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Jericho Walls

December 14, 2014

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I wish that humility did not come from humiliation. Not the kind that makes you feel warm in the face after you just put your foot in your mouth but the kind that strips down all your defenses like the walls of Jericho falling, leaving you exposed and vulnerable. When I graduated from college I […]

Silver bullet

November 18, 2014

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This post is for all of you who may be interested in the more technical aspect of what we do on the maintenance floor. I am picking up a bit from a former AIMer who wrote a blog all about refurbishing our aircraft. You can see his blog here project 206. We are a leaner […]

How to Run a Lathe

August 20, 2014

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Do you know how to run a lathe? How about weld? Maybe you are good with wood working? Amazingly all of these are skills that aircraft mechanics need/it is really helpful if they can do them. Most of us though have limited exposure and less practice so when someone comes along who is a VoTech […]

Distraction

June 29, 2014

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I am not aware of any other industry that plans for key members to be gone for months or a year at a time. “Oh, the CEO is going out of touch for the next 6 months. Guess we will just keep trucking; the underlings will pick up the slack.” That, though, is the situation […]

Legacy

November 28, 2013

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I want to introduce you to someone. Her name is 5Y-BLG, or BLG for short. She is an airplane, a Cessna 210 to be specific. She has been part of the AIM AIR family for 18 years and there is a lot of history together. Her story is written in a book with many contributing […]

Cataracts and Cleft Lips

November 26, 2012

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Cleft Lips When was the last time you saw a person with a cleft lip? How about a dozen of them crowded around a small airstrip? They have been collected from the jungles and wild places of  South Sudan, brought to an airstrip and told they will be made better. The tension in the group […]

Mountain Flying in the Appalachians

July 11, 2012

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Heading up to the mountains At the tail end of Technical Orientation we took four aircraft into the heart of the Appalachians to prepare the pilots for the difficult runways they will encounter overseas. No tent, no sleeping bag, no furious organizing of food and backpacking gear. This trip to the mountains was to be […]