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A peek into my day at work.

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by Jagged, May 9, 2006.

  1. Jagged

    Jagged 1 ton status

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    So much BS going on today it's almost funny.

    I get to work (2nd shift), dayshift is nowhere to be found. Okay, check out tools and head back to the shop. Get back to the shop and the breadtruck is parked, and dayshift is gone. Turnover is simple, a few broke jets that we can't work on. Okay, comm/nav has some work and only one person. We'll help them out. Run around for a couple hours helping comm/nav out. Then supervision calls over the radio why we haven't worked on X Y and Z jets yet. Never got any turnover on them. Okay, scramble to get more tools, send me to dinner (According to AFI's I have to eat at the chow hall when it's open... they can't make me work through lunch/dinner). I get back start working priority X. Takes about an hour to get started. Oh we need a PSD-60; oops, I forgot the wiring diagram; hey I need an extension cord; I need a nitrogen heat gun; yadda yadda. Get to troubleshooting and now it's shift change. Supervision wants to know why Y and Z wasn't worked on (duhhh, you told me to work on X). Midshift wants to know why we didn't do anything (we did plenty, just nothing that you can fill out paperwork or a logbook on).

    I love my job. Run around like the world is gonna end for 8-10 hours, get nothing really accomplished, and go home.

    And my boots are now scuffed to hell. No more polishing this week. They'll only get the horsehair brush until I have time to fix them.
     
  2. Russell

    Russell LB7 Tahoe Status Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    haha, at least the time goes by quick when you're runnin off your feet :D
     
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    what the psd for ? enviro splices?
    i just use a bic, done right, much faster and you will never be able to tell
     
  4. Jagged

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    PSD-60F Fuel Quantity Test Set.

    We're supposed to use the HT-900 Nitrogen Heat gun for enviro splices (the whole jet is a "fuel vapor area"), but sometimes you can get away with the trusty "B-One-Charlie" tool ;)
     
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    That's a good description of probably about a quarter of my Marine Corps aviation career.
     
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    We only get the 12-16 hour shaft about once a month or so. All of a sudden we become "short manned" for the missions flying. I don't see people disappearing and re-appearing, but eh, that's above my pay grade.
     
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    i havent used the ht-900 in years, thus forgetting what it was called:)
     
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    What's even funnier about the HT-900; they have us try to use it in the desert. The tech manual for it says it has a 90 degree farenheit thermal switch that disables the heating elements. Last time I checked 130 degrees was hotter than 90. We were using a lot of the B-1-Charlie tools :(
     
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    ya i dragged that thing out once to to a splice, our MMCO was in the hanger and i couldent get away with doing the bic.
    i dont smoke and everyone always asks me why i keep a lighter in my pocket:)
     
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    I repaired a cold solder last night... took me longer to get set up than to repair the splice.

    Call AGE for a Lo-pack and a light-all, wait for it to show. Truck driver shows up later with HT-900. Get the thing plugged in, pressurized, turned on, adjusted. 30 seconds later, splice is fixed. Now I gotta cool off the gun, turn off the lo-pack and light-all, push it out of the way, and call AGE to come pick it up.

    30 minutes of work for a 30 second job.
     
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    ya thats the thing, those solder splices, they wont melt with the bic, and if they do melt, they usually dont look good.
     
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    i can type random letters and numbers too! ht-0003 whiskey tp-cornholio niner!
     
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    What do you mean? I knew exactly what they were talking about:D
     
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    They're not random, it's the military. There's a difference.

    Of course, I haven't figured out precisely what the difference is yet...
     
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    I had to use the TTU-205J and all related equipment today. Figger that one out.
     
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    Would that be a Pressure-Temperature Test Set?

    Google, Google, Google.

    Amazing thing the web. If I'm right that is.
     
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    Its a pitot/static test set. And a crappy one at that. Barfield makes some realy nice ones.
     

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