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TOPIC: Aircraft Maintenance Platforms.

Aircraft Maintenance Platforms. 26 May 2016 14:02 #11

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The third item down was, in my time with the RAF popularly known as a Safety Raiser.

The mobile offices too were used in maintence hangars where they could be rolled into a spot convenient to aircraft undergoing scheduled inspections. Invariably occupied by an elderly Flight Sergeant or Chief Technician clad in a tan dustcoat. He managed boxes of pre-printed trade cards indicating items to be inspected and initialled by the tradesman and controlled the aircraft Form 700. Note the fold down angled desktop on one side used when writing.

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Aircraft Maintenance Platforms. 26 May 2016 14:48 #12

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The title safety raiser was often recorded on the Kardex servicing history. Now a tale about the chief's hut ; In 1967 I was sentenced to a tour at !6MU 6 site to be exact, in Section 4 workshops; otherwise known as the ground equipment factory. We had an LAC with a row of WW2 medals who was a Trade Assistant General; He was the Flt Sgts's goffer and was the mail boy. He was a pain in the Ass handing the mail out and was hated by the younger element who lived in the barrack block - one day he refused to give a lad who was in SSQ's mail to a mate- instead he wrote on it admitted SSQ and put it into the internal mail system, by the time it reached SSQ the lad was back at work. Anyway a plot was hatched to lock the old bugger in Chiefy's hut, All the NCOs used to go in one truck and us lower class lads had a bare 3 tonner which didn't depart until the key orderly had handed the Shed keys into the site piquet office. Once the seniors had gone Jock was bundled back into the Shed and locked in Chiefy's hut. Next morning we arrives at the Shed and pile out of the garry and there was old jock fuming his head off, he had broken out of the hut but couldn't get out of the Shed and every office was locked so no access to a phone. The conclusion was ; all us youngsters got overtime over a weekend cleaning parrafin baths etc and old Jock continued to be the Flt Sgt's pet and an obnoxious old bugger ! Sorry but everytime I see one of those huts that incident is as vivid as yesterday !!
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Aircraft Maintenance Platforms. 27 May 2016 10:50 #13

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In a similar vein when I was at Gaydon as a J/T a Flight Sergeant who managed the Minor Servicings from a mobile hut was wont to fall asleep after a heavy lunch in the mess bar. One Friday we got together whilst he was snoozing in his Chair, Windsor, and gently - on a preselected course - wheeled the hut from one hangar into another and parked it adjacent to a different Victor aircraft but in the same spot and crept back to work.

It was a couple of hours before one very confused FS wobbled into sight having woken, seeing the familiar shape and landing gear of the aircraft and, we were told, went back to sleep. He was rousted by the Senior Technical Officer making his rounds and at first assumed he was where he should be but was unable to explain why the tail number of 'his' aircraft had changed. Fortunately the STO was an officer and a gentleman and realised a prank had been played and left Chiefy to sort it out. He did, but that's another story......

Sorry for the thread drift but now you know why they were called Mobile offices!

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