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by amtrosie
Sat Apr 16, 2005 12:25 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Antennas Aft Of B727
Replies: 24
Views: 3926

RE: Antennas Aft Of B727

No Fair!!! My fingers could not page......er.... I mean my memory is a bit fuzzy right now. I went through my books and it jogged my memory to a discussion I had had many years ago. Thanks SLAMCLICK for the trivia.

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by amtrosie
Thu Apr 14, 2005 9:38 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Most Hated Aircraft Fluid?
Replies: 114
Views: 17711

RE: Most Hated Aircraft Fluid?

Hawk, I put my phone on my box or a safe distance from where I am working. If the boss wants to know something he/she will come out and find out. They already know that you are dealing with an hydraulic issue. If they don't understand, when they come out, give them a "taste" and their impatience wil...

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by amtrosie
Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:17 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: What Is A Dual Annular Combustor?
Replies: 13
Views: 21004

RE: What Is A Dual Annular Combustor?

Troubleshooter, Can you repost the links. They didn't come up.

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by amtrosie
Wed Apr 13, 2005 11:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: PW6000 - Failure?
Replies: 19
Views: 15739

RE: PW6000 - Failure?

To add to Pratt's problems, an AD came out the other day on the 6000/A 318. In which the 318 airframe has some issues with "sudden stoppage" only with the 6000 powerplant, not with the CFM.

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by amtrosie
Tue Apr 12, 2005 7:03 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 737 Fuselage
Replies: 4
Views: 2738

RE: 737 Fuselage

O come-on guys the JT8D's on the 100 and 200's are real quiet.........with two sets of real good ear protection.
And thats inside!!!

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by amtrosie
Sun Apr 10, 2005 7:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grd Headset During Pushback.
Replies: 27
Views: 6240

RE: Grd Headset During Pushback.

Hawk, normally a headset is used, but when the weather becomes an issue the flight crew is advised that hand signals will be the method of communication. This is used in special circumstances, not as a rule.

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by amtrosie
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:26 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grd Headset During Pushback.
Replies: 27
Views: 6240

RE: Grd Headset During Pushback.

Hawk, There often can be storms that just "pop" up. No advance warning. This is usually when accidents happen. In these situations, the flight crew doesn't usually have much confusion as to the hand signals. They have seen the lightning and the sight of ass's and elbows heading for cover is clearly ...

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by amtrosie
Sat Apr 09, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Corporate MX Experiences............
Replies: 11
Views: 1931

RE: Corporate MX Experiences............

I have worked both sides of the fence here. My experience has been primarily with the "heavy iron"- corporate and airlines. Hours: Airline are all nights, but they are predictable and will allow for plans. Corporate is "mostly" days, but you are "on" 24/7 and my particular situation requires 6 and u...

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by amtrosie
Sat Apr 02, 2005 9:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Grd Headset During Pushback.
Replies: 27
Views: 6240

RE: Grd Headset During Pushback.

Many a pushback done with hand signals. SOP be [email protected]%$#^ when the lightening is "popping". I have had lightening hit 1 km away when on headset, I felt the static discharge through the ears. Scared the bejesus out of me!!

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by amtrosie
Wed Mar 30, 2005 4:00 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 5 Of Timco Illegal Aliens Had A&P Licenses
Replies: 7
Views: 4066

RE: 5 Of Timco Illegal Aliens Had A&P Licenses

TIMCO wasn't implicated because they didn't hire them. They were contract workers. These contract companies hire these individuals, do all the background checks, etc. and then send them to the various plants as the needs arise. The fines will be assumed by the employer/contracting firms. You can bet...

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by amtrosie
Tue Mar 29, 2005 12:31 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Logo Lights On Most Flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 7358

RE: Why No Logo Lights On Most Flights?

Nothing from me. I am not that technologically advanced. However, the fact that $11.0 million was spent on the interior, gives you an idea. It rivals a 727 corporate I worked that was extravagant with gold platting, paintings, etc. It was owned by a Middle-East individual.

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by amtrosie
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:53 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Smooth Nice Landings
Replies: 55
Views: 8111

RE: Smooth Nice Landings

If you are that long and ugly would't you want to go hide as quickly as possible?

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by amtrosie
Sun Mar 27, 2005 2:37 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Logo Lights On Most Flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 7358

RE: Why No Logo Lights On Most Flights?

Hawk, There are some pics in this photo data base. I will try to show them...computers still throw me spinning.  <img src="/discussions/graphics/smilies/banghead.gif" alt="banghead" border=0>  <br><table align=center border=0 width=500><tr><td><center><font color="#EEEEEE" size="1" face="A...

