The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw! show

The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!

Summary: As an A/P mechanic going on 15 years, I've worked on the largest and most complex aircraft in the world. But the reality of the industry can be surprising and even scary. I talk about the toxic and unsafe culture that aircraft mechanics REALLY deal with. The very things that airlines and aviation companies DON'T want you to know. Prepare yourself. The rabbit hole goes deep. Join me as I give you an inside look into the GOOD the BAD and the UGLY of Aviation Maintenance. Email: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com, Twitter: @goodbadugly_ap NEW website is up! https://aviationmxtruth.com/

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 Special Episode! Interview W/ Pieter Johnson @ 'Xtended Aviation' Podcast! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2806

Hey there everyone!  Thank you for tuning in.  In this TGTBTU Special; I've got the distinct pleasure of being a guest on the, 'Xtended Aviation Podcast'. In this episode I am speaking to Pieter Johnson about the podcast, why I do it and what the premise of TGTBTU is all about!.  What a great time I had speaking with Pieter and I hope to do it again soon!   Check out the 'Xtended Aviation' podcast, Europe's Premiere Aviation podcast HERE: Contact: getinvolved@aviation-xtended.co.uk https://aviation-xtended.co.uk/ https://podcasts.apple.com/podcast/id529742666?mt=2&app=podcast&ls=1  https://www.facebook.com/AviationXtended https://twitter.com/AviationXtended https://www.instagram.com/accounts/login/?next=/aviationxtended/ Subscribe & share! Email:  apmechanicpodcast@aol.com , or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap * Shout out to Matt, the shows producer and check out my newest affiliate at: https://my.serverblend.com/aff.php?aff=442 --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Anti-Boeing Trolls -VS- Me | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 935

Hello everyone and welcome!   This podcast was supposed to be a bonus podcast but instead I thought it needed to be said sooner rather than later..   Why does social media and the ignorant make false claims, spread bad information and hate on those of us who dare tell the TRUTH?  Why do Anti-Boeing trolls hesitate or deflect when told facts and why do they get so upset when those living in reality put them in their place?  What do they have to gain and what do they have to loose?  After the 777 Air France flight AF11 'incident' overseas, it got worse. ** And BTW, turns out the preliminary investigation shows NOTHING WRONG with the aircraft making the Anti-Boeing trolls ever more sour! **  There is so much bad aviation information out there.  Who can you trust and who can you not?  Well, I break it down for you in another one of my famous, 'passionate' explanations.  Tune in!  Subscribe & share! Email:  apmechanicpodcast@aol.com , or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap * Shout out to Matt, the shows producer and check out my newest affiliate at: https://my.serverblend.com/aff.php?aff=442   --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 2022's first expose'- The Saga of N874AA | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 2673

Hello and welcome to this, 2022's first expose' podcast! We're talking about the saga of N874AA (I refer to it in the show as "Nine874”) An ex- AA 727 that was donated to the museum of flight in Seattle, WA & ended up in the hands of a museum located in Missouri. It was ultimately scrapped in 2021.  But it’s not the scrapping of the aircraft which I found interesting, it's the circumstances surrounding the scrapping of the aircraft which is right up the alley of 'shady'.  And yes, it includes some aircraft maintenance 'stuff' too! Strap in and hold on, another great expose' episode coming at you! **Court documentation: https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/21111558-antares-pdf The 'infamous' Scot Spencer: https://www.travelweekly.com/Travel-News/Government/DOT-approves-permanent-ban-on-Scot-Spencer-from-aviation-biz Relevant articles: https://www.flyingmag.com/727-scrapper-ahm/  ,  https://www.aviationpros.com/aircraft/news/21247240/absolutely-tragic-the-grisly-demolition-at-seattles-boeing-field-of-an-old-727 , https://www.sbsun.com/2018/05/10/san-bernardino-international-airport-criminal-case-never-got-off-the-runway/ The NEW podcast website:https://aviationmxtruth.com/ Subscribe & share! Show producer; Matt @ https://www.fiverr.com/mattvopro  Email: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com _OR_   Twitter @goodbadugly_ap   _OR_    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 China Eastern Air Crash: Debunking false/bad aircraft information | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1038

