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Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:43 am

As a followon to the new A&P thread, I've been thinking a bit.....

It's a good thing to develop a specialty-mine was systems and engine overhaul/repair, testing and evaluation....some guys did sheet metal, other guys were pitot/static specialists or wheel/brake/landing gear guys. There were guys who did rough and ready structure work for ferry flights, they were on the road a lot.

there are things that a fella doesn't want to get too good at.

I'd have to say that if there's one thing above all others that a person doesn't want to get too good at it would be anything to do with fixing fuel leaks or going inside fuel tanks. One reason is that if you get too good at it you'll never be rid of the task. You'll get stuck with it over and over and over...and you'll never get the sealer out of your hair and off your skin...

Back when I worked for Atlantic Aviation in LGB there was a CL600 & CL601 service bulletin. It seemed that when a Challenger was parked on the ramp, if not exactly level, pressure refueling would cause the fuel to gush out the wing vents. If the refueling truck moron wasn't paying attention several hundred gallons of jet fuel could and did get spilled on the ramp.

The fix consisted of opening up the tank doors, pulling out a bunch of plumbing, installing a different bunch of plumbing, mounting some level valves and drilling a stringer for a couple huckbolts...this had to be done lying on one's back and using a mirror...I was much skinnier then, and I got nominated to go in a wet tank, no respirator.....damn fool that I was, I went....the procedure was arms overhead, upper body in, arms down, bring the rest in, lay down, scooch forward, roll over...I had my first last and only panic attack in there....with my ass in a puddle of fuel.

I had gotten too damned good at working in fuel tanks and fixing fuel leaks, even though the Falcon 20 tank and plank inspection I was on one time was a lot of late night fun.

When I realized that as the junior facility we'd likely get stuck with most of the service bulletins on existing aircraft, I put in my application at Douglas the next week and got hired. The skin on my ass came off due to contact with jet fuel, and the stink didn't leave for a long time.

Although I later became respirator certified, I only had to go into a fuel bag one time after that, and it was dry.

So what do you NOT want to do?
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Tue Oct 04, 2005 8:48 am

In the Navy my MOS was jet engines and fuel systems. Enjoyed the engine part, not so crazy about the fuel system part. That's why when they start looking for people to become tank certified I run for cover. Been there done that. Sure you get a bunch of over time but IMO it's not worth it.

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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:20 pm

I always look for the newbie junior guy when we have to do that one lav task card: You know the one......where you have to reach way down inside the toilet bowl without a glove to hit the 'reset' switch....... Smile
 
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Tue Oct 04, 2005 2:34 pm

i'd rather stay away from the paperwork part...

forever an operations guy!!
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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Tue Oct 04, 2005 3:08 pm

Kind of along the same lines, but not quite.

Last summer I checked out a guy in a 172 so he could rent it at a flight school. We got to the typical "simulated engine failure and forced landing" part and he performed it beautifully and I actually learned some stuff from him. Asked him how he knew so much about it and he remarked "ah, I've gotten pretty good at it by now, I've done it about 8 times in real life so far over the years."

Thats not something I'd really want to get good at through experience...
 
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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:10 pm

Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
So what do you NOT want to do



Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 2):
always look for the newbie junior guy when we have to do that one lav task card

Def Water waste  Smile
Would prefer Chapter 21 & 32 though.
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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:15 pm

Anything to do with interior R&R's.....it never ceases to amaze me that no matter how careful you are marking interior panels as you remove them, they NEVER go back in without a fight......seats suck too.
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Tue Oct 04, 2005 11:33 pm

Quoting G4doc2004 (Reply 6):
Anything to do with interior R&R's.....it never ceases to amaze me that no matter how careful you are marking interior panels as you remove them, they NEVER go back in without a fight......seats suck too.

Another thing is pulling out lavatories and having to fix all the corrosion from dick splatters and that nasty blue stuff.....did that one time on a HS125....not very nice...the carpet pad was permeated with the blue stiff from a leaking hose.

