Piedmont Aviation news. online resource (None) 194?-????, September 07, 1945, Image 1
led rnont Ivtat ioii news £66£l6. Vol. 1 - No. 3 Friday, September 7. 1945 r OUR I®W ENGINE CHECK FOHL; The new engine check form is ready now for your use. It is imperative that all engine mechanics in charge of engine checks make an earnest effort to familiar ize themselves with this form. Vi/hen a plane comes in for an engine check, whoever accepts the job should ob tain one of the engine check forms and put it on a clip boar4. He then must enter on the form, the owner's name, address, telephone number (if any), the NC number, make, model and serial number of the air craft, make, model and serial number of the engine, and the make, model and serial niomber of the propeller. This may seem a great deal of trouble to some mechanics. However, it is information that we need to do our paper work without encountering a great deal of inconvenience and extra expense. After we have adopted a regular form for all our jobs, we can omit detail ed information above, because it will be entered on the job form. Under "Description of Work" the mechanic Ti(ill find all necessary operations for an engine check. As each operation is per formed the column in front of the descrip tion of work should be checked. On some engines some of the listed work will not have to be performed. If this is the case, merely omit the check mark on that line and proceed to the next operation. In case any work has to be done which is not list ed, the mechanic should make use of the lines below the heading, "Other Repairs Not Listed Above" and enter all such oper ations. To give you an example, suppose you re- lacved the heater muffs to inspect the crndition of the exhaust stacks for cracks. xet us say that you found a crack in the Ight stack that has to be welded. You will check the line "Removed Heater Luffs" and also check the line "In spected Exhaust Stacks". Below the heading "Other Repairs Not Listed Above" you must then enter "Removed right exhaust stack and welded crack". It would not be necessary to state that you reinstalled the stack after welditig. It is self-evident that the stack had to be reinstalled; it cer tainly would not be possible for the stack to get back on the engine with out your doing the work. At the bottom of the form the mechanic should sign his name, give his rating and number, and insert the date. Do not forget that the engine check has to be entered in the log book. It is important that whoever brings a plane to us for repairs surrenders all papers and log books to the person authorized to accept the job. Failure to ask for these papers often causes us unnecessary work as well as a delay in the delivery of the airplane to the customer. P5RSCNALS While working on his automobile last Saturday, kr. R. G. Newell had the mis fortune of injuring his left hand. We miss "Windy" and we hope he will be back with us soon. Mr. 0. V. Sprinkle left the employ of Piedmont Aviation to enter State College at Raleigh, N.C. He will study Aeronautical Engineering there. In the short time he was with us he did a splendid job. Good luck to hiin in his new endeavor. Due to illness, Mr. L.J,Lambert,Jr.