Hello everyone and welcome!   In this pretty much, off-the-cuff episode; I am dispelling some ridiculous statements, rumors and B.S information about the China Eastern Airlines B737-800 that crashed today carrying 132 people in southern China.  A very tragic and saddening event that's becoming overshadowed by anti-Boeing propaganda, false narratives and asinine aircraft 'tech' information.  Yours truly is debunking this garbage.  Tune in! Subscribe & share!   Email:  apmechanicpodcast@aol.com , or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap Podcast website: https://aviationmxtruth.com/  Podcast Merch store: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ *Also please let me know how this new audio sounds to you! Feedback is appreciated* **Correction: I said 123 deaths.  Correct number believed to be 132. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Bonus 11.5: "Was I picking on Cpt. Sully Sullenberger?" Nope. An Explanation. | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 617

Hello and welcome everyone!  In this kind of-sorta bonus, 'explanation' podcast I'm talking about how some of my social media postings recently were taken out of context when referring to Cpt. Sullenberger.   Sully is an amazing person, an American hero, no doubt!  I have NOTHING 'against' him.  But his focus as US. Aviation Ambassador seems to me focused solely on the safety of flight, for the flight crew (and of course the PAX)   I would just like to see his focus on aviation safety beyond that of the flight crew as there is far more safety issues facing the industry.   So I'm putting it back into context with this episode.   *Note at the beginning I said "Sullenberg" instead of Sullenberger. Apologies Cpt. Subscribe & share!  **Show producer; Matt @ https://www.fiverr.com/mattvopro  Email:  apmechanicpodcast@aol.com , or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap   Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap Podcast website: https://aviationmxtruth.com/  Podcast Merch store: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ *Also please let me know how this new audio sounds to you! Feedback is appreciated* --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Episode 14: Is your GENFAM Instructor blowing smoke? Debunking the smoke & mirrors! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1502

Hello and welcome to the podcast!  Talking about bad GENFAM instructors in todays episode and correcting some bad information some instructors have shared with their students!  We rely on GENFAM to be an experience where we take away fundamental, systematic knowledge of the aircraft for which we're in the class for. (DUH) NOT to be fed a line of B.S!   Tune in and please remember to subscribe and share!  ** First episode by the shows new producer!  Matt @ https://www.fiverr.com/mattvopro  Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com , https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap Podcast website: https://aviationmxtruth.com/ The Podcast shop is up too! Check it out!  Podcast Merch store: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ *Also please let me know how this new audio sounds to you! Feedback is appreciated* --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Bonus #10: What's with all these aircraft tire mishaps? Are re-treaded tires really safe? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 1346

Hello everyone and welcome to this last minuet bonus podcast!.  I've been asked quite a lot recently why we're seeing all these aircraft tire blow out incidents on commercial flights and whether re-treaded or 're-capped' aircraft tires are really safe. I'll answer these questions and put your mind at ease while an additional bonus, you get to hear my not so great COVID voice (yes I still have the effects of that nasty COVID crap) so I am using another microphone, the Shure MV7X to mask some of the unpleasantries of my still crappy voice.  Enjoy!  Also, new website is up! https://aviationmxtruth.com/ If you have questions, thoughts, concerns or want to share YOUR stories and experiences live on the podcast? Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com, https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/messageor Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! Podcast merch store: Podcast Merch store: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/  Until next time take care and be safe! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Episode 13- Listener question: Are MELs safe? Do airlines abuse MELs? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 863

Hello everyone and WELCOME to the second episode of 2022!.  Please forgive me for my "COVID voice" - I'm still getting over having COVID but the show's got to continue.   In this short podcast, I answer a listeners question(s) about MELs.  Do airlines skimp on them? And are MELs safe?  In this very short episode I explain!  ALSO dont miss the new website is up! https://aviationmxtruth.com/ Do you have questions, thoughts, concerns or want to share YOUR stories and experiences live on the podcast?  Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com, https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/messageor Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap  New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !  Podcast Merch store: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Episode 12: Aircraft Mechanics liability and the consequences! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1349

