The Flying Spanner

This book has been written by an aircraft engineer to give you an insight into his sixty years as a maintenance man, inspecting, rectifying, and certifying many types of aircraft all over the world, and as a Licensed Engineer for forty-four ...

The Flying Spanner

Author: Peter Ellis Brown

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ISBN: 9781467879149

Page: 272

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This book has been written by an aircraft engineer to give you an insight into his sixty years as a maintenance man, inspecting, rectifying, and certifying many types of aircraft all over the world, and as a Licensed Engineer for forty-four years. The book takes you through his five years in the Royal Air Force, as an engine mechanic on Merlin engines as fitted to the Avro Lincoln. During his service he saw action in Egypt (Canal Zone) also in Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising. For these he received two campaign medals. Then into civilian life, working with some of the major companies in the UK but mainly with the freight airlines, one being Air Charter of London (a Freddie Laker company), which included an airline as well as aircraft maintenance. He was engaged on a prototype twin-engined small airliner, The Accountant (not too successful). From there to an engine fitter on DC4, Bristol 170, Avro Tudor aircraft, and many more. He was also a 'flying spanner' on the DC4s flying between Southend airport in England and Adelaide in Australia, still working for Laker. The author gained his aircraft maintenance licence in 1967, which is still valid as of 2012. Over the years he has been involved with innumerable aircraft, from the very small to the very large, including the Russian-built Antonov AN 124, Boeing B17 Flying Fortress, Spitfire, and P51 Mustang. His work has taken him all over the world including North and South America, Australia, Russia, Africa, and the Far East, as a fixer of unserviceable aircraft, and also as engineering auditor mainly for oil companies involved in the oil spill control world. Over the last thirty years he has been the chief engineer on the only airworthy B17 flying outside the United States, in addition to maintaining many War Birds during that time.

Flying on the Ground

Our pilot spoke to both the York's pilot and the 'flying spanner' (the flight engineer
).They had brought in a heavy generator, which was being offloaded. I, being
nosey, had a look in the aircraft. What I saw made me gasp. There was no
flooring ...

Flying on the Ground

Author: Gerry Davis

Publisher: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks

ISBN: 1861513127

Page: 228

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ÿ After a harsh initial training as a Boy Entrant at RAF Cosford in the 1950s, Gerry Davis went on to serve 15 years in the RAF, mainly on Air Movements, before joining ?Civvy Street? and spending the rest of his working life in a demanding civilian post at Bristol Airport, when he also joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve and served as Training Officer. His account of the adventures of a career spanning more than 44 years covers a wide range of experiences, from the amusing to the astonishing. A fascinating glimpse of the flying business from the inside.

The Fall of the Families

Then, with a slight swagger, Milligan carefully fitted the end of his spanner round
the nut and began to loosen it. ... It must have been surprised, or else its parallax
failed it, but it moved too late and as it reared, the flying spanner bounced off the
 ...

The Fall of the Families

Author: Phillip Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575114894

Page: 298

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Vengeance of the oppressed... Pawl Paxwax was now Master of the eleven human families who rule the galaxy, and free to marry his loved one, the remarkable Laurel Beltane. But Pawl's happiness was to be short-lived. The many oppressed alien species who paid dearly for humanity's triumph were about to rise up in bloody retribution - with Pawl as their unwitting instrument. The Fall Families is the epic sequel to Master of Paxwax, an extraordinary interstellar revenge tragedy played out against an immense and powerfully imagined canvas of the far future.

Tomy and the Planet of Lies

The shock of the last few minuteswas not something I could shake off tooquickly;
the inexplicable explodingwater bottles and the flying spanner must have addled
my senses. Obviously, I was seeing things that couldn't possibly have ...

Tomy and the Planet of Lies

Author: Erich von Däniken

Publisher: Tantor eBooks

ISBN: 1618030116

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Erich von Daniken claims to have never seen a UFO. But in the fall of 1987, on a desert ride, he experienced a close encounter of a very different kind. A being materialized before his eyes, and since the "thing" had no name, von Däniken called it "Tomy." This book is the story of Tomy. Some say that Tomy is a scientific impossibility. Yet Tomy was there, science or not. After all, Tomy had for a few weeks lived among us, and that was enough for plenty of interpersonal relationships. God knows that von Däniken was not the only one who had known Tomy; others could see him, as well. Now, after nineteen years of silence, von Däniken has decided to make public the incredible story of Tomy. Here, the bestselling author of Chariots of the Gods makes his foray into the world of fiction. Tomy and the Planet of Lies is a thrilling adventure novel that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.

From Chart House to Bush Hut

From the safe altitude of the first grating, I said sweetly, "All right, old man; I'll give
him your message. Er—did it hurt?" and raced up the ladder just in time to miss
the flying spanner. Crafter came up, sweating and purple-faced, grumbling about
 ...

From Chart House to Bush Hut

Author: C. W. Bryde

Publisher: Good Press

ISBN:

Page: 355

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"From Chart House to Bush Hut" by C. W. Bryde. Published by Good Press. Good Press publishes a wide range of titles that encompasses every genre. From well-known classics & literary fiction and non-fiction to forgotten−or yet undiscovered gems−of world literature, we issue the books that need to be read. Each Good Press edition has been meticulously edited and formatted to boost readability for all e-readers and devices. Our goal is to produce eBooks that are user-friendly and accessible to everyone in a high-quality digital format.

Exit Only

The stripes on his shoulders say he's an FO or lower—an engineer or perhaps
merely a flying spanner. What difference does it make? You hardly need to know
his background to know that he's an idiot, being such a dickhead to a woman
who ...

