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  • It Takes Money

    - Friday March 24, 2006
    Let's face it -- it takes money to be in aviation . To be an A&P, we fork out money to go to school. After we get our certificate, we have to invest a large amount of money to buy the tools and equipment necessary for our job. A pilot needs money to get...
  • Cock of the Walk

    - Tuesday March 21, 2006
    You may be thinking, "Has Escobar lost it? Why the heck would he talk about some 'Cock of the Walk' in his blog?" Trust me, there is a relevant theme here. Last week during my trip to the Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Conference in Nashville, AMT team...
  • Tips for Career Success

    - Friday March 17, 2006
    Earlier this week, I attended the Tennessee Mid-South Aviation Conference in Nashville, TN. It’s one of the biggest conferences I have been to since joining the magazine. There was a great group of people in attendance, and I learned a lot from the...
  • If I Were Going to Design an Airline Terminal Today ...

    - Wednesday March 15, 2006
    DFW AIRPORT - Sitting in a room in the DFW Grand Hyatt, looking out upon a sea of aviation and on toward the skyline of Dallas to the east, one turns to the thoughts of the day's events. This is a Peer Review Group meeting, a sort of 'lessons learned...
  • Lack of Knowledge

    - Tuesday March 14, 2006
    In a recent training seminar, one of the speakers pointed out the danger of lack of knowledge. He mentioned that Will Rogers once said “It’s not what you don’t know that will get you in trouble, it’s what you think you know that...
  • Safety Wiring Made Easy

    - Thursday March 9, 2006
    How the heck could I say no? Daniels Manufacturing Company wanted me to try out its Safe-T-Cable tool. I had seen the tool demonstrated at trade shows and was looking forward to getting some hands-on time with the product. The demo set arrived in my...
  • Chicago Begins a Privatization Debate

    - Wednesday March 8, 2006
    Just a potential windfall, or a sign of things to come? - You have to give 'Da Mayor' of Chicago credit for looking outside the box on this one. While some - as in this space -- have questioned his O'Hare Modernization Plan and steadfast refusal to...
  • What's in a Name?

    - Monday March 6, 2006
    One of the most controversial topics I run in to is what we should call ourselves. If I use the term mechanic in an article, I have some say the term is degrading, reminiscent of the Lowell Mather character on Wings. They would say "technician" is a...
  • Report from the FAA Forecast Conference

    - Friday March 3, 2006
    WASHINGTON - The latest version of the FAA's ten-year prognosticating event, its annual Forecast Conference held here Feb. 28-Mar. 1, is back to predicting that the air carrier industry should see a billion passengers per year by the end of the forecast...
  • New AMT Blog -- Technically Speaking

    - Friday March 3, 2006
    Welcome to the new AMT blog Technically Speaking. This is an exciting step for us. One of my favorite assignments each month is writing my Editor's column in AMT. I get to address current topics and get fellow mechanics thinking about issues of interest...