGuy2005 : Man, that is classic! At least you all had the luxury of not looking over your shoulder all the time. As far as galley food goes, not much choice on
62 Post contains images Ex52tech : Atlanta........wow........now that place is an icebox in the winter Up here in MSP we would break down and finally have to put our light jackets on i
63 KBFIspotter : Ah yes, the nightly coke and biscoffs... those are great! I did heavy checks on wn 733's for a year before coming to QX to work the line, and I must
64 Ex52tech : Back in "the good old days", when the first class galley had steak, sometimes duck, and hot fudge sundays.......no wonder I put on weight. On the las
65 OzTech : Slightly off topic again but..... I remember many years ago in SYD an SQ 743 had a massive static fuel leak on the @ 2 Eng... I was pumping fuel at t
66 KBFIspotter : Well, I work for a regional, so we have fairly slim pickings.... It is very satisfying! It is the on easpect I love about the job. A month ago I was
67 474218 : Chapter 38, its a s***y job, but somebody has to do it!
68 Post contains images UAL Bagsmasher : CRJ-200 #2 engine FCU probably takes the cake. Outboard spoileron PCU's are always good for a few four letter words too...
69 MD11Engineer : Anything with chapter 38. The worst of it were preparations for a section 18 mod on A320s and A321s, the whole shebang in the zone aft of the bulk car
70 Post contains images DC8FriendShip : been there, done that. didn't want the T-shirt, especially when QX tried to blame me for SKYDROL in the #2 engine. once you figure out the jigsaw puz
71 Dougloid : If that' FCU is anything like the CL601 Challenger I feel your pain. I've still got my tool for the feedback cable, made out of a chunk of square tub
72 Surfpunk : While I was never a mechanic, I did apprentice in the Airframe shop on an aircraft carrier while I was in the Navy, and one thing that was a pain (due
73 Dougloid : That's why we'd paint stuff with Krylon after stripping off that epoxy paint. It just about wipes off with a damp rag.
74 Tdscanuck : You need help. Tom.
75 Surfpunk : Unfortunately, that wasn't an option. Wouldn't be "MilSpec". It also wouldn't stand up well to the salt air out at sea, and we'd end up with corrosio
76 Post contains images HAWK21M : Is that because of the Lube nipples & grease fitting located at weird difficult to access places. Thats a first.Any reason.Are you referring to you i
77 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Yes, some are very hard to reach and you'll get grease all over you. Compared to the cabin behind the sidewall panels or cargo holds, fuel tanks are
78 Zak : might be because airbus uses metric screws, hence the difference
79 HAWK21M : What about residual fumes. regds MEL
80 DIJKKIJK : I admire you lot. It is mainly because of your work that we passengers get to fly in so much comfort. Great work guys, keep it up! I hope there were f
81 Tdscanuck : A positive pressure air hood does wonders for that. Other than microbial mats, the inside of the tank is usually pretty nicely tidey...just ignore th
82 MD11Engineer : I prefer to let the tank vent with forced airflow over night and then go in with a filter mask (after checking the air inside with an explosimeter, o
83 AirframeAS : Anything that has to do with lavatories and lavatory ducts. I had to put my hand up the aft lavatory duct during a D-check (SI) at AS on N767AS in 199
84 HAWK21M : Sure does. What about Vacuuming on one end & Air flow from the other.That helps. regds MEL
85 Post contains images Charlienorth : Most hardware on "the bus" is standard,there are a fwe surprise metric items though..and then there is the clown who who thinks it's funny to install
