The Flying Spanner

The Flying Spanner

This book has been written by an aircraft engineer to give you an insight into his sixty years as a maintenance man, inspecting, rectifying, and certifying many types of aircraft all over the world, and as a Licensed Engineer for forty-four ...

Author: Peter Ellis Brown

Publisher:

ISBN: 1467879142

Category: History

Page: 272

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This book has been written by an aircraft engineer to give you an insight into his sixty years as a maintenance man, inspecting, rectifying, and certifying many types of aircraft all over the world, and as a Licensed Engineer for forty-four years. The book takes you through his five years in the Royal Air Force, as an engine mechanic on Merlin engines as fitted to the Avro Lincoln. During his service he saw action in Egypt (Canal Zone) also in Kenya during the Mau Mau uprising. For these he received two campaign medals. Then into civilian life, working with some of the major companies in the UK but mainly with the freight airlines, one being Air Charter of London (a Freddie Laker company), which included an airline as well as aircraft maintenance. He was engaged on a prototype twin-engined small airliner, The Accountant (not too successful). From there to an engine fitter on DC4, Bristol 170, Avro Tudor aircraft, and many more. He was also a 'flying spanner' on the DC4s flying between Southend airport in England and Adelaide in Australia, still working for Laker. The author gained his aircraft maintenance licence in 1967, which is still valid as of 2012. Over the years he has been involved with innumerable aircraft, from the very small to the very large, including the Russian-built Antonov AN 124, Boeing B17 Flying Fortress, Spitfire, and P51 Mustang. His work has taken him all over the world including North and South America, Australia, Russia, Africa, and the Far East, as a fixer of unserviceable aircraft, and also as engineering auditor mainly for oil companies involved in the oil spill control world. Over the last thirty years he has been the chief engineer on the only airworthy B17 flying outside the United States, in addition to maintaining many War Birds during that time.
Categories: History

Flying on the Ground

Flying on the Ground

Our pilot spoke to both the York's pilot and the 'flying spanner' (the flight engineer
).They had brought in a heavy generator, which was being offloaded. I, being
nosey, had a look in the aircraft. What I saw made me gasp. There was no
flooring ...

Author: Gerry Davis

Publisher: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks

ISBN: 9781861513120

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 228

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ÿ After a harsh initial training as a Boy Entrant at RAF Cosford in the 1950s, Gerry Davis went on to serve 15 years in the RAF, mainly on Air Movements, before joining ?Civvy Street? and spending the rest of his working life in a demanding civilian post at Bristol Airport, when he also joined the RAF Volunteer Reserve and served as Training Officer. His account of the adventures of a career spanning more than 44 years covers a wide range of experiences, from the amusing to the astonishing. A fascinating glimpse of the flying business from the inside.
Categories: Biography & Autobiography

From Jacks to Joysticks

From Jacks to Joysticks

The tales in this book are used to illustrate how they affected Micks approach to aviation and what he took away from those events.Immensely readable and delivered by a true story teller, From Jacks to Joysticks is for anyone who loves ...

Author: Michael John Patrick

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 9781526712875

Category: History

Page: 200

View: 482

Trenchard Brat. Flying Spanner. Left Hand Seat. Nicknames abound in aviation. But not many get to be called them all, especially when theyve started life with an aversion to school and a stammer thrown in. Mick Patrick started his aviation career as an RAF Apprentice and finished it as an Air Ambulance pilot. He never knew he was going to become a pilot just that he was determined to have a good start in life and it seemed the RAF offered this to him.As an engineer, Mick saw active service on jungle airstrips in the Far East during the Borneo Confrontation with Indonesia and got his hands dirty servicing Cold War aircraft. Later he had an opportunity to become aircrew as a Flight Engineer and it was from this position he was able to use his knowledge as part of a crew to take the next step. After many years of watching pilots ply their trade, Mick decided he could do it too, so worked his way up to becoming a commercial pilot.Along the way he experienced risky moments that shaped him as an aviator; he crashed a float plane in a Texas lake, flew casualties to Coventry and elephants to the East, nose-dived in Nassau and skirted death at Stansted. The tales in this book are used to illustrate how they affected Micks approach to aviation and what he took away from those events.Immensely readable and delivered by a true story teller, From Jacks to Joysticks is for anyone who loves tales of aircraft and life in aviation, whether in the cockpit or on the ground. Above all else this book is about how a lifetime of exposure to aviation has shaped one mans thinking and approach to life and how in aviation you need to keep an open mind.
Categories: History

The Fall of the Families

The Fall of the Families

Then, with a slight swagger, Milligan carefully fitted the end of his spanner round
the nut and began to loosen it. ... It must have been surprised, or else its parallax
failed it, but it moved too late and as it reared, the flying spanner bounced off the
 ...

