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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 Bonus#7 : "Tribal knowledge" Is it good, bad? Does it belong in aviation maintenance? | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 580

Hello and welcome to Bonus podcast #7 !   I received a message asking for my take on 'Tribal knowledge' and whether I think it has a place in the Aviation Maintenance industry.  Tune in!  ** 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  or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap  Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap   New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !  Merchandise shop is open: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ The Podcast website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

  Episode 10: Allegiant Airlines, Shenanigans at its finest. | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2495

Hello and thanks for tuning in!  Sincerest apologies for the lateness getting this episode out.  With everything going on the Home front and the studio renovation, it took awhile. thank you so much everyone for your patience!    In this very special exposé podcast we're talking about Allegiant Airlines and its history of shenanigans, violations, fines and some real shady attempts to seemingly deceive both the government and the flying public.  Have 'things' gotten better?  Well tune in and find out!   **Just a quick clarification: The MD-80 elevators are tab-driven. That is, the yokes aren’t mechanically linked to the elevators. They connect to small, tabs hinged at the rear of control surfaces that serve as elevators. During flight, movement of the tabs results in the angle of the elevators changing**   UPDATE 10-19-21: I mentioned, "Automatic Thrust Reverse System"  What I MEANT to say was: "Automatic Reserve Thrust" system. Thank you to one of the listeners for catching that mistake! 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 or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap  New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !  And please subscribe so you don't miss out on podcast updates! Merchandise shop is open: https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ The Podcast website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.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 9: FAA FOIA request FAIL! What are they hiding? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1099

In May of 2021 I submitted an Freedom Of Information act to the FAA for 16 cases (investigations).  Tune in to find out what happened.  *You may notice some subtle differences in the audio of these newer podcasts as I tweak and adjust the new software and mic in the renovated studio.*  Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap   And New Merch store is now open! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! And please subscribe so you don't miss out on podcast updates ! The Podcast website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 A new podcast sound? Bonus podcast update, little 'chat' about upcoming Allegiant Airlines Episode and more! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 298

Hello everyone and welcome to another short update.  YES, this is the new and (hopefully improved) sound-  Would really appreciate it if you wouldn't mind sending a quick email or message to me, letting me know how you like it (or don't) Also in this short update podcast, a correction on tomorrows (17th) BONUS podcast and some info on October 13ths, "Allegiant Airlines, Shenanigan's at its finest" - As always, appreciate you tuning in, take care and be safe!  * Awesome Fanart by: Aircraft Arts By Dima @AircraftBy 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 or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! And please subscribe so you dont miss out on podcast updates ! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Episode 8: Listeners Questions Answered #2 ! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1264

Another listeners Questions podcast, Episode 8!! where I answer some more of your questions in this podcast. You wont want to miss it!    Some questions I answer:   -  RTS MX , AOG MX & aircraft recovery experience  - Women in aviation at Boeing?  - Listeners bad A/P school experience   - Why does it take so long for aircraft mechanics to do paper work? And why do they 'SIT' on the plane?  *Was a little under the weather during recording this podcast, sorry if I didn't sound super 'chipper' & I mention the "Aircraft Tech Talk" segment- this was recorded BEFORE I published my first "Aircraft Tech Talk" segment which has now aired :)  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 website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Podcast test with new studio equiptment for twitter poll | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 65

Hey everyone and thank you for tuning in.  This is the FIRST podcast TEST session with the new equipment and I am asking for YOUR input.  Simply put- Does it sound good.  Or - does it sound bad.   Twitter Link for poll here: https://twitter.com/goodbadugly_ap/status/1432524002459803652?s=20 Do you have questions, thoughts, concerns or want to share YOUR stories and experiences live on the podcast? Reach out to me at, 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 Until next time take care and be safe! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Podcast Update! 8-25-21 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 420

Hello and welcome!  I know, I know-- I haven't "Been around" much lately.  In this UPDATE podcast I fill you in on the new renovations to the podcast studio and what to expect in the upcoming podcast! Listen in. --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Bonus #6 Uh-oh. "Haters gonna Hate" One Tweet gone wrong- My clarification | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 491

