Keeping 'em Flying
- GROWLER IN HOME STRETCH FOR FIELDING. Goodman, G. // Journal of Electronic Defense;May2009, Vol. 32 Issue 5, p16
The article reports on the plan to convert the Electronic Attack Squadron (VAQ) 132 of the U.S. Navy to the new EA-18G Growler aircraft through 2012. Aircrews and maintenance personnel of the squadron received EA-18G familiarization training at the Naval Air Facility in El Centro, California in...
- MAINTAINERS CHALLENGE. GEMPIS, VAL // Airman;Feb2013, p1
The article offers information related to challenges for maintainers in the Air Force. It states that Chief Master Sergeant John Harris serves as the component maintenance chief for the 187th Fighter Wing of the Alabama Air National Guard. It says that Airmen 1st Class and weapons loader Shakera...
- Quick Return. Babin, Chance C. // Citizen Airman: The Official Magazine of the Air National Guard ;Aug2004, Vol. 56 Issue 4, p6
Reports on the partnership among Reservists and Airmen under the U.S. Air Force to combine C-5 programmed depot maintenance and the isochronal inspection process to repair a military aircraft. Maintenance process and inspections; Enhancement of stratlift capability; Aircraft improvements.
- Is troubleshooting a dying art? Bennett, Don A. // Flying Safety;Aug94, Vol. 50 Issue 8, p9
Focuses on the decreasing skill of military aircrews in the United States to repair their own aircraft. Cost and time constraints attributed to declining training programs for aircraft maintenance; Significance of teaching troubleshooting strategies to alleviate the work pressure of mechanics. ...
- Tech data is tech data! // Flying Safety;Aug94, Vol. 50 Issue 8, p27
Explains the importance of paying attention to flight tech data in maintaining military airplanes. Function of the data to indicate the aircraft's flight fitness; Significance of recognizing possible defects indicated by the tech data which could cause mishaps.
- Bad, new F-110 engine. // Flying Safety;Aug94, Vol. 50 Issue 8, p27
Presents repair strategies for the engines of the Viper F-110 military plane. Recognition of technical modifications of test cell runs; Removal of engine for high oil consumption.
- Cleaning connector corrosion. // PS: Preventive Maintenance Monthly;Aug95, Issue 513, p40
Focuses on cleaning and corrosion prevention tips for aircraft multi-pin electrical connectors. Use of a nonabrasive pad to scrub corroded connectors; Use of a cleaning cloth to remove corrosion residue; Use of alcohol to clean the entire connector; Use of a pipe cleaner for tight areas.
- The hard cold facts. // PS: Preventive Maintenance Monthly;Nov95, Issue 516, p50
Presents tips on maintenance of military aircraft during winter. Freezing of water inside fuel tank; Dangers of explosion from static electricity; Thickening of oil; Contraction of gaskets and seals.
- Let's take the troubleshooter with us! Williams, Ted // Approach: The Naval Safety Center's Aviation Magazine;Mar/Apr95, Vol. 40 Issue 2, p21
Relates a military airpilot's experience on how an accident could have almost occurred due to his failure to put on chocks on the plane during a repair session. Misunderstanding between pilot and plane captain.