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Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Fri May 12, 2006 2:51 am

Greetings,

I've recently seen some pretty good signature phrases by mechanics. To promote our craft and educate the public about what is it that we do, what would you put on a t-shirt? For example: "This safe, ontime departure brought to you by a friendly aircraft mechanic (Maybe that one sucks)

With some good responses I might get some t-shirts made, lets see what you can come up with!!
 
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Fri May 12, 2006 9:38 pm

"If its in the air, maintenance put it there" That was on some t-shirts around school.

The only other one I can think of is "Mechanics/Engineers do it all night long"
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Fri May 12, 2006 9:52 pm

"Aircraft mechanics are the nuts that screw the bolts".
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Fri May 12, 2006 9:58 pm

"Aircraft mechanics stay on the ground. They feel safer there".
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Fri May 12, 2006 10:17 pm

I don't know about some countries, but I know around here that engineers call the station by the door on the airbridge "the prayer station"  Wink

how about "the mile high club happens because of me"
"the aircraft in the air up there gets fixed down here"
"the plane hath brokedth, I fixedth"
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Sat May 13, 2006 11:10 am

"jet mechs do it with the most thrust" or "we guarantee our work to the end of the runway" or "torque you!"
 
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Sat May 13, 2006 12:27 pm

I remember seein and engineer stradling a 767 engine once... his buddy took a picture of it... thats a fair bit of thrust you have there between your legs!
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Sat May 13, 2006 5:18 pm

"My Job is so Secret even I don't know what Im doing"  biggrin 

"Enjoy your trip.Mx has checked your Craft".

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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Sun May 14, 2006 3:06 am

I've always liked: "aircraft maintenance is like taking a crap, the job isn't done until the paperwork is complete", hence the signature.
I once worked with a guy, always dress pants, white shirt and tie. Not a supervisor (ex-BA Engineer) he used to say "I'm not paid for what I do, but for what I know!"
Or another I would like to see:
"I don't do this for the money, but for the glory." With a picture of a mech with their hand down the lav.
 
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Sun May 14, 2006 10:57 am

"All evidence of any mechanical issue has been completely removed...Have a nice flight!"  biggrin 

"I hope your flight is as good for you as fixing your airplane was for me..."  wink 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Mon May 15, 2006 9:27 pm

Hi AOG desk, Buzz here. I had a slogan on one of my small toolboxes "Airplanes fixed while you wait"

As a T shirt slogan you could use the old saying "Would you rather be down here wishing you were up there; Or up there wishing you were back down here? "

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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Tue May 16, 2006 5:25 am

Quoting Ilikeyyc (Reply 1):
"If its in the air, maintenance put it there"

I like it!

Quoting Buzz (Reply 10):
"Airplanes fixed while you wait"

Like this one too!
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Tue May 16, 2006 5:33 am

I use to have a shirt with an F-16 on it.

The caption under the picture stated:

College education to break it.
High school education to fix it.
Is it broke...? Yeah I'll fix it.
 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Tue May 16, 2006 5:41 am

"Designed by computers
Built by robots
Broken by pilots
Fixed by mechanics"


"Check my hands too see how much grease it takes for a plane to fly".

"2 million parts flying safely in close formation. Thank an aircraft mehanic today."

"Your toilet goes 'whoosh' because of me."
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Tue May 16, 2006 4:14 pm

Quoting MX757 (Reply 12):
High school education to fix it.

Disturbing Big grin  Wink
 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Wed May 17, 2006 12:21 am

Quoting FLY2HMO (Reply 14):
Quoting MX757 (Reply 12):
High school education to fix it.

Uh oh.....whut do yoo meen we have to have a hi skool edjumcation to be a meckanik?? Gess I is going back to skool......... Wink
 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Wed May 17, 2006 12:40 am

http://www.silentthundermodels.com/t-shirts/images/AL02.gif
This is one Good T-Shirt.
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Wed May 17, 2006 3:10 am

a few of us at work had these stickers made up for our toolboxes that say
"Last week I couldn't spell engineer and nows i are one"
 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Wed May 17, 2006 5:20 am

Quoting SkydrolBoy (Reply 17):
"Last week I couldn't spell engineer and nows i are one"

Absolute prizewinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Wed May 17, 2006 8:39 am

Quoting Aogdesk (Reply 18):
Quoting SkydrolBoy (Reply 17):
"Last week I couldn't spell engineer and nows i are one"

