MASTER MECHANIC

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  1. FLYBOYJ

    FLYBOYJ "THE GREAT GAZOO"
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    I hate this term. I saw someone try to use this as part of their bio. What a bunch of crap!!! There is no such thing! A real mechanic will always admit that they are always learning no matter how many years they have at their trade. This is especially true in aviation and it sickens me for anyone to say they are a "master mechanic." I've met guys out of the airforce who said they were a "master mechaincs." Well here's a 46 J3 with a 2 foot gash in it's fabric - fix that "Master Mechanic!!!!

    I guarantee for every "Master Mechanic" there are 100 things I could find that you're not a master of and another 1000 things you haven't the slightest idea how to fix.

    Sorry folks - just venting!
     
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    I thought that was only a movie term, aka "Sahara".
     
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    I know exactly what your say Joe. I have a very good friend who is what they call a Lead Tech. He is the head of his crew and delegates the work out as he sees fit but he won't claim to me a master because he says he is constantly learning. He works for a major car dealership in Portsmouth, VA.
     
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    It's a good thing he's not a fisherman, then he'd be a "master baiter" :evil4:
     
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    I hear ya' Joe...

    I was taught the trade by some old-timers many years ago, and their best lesson to me, was (and I quote) "A mechanic is only as good as his ability to read"...
     
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    Sounds like a bunch of reservist here at Charleston that like to blow their own sunshine up their @ss.
     
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    its a ASE term. if you pass enough of there b.s. tests your a master mechanic. you even get a certificate to prove it so it must be true, right? I hear ya loud and clear.
     
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    You are absolutely correct Joe. The day you stop learning about aviation maintenance is the day you should stop being a mechanic. Too damn dangerous for you to be working on an aircraft.
     
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    I've been hearing it more and more on the aviation side. A load of crap. I seen "master mechanics" come out of the miliatry who didn't know what a magneto was.
     
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    my other thought is A&P liscence is a liscense to learn. not be a hot shot know it all. peoples lives are in danger.
     
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    BINGO!!!!
     
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    That's that dude in X-Men, right? Old fart, wears the cool hat, hangs out with a nekkid Rebecca Romjin??
     
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    Dammit, now you have me sidetracked.
     
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