86 LMP737 : Anyone who installs tri-wings should be drawn and quartered.
87 KBFIspotter : In that case, then all employees at Bombardier need to be drawn and quartered! I hate the number of triwings that are on the Dash 8! The CRJ is not m
88 Post contains images HAWK21M : Agreed totally.Guess they think it would never require Disassembly when using them regds MEL
89 Boeing767mech : These two aren't dirty jobs, but still pain in the neck. First one: Troubleshooting Pax Seat Audio Problem. I had one last night on a 757 that the lef
90 HAWK21M : The MEC can get really cramped & hot on a B757. How long did the mod take to accomplish "practically". rehds MEL
91 Boeing767mech : This MOD took about 6 months to do all 124 of our 757's. The job was bid for 10 man hours, Our station took about 8 man hours(2 people) to do the MOD
92 RJwrench85 : The worst part about those dang "Nazi Bits" is that no matter how bad you strip them during removal you can still tighten them back with no problem l
93 Dougloid : You are a true freak... Eeeeeeeek.
94 ReidYYZ : Well, not much has changed since then. LMFAO! For some time now, I've given up on searching for cutlery. I riveted an airside pass clip to a fork, an
95 Dougloid : I think they used them on Hawkers. As I recall they were made of titanium, also the dreaded 'tri-wings' (which sounds like a highly developed sanitar
96 Post contains images HAWK21M : Thanks 8 hrs is fast. Interesting term. I wonder what the person manufacturing the Triwing hardware was thinking. Only Assembly I guess. regds MEL
97 EireRock : Any kind of fuel tank work or applying that Dinitrol to sect 48 with a brush and bucket, horrible sticky stuff that would remain on your skin and hair
98 MD11Engineer : Let me guess, Shannon Aerospace Ltd., Line 5? Been there, got the T-shirt, done plernty of section 48 myself. Did you have to remove the sh*t tank as
99 MQTmxguy : Anything to do with an MU-2, but especially: Rigging those stupid combo condition/Prop levers Anything in the aft equipment bay requires you to be ups
100 Post contains images HAWK21M : You dont wear headgear The Inspectors are right,Can't let any space be non applied. How did you handle the heatth issues,since you do this month afte
101 Dougloid : All the more reason to get it right. The ones with Bendix FCUs sucked, but the Woodwards are pretty easy to set up and are stable. What happens is wh
102 EireRock : Was never lucky enought to get the shit tank but your dead right on every other part of your reply, even down to the Line number!! Well done my frien
103 Stratosphere : You got that right. I actually refused to go on a road trip to fix an aircraft down in the field because they chartered an MU-2 and besides that it h
104 Dougloid : Well, I sat in the back of a P Baron with the seats pulled out carrying a complete set of gearbox inspection tools and an NTS machine. That wasn't co
105 Post contains images HAWK21M : Its amazing that you experienced no health issues after so much exposure frequently irrespective of the safety gear used. Seems you are lucky & dont
106 MD11Engineer : Who is in charge of line 5 now? And who in charge of the fuselage team? Is Maggie still there and Waxy? I was there 8 years ago. Back in my time we h
107 MQTmxguy : And is it just me, or does the MU-2 maintenance manual read like bad subtitles in a Japanese movie?
108 EireRock : Well im gone from SAL now, i left 2 years ago for greener pastures closer to my home(DUB). When i left John Mulqueen was in charge and Dinnaga. I use
109 MD11Engineer : I was one of a small group of Germans employed as permies. I worked there from summer 1998 to autumn 2000. AFAIK, all of us have left SAL. For me, on
110 Dougloid : Back in the day there was a guy who was a radar engineer at Hughes Aircraft and one day he disappeared off the face of the earth. Five or six years l