Absolute prizewinner!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

OK where can I get this shirt??? Big grin
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Thu May 18, 2006 2:31 am

Quoting SkydrolBoy (Reply 17):
a few of us at work had these stickers made up for our toolboxes that say
"Last week I couldn't spell engineer and nows i are one"

 bigthumbsup 
Need that T-Shirt.
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Thu May 18, 2006 8:18 am

Can we start one for nicknames we give pilots???? Ex: FO = Flap Operator
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Fri May 19, 2006 7:34 am

Quoting SkydrolBoy (Reply 17):

That's incorrect, the proper version is:

Last week I couldn't spell enginear and nows i are one
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Thu Aug 20, 2009 5:54 pm

Got a T shirt finally with this Signature:-
"Life is a Grindstone,whether it polishes you up or grinds you down it depends on what you are made up of."

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Thu Aug 20, 2009 6:16 pm

If it wasn't for maintenance pilots couldn't get it up in the morning.

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Fri Aug 21, 2009 1:14 am



Quoting ReidYYZ (Reply 8):
I once worked with a guy, always dress pants, white shirt and tie. Not a supervisor (ex-BA Engineer) he used to say "I'm not paid for what I do, but for what I know!"

This is the typical attire of a British, Indian or Irish AME (often with engineer´s slip ons on his shoulders as well)

My motto is:
https://www.airliners.net/uf/536882523/php5p4clE.jpeg

Jan  Wink
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Fri Aug 21, 2009 2:37 am

One I saw recently on someone's toolbox at my civ. job:
"No, I don't know how to fly this airplane. But I know how to fix what the pilots broke!"
-Boom stowed, leaving position.
 
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Fri Aug 21, 2009 6:02 am



Quoting Aogdesk (Thread starter):

"Where the heck does this go??!!” accompanied by a picture of an engineer holding up a big bolt whilst scratching his head.

"No job is complete without a box of leftover parts", accompanied by a picture of an engineer triumphantly holding a box of assorted hardware.

A cartoon of an engine bouncing off the ground or ocean with the word “Boeing” is large letters, followed by “the sound an engine makes when engineers forget to bolt in on properly” in smaller letters.






http://i94.photobucket.com/albums/l118/Jet-Mech/mech.jpg

http://jimberan.com/catalog/product_info.php/products_id/44














http://www.zazzle.co.uk/mechanic+gifts?pg=5

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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Sat Aug 22, 2009 4:41 am



Quoting MESAMXORD (Reply 21):
Can we start one for nicknames we give pilots???? Ex: FO = Flap Operator

SO's are often called Seat Warmers....  Wink
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Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:35 am

This plane is built to withstand anything... except a bad pilot.

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Sat Aug 22, 2009 1:08 pm



Quoting MESAMXORD (Reply 21):
Can we start one for nicknames we give pilots???? Ex: FO = Flap Operator

Collective to cyclic coupler (Helo operator)
Sloppy link between the seat and the stick (any pilots)
Three dimensional truck driver (for the trash haulers) (Cab driver for people hauler)
Self Loading Baggage (Flight engineers)


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Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:25 pm



Quoting MESAMXORD (Reply 21):
Can we start one for nicknames we give pilots????

Yoke yanker
Yoke monkey
Yoke actuator
Stick slapper
Stick actuator
Voice-controlled autopilot
Flight control actuator
Driver (most pilots I know hate being called "drivers")
Throttle jockey
Meat servo (my personal favorite)

Also...
Side-sitting switch bitch (FE)
Self-loading baggage (pax)
-Boom stowed, leaving position.
 
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Sat Aug 22, 2009 5:37 pm

Sorry for asking this rather dumb question, but what exactly is a technician. A mechanic or an engineer?
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Sat Aug 22, 2009 6:41 pm



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 32):
Sorry for asking this rather dumb question, but what exactly is a technician. A mechanic or an engineer?

It varies from military to military, I have the training to match an AME in Canada but without a licence. As the military is its own airworthiness authority we did not have to comply with DOT regulations. Hence we are Techs, DOT blessed people are engineers, and "Real" engineers actually hold degrees and design things.

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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Sun Aug 23, 2009 7:26 am



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 32):

Sorry for asking this rather dumb question, but what exactly is a technician. A mechanic or an engineer?