When I worked at DAC there was a guy who decided he was going to make my life miserable for some reason....I obtained a quart of the blue lavatory stuff, fitted the plastic bottle with an applicator tip from a tube of sealer, and waited my time. He had a rollaway that sat out on the ramp...one night when he was up on a functional test I took the quart of blue stuff and forced the applicator tip through a small hole in his rollaway...I gave his tools the entire quart....

Someone mentioned something about skydrol.........ever get it in your eye? Jeezis Christ....a little dab'll do ya.
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 4:47 am

Wow where to begin? First, I am a motor guy. Love it, and I can even tolerate the fuel there (only). Tank diving has never been very "fun" for me, but TOPS on my list is lubing. I CAN NOT STAND THAT JOB!!!!! I am all too aware of its importance, but that doesn't change how I feel. To do it right, and I do, You will come out of the job covered head-to-toe with grease. It just drives me nuts!!! I don't mind getting dirty, mind you, it has to do with the grease, the required fight with the grease equipment-guns, clogged grease points---- the whole enchilada!

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 7):
Someone mentioned something about skydrol.........ever get it in your eye? Jeezis Christ....a little dab'll do ya.

There have been entire threads devoted to this subject.
The stories are as varied as the individuals relating them.
 
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:26 am

During my time with an Irish heavy MX company, we had a series of structural mods in section 18 of the A320 and A321. In preperation for this mod the sh*t tank and all the attached pipes and hoses had to be removed. Our fuselage team consisted of about 25 people, but only 5 of us had to do the sh*t tank work, "because wealready knew how to do it in short time" and it would take new people longer. After one year we rebelled and refused to do this job, stating that there were plenty of people in our team, who have never done it. BTW, I hate cabin work as well, I try to do my job as good as possible, but I hate the disgusting dirt passengers and pilots leave in the cabin and cockpit, even behind sidewall panels. I also hate aerodynamical sealing.

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Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:41 am

ANYTHING from ATA 29 Hydraulics. Don't mind the 5606 systems, but Skydrol is still nasty stuff. Anyway, I'm a sparkchaser at heart. About the only ATA 29 stuff I get is indication/pressure problems. I'd rather do blue juice than Skydrol.
 
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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Wed Oct 05, 2005 8:39 pm

Quoting TimT (Reply 10):
I'd rather do blue juice than Skydrol.

Agreed.
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 9:58 pm

anything to do with Quality department (unless you are nearing retirement)
 
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Wed Oct 05, 2005 10:26 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 9):
During my time with an Irish heavy MX company, we had a series of structural mods in section 18 of the A320 and A321. In preperation for this mod the sh*t tank and all the attached pipes and hoses had to be removed. Our fuselage team consisted of about 25 people, but only 5 of us had to do the sh*t tank work, "because wealready knew how to do it in short time" and it would take new people longer.

I went down that road brother...the last year I worked for Garrett (1983)...we had a truck mounted dynamometer for TPE331 testing....people'd send their engines in for test, sometimes Garrett would send us an engine to run to validate the metrics we came up with, sometimes out of our shop....

The day guy would run the engines and plot the data points. Every night for eight months I was either putting an engine on the test stand or taking it off the test stand, with no relief in sight....I ended up having to quit just so I could go somewhere and fix something. In a year I was running an engine repair facility.
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:48 am

At a certain Irish airline at their home base in DUB, they have a team that is just changing wheels and brakes. I would hand in my resignation after one month if I got stuck in such a team.
But it is typical in our profession, if you are good at your job you�ll get punished, e.g. by always being the person being called on his off days to work overtime to fix some AOG. The slackers are usually the people who get theirt off days and never get called in.

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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Thu Oct 06, 2005 6:09 am

Quoting TimT (Reply 10):
I'd rather do blue juice than Skydrol.

I dunno about that....
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:28 am

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 14):
The slackers are usually the people who get theirt off days and never get called in.

"DUMMHEIT SCHAFFT FREIZEIT". Sorry don´t know the english term.

