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    Default Re: Holding b1 and b2 licences - self starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy No Mates View Post
    We weren't allowed call ours monkeys as it was deemed highly offensive to real monkeys, we used to just call our monkeys 'grubbers' but we still fed them bananas and nuts and they still picked at their arses while they sat around waiting to be told what to do next.....
    .....or played with the odd hanging tyre
    Can't be bloody ar$£d.

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    Default Re: Holding b1 and b2 licences - self starter

    I'm a real cross-dresser and held BCAR licences in A, C and 2 Xs (Elect and Autopilot) and yes, all of my licences had oral boards. The hardest for me was the airframe as its such a large subject. It wasn't that hard for someone that had 'proper' basic training and it means I can scratch my arse while discussing diodes or touch myself inappropriately while debriefing flight crew without alarming them (Too much).

    These days the avionic aspects are a lot less demanding. We now see BITE that has developed to say PASS/FAIL rather than producing data that has to be analysed. The 'Bird' wattmeter is in the bin whereas BITE does all the hard work for you and most avionic systems are now becoming integrated. If you work on old aircraft then traditional skills are required but on modern aircraft less skill is required.

    A recent incident where I work caused issues as a standby instrument didn't have quick release pitot/static couplings and someone had to carry out sense and leak checks! Shock-horror!

    Expect to see more full B1/B2 staff at an airport near you, soon.

    Cue Billy......................

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    Carrying out a sense and leak check on a standby instrument is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman.....
    Dip me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians....



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    All blowing and sucking.......




    The voices in my head may not be real, but they have some good ideas!

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    Default Re: Holding b1 and b2 licences - self starter

    I was thinking more along the lines of rubber hoses and quick disconnects.....
    Dip me in chocolate and throw me to the lesbians....



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    Default Re: Holding b1 and b2 licences - self starter

    Quote Originally Posted by Billy No Mates View Post
    Carrying out a sense and leak check on a standby instrument is a lot like making love to a beautiful woman.....
    For an integrated a/c, setting up the Embraer 170/190 Pitot / Static test set can be a bit trying.. I spent 7 hours the 1st time just installing it correctly to get the figures per AMM. The same Emb170/190 P/S system also derives inputs for stall protection so leak, misconnection errors, planetary axis etc throws everything. The 'smartprobes' can be tested alternatively using a laptop with specific software (thanks for this advice days) but this particular functional check needed actual P/S inputs.. Making love to a woman my arse!

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    Didn't have such problems on the older EMB-145. A pizza-cake on the B737-200, too.
    I love this job

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    Default Re: Holding b1 and b2 licences - self starter

    And you should have beard the gasps when a certain Asian carrier bought the recommended pitot static tester for their new ATR72 , yes the old Penny and Giles with a hand pump and manually controlled valves and No Plug . The new av laes were screwed. !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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