111 Suisjes : Vapor Seal @ the center wing fuel tank on a A310 , nuff said.
112 Zvocio79 : how about replace an engine exahust on a Dash 8. or a toilet dump valve stuck close with the toilet overspilled on an ERJ145. how about drilling out 5
113 Post contains images HAWK21M : Why this. Some over tightening enthusiastic Mechanic. regds MEL
114 Zvocio79 : it came of the a/c that we cannibalize so it sat on the ramp for a long time....i guess the previous mech didn't use LPS3 (rust inhibitor) or somethi
115 HAWK21M : Ok.I thought it was a in line Aircraft. regds MEL
116 Bingo : Galleys in narow body fleet?!? You really are an old timer! lol
117 Post contains images HAWK21M : Why arn't there narrow bodied fleet with Galleys these days regds MEL
118 Boeing767mech : Because we don't serve food on flights under 3 hours flight time anymore. Our MD-80's we are taking the half of the aft galley out and putting 4 seat
119 HAWK21M : Out here they still do. Is the Airline concerned an LCC. regds MEL
120 Boeing767mech : Some would call it a LCC Lying Cheating Company, or some would call it American Airlines. David
121 HAWK21M : So AA does not serve meal for
122 Borat : Two jobs that are a pain spring to mind. 1) Reading the p/n and s/n off the fuel boost pumps whilst in situ, 757. 2) Wire locking the BVCU connectors
123 Post contains images HAWK21M : Engineers Mirror regds MEL
124 Dougloid : Wouldn't it help if the part number and serial number were in Arabic or Hebrew written backerds so when you go to read em it'd be forerds???
125 Kaddyuk : Just like my manhood...
126 Dougloid : Probably not very far from its original location with a 180 degree turnabout too. I guess the extrication would be the worst job in maintenance.[Edit
127 Wingnut767 : Any waste system. It is always nice when a diaper gets tossed into the vacuum system Working on the packs or bleed system in the back of an MD-80 on a
128 LMP737 : Replacing the r/h lav fill line on an MD-80 is no fun. You have to remove the aft wall and side walls in the aft cargo. Then you get to remove the rec
129 Post contains images HAWK21M : Thats whats good about freighters.... Not much Blue Juice work. Much less corrosion No Pax seat adjustments regds MEL
130 Britman : I am no technician so i cant comment on that but for cleaning the inside of Aircraft cabins especially after a long-haul can be pretty mucky, after a
131 Dougloid : What is it with people? They figure they paid for an air ticket so they can do things in public that they would kill some stranger for who tried it i
132 HAWK21M : Dump it in their Handbags & what the reaction.Some Pax never learn. Thats the Right Attitude. regds MEL
133 AirframeAS : Ewwwww! But the latter actually happened, the picture was up in the inspectors office at AS. I don't think it is still there though. Another crappy t
134 HAWK21M : Is that the DDD?.......Dye,Disinfectant,Deodrant. regds MEL
135 AirframeAS : If that is what you guys call it that over there, then yes.
136 HAWK21M : Ok Since your term stated "cleaner" , I was thinking something else like a cleaning solution. regds MEL
137 CanadianNorth : So true. I did 6 months of cabin services before I left for school, and it was simply amazing how much of a mess people can make in a couple hours. W
138 HAWK21M : Thats because most PAX are not going to live there,so they don't care about its cleanliness which is sad. But then There are spoilt apples everywhere
139 AirframeAS : Yes, but it stays in the tank. We never flushed it out during checks. So I assume the juice itself stays in the tank until it is serviced in the next
140 DALMD88 : At DL we still have galleys on the narrow bodies. Sure the economy galley is mostly a drink cart storage station now that the ovens are gone, but tha
141 HAWK21M : The FAs should be given a circular that states only Liquids down the drain & solids in the waste basket.....Its done out here. makes a big difference
142 Post contains images Charlienorth : On a 757 on the ground just when I'm doing a post flight walk around by the aft drain mast yech!!! Nothing like a faceful of diluted coffee,orange ju
143 474218 : Mel, the last time I looked coffee is a liquid. Also you are making a big assumption the FA can read!
144 Britman : On the topic of leaving a mess, the cabin crew made just as bigger mess as the passengers on some airlines. dont get me started on that one.
