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This F-35 Crew Chief is on his way to becoming an F-35 Pilot
After working as a civilian flight instructor for 11 months, Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin had logged 350 hours as an instructor pilot and more than 600 total flying hours, all while maintaining his Air Reserve Technician job as a crew chief. Staff Sgt. Andrew Martin, a Reserve Citizen Airman crew chief assigned...
The story of "Patches," the rebuilt F-15C that honors a fallen Airman
The rebuild team lovingly referred to the F-15C as Patches, due to the noticeable amount of repairs on the aircraft The following article, titled ‘A Flying Memorial’ Part I, and written by Airman 1st Class Delaney Rose, 325th Fighter Wing Public Affairs, tells the story of how a badly damaged F-15C Eagle was rebuilt to honor Tech. Sgt. Robert Wade,...
In order to learn about the mindset needed to become a crew chief, Miyazaki has been learning the ground service and knowledge aspect of the Osprey History is in the making as Sgt. 1st Class Midsru Miyazaki is currently undergoing training with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron (VMMT) 204 at Marine Corps Air Station (MCAS) New River and he is on...
Crew chiefs are the care takers of the aircraft The cool photo in this post shows the human touch needed to keep multi million dollar jets flying. Taken on Nov. 15, 2016 at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, the picture features Senior Airman Daniel Lasal, 455th Expeditionary Aircraft Maintenance Squadron dedicated crew chief, performing a post-flight inspection on an F-16 Fighting Falcon fighter jet. Noteworthy aircraft maintainers...
F-22 stealth fighters left behind at Tyndall AFB damaged beyond repair by Hurricane Michael
The in-flight weapons system maintenance issue affected the radar cross-section of the F-22 A re-occurring weapon's system issue with an F-22 Raptor belonging to 43rd Fighter Squadron  from Tyndall Air Force Base (AFB), Florida, has recently been fixed by a small team of Airmen who developed an innovative solution to solve the problem. Even if, as explained by the U.S. Air Force...

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