Author: Phillip Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780575114890

Category: Fiction

Page: 298

View: 589

Vengeance of the oppressed... Pawl Paxwax was now Master of the eleven human families who rule the galaxy, and free to marry his loved one, the remarkable Laurel Beltane. But Pawl's happiness was to be short-lived. The many oppressed alien species who paid dearly for humanity's triumph were about to rise up in bloody retribution - with Pawl as their unwitting instrument. The Fall Families is the epic sequel to Master of Paxwax, an extraordinary interstellar revenge tragedy played out against an immense and powerfully imagined canvas of the far future.
Categories: Fiction

Skytrucker

Skytrucker

She carried a crew of two pilots, a flight engineer, sometimes a navigator plus
one or two loadmasters and an aircraft technician referred to as the “flying
spanner” in case we went unserviceable away from base. Unusually, access to
the freight ...

Author: Allen Murray

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595247295

Category: Transportation

Page: 308

View: 108

Air travel is an almost essential part of everyday life. A significant proportion of travelers are curious about what is actually happening on the flight deck. This book, based on forty years of personal experiences, takes the reader into the cockpit. Written in a humorous style, it relates incidents, accidents and some romantic attachments. The narrative includes the transport of a complete circus, a period spent flying for an African mining company, a brush with Nigerian authorities and a glimpse of the beginnings of the Package Holiday business.
Categories: Transportation

Tomy and the Planet of Lies

Tomy and the Planet of Lies

The shock of the last few minuteswas not something I could shake off tooquickly;
the inexplicable explodingwater bottles and the flying spanner must have addled
my senses. Obviously, I was seeing things that couldn't possibly have ...

Author: Erich von Däniken

Publisher: Tantor eBooks

ISBN: 9781618030115

Category: History

Page:

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Erich von Daniken claims to have never seen a UFO. But in the fall of 1987, on a desert ride, he experienced a close encounter of a very different kind. A being materialized before his eyes, and since the "thing" had no name, von Däniken called it "Tomy." This book is the story of Tomy. Some say that Tomy is a scientific impossibility. Yet Tomy was there, science or not. After all, Tomy had for a few weeks lived among us, and that was enough for plenty of interpersonal relationships. God knows that von Däniken was not the only one who had known Tomy; others could see him, as well. Now, after nineteen years of silence, von Däniken has decided to make public the incredible story of Tomy. Here, the bestselling author of Chariots of the Gods makes his foray into the world of fiction. Tomy and the Planet of Lies is a thrilling adventure novel that will keep listeners on the edge of their seats.
Categories: History

The Flying Lady

The Flying Lady

The bottom is a piece of the threaded end from ( 5 ) ( 5 ) Hub extractor R2837 ( 6 )
Castellated spanner for retaining ring R 2851 ( 7 ) Box spanner , axle pivot nut F
52716 ( 1 5 / 16 " U . S . socket ) ( 8 ) Box spanner , axle shaft nut R 2848 ( 1 1 ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UOM:39015021302719

Category: Rolls-Royce automobile

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Categories: Rolls-Royce automobile

The Way of a Transgressor

The Way of a Transgressor

He was Commander Utgof , Russian ' ace ' , and second - in - command of the
Black Sea Flying Corps . ... I heard an accent I hadn't heard for years , and then I
heard a clunk and saw a flying spanner hit a huge Russian sailor directly in the ...

Author: Negley Farson

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 0600207315

Category: Authors, American

Page: 447

View: 276

Categories: Authors, American

Flight International

Flight International

For further details , contact the Product Support Sales Department ( Ext . 236 )
FLYING CLUB FOR SALE South Wales . One Cherokee 140. ... 0976
FREELANCE FLYING SPANNER , Ground Support Engineer available . Full
approval Boeing ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: SRLF:D0001073295

Category: Aeronautics

Page:

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Categories: Aeronautics

From Jacks to Joysticks

From Jacks to Joysticks

Above all else this book is about how a lifetime of exposure to aviation has shaped one man's thinking and approach to life and how in aviation you need to keep an open mind.

Author: Michael John Patrick

Publisher:

ISBN: 1526712857

Category:

Page: 216

View: 935

Trenchard Brat. Flying Spanner. Left Hand Seat. Nicknames abound in aviation. But not many get to be called them all, especially when they've started life with an aversion to school and a stammer thrown in. Mick Patrick started his aviation career as an RAF Apprentice and finished it as an Air Ambulance pilot. He never knew he was going to become a pilot - just that he was determined to have a good start in life and it seemed the RAF offered this to him. As an engineer, Mick saw active service on jungle airstrips in the Far East during the Borneo Confrontation with Indonesia and got his hands dirty servicing Cold War aircraft. Later he had an opportunity to become aircrew as a Flight Engineer and it was from this position he was able to use his knowledge as part of a crew to take the next step. After many years of watching pilots ply their trade, Mick decided he could do it too, so worked his way up to becoming a commercial pilot. Along the way he experienced risky moments that shaped him as an aviator; he crashed a float plane in a Texas lake, flew casualties to Coventry and elephants to the East, nose-dived in Nassau and skirted death at Stansted. The tales in this book are used to illustrate how they affected Mick's approach to aviation and what he took away from those events. Immensely readable and delivered by a true story teller, From Jacks to Joysticks is for anyone who loves tales of aircraft and life in aviation, whether in the cockpit or on the ground. Above all else this book is about how a lifetime of exposure to aviation has shaped one man's thinking and approach to life and how in aviation you need to keep an open mind.
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Aircraft 2000