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by amtrosie
Fri Mar 25, 2005 9:02 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Antennas Aft Of B727
Replies: 24
Views: 3926

RE: Antennas Aft Of B727

Hawk, Do you have any pics.? The two recent photos in the data base show a 727-100. 100's do not have 2 over-wing emergency exits per side, just one on each side. The L-1 door is the only left side entrance and the R-1 door is just fwd of the wing(often deactivated). The aft entrance is the only oth...

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by amtrosie
Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:30 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airstairs
Replies: 16
Views: 4415

RE: Airstairs

The 37's have sequencing too. Can not open/close airstairs unless L-1 door open. However you can with ground control handle.

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by amtrosie
Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:22 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Pilots Smoking In The Cockpit
Replies: 11
Views: 5392

RE: Pilots Smoking In The Cockpit

Slam,
I always like your input. I am glad you listed your have not done list tho, because I had the same question as Hawk. I feel like my experience doesn't even come in the same galaxy as yours. Keep on teaching!! we'll listen.

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by amtrosie
Fri Mar 25, 2005 8:01 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Logo Lights On Most Flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 7358

RE: Why No Logo Lights On Most Flights?

Hawk, No not Afghanistan, and am glad it isn't. Hats off to those over in that part of the world though. The interior is full corporate, 28 pax max, with seats/couches and two seats in crew rest area. The fwd F/A station was left as was (except for "sprucing" up). We have a G-<acronym title="Busines...

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by amtrosie
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Why No Logo Lights On Most Flights?
Replies: 43
Views: 7358

RE: Why No Logo Lights On Most Flights?

On my corporate 737-200. The Big Boss loves them on/working,while the whole flight dept. doesn't. The locals have already taken some shots at us with a shotgun when we come in late(r) at night. We even had one drunk redneck show up at the airport waving his shotgun around!! Whoever said this job was...

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by amtrosie
Thu Mar 24, 2005 4:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lack Of AMT's Forecast
Replies: 41
Views: 7002

RE: Lack Of AMT's Forecast

I am a former AirTran, TWA, PanAm er as well, I did not like the union situation at all and was one of the primary reasons for leaving AirTran. IBT sucks, for the reasons you called out. As far as the corporate gig... I am WELL versed in its nuances. As I said, my particular issue comes from an expe...

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by amtrosie
Thu Mar 24, 2005 2:04 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Getting An Aircraft Liquid Sample
Replies: 51
Views: 4309

RE: Getting An Aircraft Liquid Sample

You are dealing with AIRCRAFT related fluids! They are meant to maintain its form and function throughout a vast range of temp.s(quickly), conditions, etc. This stuff is all HAZMAT level stuff. If one airport won't help, go to another. Hint: the smaller the more likely your chances of success. Print...

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by amtrosie
Thu Mar 24, 2005 1:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lack Of AMT's Forecast
Replies: 41
Views: 7002

RE: Lack Of AMT's Forecast

Dokken10, I too am not in the corporate field, after working many years in the airlines. Unfortunately my personal experience is not been very positive. Most of that I chalk up to the principal, and the rest to the Director of Ops. We have an ex-airliner and another A/C, which keep two of us hopping...

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by amtrosie
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Shifts/Day Shifts
Replies: 114
Views: 6626

RE: Night Shifts/Day Shifts

That sounds like me on the 10th thru whatever straight night of working 16 plus hours a night.

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by amtrosie
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:46 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Shifts/Day Shifts
Replies: 114
Views: 6626

RE: Night Shifts/Day Shifts

Hawk,
Fog season duties???

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by amtrosie
Wed Mar 23, 2005 6:44 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Getting An Aircraft Liquid Sample
Replies: 51
Views: 4309

RE: Getting An Aircraft Liquid Sample

My vote goes to the WHY <acronym title="MAT Macedonian Airlines (Greece)">IN</acronym> THE NAME <acronym title="Transports et Travaux Aériens de Madagascar">OF</acronym> SENSIBILITY would you need a visual like that? If a visual is so important get some pictures of the various items and describe the...

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by amtrosie
Tue Mar 22, 2005 3:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Shifts/Day Shifts
Replies: 114
Views: 6626

RE: Night Shifts/Day Shifts

Hey Hawk,
Those hours are rough!! I worked all three shifts in the course of a week.... once, NEVER AGAIN!!!! My hat is off to you.

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by amtrosie
Tue Mar 22, 2005 12:26 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lack Of AMT's Forecast
Replies: 41
Views: 7002

RE: Lack Of AMT's Forecast

All the musings by those in this thread have been expressed by myself over my many years (almost 27 now) in the industry. I have seen no requirerment for more mechanics, there is the need, but the "bean" counters don't see the req. I had hoped that others may have seen an upswing, but judging by the...

