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  1. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    Yes, among other things. The decision to keep an aircraft around depends on a lot of factors but that does not mean the end of the road for that aircraft. Plenty of times what ends up happening is someone picks it up on the secondary market or another airline may buy it as well. It really...
  2. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    I believe D checks on average are done about every 6 - 10 years but don't quote me on that. 3c's aren't meant to mimic a D however they can and do hit up area's that are also done during D checks thus resulting in some things you would do during a D check having already been done. To my...
  3. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    I can't comment on that as I frankly don't know. What I can say is getting an aircraft re-covered is increasingly becoming a more specialized thing that is getting hard to find from what I've heard. I believe there are a few shops still around that deal with it but outside of warbird stuff...
  4. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    In essence very little. In a D check it really depends on what is found that determines exactly what needs to be done. Some aircraft for instance are known to have corrosion issues in various places and may require that the area in question be entirely built from new. It just depends on how much...
  5. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    No, not really. Are there things I find annoying/infuriating about them? Absolutely.
  6. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    I don't see why not but it's not really a good time to be in the industry.
  7. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    I have not worked on any of these in a professional setting. I did do some work/training on a Cessna 150 and some other general aviation aircraft during the time in which I was going to school to obtain my licenses. As far as tips I cannot give you specific ones as I am unfamiliar with the...
  8. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

    Embraer 170/175/190

    Unfortunately at this stage in life it is not. Doesn't bother me like it used to and I actually enjoy being a mechanic most days but who knows, maybe one day I'll get back into it.
  9. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

    Embraer 170/175/190

    While I can't comment on it as a pilot I can say at least what I've been told as a mechanic that it's supposed to be more natural and comfortable. The idea is it's supposed to mimic a bike but being used to Boeing's I found it odd to say the least whenever I was up in the cockpit living out my...
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    Aviation and the Pandemic - Should I Even Start?

    I would get into it and stick with it. Everyone I have talked to who has been through events like this all say the same, "those that stick with it come out ahead at the end" and when the jobs come back that experience you kept building is going to matter. My hope is I'll be able to get into one...
  11. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    Probably the MD11 we've been working for the past month and a half just because you really don't see tri-jets anymore. We even had to drop the #2 engine (center IE, the tail engine) and to say that was an experience was an understatement. Coolest plane in terms of just features and technology I...
  12. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

    GI BILL

    Makes sense. I still think there's an irony to the green weenie still getting you even after you're out. :LOL:
  13. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

    GI BILL

    I thought they updated it to where you could now use your GI bill to get your PPL. I remember hearing something about it a few years ago but maybe it was just RUMINT.
  14. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

    Aviation Job Board

    All they do here is aviation jobs. https://www.jsfirm.com/
  15. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    I can't really say that I have in all honesty. My work ethic generally does not allow me to make mistakes like that (not saying I can't) because if it's one thing I've done from missing smaller things in the past is now I slow down and take my time to be thorough. At the end of the day it's my...
  16. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

    I was stationed out there when I was in the Army. Great place, nice to see someone from out there.

    I was stationed out there when I was in the Army. Great place, nice to see someone from out there.
  17. YourLocalAircraftMechanic

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    Howdy all, I was pretty excited to see this place come up and wanted to jump aboard as the ball started rolling to help out how or where I can. If you have questions regarding aviation maintenance, becoming an aircraft mechanic, or anything else along those lines please feel free to ask. I...
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