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Membership has its privileges

It is not a fancy Health Club, nor is it a swank Golf and Country Club, and despite my [...]

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The Composite AME

Modern aircraft utilize a plethora of high tech composite structures. These materials serve to enhance the flight characteristics by [...]

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Teachers: Society’s Unsung Heroes

Teachers: Society’s Unsung Heroes

As a grade-school youth, I cherished my time at school. My home life seemed to be a chaotic blend [...]

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Record Radial Reflections

Record Radial Reflections

Radial aircraft engines have been droning through the skies since the dawn of powered flight. Despite new technologies that [...]

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October Memories

October Memories

Fall is one of my favorite seasons. The weather gets cool, the leaves begin to turn, and it’s always [...]

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Slide Rule Revelation

Slide Rule Revelation

AMU Chronicles High school can be an intimidating and overwhelming experience of course selections and future directions, but with [...]

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Murphy’s Mayhem

Murphy’s Mayhem

Most of us in the aviation maintenance world are well aware of Murphy’s Law. Its boiled down reality simply [...]

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The Name Game

The Name Game

Since the dawn of powered flight, repairing and maintaining aircraft has been our job. That fact has remained constant. [...]

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AMU Chronicles: 7 Heaven

AMU Chronicles: 7 Heaven

It all began one evening at Air Canada as we rolled down Golf taxiway towing a Boeing 727 to [...]

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AMU Chronicles: Borescopes

AMU Chronicles: Borescopes

Not So Boring – Borescopes A large part of our job maintaining aircraft is the never-ending task of routine [...]

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