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 ...

The Flying Spanner

Author: Peter Ellis Brown

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ISBN: 9781467879149

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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.

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 ...

Flying on the Ground

Author: Gerry Davis

Publisher: Mereo Books, mereobook, mereobooks

ISBN: 1861513127

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.

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
 ...

The Fall of the Families

Author: Phillip Mann

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0575114894

Page: 298

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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.

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 ...

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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 ...

The Flying Lady

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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 ...

From Jacks to Joysticks

Author: Michael John Patrick

Publisher: Pen and Sword

ISBN: 1526712873

Page: 200

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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.

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 stomach ...

The Way of a Transgressor

Author: Negley Farson

Publisher: Zenith Press

ISBN: 9780600207313

Page: 447

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Flight International

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FREELANCE FLYING SPANNER , Ground Support Engineer available . Full
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Flight International

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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 ...

Aircraft 2000

Author: Bill Sweetman

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Page: 158

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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 ...

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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 .

Fly Me  I m Freddie

Author: Roger Eglin

Publisher: Rawson Associates

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Page: 238

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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 ...

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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 .

Annual Report

Author: Victoria. Department of Labour and Industry

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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
 ...

Silent Swift Superb

Author: Timothy Walker

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Page: 196

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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.

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 ...

The way of a transgressor

Author: James Douglass DePass

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Page: 63

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Aboard the Flying Swan

Manuelo ran to the log desk and picked up his spanner wrenches . “ Them
Wipers— ” racing up the ladder , Manuelo glanced back at the clock - one minute
after five ! To call for the Wipers ' help now would cost overtime — Becker would
blow ...

Aboard the Flying Swan

Author: Stanley A. Wolpert

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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 ...

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Air Pictorial

a third pair of pilot eyes or carry a dedicat - Commanded by Wg Cdr Tony
Kempnich , ed ' flying spanner ' to meet the harsh condi - 37 San is expected to
reach full operational tions of the RAAF ' s main Pacific jungle status by the end of
the ...

Air Pictorial

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