Aircraft 2000

For instance , one of the Lear Fan prototypes was struck by a flying spanner
when an over - inflated tyre exploded in its hangar . The spanner bounced off the
fuselage into the hangar roof , with so much force that it took two people to
remove it ...

Author: Bill Sweetman

Publisher:

ISBN: PSU:000017110747

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 158

View: 161

Categories: Aeronautics

Machinery Lloyd

Machinery Lloyd

3 in . wide scaffold . placed intervals be Remember this “ flying spanner " Four
Beanstalks so arranged bridged by staging . Bridging symbol — the mark that
means will provide a platform area of enables units to be used at varythe most ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112008302066

Category: Electrical engineering

Page:

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Categories: Electrical engineering

Fly Me I m Freddie

Fly Me  I m Freddie

This belonged to Short Brothers , which built flying boats at Rochester about
twenty - five miles from Canterbury . ' My name's ... He seized the opportunity to
learn to fly , becoming a flight engineer or ' flying spanner ' as the RAF called
them .

Author: Roger Eglin

Publisher: Rawson Associates

ISBN: UOM:39076006212497

Category: Aeronautics

Page: 238

View: 769

Categories: Aeronautics

Mechanical Handling

Mechanical Handling

Up in seconds , the “ Beanstalk " provides a quick and easy answer to the
problem of getting at work overhead . Ideal for building maintenance and
electrical installation work . Kg can AHIN Remember this “ flying spanner "
symbol — the mark ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112007797068

Category: Engineering

Page:

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Categories: Engineering

Annual Report

Annual Report

FATAL ACCIDENTS During the year , 26 persons were killed in industrial
accidents which were investigated by departmental officers . The circumstances
were as follows : -- A workman was killed when struck on the head by a flying
spanner .

Author: Victoria. Department of Labour and Industry

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:C3005502

Category: Labor

Page:

View: 217

Categories: Labor

Report of the Department of Employment and Industrial Affairs for the Year Ended

Report of the Department of Employment and Industrial Affairs for the Year Ended

FATAL ACCIDENTS During the year , 26 persons were killed in industrial
accidents which were investigated by departmental officers . The circumstances
were as follows : -- A workman was killed when struck on the head by a flying
spanner .

Author: Victoria. Dept. of Employment and Industrial Affairs

Publisher:

ISBN: UIUC:30112078123830

Category:

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Silent Swift Superb

Silent Swift Superb

[ ibid ] One of the British crew employed by the Royal Flight was known to his
colleagues as ' the flying spanner ' . Although trained as a Ground Engineer , he
travelled on board the aircraft and was responsible for sorting out any snags that
 ...

Author: Timothy Walker

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105025100798

Category: Vickers VC10 (Jet transport)

Page: 196

View: 838

This title presents the definitive history of the largest civil jet transport to be designed, built and enter service in the UK. It also covers all variants such as the V1000, VC11 and VC10 Superb, and includes a close-up-detail section for modellers.
Categories: Vickers VC10 (Jet transport)

Business and Commercial Aviation

Business and Commercial Aviation

( Dubbed the " Flying Spanner , " the Beech is registered as CS - DOC . )
Minimizing Charter Backup " Our business model is that for every five aircraft
purchased for share sales , we buy one to use as backup , thereby keeping our
vendor use ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: IND:30000117321145

Category: Aeronautics, Commercial

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Categories: Aeronautics, Commercial

The way of a transgressor

The way of a transgressor

This fat little Jew was “ the works ” on the hydroplane base . As we stepped out
on the slip of the hydroplane base , I heard an accent I hadn't heard for years ,
and then I heard a clunk and saw a flying spanner hit a huge Russian sailor
directly ...

Author: James Douglass DePass

Publisher:

ISBN: UCAL:B3687381

Category: Conduct of life

Page: 63

View: 149

Categories: Conduct of life

The American Exchange and Review

The American Exchange and Review

A flying spanner or a brickbat's glance May be less elegant than polished lance ,
And belt and hat , though decked with lustrous brass , Less classical than helmet
or cuirass ; But like ambition prompted them alike To raise the fallen , or the foe ...

Author:

Publisher:

ISBN: UVA:X002147815

Category: Finance

Page:

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Categories: Finance