 Hello and welcome!  In this podcast, I once again do my due diligence, and spoke to three aviation lawyers about an aircraft mechanics' liability and the consequences according to the LAW.  You'll be surprised how easy it is to be held criminally culpable of negligence as an aircraft mechanic EVEN if you followed the tech pubs!    I walk you through the process of how and why as explained to me by aviation lawyers.     You won't want to miss this very special podcast! Tune in!  If you have questions, thoughts, concerns or want to share YOUR stories and experiences live on the podcast?  Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com, https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/messageor Twitter @goodbadugly_ap  Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap  New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !  The Podcast website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com  Podcast merch store: Podcast Merch store: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ Until next time take care and be safe! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Merry Christmas 2021! Welcome 2022! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 279

Christmas 2021 message from yours truly!  This year has been FILLED with so much good, bad, and ugly throughout the world and throughout the aviation industry as well.  With the podcast studio under repair and re-construction, I hope to be up and running by the end of January 2022. There will still be a January podcast but with previously recorded content.  ( "A Mechanics liability and the consequences" )  If you are flying this Christmas, please remember to be courteous to the crew and thank them for keeping you safe.  In addition, if you see an aircraft mechanic(s)  tell them thank you for braving the elements and ALSO for keeping you safe while you travel.  Thank you everyone for the support and have a blessed and safe holiday, we'll see you next year!  Do you have questions, thoughts, concerns or want to share YOUR stories and experiences live on the podcast? Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com, https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/messageor Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! Podcast Merch store: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 The #2 - Aircraft Tech Talk! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 863

Hey there and welcome to the SECOND, NEW podcast segment, "Aircraft Tech Talk" where I answer your aircraft tech questions and give you a quiz at the end!  I'll answer the quiz question during the NEXT Aircraft Tech Talk podcast and if you answer correctly,  I'll send you some 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly' SWAG! Tune in!  We have several really good questions in this podcast!  - MD-80 question  - B737 questions x2  - EMB 175 Question  - Airbus Question   - B777 Question   Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com  or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap   New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !  The Podcast 'MERCH' store is up to! Check it out! Podcast Merch store: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Bonus#9: Podcast end of Year update! What's happened and what lies ahead! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1338

Hey every one and thanks for tuning into the podcast! This is an end of the year, unscripted update with a twist... What's the twist? Well, its a new mic. Introducing the Shure SM7B microphone!  I talk about what's been happening on the Homefront, I recap some of my favorite episodes, talk about things to come in the future, a planned collaboration podcast with "Cancelled for Maintenance" , a future guest host, some 'expected' rants and more! Tune in. **Also please drop me a line and let me know how this new microphone sounds, greatly appreciated!*   Do you have questions, thoughts, concerns or want to share YOUR stories and experiences live on the podcast? Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com, https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/messageor Twitter @goodbadugly_ap -OR- Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap   Subscribe and share!  New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! The Podcast merch store is up too!  Until next time take care and be safe! --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Bonus #8: American Airlines increasing F/As holiday pay but not others? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 515

Hello and thank you for tuning into this short bonus podcast where I discuss American Airlines' recent decision to increase flight attendant holiday premiums to keep them happy.  Did AA make the right decision? Are they forgetting about other employees who work equally hard and who ALSO work during holidays?  Tune in and I'll give you my $.02   Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com  or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap  Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap  New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !    The Podcast shop is up to! Check it out! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Episode 11: Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1603

Hello and welcome!  In this podcast, I received an email asking me to about talk about Human Factors, the 'Dirty Dozen' and its issues within the aviation maintenance industry and how it affects aircraft mechanics!  **UPDATE- Made a slight change @5:00PM MST- audio is 150% better now, sorry about that** Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com  or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !  The Podcast shop is up to! Check it out! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 BONUS Special Podcast: American Airlines & FAA, Shenanigan's at its finest. Is AA the next Allegiant? A TGTBTU Expose' | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1982

Hello everyone and thank you for tuning into this special expose' podcast.  Is American Airlines the next Allegiant Airlines? Are they up to no good and rolling the dice with peoples lives? I give you my take in the second expose' podcast, tune in!  *Yup, it's been remastered, cleaned up etc since it first aired as when I recorded it I was away from my studio- Enjoy!*  Feel free to Reach out at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com  or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !   The Podcast shop is up too! Check it out! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

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Bwheelz05 says:

Awesome! Fantastic for learning the truth behind aviation maintenance!