Well,  I knew one day a tweet of mine would piss someone off  Today it did. This bonus podcast is just a clarification of what I meant.  Tweet link right here: https://twitter.com/goodbadugly_ap/status/1427998651813666827?s=20 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 or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap  And New merch store is open! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! And please subscribe so you dont miss out on podcast updates ! The Podcast website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 WOW! The new segment, 'Aircraft Tech Talk' is taking off! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 56

Well it seems folks are enjoying the new podcast segment, 'Aircraft Tech Talk'. That's Awesome!  Getting some really good feedback and already receiving some listener emails for the next one!  Thank you everyone for tuning into the podcast, really glad your enjoying it!  If you missed 'Aircraft Tech Talk', here is the link: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/episodes/The-NEW-Aircraft-Tech-Talk-Segment-e13o5es Remember to subscribe and share and as always feel free to reach out to me via email, twitter or email!  --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 The NEW Aircraft Tech Talk Segment !!! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 725

Hey there and welcome to the first, 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 a little 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly' SWAG!  We have four good questions in this podcast! Tune in!   - Boeing 747 question x 2  - Boeing 737NG questions x2  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 website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com And New Merch store is open! 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 #5 FAA aids Mexico instead of US? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 579

Hello and thank you for tuning into this bonus podcast where I talk about the FAA's nice little vacation to Mexico to help their aviation industry out of a rut.  Is this the right move?  Tune in and find out!  Do you agree?  Do you disagree?    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 website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com   And NEW Merch store is open! 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

 Coming August 11th the new ‘Aircraft Tech Talk’ segment begins! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 26

Stay tuned August 11th for the NEW ‘Aircraft Tech Talk’ segment begins! I’m excited about this one, how you are too! Remember I love receiving your feedback good or bad! Share with your friends, let them know! Remember to subscribe! Thanks! --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 Podcast PSA #2 - Unruly PAX kinda have me ticked! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 220

Hello and welcome!   With all the Unruly PAX issues within the past week (and longer) I had to take a break from my normal routine of informing about the many 'fails' within the aviation maintenance industry and get this off my chest.  I empathize with persons who have a health issue or mental ailment that prevents them from wearing a mask-  I do! And if thats the case, it might behoove you to find another means of travel.  But I do not think it is those causing the many issues we are seeing reported.  It's people who want 'to make their point known' that they disagree with masks on an aircraft and the vast majority are just ignorant people.  And since this is 'aviation related' I thought, "What the hell.  IF they can speak out against masks and act unkindly, then Wheelz is going to give his $.02"     Thanks for tuning in, I don't usually go off topic but I think this once should be okay right?  Do you agree or disagree? Let me know what your think! Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap Remember new podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! The Podcast website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

  Bonus Podcast#4: FAA launches program to voice concerns. Does this include mechanics? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 380

In this quick, Bonus Podcast I am giving my .02$ and detailing the contradicting information of a new program released by the FAA.   On June 21,2021 the FAA announced a new "Reform mandate" called 'The Voluntary Safety Reporting Program' - a confidential "non-punitive"  program that encourages open reporting of aviation safety issues and concerns. This was pushed by congress to address the two B737 MAX aircraft which crashed within 5 months of each other.  BUT does this reporting program also include aircraft mechanics or is it simply a gimmick to protect themselves and aircraft manufactures? Any why does the information contradict itself? Get my take on this new program, tune in!  *Was a little under the weather when recording this FYI* 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 or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! Also, check out Karlene Petitts’ blog where she featured my podcast at : https://karlenepetitt.blogspot.com/2021/07/the-good-bad-ugly.html The Podcast website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 SPECIAL PODCAST! The Transair/Rhoades Aviation Fiasco!! | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 578

On July 16th the FAA revoked Transair/Rhodes Aviation's' Operating Certificate citing numerous concerns unrelated to July 2nd water ditching of a B737-200C - In this special bonus podcast I talk about the Transair/Rhodes Aviation Fiasco and whether they had it coming...  Tune in!   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 website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordpress.com  And new merch store is now open! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/ --- 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!