He will have intensive training which will layout all proper procedures, requirements, do's and don't's.
The good bit in my eyes is all the aircraft you get to work on. It's interesting to see the service side of things. Lots of different tasks being accomplished.
The bad would be the weather, and bag pulls. I also hate configuring the combi 732's for 5T
, but OO
doesn't have them (or UA
for that matter)
He should make sure he has steel toe boots, and work gloves (high viz gloves can be used at some stations to marshal aircraft). He may want to get knee pads for being in the pits, but I don't know anyone on our ramp who has any.
Tell him to keep a change of clothes in his locker / car at all times, and be prepared for the winter weather when it comes.