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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 Podcast PSA-> update 7-12-21 | File Type: audio/mpeg | Duration: 45

Just a quick PSA!  New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month ! And the NEW 'Aircraft Tech Talk' starts August 11th! Remember to Check out Karlene Petitt's Blog at: https://karlenepetitt.blogspot.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/message or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap 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 7 "A Mechanics Voice" and why management should listen! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1577

In this episode I discuss the importance of a mechanics 'voice' and why its essential that management listen and the consequences if they don't...  Stay tuned!   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 the New Merch store is open! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/about New Merch store is now 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 6: Mechanics vs Crew? Crew vs Mechanic? Does it happen? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1643

Thank you for tuning in for our 6th podcast!  I received an email from a listener asking about the relationships between mechanics and the flight crew.  I explain how the 'relationship' is between the two and share my experience of when I had to have a 'light discussion' with two different crew members.  (thats putting it nicely)  You wont want to miss this one!      *This episode has been re-edited a bit- was one of my earlier episodes so I was still getting use to how things worked in a podcast :) *  Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com  or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap  New merch store is now open! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/about 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

 SPECIAL PODCAST! United Airlines bad decisions and MY way of fixing the B.S! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 819

United Airlines has been in the news the past couple of days, touting just "how good they are doing"-  But are they really?  Bad decisions being made left and right! And NOW they want to spend more money, YOUR money hard at work?  Tune in to hear about the B.S thats being pulled by Unites Airlines and my 'passionate' fix for their problem(s)! **And yes- I said in my intro. " In this 'Podgast' instead of "Podcast"..  lol ** 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/message 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

 Bonus podcast: 777X fiasco! Did the FAA do the right thing and why! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 574

Hey everyone and THANK YOU for listening to this BONUS podcast where I discuss the FAA's decision to without its granting of the TIA (Type Inspection Authorization) from Boeing!  Remember I will be releasing a podcast every month starting July 2021 on the first and last Friday of the month!  Tune it!  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

 #2 of: The Best and Worst gate calls! -Bonus Podcast #3 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 851

Welcome to another bonus podcast where I talk about some of my best,worst, challenging or even funny hate calls! As always thank you for listening. Enjoy! #2  ** Microphone was a little to amplified during this- apologies!** 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/message 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

 Episode 5: The line verse the Hangar, which is better? And GENFAM training, why is it important! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2067

Welcome yet again to episode 5 where we discuss the 'Line' environment verse the 'Hangar' environment.  Which is better?  Also I talk about the importance of proper GENFAM training.  And of course I go on a little tangent (again) about poor management and how it affects employees and ultimately, the aircraft.     **Correction when I was referring to 'AD's I meant to say "Airworthiness directives".  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 --- 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

 787 gear collapse at Heathrow airport! SPECIAL PODCAST ! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 663

Hey there and thanks for tuning in!  This is a special podcast covering the B787 Nose Gear collapse that occurred today at Heathrow airport. I received several emails this morning asking what I thought about the incident.  Although I've never wrenched on the B787 I still share my thoughts on this podcast. #787 heathrow EDIT - TWO CORRECTIONS: 1.) I said in this podcast that the B787 system retract is done through a electrical motor-  I was wrong its still hydraulic, using electric motor pumps but doesn't use engine driven hydraulic pumps. BUT it uses electrical driven actuators on the landing gear locks.  ** Thank you Tim.S for correcting me :)   2.) So some clarification:  On the vast majority of aircraft, the NLG (nose landing gear) is more susceptible to collapse or 'fold' than the MLG  (main landing gear). On larger aircraft, the over-center mechanism on the NLG is not very effective because much of the aircraft weight is not on the nose gear.  Once the main gears are down and locked, on the ground you need three things before you can retract the main gear: Bypass the electric circuit protections preventing gear retraction on the ground; Lift the aircraft weight off the landing gears by jacking up, and Break the over-center mechanism using the hydraulic muscle of the landing gear retraction mechanism.  As of what I can tell right now, the aircraft was parked and un powered.  Thus even though I mentioned the 'human' element in my podcast-  the aircraft was not powered up (from what I can tell) so theoretically the gear should not have folded- Even if the gear override switch was pressed in and the landing gear control lever were moved to up-  The gear should not have folded UNLESS it was powered up?? ...  hmmm  So that leaves this:  1.) Were the gear pins installed on the NLG?   2.) Was the aircraft being towed and the brakes not released causing a failure of the NLG?  3.) Was their a mechanical failure in the NLG? 4.) Was there a structural failure of the gear 'BOX' structure?  5.) Or still, WAS it actually powered on and someone DID retract the gear on the ground?     Ill definitely be following the investigation as it progresses. As always, thanks for listening and stay tuned for more up coming podcasts!  Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com , https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/messageor Twitter @goodbadugly_ap --- 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