But you are right. If you have some extra qualifications, you´ll have extra work. That´s the way it goes...
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 7:56 am

I dont mind going in to the Boeings to fix fuel leaks, but what I really hate is fixing fuel leaks on Convair 580's. Those damn things always leak, and it take about 3-4 days of picking PRC, to get through the 40 years of patch jobs to get back to bare metal so you can reseal the tank properly.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 8:42 am

Quoting SkydrolBoy (Reply 17):
I dont mind going in to the Boeings to fix fuel leaks, but what I really hate is fixing fuel leaks on Convair 580's. Those damn things always leak, and it take about 3-4 days of picking PRC, to get through the 40 years of patch jobs to get back to bare metal so you can reseal the tank properly.

Your employer has quite a trade in 580s ....
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:02 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 14):
The slackers are usually the people who get theirt off days and never get called in.

Amazing how similiar Aviation Mx is the World over  Smile
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 1:43 pm

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 18):
Your employer has quite a trade in 580s ....

Yes, yes the do. Probally because the own the TC for Convair now...LOL...Right now they are converting some CV-580s to CV-580A Air Tankers. They are a regular 580 but converted for air tanker use with the upgraded 501-D22 engines and an EFIS cockpit.
 
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Thu Oct 06, 2005 11:42 pm

Quoting SkydrolBoy (Reply 20):
Yes, yes the do. Probally because the own the TC for Convair now...LOL...Right now they are converting some CV-580s to CV-580A Air Tankers. They are a regular 580 but converted for air tanker use with the upgraded 501-D22 engines and an EFIS cockpit.

I used to work with a guy named Frank Haigh who was an electrical draftsman at Pacific Aermotive back in the day when they did the work that resulted in the 580 reengineing program....they figured that they'd do maybe 10 or 12 of them.....little did they know.

You just gotta love the power to weight ratio....levitation is not out of the question....gotta watch for bogus hardware in the empennage....KFC had a go-round with that on a Norwegian bird that went down in the Skaggerak...

As a point of information related to the talk about sealing, the design life of 1422 is about 12 years....that's all the manufacturer says it's good for....
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Fri Oct 07, 2005 2:33 am

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 14):
The slackers are usually the people who get theirt off days and never get called in.

Know that feeling all to well. If your run/taxi qualed on multiple types be ready for the crew chief to come looking for you to move airplanes. Usually it happens right after you get done with a job. Now I don't mind moving planes, it's part of the job. However it gets a bit annoying when your walking out to a plane and you see your co-worker who is either qualed on only one aircraft or none at all taking it easy.
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Fri Oct 07, 2005 8:01 am

Dougloid,

You seem to know alot about the CV-580, have you got lots of experience working on them???

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Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:14 pm

Quoting Troubleshooter (Reply 16):
"DUMMHEIT SCHAFFT FREIZEIT".

Translation: "Stupid Jerkoff".
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Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:25 pm

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 21):
the design life of 1422 is about 12 years....that's all the manufacturer says it's good for....

Are you serious.
Why would anyone want this Aircraft.
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Fri Oct 07, 2005 12:42 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 25):
Are you serious.
Why would anyone want this Aircraft.

Exactly. What about hours / cycles?
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Fri Oct 07, 2005 5:26 pm

Do they use that 1422 sealant on civil aircraft fuel tanks ?, if so, what's the time before reseal ?.
 
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Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:10 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 25):
Are you serious.
Why would anyone want this Aircraft.
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1422 is a sealer, as in PR1422-B2. Best fuel tank sealer out there. Though, it's not compatible with Boeing fuel tank primer. They use mostly PR1828.

Quoting Loggy (Reply 27):
Do they use that 1422 sealant on civil aircraft fuel tanks ?, if so, what's the time before reseal ?.

I've personally used it on DC-9's, MD-80's, and Fokker's for the past 20 years. It's still going strong.
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Fri Oct 07, 2005 11:18 pm

Quoting Loggy (Reply 27):
Do they use that 1422 sealant on civil aircraft fuel tanks ?

I can't speak for everywhere but at Delta we use PS890-B2 for most fuel tank repairs and PR2001-B1/2 for quick cure. I'm not aware of any life limitations for these sealers after they've been applied. Of course there are shelf life and application life that we pay close atention to.

