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 ...
Author: Peter Ellis Brown
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.
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
Author: Gerry Davis
Publisher: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks
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.
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
Author: Phillip Mann
Publisher: Hachette UK
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.
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 ...
Author: Erich von Däniken
Publisher: Tantor eBooks
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 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
Author: C. W. Bryde
Publisher: Good Press
"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.
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
Author: Liam Bracken
Publisher: ENC Press
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.
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 ...
Author: Allen Murray
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.
[ 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
Author: Timothy Walker
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.
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 ...
Author: Chaz Bowyer
Beskrivelse af No 27 Squadron i RAF en enhed, der har fløjet forskelligartede missioner med tilsvarende forskellige flytyper.