 Was I banned?! Bonus Podcast#2 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 776

Hello everybody and thank you for tuning in! Today I received word that one of my social media account that carries my podcast was flagged! Let me tell you about it…. 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

 Episode 4: ‘Pencil Whipping’- Does it happen? Should you be concerned? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2217

A little off the next scheduled episode topic but an interesting episode which I speak about ‘Paper whipping’ in the aviation maintenance industry- It does happen.  Why should the average Joe be concerned? Why should you, the mechanic be concerned?  In this episode I break it down giving some of the most common examples of paper whipping. Sure I might catch some flak from aircraft mechanics for ‘blaming them’ which is fair BUT if you aren’t “that guy then why worry?”  I also discuss the pressures that mechanics face which might cause them to ‘pencil whip’ paperwork.   **Some quick clarification on circuit breakers: Not only do they protect the wiring but also provide protection from over current or over load of the circuit. If too much current flows through the circuit, the conductor heats up and expands popping the the CB**  As always, thank you for tuning 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 --- 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

 Do you want to be on the podcast? | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 33

Do YOU want to be on the podcast live?   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 --- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message

 BONUS PODCAST !! Best and worst gate calls#1 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1023

I've received some emails asking for bonus content to be added to my podcasts- So here it is, a BONUS podcast where I talk about some of my best and worst experiences on the line!    Enjoy! I will be doing occasional BONUS podcasts featuring topics YOU, the listeners have asked to hear about and sharing YOUR stories and experiences!  As always, thank you for tuning 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 , https://anchor.fm/bryan-wheelz/message 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 --- 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 3 - Listener questions answered! | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 1190

In this podcast I share listeners questions and I answer them!   Enjoy.  I talk about morales and ethics in aviation, whether aircraft are safe, bias against GA, managers with no business in aviation, worst 'thing' about being an aircraft mechanic, MRO mergers and more! **  I was a little under the weather during this one so excuse the coarseness of my voice and my statistic data is derived from a 1990, 2002 and 2012 study(ies)**  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 --- 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 2: A/P School experience, breakdown and what to expect ALSO an A/Ps first day on the job 101 | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 2339

I. episode 2, I talk about my experience in A/P school, what should have been expected and what YOU should expect if your thinking about becoming an A/P.  Also I talk about my first day on the job as an A/P , tips for the 'newbie' and go on a slight rant about my experience at a Tuscon Arizona MRO many years ago---  Fighting, especially while on the job is never acceptable.  ( I learned.... )    Be warned, this is an uncensored and raw podcast-   I get passionate about what I say thus if you are offended by cursing, might want to skip this episode.   * I know, I say "I digress"  a lot - apologies! Next episode (episode 3) is the 'Viewers Segment' where I answer your questions, thoughts and share your experiences.   You don't want to miss it!   New Merch store is open! https://aviationmxpodcastswag.myspreadshop.com/about 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 --- 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 Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw! (Trailer) | File Type: audio/x-m4a | Duration: 31

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Bwheelz05 says:

Awesome! Fantastic for learning the truth behind aviation maintenance!