So Yeah, I Did a Thing...

Discussion in 'Maintenance Bay' started by SCCutler, Jun 22, 2019.

  1. SCCutler

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    ...as the vernacular goes.

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    Sometimes, you need to do something to change lanes, keep your brain and your soul intact.

    Today, I presented myself at 0800 sharp, at a shop in the deep piney woods of east Texas (we call that "behind the Pine Curtain).

    After 7-8 hours or so of conversation, scrutiny, demonstration of handiwork and all-around coolness, I left, weary, drained and possessing a new certificate.

    Presented for your consideration, I am

    Your obedient servant,

    Spike Cutler, A&P
     
  2. weilke

    weilke Touchdown! Greaser!

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    Congrats !

    Did you do an apprenticeship ?
     
  3. Pilawt

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    Hey Spike, every now and again my engine sounds like it's running a little rough. What do you think it is?

    :D

    Just kiddin'. Congrats!!
     
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    What did you build?
     
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    Congratulations Spike!
     
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    Congratulations!

    Of all the practical tests I’ve taken (including the initial flight instructor checkride, which everyone makes a big deal about) the mechanic test was probably the most involved and labor intensive. It’s a big accomplishment to earn a mechanic certificate.
     
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    Those letters look so cool behind your name!
     
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    Congrats clock started until you get that IA
     
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    Cool Beans!

    Now you too can argue w/ Tom
     
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    CONGRATS!!
     
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    BZ Spike!
     
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    And probably be correct.
     
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    Do I hear panel upgrade time?
     
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    Remember now that you are a mechanic you need to wash your hands BEFORE taking a leak.
     
  15. alfadog

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    Congrats and welcome to the club that can maintain/repair most things on their own airplane! And those of others, too. If they care to :)
     
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    Congrats, Spike!
     
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    Way to go Spike, congrats

    Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk
     
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    Top marks Mate! :cheerswine:
     
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    I'm on the same path, congrats Spike, really happy for you. I'll be taking the one in Nashville next year or so as I know nothing about the the pile curtain location.
     
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    Why Nashville? Aren’t there any DMEs out there?
     
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    OMG...that's funny...Because I need to do that...

    ...OFTEN!

    When one owns as much junk equipment as I do...
     
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  22. EdFred

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    not gonna say a thing
     
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    That is easy to diagnose. Clearly you were flying over water!

    Way to go Spike Culter, ESQA&P. Prounounced SQUAP
     
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    There isn't a two week finishing course out here.
     
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    Congrats!
     
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    Ah, got it. Doing the quick bake at bakers.
     
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    Cool we need more A&P’s. Pilots are a dime a dozen
     
  28. Fiveslide

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    Today, I applied to be educated to become an A&P.

    It will be a long drive to the campus each day, long hours, I'll probably have to hire a nanny to help with our son while I'm gone. Hopefully it will be worth it in the end.
     
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    Congrats Spike. Something I hope to do in my retirement, if such a thing ever takes place. Might not, since I like to keep flying. Coming to Oshkosh this year?
     
  30. SCCutler

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    Thank you!

    I will be OSH-ing this year, if weather cooperates. Probably Sunday-Wednesday, but dependent upon traveling companions’ schedules, as it will not be in my plane.
     
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    Congrats, Spike! Very happy for you.
     
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    If you're at Oshkosh I'll be happy to buy you a beer. Only met you once, but I'd love to chat. I'll be there for most of the shebang since I teach Origami at the Craft Tent.
     
  33. weirdjim

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    Spike...

    WElcome to the profession.

    My forum is Monday morning at 10. Come on around to see how you can loophole the owner-built parts gig.

    Jim
     
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    On my schedule!

    Before I became lawyer-dude, I was electronics-Service-dude.
     
  35. flyingcheesehead

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    Very cool, Spike! Congrats!

    Here I was, thinking you'd bought another airplane - Something for low and slow, for the new "lane".