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by Schimunga
Fri Aug 11, 2017 2:51 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Has anyone used a WiFi borescope for a smartphone?
Replies: 4
Views: 2387

Has anyone used a WiFi borescope for a smartphone?

Just wondering if anyone has used a WiFi borescope that connects to a smartphone? What model did you use? Verdict?
by Schimunga
Sun Mar 27, 2016 6:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME Wages - AME's Unite!!
Replies: 187
Views: 34998

Re: AME Wages - AME's Unite!!

Sorry TS that I didn't get back to you sooner. I was on days off and debating with you isn't a high priority. No. There is no plumbers on the ramp here where I work but when I did take a year off from aviation I did get to work with millwrights, electricians, welders, heavy equipment operators, plan...
by Schimunga
Wed Mar 23, 2016 7:33 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME Wages - AME's Unite!!
Replies: 187
Views: 34998

Re: AME Wages - AME's Unite!!

No Troubleshot it wasn't a bad choice. Yes, there was a time that I thought I could have done better but then I matured and grew out of my whiny little b!tch phase. Now I'm home every night, work days, live in an awesome part of the country and just shy of making six digits. Not bad I would say. Wor...
by Schimunga
Mon Mar 21, 2016 12:04 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME Wages - AME's Unite!!
Replies: 187
Views: 34998

Re: AME Wages - AME's Unite!!

It is bad compared to other people that use tools to make a living. Period. Bad eh? Whoever fills these positions will have it made. http://careers.briarcanadianmanagement.com/index.php?m=portal&a=details&ref=wowjobs&jobOrderID=6128585 http://careers.briarcanadianmanagement.com/index.php?m=portal&a...
by Schimunga
Fri Jan 22, 2016 10:22 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: leaving aviation for a new trade
Replies: 21
Views: 3957

Re: leaving aviation for a new trade

Sorry everyone. It looks like the link I provided doesn't exist anymore. My bad. For AMEwannabe the link was for "Solar Turbines". They are a division of Caterpillar. They use turbines for all sorts of uses and operate across Canada. The link was for a field service technician servicing turbines and...
by Schimunga
Tue Jan 19, 2016 3:18 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: leaving aviation for a new trade
Replies: 21
Views: 3957

Re: leaving aviation for a new trade

Anything to do with turbines outside of aviation requires an engineering degree and 4 years university. Ive looked into it also and forget it. Unless you did your highschool with intentions to goto university. If not you need to upgrade all your highschool and 4 years of university. One of the Engi...
by Schimunga
Tue Jan 19, 2016 12:39 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: leaving aviation for a new trade
Replies: 21
Views: 3957

Re: leaving aviation for a new trade

Search "Turbines" in the Yellow Pages. Check out what companies are in that list and see if they perform maintenance on those turbines. With your experience in aircraft turbine maintenance you could easily use that knowledge for other applications turbines are used for like power generation. Also ch...
by Schimunga
Tue May 26, 2015 2:59 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: slap in the face
Replies: 36
Views: 6171

Re: slap in the face

Pat--You know what I found in my travels in and out of aviation is that with an attitude adjustment to the positive side and a little bit of drive you will find that your renumeration and lifestyle can greatly improve. Reading your posts makes me wonder if you can can accomplish either. You should t...
by Schimunga
Sun May 24, 2015 12:47 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: slap in the face
Replies: 36
Views: 6171

Re: slap in the face

by Schimunga
Mon Oct 06, 2014 10:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Maintenance Engineers
Replies: 224
Views: 112585

Re: Maintenance Engineers

"If you walk into a room of 50 people, how can you tell the mechanic?.... roll a donut across the hangar floor and listen for the wrench hitting the floor."

Donuts, I'm past that. It's all about the danish. If it's cherry, that FCU can wait.
by Schimunga
Wed Oct 01, 2014 8:26 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Saxon YVR 737NG ad
Replies: 128
Views: 11488

Re: Saxon YVR 737NG ad

Instead of spending all that money on type courses (3 airframe and 3 engine) I could have bought a wakeboard boat. @#$! am I stupid. Instead of having a company dictate to me where my career is going to go and where I'm going to live I chose to make my own path. Talk about dumb. Is it just me or do ...
by Schimunga
Tue Sep 30, 2014 8:20 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Saxon YVR 737NG ad
Replies: 128
Views: 11488

Re: Saxon YVR 737NG ad

Pat Richards--What I'm pointing out is that HD mechs don't all make over $40/hr and have great perks. I'm not the one making the comparison between the two industries. You are. I purposely looked for those jobs in other parts of the country to see how they fare. How is it you picked one from Alberta...
by Schimunga
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:16 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Saxon YVR 737NG ad
Replies: 128
Views: 11488