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by amtrosie
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:24 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Lack Of AMT's Forecast
Replies: 41
Views: 7002

Lack Of AMT's Forecast

I have been reading a lot lately about the forecasted deficit of aircraft mechanics. While this topic is not new, it has prompted me to think of ways that this industry MUST change in order to attract new "blood". I have no "pie in the sky" answers, nor am I idealistic enough to think that this curr...

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by amtrosie
Sun Mar 20, 2005 7:06 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Shifts/Day Shifts
Replies: 114
Views: 6626

RE: Night Shifts/Day Shifts

CRJ200mechanic,
Good luck!! Hopefully you will succeed where I failed.(AIDS-aviation Induced Divorce Syndrome)

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by amtrosie
Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Aircraft Touching Water Surface
Replies: 19
Views: 4546

RE: Aircraft Touching Water Surface

Don't forget the 767 that was hijacked (the airline escapes me), ran out of fuel and ditched off the beach in Africa. The engines clipped the water first and sent it cartwheeling. I don't recall there being to many survivors.

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by amtrosie
Sun Mar 20, 2005 6:48 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Shifts/Day Shifts
Replies: 114
Views: 6626

RE: Night Shifts/Day Shifts

CRJ200mechanic, With the wife, stealth is the key. I also got a dog with a good bark, that put me more at ease with the wife and kids in the house, and me not being around. Flowers and a night out usually help (its all about her). Tiger119 and Cancidas, Night shift <acronym title="Island Airlines (U...

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by amtrosie
Fri Mar 18, 2005 8:08 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Shifts/Day Shifts
Replies: 114
Views: 6626

RE: Night Shifts/Day Shifts

For those of you who like the afternoon shift....YOU are NUTS!!!! I hated coming home in the weee hours and then trying to sleep immediately, it wasn't happening. I would end up sleeping up till the time to go to work. I got lots of sleep, but no other work got done. I am no morning person either, a...

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by amtrosie
Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:33 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Night Shifts/Day Shifts
Replies: 114
Views: 6626

RE: Night Shifts/Day Shifts

Hawk, That is a loaded question. Each individual is different, and as such reacts accordingly. I have worked with people who had a terrible time with nights. Family, body, wife, other commitments all played a role. On the other hand, I know some guys that could NOT deal with mornings and having to b...

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by amtrosie
Wed Mar 16, 2005 6:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Airstairs
Replies: 16
Views: 4415

RE: Airstairs

As stated 737's have them installed during initial build, only if the customer requests. The 737 I maintain did not have them as original equip., so we went to the desert and found us a set and installed them. I know 717 have all the provisions for them, it just differed as to the customer wanting t...

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by amtrosie
Tue Mar 15, 2005 9:29 am
Forum: Site Related
Topic: A Technical Photo Database?
Replies: 34
Views: 2230

RE: A Technical Photo Database?

I'll add my DITTO to all the others.
Any administrator respond with issues?

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by amtrosie
Sun Mar 13, 2005 12:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck Reversers
Replies: 25
Views: 2943

RE: Stuck Reversers

Mandala499;
The link you provided put my dormant language skills to the test. I'll mark that sight and excersise those skills more often. I am glad to see the public being more sceptical. Most of what I saw was not the government run airlines. Good luck!

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by amtrosie
Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:17 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Flight Check Requiring 30min Of Level Flight
Replies: 10
Views: 3567

RE: Flight Check Requiring 30min Of Level Flight

The RVSM rules state a test flight +or - 80 feet is required. After the STC for a specific type aircraft is proven, then certain ground checks only need be done. Where airliners benefit is from the large number of same "type" aircraft. Where <acronym title="Garuda Indonesia">GA</acronym> types stumb...

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by amtrosie
Sat Mar 12, 2005 9:05 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?
Replies: 124
Views: 13805

RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

NORTHSEATIGER;
I like that!! Just make sure it's a reputable lab that does that "fine" instrument.

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by amtrosie
Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:56 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Stuck Reversers
Replies: 25
Views: 2943

RE: Stuck Reversers

Mandala499; I would have thought, being in Indonesia, that you would have noticed some "slightly irregular occurrences". I lived there for 18 years and saw some things that would make my skin crawl. As for repeat items, most MELed items(allowable discrepancies) have a time limit by which they must b...

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by amtrosie
Sun Feb 27, 2005 10:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?
Replies: 124
Views: 13805

RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

Hey Avt007, I already have. That is why my light is taken from the holster by the lamp end ONLY!! My rule of thumb is simply not to grab the tapered end unless my hands are cleaned--preferably with alcohol. Skydrol is not the only fluid I don't want in my mouth. <acronym title="Alaska Airlines (USA)...

