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PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2005 8:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well, I think engineers deserve more recognition (and hourly rate!!) Wink

If ever there is a problem with an aircraft, or any doubt as to whether or not you can take that aircraft away, always ask an engineer Smile Had one particular moment last year where 'an engineer' told us to NOT fly this particular heli - saved our lives, good man:wink:

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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 4:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree there Catwoman,that us Engineers need more recognition as well as pay. We also need legislation here in Canada to limit the amount of time that we can legally work. Pilots have a Duty day that they must follow, yet the engineers are expected to work all day and sometimes all night to make sure an A/C is ready for the next flight. It is just as big of a safety concern as the prospect of having a fatigued pilot. And most of the maintenance I am talking about is performed in the middle of the bush, being eaten alive by bugs and keeping watchful for approaching bears. It would be nice for management to aknowledge these factors and maybe compensate us accordingly. Just my 2 cents.....................rotorhead350
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 30, 2005 6:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well done!! Good man Wink Keep up the good work, and look out for the grizzlys..... Shocked

Management 'never' (or hardly ever) acknowledge your good work (whatever job you do Evil or Very Mad )

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 05, 2005 4:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It takes an engineer (AME) 48 months to get a licence.
It takes a pilot $40000.
Both requirements have "4"'s in them and thats about as high as a pilot can count.
Ha ha just kidding! OR AM I? Shocked
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 3:14 am    Post subject: Are engineers paid enough Reply with quote

This whole old school attitude 'pilots vs. engineers' has to go it's bs. We're a team. If you want to have all the perks of being a pilot then spend the $40000 and do it. Personally I like spending most of my time on the ground and not risking my life every day just to make a buck. Yes we're paid a little less, we don't get a fancy helmet and a big watch but we also don't risk our lives as much.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Take a chill pill, it is just a little humor........seriously!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 20, 2005 5:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome aboard Chopper Mechanic!

Great to have another mechanic on board the forum - it's nice to hear from you. We like to hear from all sectors of the industry! Personally, I do think that mechanics play a vital role - I would certainly not want to fly a helicopter that hasn't been well serviced and looked after by a professional!

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 2:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

whirlygirl, doesnt professional just mean they are getting paid. doesn't make them any good. Laughing

seriously tho engineers need us, if we didn't wreck em, what would they do with all their spare time???
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 7:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

SuperF wrote:
seriously tho engineers need us, if we didn't wreck em, what would they do with all their spare time???


Start on their cars?

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 22, 2005 10:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

engineers only cost to much when they send me the bill. We need to organise the grizlys to wait till they have finished the check then eat them so we dont have to pay!! Shocked
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 28, 2005 5:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I agree with ChopperMechanic Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2006 11:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

hey choppermechanic, i didn't get a fancy helmet and big watch, where do i put in for those??

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 4:28 pm    Post subject: Helmet and Watch! Reply with quote

Since we overcharge all of the aircraft operators during maintenance, we offer a volume promotion of a fancy helmet and big watch. After we are satisfied that you have been soaked for all of your money you get the presents to keep you coming back. Hook, line and sinker! Works every time! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Fri Jan 06, 2006 8:56 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Laughing

shit don't tell my engineer that he'll put his rate up and start giving me cheap presents to keep me entertained.

at the moment i know i'm in trouble when he buys the beer, coz he just gets me pissed then makes me agree to spend more money than i want too.. Shocked

is that the first thing they teach at engineer school, how to get money out of operators??? Mugged
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 28, 2007 7:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Questions:
1. Can pilot fly any H/C without the o.k. of preflight inspection check done by an engineer?!!
ALSO?!!
2. Can an engineer be sure that his service maintenance work is o.k. without the o.k. of test flight pilot signed on H/C test report?

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Up to you?!!

Finley you find, There is no deference between pilots & engineers; they work together in the same aviation field in different picture. In my idea,
I believe flight mission doesn't succeed without the hard work of service engineer and nice safety flight of pilot. So they must complete & respect each other. like a strong chain.
There is an old wisdom says:

(ENGINEER CAN BE A PILOT BUT PILOT CAN NOT BE AN ENGINEER)

Regards for the two couples P & E
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