Re: Saxon YVR 737NG ad

Troubleshot--You asked if I would take that job for $25/hr. No, I wouldn't. I've been doing this for 15 years and with my experience I would choose not to take $25/hr. I think that would warrant more per hour. But if I needed the job to put food on the table I would. Even you agree with that. Also I...
by Schimunga
Mon Sep 29, 2014 8:34 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Saxon YVR 737NG ad
Replies: 128
Views: 11488

Re: Saxon YVR 737NG ad

Troubleshot--People are getting caught in a vicious circle here. You stated in another thread that people NEED a house, a car, a motorcycle(that made me chuckle), etc.. You also stated that loans would be required to purchase these items. So what is a young AME with little experience to do when they...
by Schimunga
Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:01 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Choosing college to become AME-M, any advice will be thank'd
Replies: 24
Views: 2941

Re: Choosing college to become AME-M, any advice will be tha

SeptRepair--No, I don't have kids. I know that if I did it would make things more difficult but I do know guys that do have kids and go out of town. It works for some and not for others. I've done the Monday to Friday routine in aviation and outside of aviation and I can say it's not for me. I stron...
by Schimunga
Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Choosing college to become AME-M, any advice will be thank'd
Replies: 24
Views: 2941

Re: Choosing college to become AME-M, any advice will be tha

I probably could be making more money as a carpenter or as a plumber, or as an electrician but all of those trades come with certain drawbacks that I dislike. Like fishing a tampon out of a plugged toilet on a Saturday night? Awesome!!! Sign me up. Actually I like where I am now. I worked hard to t...
by Schimunga
Tue Apr 02, 2013 1:54 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME Wages
Replies: 103
Views: 16011

Re: AME Wages

advice with mistakes to avoid for a young apprentice fresh out of school My advice to you is to find who the bitter engineers are and AVOID them. All they do is bring you down. I know because I use to be one of them. Just look at some of the stuff I wrote on this thread a few years ago(what was I t...
by Schimunga
Sun Feb 17, 2013 12:10 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Good non-aviation job for experienced AME?
Replies: 11
Views: 1133

Re: Good non-aviation job for experienced AME?

I know the oil patch uses turbines for power generation. Look up Solar Turbines or Dresser-Rand.
by Schimunga
Fri Jul 27, 2012 8:05 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: AME shortage?
Replies: 105
Views: 11715

Re: AME shortage?

acidgambit--having a couple of airplanes maintained by foreign MRO's fall out of the sky probably won't do much to make the public pay attention to safety. The general public doesn't have a good memory when it comes to things like that. Why I say that is because unless it is obvious why the plane cr...
by Schimunga
Wed Jul 11, 2012 8:07 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Future AME Discouraged
Replies: 259
Views: 109773

Re: Future AME Discouraged

Wait a minute here. Am I reading this right? Two posts in a row not bashing the industry? Has the world gone topsy-turby? All kidding aside, Weasel, you make a good point about other fields of work. As someone who had left the industry I found out real quick that aviation isn't so bad after all. Whe...
by Schimunga
Wed Aug 31, 2011 9:59 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: macleans article on todays youth work ethic+skills
Replies: 39
Views: 4763

Re: macleans article on todays youth work ethic+skills

WileyCoyote--One reason they don't show up anymore to work anymore is because many of them still live at home. Living at home means food is covered by mom and dad as well as a roof over there head. When you have that kind of safety net why work? Not to mention everything they ever wanted was bought ...
by Schimunga
Thu Aug 25, 2011 4:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: Cut your hands up?
Replies: 12
Views: 1798

Re: Cut your hands up?

Fogducker--That's a funny one. One question though, is the beer for numbing the pain receptors so it doesn't hurt or just to make it interesting when using the blade?
by Schimunga
Sat Jul 30, 2011 11:58 am
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To be an AME? I am scared
Replies: 31
Views: 3066

Re: To be an AME? I am scared

Pat--Actually I was looking for a debate. I wanted to know how you can make a claim that a plumber or HD mechanic is better then an AME when you have never worked either of those jobs.

By the way I would rather be called a @#$! up then a spoiled 11 year old girl. Now that was funny.
by Schimunga
Fri Jul 29, 2011 3:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: To be an AME? I am scared
Replies: 31
Views: 3066

Re: To be an AME? I am scared

Pat Richards--Have you worked as a plumber? Have you ever worked as a HD mechanic? The reason I ask is to see how valid your point is that being a plumber or HD mechanic is better then being an AME.
by Schimunga
Fri Jul 01, 2011 5:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance
Topic: ( DHC8 AME Mechanic (Saxon Manpower)) Dont bother!
Replies: 14
Views: 2201

Re: ( DHC8 AME Mechanic (Saxon Manpower)) Dont bother!

Sorry I didn't get back to you guys sooner but my "give a f*ck gauge" was reading zero for the last few weeks because I was on time off from my R-O-T-A-T-I-O-N and apparently I missed a somewhat heated rebuttal (not bad for kindergarden spelling) from someone I wasn't even talking too. Conehead--I c...

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