Oh, and yes, I'm one of those guys that got good at fuel tank work. It's not that bad when you know what you're doing and when your company adopts the safety policies in regard to fuel tank entry that mine has. Besides, it's the only way I've been able to make 6 figures as a mech.

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Sat Oct 08, 2005 1:46 am

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 29):
it's the only way I've been able to make 6 figures as a mech.

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Have you experienced any problems related to this type of work [Fuel tank] over a period of time,health wise.
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Sat Oct 08, 2005 9:19 am

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 29):
Besides, it's the only way I've been able to make 6 figures as a mech.

Hoy Cow!!! Even with O/T, Thats bringing home the bacon!
 
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Sat Oct 08, 2005 11:26 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 30):
Have you experienced any problems related to this type of work [Fuel tank] over a period of time,health wise.

I'm not sure what long term effect it's having on me. Short term I loose some feeling and strength in my hands for a few days after I've been in the tank for a while. The fuel vapors enter your skin and stay there for a few days no matter how much you wash.

Quoting Amtrosie (Reply 31):
Hoy Cow!!! Even with O/T, Thats bringing home the bacon!

I've worked a couple of years that I did about 1000 hrs OT and 300 hrs DT.
We get paid twice a month and I had one check that grossed over 10K.
Of course Uncle Sam saw almost as much of that as I did!

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Sat Oct 08, 2005 12:20 pm

Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 14):
But it is typical in our profession, if you are good at your job you�ll get punished, e.g. by always being the person being called on his off days to work overtime to fix some AOG. The slackers are usually the people who get theirt off days and never get called in.

Very typical, no matter where you go. And it gets worse when you work in a union shop.

Quoting Dougloid (Thread starter):
So what do you NOT want to do?

I made the mistake of getting good at trouble shooting and repairing fuel quantity systems. Every time now that we have a fuel quantity MEL I get stuck with draining the tank, hooking up the PSD-60 doing capacitance and resistance check, and opening the tank and changing out what ever probe is bad. I can't remember how many times I have been dosed in fuel. Oh well....  butthead 
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Sat Oct 08, 2005 2:18 pm

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 32):
The fuel vapors enter your skin and stay there for a few days no matter how much you wash.

What do you do about the Odour & do you have skin peeling.
This problem of Strength in hands being affected.Is it Muscle related or just Fuel soak related.
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Sat Oct 08, 2005 5:02 pm

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 34):
What do you do about the Odour & do you have skin peeling.

I haven't found anything for the odor. Luckily I don't have a problem with my skin peeling although I know this happens to some people.

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 34):
This problem of Strength in hands being affected.Is it Muscle related or just Fuel soak related.

I think it is neurological as you just feel you don't have much control over the muscles in your hands. The affect is temporary. I have noticed an overall reduction in hand strength and dexterity over the last several years but I'm not sure if it is because of the fuel and chemical exposure, aging, lower activity level, or a combination of these factors.

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Sat Oct 08, 2005 8:22 pm

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 35):
Luckily I don't have a problem with my skin peeling although I know this happens to some people.

Any particular clothing used for above work.
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Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:34 am

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 35):
I think it is neurological as you just feel you don't have much control over the muscles in your hands. The affect is temporary. I have noticed an overall reduction in hand strength and dexterity over the last several years but I'm not sure if it is because of the fuel and chemical exposure, aging, lower activity level, or a combination of these factors.

Could be the early onset of arthritis....mechanicking uses a lot of strength in the hands....after a hard day I'd get home, fall asleep in a chair on the porch and when i'd wake up my hands would be swollen up and hot to the touch....all of which was the early stages of osteoarthritis which runs in the family...I also had a go-round with carpal tunnel in my right hand....it got so I'd drop tools, that kind of thing....

The fuel did give me a pretty good case of contact dermatitis....the PRIST or other biocides is not good for you either.

People wonder why I'm so ambidextrous....I learned it as a mechanic favoring one mitt or the other because they get used so hard.
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Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:18 am

Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 36):
Any particular clothing used for above work.