Exit Only

Author: Liam Bracken

Publisher: ENC Press

ISBN: 0972832181

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A suspenseful, multihued novel of Saudi Arabia as it¿s seen through the eyes of expatriates of various origins and social standings who have one thing in common: they are all leaving it forever, on the same plane hurtling toward its destiny.

Skytrucker

She carried a crew of two pilots, a flight engineer, sometimes a navigator plus
one or two loadmasters and an aircraft technician referred to as the “flying
spanner” in case we went unserviceable away from base. Unusually, access to
the freight ...

Skytrucker

Author: Allen Murray

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 0595247296

Page: 308

View: 526

Air travel is an almost essential part of everyday life. A significant proportion of travelers are curious about what is actually happening on the flight deck. This book, based on forty years of personal experiences, takes the reader into the cockpit. Written in a humorous style, it relates incidents, accidents and some romantic attachments. The narrative includes the transport of a complete circus, a period spent flying for an African mining company, a brush with Nigerian authorities and a glimpse of the beginnings of the Package Holiday business.

The Flying Lady

The bottom is a piece of the threaded end from ( 5 ) ( 5 ) Hub extractor R2837 ( 6 )
Castellated spanner for retaining ring R 2851 ( 7 ) Box spanner , axle pivot nut F
52716 ( 1 5 / 16 " U . S . socket ) ( 8 ) Box spanner , axle shaft nut R 2848 ( 1 1 ...

The Flying Lady

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Spanner

The Feasibility of a Flying Submarine by G . PERRY In November , 1964 , the
United States Navy placed a $ 36 , 000 contract with the General Dynamics
Corporation of America for a design and feasibility study of a vehicle . This was to
travel ...

Spanner

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The American Exchange and Review

A flying spanner or a brickbat ' s glance May be less elegant than polished lance ,
And belt and hat , though decked with lustrous brass , Less classical than helmet
or cuirass ; Their favorite type , tho gladiator Mose ; . . Intense in action ...

The American Exchange and Review

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Silent Swift Superb

[ ibid ] One of the British crew employed by the Royal Flight was known to his
colleagues as ' the flying spanner ' . Although trained as a Ground Engineer , he
travelled on board the aircraft and was responsible for sorting out any snags that
 ...

Silent Swift Superb

Author: Timothy Walker

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 196

View: 753

This title presents the definitive history of the largest civil jet transport to be designed, built and enter service in the UK. It also covers all variants such as the V1000, VC11 and VC10 Superb, and includes a close-up-detail section for modellers.

Business and Commercial Aviation

( Dubbed the “ Flying Spanner , ” the Beech is registered as CS - DOC . )
Minimizing Charter Backup " Our business model is that for every five aircraft
purchased for share sales , we buy one to use as backup , thereby keeping our
vendor use ...

Business and Commercial Aviation

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Aboard the Flying Swan

Manuelo ran to the log desk and picked up his spanner wrenches . “ Them
Wipers— ” racing up the ladder , Manuelo glanced back at the clock - one minute
after five ! To call for the Wipers ' help now would cost overtime — Becker would
blow ...

Aboard the Flying Swan

Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

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Page: 357

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Fly Me I m Freddie

An improviser and entrepreneur by nature , Laker fitted in naturally . He seized
the opportunity to learn to fly , becoming a flight engineer or ' flying spanner ' as
the RAF called them . With his buoyant personality and boisterous sense of
humour ...

Fly Me  I m Freddie

Author: Roger Eglin

Publisher: Rawson Associates

ISBN:

Page: 238

View: 542

The Way of a Transgressor

This fat little Jew was 'the works' on the hydroplane base. As we stepped out on
the slip of the hydroplane base, I heard an accent I hadn't heard for years, and
then I heard a clunk and saw a flying spanner hit a huge Russian sailor directly in
 ...

The Way of a Transgressor

Author: Negley Farson

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780600207313

Page: 447

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A Technical Dictionary

... a screw spanner . clef anglaise sa monkey wrench . a screw spanner . clef à
douille a box key . clef à fourche a forked ... tôle extérieure outside strake or plate
. clin intérieur , tôle intérieure inside strake or plate . clin foc , m . the flying jib ...

A Technical Dictionary

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Page: 354

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The way of a transgressor

He was Commander Utgof , Russian " ace , " and second - in - command of the
Black Sea Flying Corps . ... I heard an accent I hadn't heard for years , and then I
heard a clunk and saw a flying spanner hit a huge Russian sailor directly in the ...

The way of a transgressor

Author: James Douglass DePass

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Page: 63

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Aircraft 2000

The British Agile Combat Aircraft prototype , to fly in 1986 , will be primarily made
of CFC , as will any production ... For instance , one of the Lear Fan prototypes
was struck by a flying spanner when an over - inflated tyre exploded in its hangar
.

Aircraft 2000

Author: Bill Sweetman

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 158

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The Flying Elephants

A new type of gun lubrication oil was soon discovered which , with its superior
low - temperature characteristics improved the situation . Notwithstanding the
reduced state of operations , losses still occurred . Captain H . Spanner was
killed in ...

The Flying Elephants

Author: Chaz Bowyer

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 286

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Beskrivelse af No 27 Squadron i RAF en enhed, der har fløjet forskelligartede missioner med tilsvarende forskellige flytyper.

The Flying Cathedral

... Franklin Cody, Texan Cowboy, Bronco Buster, Frontiersman, Circus
Sharpshooter, Horse Track Racer, Showman, Barnstormer, Man-carrying Kite
Inventor, and Pioneer British Aviator Arthur Stanley Gould Lee. spanner instead
of the lasso .

The Flying Cathedral

Author: Arthur Stanley Gould Lee

Publisher: London : Methuen

ISBN:

Page: 272

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