145 Post contains images HAWK21M : I was referring to the Coffee Powder. regds MEL
146 TWAL1011727 : The spoilers aid in rolling the A/C faster....not in actually turning the A/C I watched an ASA mech change a hydraulic line that was routed thru a fu
147 777WT : Tell that to the FA's that works on ERJ-170/175 and 190/195...when they pour coffee down the front galley sink and over time...the ACM craps out and
148 Post contains images HAWK21M : There used to be a few mainly on the front galley,the drawback is overfill. Proper briefing & the reason why should be conveyed.Maybe add a Filter at
149 Ex52tech : Sorry, I thought that if someone was going to ask what a stab brake and a spoiler mixer was, I had better keep it simple. You are correct Mr. Wizard,
150 Wirelock : another 1 that drove me mad... the nlg insulation blankets of MD80
151 HAWK21M : In what way? regds MEL.
152 Wirelock : hi mel, in the NLG WW there is an insulation blanket which is installed behind hydraulic lines. The hyd lines are attached to he bulkhead of the WW c
153 Moriarty : After reading this thread I've made a promise to myself: next time flying I'll give a thought to all you guys and girls doing all this to make my flig
154 HAWK21M : Is that due to a fluid leak? regds MEL.
155 Wirelock : thats due to everything hyd fluid included... u know how close the md80 nose wheel is to the ground... well all that usual wheel well filth ends up o
156 MD11Engineer : I hated this as an apprentice, at LH removing the old liners (and the old fire tape) plus making new ones was a typical apprentice job. The fibre gla
157 Post contains images HAWK21M : Ever wonder why one never forget to wash ones skydrol touched hands before visiting the loo the 2nd time regds MEL
158 Post contains images MD11Engineer : Don't know if have posted it here already, but back in my old company we had an older mech, who had to prove himself that he was still as capable in
159 SEPilot : How about working behind the panel on a Mooney? Unless you're a midget contortionist there just is no good way to do it.
160 Post contains images HAWK21M : Believe me......It takes some time to get back to normal. regds MEL
161 Post contains images MD11Engineer : I can't say. I always heeded the advise to wash my hands BEFORE and AFTER. Though I have suffered a few Skydrol showers and just the fact that I'm we
162 EireRock : When we were doing Gear changes in my old job you'd get covered in the stuff and the hardest lesson you'd learn was when you'd go home and hop into a
163 HAWK21M : A single drop of skydrol near the mouth can sting for hours. regds MEL
164 Panman : Been there, done that, got the t-shirt. How about upside down re-soldering a wire for a GPS switch (owner had an aftermarket unit installed) in a Tom
165 Post contains images HAWK21M : Im sure you were wearing a Safety goggle as per norm regds MEL
166 Panman : Erm... Yes I was..... Honest!! Is it me or is it warm in here?? paNMan
167 ReidYYZ : During an A310 lav tank (vacuum) drain ball valve change that the main base 'swears the tank is empty', was not. The contents of possibly at least a 3
168 Panman : Cor-ban? Dinitrol? Ardrox AV8/AV30? Panman
169 Post contains images HAWK21M : Ever experienced ATF soaked skin & its results. regds MEL
170 Panman : Glad to say no! I have had a mouthful of both AVGAS (syphooning it out of a Baron) and JET A-1 (sticky drain valve on a 767 - don't ask what my mouth
171 HAWK21M : Normally ATF skin damage occurs when one reaches for the "dripsticks" & a bit of fuel seeps down ones sleeve,which later causes skin peel. regds MEL
172 Panman : I have never had my skin peel from any aviation fuel dripping down my arm. And that has happened quite a few times. My skin does turn slightly white -
173 Tdscanuck : How fit are you? One of the nasty things that fuel can do is defat layer immediately below the skin...had this happen to the leg of a guy I used to w
174 DALMD88 : At DL they are all still overboard I believe. I second that. Those really sucked to take out. DL finally removed them altogether.
175 HAWK21M : It occurs after the ATF stays on the skin for some time & not instantly. regds MEL
176 Panman : Quite fit. Very high metabolism. [Used to be] Very skinny, though putting on some weight now. That could be it. Never thought about how my relatively
177 Tdscanuck : That's probably it right there. Unless you've got a sensitivity, it should take quite a bit longer than that to show really nasty effects. In a previ
178 HAWK21M : Its actually a situation where the dripped fuel from the hand is wiped off clean,but a bit of ATF between the sleeve of the jacket touching the hand
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