Guess who got accepted on an aircraft technicians course.

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  1. plan_D

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    Anyone ?
     
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    Congrats man! You will enjoy it, there are so many great and fun jobs you can do with that. I love having the US version of it.
     
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    syscom3 Pacific Historian

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    Who got accepted?
     
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    Gnomey World Travelling Doctor
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    Congrats D!
     
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    Congrats D!!!

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    Yeap Congrats again. It can be a very tedius job sometimes when no matter what you seem to do you can not find out whats wrong with it, so you can fix it, but in the end, when the engines roar to life it is a great feeling and very rewarding job to keep em flying.

    Now you just have to get into a flying position as well like I am and you get the best of both of worlds!
     
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    Congratulations to you!
     
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    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    As you start your training just remember these phrases....

    A skyhook
    A yard of flight line
    A bucket of prop wash
    A portable pad eye
    Bolt stretchers
    Aluminum Seeds
    Left Handed Tools
     
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    :) Lucky! Congratulations and hope you have fun with your course.​
     
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    congrats I hope they don't give you anything to hard to work on like a Lightning:p
     
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    All the best D
    I'm sure you will do fine
     
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    Hey, way to go D! Excellent! :cool:

    Now be a good fella and go fetch me a bucket of prop wash, please. ;)
     
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    Good for you there D, thats great man.
     
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    WOOP WOOP well done mate, good luck and keep us posted!!!
     
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    Kiss my @ss ya bas*ard... Dont get sucked into any intakes....
     
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    Congratulations D. Enjoy it.
     
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    Dont forget the:

    Exhaust Sample
    100 Grid Squares
    A bucket of Rotor Wash (which actually exists in the Air Force)
    Slime Light Fluid

    I actually had some fun with some of those.

    About a month a go I sent a guy to get me a exhaust sample. He was fairly new and enthusiastic about it. He was like "Sarg how do I do that! Yes I get to do something on the aircraft finally!" I told him to go to the Maintenance Officer and ask him for the "Special Brown Bag" ofcourse when the Maintenance Officer asked him what the hell he was talking about he told him it was for the Exhaust Sample! I could not stop laughing and neither could the Maintenance Officer. Later the soldier asked me why I set him up for failure and I told him I did not do such a thing, but rather I tought him something to do later when he is in my shoes! :lol:

    A couple of weeks ago I sent another soldier looking for "Slime Light Fluid". ("Slime Lights" are our formation lights and we call them Slime Lilghts because of the color that the are. There is no such thing as Slime Light Fluid or anythign like that, in fact there is no liquid in the lights on the aircraft). I told him was very important and that if he did not get any, the aircraft would not fly later that night because it was restricted from Night Flight then. Anyhow he too ran off to the POL people and they immediatly knew what was going on and told him that he needed to go to Production Control because it was a very hazardous fluid. So he runs off to Production Control who did not know what was going on. They did not know what he was talking about so he told them what POL told him and they called me on the phone. I told them on the phone it was a prank and to play along and send him to the unit in the next hanger over. Well they did so and while they did I called the next hanger and told them about it and told them to send him to the next unit and so forth all the way down the whole flight line.

    Meanwhile 2 hours later he finally shows up at the Medvac hanger (whome I allready called and told about it). They got a small oil sample bottle, made a lable for it, gave the slime light fluid a scientific name, broke a Chemlight and poured the slime green colored chemlight fluid into the bottle and gave it to him. They also gave him a resperator and some gloves and told him to be very careful. That is was toxic, was not allowed to come contact with sunlight or be shaken and not inhaled.

    He comes back to the hanger with this bottle, all proud because he is doing somehting so serious and dangerous. He hands me the bottle, I told him to get the mask and gloves on before he opens it. Meanwhile as he is doing that, I drop the bottle in the office and it breaks and the fluid goes everywhere. The whole office screams and evacuates the office.

    Meanwhile this soldier is flipping out a bit because this highly toxic stuff is spilled. We take him outside and hose him down with water and pour anti toxic slime fluid powder (foot powder) on his uniform to get rid of the toxic acid on him.

    After he looks like a birthday cake we tell him what it was! :lol:

    Rotor wash is the wind and vortexes made by the blades of a helicopter in flight. Kind of like the wake from a boat but with air. Anyhow we tell people to go and get some and they think it is the stuff to wash aircraft with (in the army the real stuff is called ACFT SOAP [how original huh?]. They allways get made fun of.

    One time this however blew back in my face. We had landed at an Airforce Base in Iraq and I told a new crew chief to go to the Airforce and get some Rotor Wash. He enthusiastically runs off and about 20 minutes later comes back with a large container labeled "Rotor Wash" and thats what it was. The Airforce calls "ACFT SOAP" either Rotor Wash or Prop Wash depending on who makes it. :lol:
     
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