You might be a maintainer if...

You might be a maintainer if...
February 20th, 2010  

Topic: You might be a maintainer if...

You might be a maintainer if...
Sorry guys if this has been posted here already, but a quick search (using the search feature at the top of the page) using the words that I used for the title of this thread turned nothing up. So without further ado...

You Might Be a Maintainer If....
1. You've ever slept on the concrete under a wing
2. You've ever said, "Oh yes sir, it's supposed to look like that."
3. You've ever sucked LOX to cure a hangover.
4. You know what JP4/JP8 tastes like.
5. You've ever used a grease pencil to fix an overworn tire.
6. You have a better benchstock in the pockets of your coveralls than the supply system.
7. You've ever used a piece of safety wire as a toothpick.
8. You've ever had to say, "My boots are still black!" (or ever spray-painted them black)
9. You refer to a pilot as a "stick actuator."
10. You've ever been told to go get "some prop wash and a yard of flightline."
11. You've ever worked a 14 hour shift on a aircraft that isn't flying the next day.
12. You've ever said "as long as she starts every other try you'll be fine sir."
13. You believe the aircraft has a soul.
14. You talk to the aircraft.
15. You've ever said, "That nav light burned out after launch."
16. You've ever used a wheel chock as a hammer.
17. The only thing you know about any city is where the good bars are.
18. You know more about your coworkers than you do about your own family.
19. You've ever looked for pictures of "your" aircraft in aviation books.
20. You can't figure out why maintenance officers exist.
21. You ever wished the pilot would just say, "Great aircraft!"
22. You take it as a badge of honor to be just called "a Det Hound."
23. You relieve yourself more often outdoors than indoors.
24. You can't comprehend why everyone doesn't want to be a Maintainer.
25. You think everyone who isn't a Maintainer is a wimp....
26. You can sleep anywhere, anytime, but as soon as the engines shut down you are wide awake.
27. You've ever stood on wheel chocks to keep your feet dry.
28. Used dykes to trim a fingernail.
29. Wiped leaks immediately prior to crew show.
30. Worn someone else's hat to chow.
31. All you care about is the flying schedule and your days off.
32. Wondered where they keep finding the idiots that keep making up stupid rules.
33. You've ever had to defuel an aircraft an hour after refueling it.
34. You've ever wondered why it takes a college degree to break an airplane. But only a high school diploma to fix one.
February 20th, 2010  
Good stuff.