We use cotton tank jumpsuits. The main benefit of them is that they cover any metal on your clothing and reduce the potential for sparks. They don't do much if anything at all for protecting the user from fuel. I've been lobbying my company to get us Tyvek suits but with our current financial position and all it's been an uphill battle.

Quoting Dougloid (Reply 37):
Could be the early onset of arthritis

It could be. I used to ski race in my teens and the cold would bring on arthritis that would last all winter. So it may be catching back up to me.

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Sun Oct 09, 2005 6:06 am

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 38):
t could be. I used to ski race in my teens and the cold would bring on arthritis that would last all winter. So it may be catching back up to me.

There's no doubt about it....full time mechanicking is a younger man's game...I'm 57 and I can still swing a wrench (although I do nothing more serious than maintain and overhaul the '87 Mitsubishi truck [my rig] and the '93 Mazda MPV [mamasan's chariot]) but I usually end up paying for it in the end in pain and suffering.

I rebuilt the engine in the Mitsubishi last year....a quart of oil every 200 miles was getting embarrassing in the neighborhood.....changed it out solo...finished up in the end of November and it was damned cold in central Iowa working outdoors....smashed my thumb changing a u-joint....for about three weeks there I lived on beer and tylenol.
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Sun Oct 09, 2005 7:21 am

Hey Dougloid I was looking at your profile and noticed your occupation of attorney/A&P mechanic. That's an unusual combo. Care to share with us how that came about?

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Sun Oct 09, 2005 10:24 am

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 40):
Hey Dougloid I was looking at your profile and noticed your occupation of attorney/A&P mechanic. That's an unusual combo. Care to share with us how that came about?

My Life Story....

Back in 82 I was working at Garrett and I was tearing down a TSE331 that came from a medevac chopper that crashed out by Corona...there was an attorney in attendance watching all this and I realized I could tell him anything because he was clueless....that was the first time I ever thought about it.

In 85, I met an aviation attorney named Arthur Wolk and I thought the idea had some merit. I made up my mind shortly after that that I was going to finish my BA and see what else I could get done in 10 years.

I figured I wanted someone to pay for as much as I could so I went back to Cali to work for Douglas...got laid off in 1992....finished my BA in 1993, a law degree here at Drake in central Iowa in 1996 and an advanced degree in law in 1997.

All that time I thought with what I know as a wrench and a law degree people will be climbing all over themselves to hire me and give me lots of money...it never happened....the aviation lawyers are a tight crew and they don't have much truck with refried wrenches...most of them are pilots or former pilots and never thought knuckledraggers had any smarts to begin with....I may join the Lawyer-Pilots Association one of these days though..could be fun.

As it happened nearly all the places in aviation I evre worked I woulda got laid off from....so it worked out ok. I've got one client who owns a Vtail Bonanza and I have helped him keep it through some bad times...I wrote two law review articles on aviation topics, but that was about it...
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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Sun Oct 09, 2005 12:09 pm

Replacing the Linoleum that goes down in the galleys is the worst, forget water/waste that stuff's only been their for a flight or three MAX... when you rip this stuff up on an A8 check like 4500hrs after it was spilt under there, it friggin REAKS and i wouldnt ever wish a floor change in a galley... Its just disgusting!!
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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Sun Oct 09, 2005 2:57 pm

Quoting Kaddyuk (Reply 42):
Replacing the Linoleum that goes down in the galleys is the worst,

Been there, done that. The linoleum in the lower galley on an L-1011 was a magnitude worse than any I've pulled up on any other plane. I guess they didn't get cleaned as often or as well and FAs probably didn't do much to clean up the messes they made down there as pax would never see it.

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RE: Things You Don't Want To Get Too Good At

Sun Oct 09, 2005 3:49 pm

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 38):
They don't do much if anything at all for protecting the user from fuel

I guess that would be Priority considering the long term implications.

Quoting Dl757md (Reply 40):
I was looking at your profile and noticed your occupation of attorney/A&P mechanic. That's an unusual combo

Thats an Unusual Occupation & can be a very profitable one too  Smile
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