Out here.....
Persons with basic qualification [Aviation school Dip in AME] are graded as Aircraft apprentices.
Persons with Type knowledge but no licence are graded as Aircrat technicians.
Persons with Type Knowledge & licenced are graded as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers or AMEs.

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Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:53 am

For pilots:
Seat to stick interface units


E.g.:
"Replaced seat to stick interface unit, fault now gone"


 Wink

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Sun Aug 23, 2009 6:15 pm



Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 34):
Out here.....
Persons with basic qualification [Aviation school Dip in AME] are graded as Aircraft apprentices.
Persons with Type knowledge but no licence are graded as Aircrat technicians.
Persons with Type Knowledge & licenced are graded as Aircraft Maintenance Engineers or AMEs.

Okay, I see  Smile

Well here:
People with type knowledge but no license are called mechanics, and with license Technicians. The type of education also varies, if you have finished all the 13 EASA modules on B1 level you're a technician. That's at least how we call things in Europe  Wink
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Sun Aug 23, 2009 11:54 pm



Quoting LH4116 (Reply 36):
Well here:
People with type knowledge but no license are called mechanics, and with license Technicians. The type of education also varies, if you have finished all the 13 EASA modules on B1 level you're a technician. That's at least how we call things in Europe Wink

No everywhere. In British influenced countries (and I think in this aspect India counts as one) a mechanic is a person with an apprenticeship, but no licence.
Somebody with full licence and type training is a licenced engineer.
(My Irish EASA Part 66 B1 licence say "Aircraft Maintenance Engineer" on it´s cover).
A chartered engineer is a person who has at least a masters degree in engineering and designs something.

So don´t apply as a mechanic if you want to get that licenced job.

In Germany we distinguish traditionally between mechanics (Mechaniker) and inspectors (Prüfer). A B1 would be a Prüfer (equivalent of the old German Class 2 inspector, the class 1 inspector would have to have a university degree, at least a masteral, in aircraft design).

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Mon Aug 24, 2009 7:02 am



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 37):
No everywhere. In British influenced countries (and I think in this aspect India counts as one) a mechanic is a person with an apprenticeship, but no licence.
Somebody with full licence and type training is a licenced engineer.
(My Irish EASA Part 66 B1 licence say "Aircraft Maintenance Engineer" on it´s cover).

CAR 145 is very similiar to EASA145......DGCA is following the EASA route....In future soon with CAR147,the categories of licencing will vary from current A,C,E,I,R,V to B1,B2 & C.

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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Mon Aug 24, 2009 8:58 am



Quoting MD11Engineer (Reply 37):

A chartered engineer is a person who has at least a masters degree in engineering and designs something.

A Chartered status is a step above masters. Generally it takes a minimum of 4 years working after gaining a masters to achieve chartered status. A masters is also not an essential, as you can usually achieve chartered status from a bachelors degree, but it requires a longer time and to do more for it.
 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Tue Aug 25, 2009 3:22 am

It's not a mechanic/engineer T-shirt, but it's worth mentioning. I just spotted this one yesterday:

"FAA Mission Statement: We're not happy until you're not happy."

Tom.
 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Wed Sep 23, 2009 10:03 pm

Not a signature phrase,but I've seen some black shirts around labelled in yellow like FBI/CSI shirts with 'AME' XD
 
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Thu Sep 24, 2009 9:12 pm

going along with "we do it all night long" theme,

My schedule was open between the hours of 12am and 5am.

It's taken from a T-shirt we make for school as part of the AIAA group. It more applies to engineering, but still pretty funny.
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Mon Oct 26, 2009 1:42 am



Quoting MX757 (Reply 12):
The caption under the picture stated:

College education to break it.
High school education to fix it.

I absolutely hate this it is insulting to maintenance,
1 out side of military it is not required to have a degree to fly
2 there are more mechanics with degrees than most people think, not to mention if you are referring to a mech that went to an A&P school amount of time spent in the classroom is equivalent to a BA
 
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RE: Aircraft Mechanic/Engineer T-Shirts

Mon Oct 26, 2009 3:35 am



Quoting Buzz (Reply 10):
"Airplanes fixed while you wait"



Quoting MX757 (Reply 12):
College education to break it.
High school education to fix it.



Quoting FlybaurLAX (Reply 42):
going along with "we do it all night long" theme

Those are great.

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