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by amtrosie
Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:27 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Hamburger Door
Replies: 24
Views: 7774

RE: Hamburger Door

ATR's called it a "document door". When I was working regionals we had this one kid who could always be found sleeping in the left seat around 04:00. I desperately wanted to find one of those "canned" air horns and put it in the window and let it rip..... That would have been worth every bit of dama...

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by amtrosie
Fri Feb 25, 2005 8:13 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?
Replies: 124
Views: 13805

RE: Mechs: What's Your Favorite Aircraft Tool?

I have to say its a tie between my <acronym title="American Airlines (USA)">AA</acronym> cell mag light(fits in my mouth, so I have both hands), and my Snap-on "pistol-grip" ratcheting screwdriver with the anti cam-out bits. These are the REAL DEAL. Any one who says <acronym title="Curitiba - Bacach...

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by amtrosie
Tue Feb 22, 2005 5:28 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A340 Cockpit Window Opened At Takeoff?
Replies: 31
Views: 19329

RE: A340 Cockpit Window Opened At Takeoff?

SlamClick: interesting. I have referred to the <acronym title="Cargolux (Luxembourg) and Air Chathams (New Zealand)">CV</acronym> window for years and never knew "why and wherefore". I guess a trip through the <acronym title="Fargo - Hector International (FAR / KFAR), USA - North Dakota">FAR</acrony...

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by amtrosie
Mon Feb 21, 2005 9:41 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Effect Of De/Anti-ICE Fluids On Wing Components
Replies: 6
Views: 5712

RE: Effect Of De/Anti-ICE Fluids On Wing Components

Air2gxs; In previous lifetimes (former employers) we had to caution the de-icing personel against direct spray at gear components and flight control hinge points. It seems that the fluid was under high enough pressure to force out the lubricating grease. As has been stated, electrical connectors oft...

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by amtrosie
Sun Feb 20, 2005 4:57 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: B737 Fuel Tank Water Drain Frequency
Replies: 15
Views: 11833

RE: B737 Fuel Tank Water Drain Frequency

As B747FE pointed out, water is truly the "enemy". It wrecks havoc on the fuel probes (200's have capacitance type). It is advisable to sump (drain the low point) each tank every second or third day. The maintenance manual does not specify a time interval. The frequency of the tank fueling would dic...

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by amtrosie
Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: College Degree Required For A/C Mechanics?
Replies: 14
Views: 3929

RE: College Degree Required For A/C Mechanics?

If you want to be around aircraft all the time, consider all of your marbles lost... totally. Don't ever smell the jet exhaust fumes or you will be under the influence for the duration (your life)

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by amtrosie
Sat Feb 12, 2005 3:02 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: Fuel In The Wings Question
Replies: 44
Views: 16488

RE: Fuel In The Wings Question

Santhosh, Yes at least one that I am positive of, and that is a <acronym title="China Eastern Airlines">MU</acronym>-2. The tip tanks are pressurized with bleed air, and whoa to the poor soul who forgets to vent the tank before fueling!! Slamclick is right about most jets having wet wings, as explai...

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by amtrosie
Sat Feb 12, 2005 2:23 pm
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: 727 Performance With Winglets: Unsuccessful?
Replies: 8
Views: 6456

RE: 727 Performance With Winglets: Unsuccessful?

My experience with 727 winglets was limited to 1 100 series airframe. The fuel savings was quoted to me as some where around 7%. The airframe had JT8D-17's. No Valsan motors. I do not recall the STC holder right now (I am about a half a continent away going thru <acronym title="Avialeasing Aviation...

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by amtrosie
Mon Feb 07, 2005 5:12 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P Mechanics License
Replies: 63
Views: 21364

RE: A&P Mechanics License

I have worked airlines for over 15 years before I moved on to corporate. The airlines schedule, with sucky nights, is fairly predictable and one can make some plans around it. With corporate, however, one phone call and that's the end of all plans. Don't be fooled I can count on plans being altered...

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by amtrosie
Sun Feb 06, 2005 9:10 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: ATR42/72 Versus Dash 8
Replies: 30
Views: 31227

RE: ATR42/72 Versus Dash 8

I used to work the Dash-7, never the -8. The one big difference between the -7 and the ATR-42(300) was the gauge of wire used. ATR used a smaller gauge wire and as a result we had a lot more intermittent failures. One problem we had took us over 18 months to troubleshoot and the fix, because it woul...

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by amtrosie
Sun Feb 06, 2005 8:52 am
Forum: Technical/Operations
Topic: A&P Mechanics License
Replies: 63
Views: 21364

RE: A&P Mechanics License

All very true. N801DM, I am in the same boat, except the wife went out the door long ago. She was spouting stability and some other stuff...go figure. I am just finishing up a long day, that was supposed to be my one day off this month, when the boss calls.......the day has been totally shot in the...

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