A/P Schools bastardized! Unsafe, unprepared & ... shenanigans. A TGTBTU Expose!
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
4M ago
Hello everyone and welcome to 2023's first expose' episode. We're diving into the changes being put into effect for our Part 147 Airframe and Powerplant schools in the U.S and why these "changes" aren't all they appear... While I agree the curriculum taught in A/P school(s) needs to be upgraded, modernized it doesn't end there. As almost everything "aviation" nowadays, there always seems to be a 'background motive' ... On the outside it looks great mandating curriculum changes but once you start peeling away the FAA, "Filler", you find others stand to benefit... Will future A/P school graduate ..read more
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From the Archives! - Being an aircraft mechanic during the beginning of COVID
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
5M ago
Thanks for tuning into 2023's first Bonus episode pulled "from the archives". This was recorded back in 2021 in Season 1. It was put on the back burner as other content took priority & forgotten about until this year. I've received a lot of questions about mine & other mechanics experiences during the first few weeks COVID 19 hit the U.S. I've been hesitant to release this old recording from "the archive" Why? Well, -> !WARNING! This episode is contentious. I expect folks with differing opinions to chime in. I speak for myself, my thoughts & my nerves only. I will NOT respond or ..read more
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Podcast Aug 2023 update !
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
7M ago
Hello everyone and thank you so much for supporting the show all these years and sticking by throughout! No, this isn't goodbye but in the upcoming months I will be taking another hiatus to take care of some personal 'stuff' which means I will be less active after October 2023. Still a few months away and there theres still new episodes incoming :) That means I will be needing someone to take over hosting 'duties' during my hiatus. If you're seriously interested and committed to take on such a venture, reach out to me at apmechanicpodcast@aol.com or contact me on my social media pages and we'l ..read more
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2023's FIRST aircraft Tech talk!
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
7M ago
The long awaited 'Aircraft Tech Talk' is back. Tune in for 2023s first Aircraft Tech Talk where I answer your aircraft "technical questions" and boy have I received a lot over the past winter! So, sit back and relax as we dive into the technical side of how aircraft "work" and "why." Embraer's, Airbus A300's, 767's and I put the 'kabosh' to an angry listeners "Chemical Contrail" conspiracy theory! Tune in!  Subscribe & share! New episode second Wednesday of each month. Please review the podcast on your favorite listening app, your reviews help the podcast grow :) Email:  apmechan ..read more
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How to be a good manager and avoid becoming a bad one.
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
8M ago
Hey there everyone and thanks for tuning in! We're talking about how to be a good manager and how to avoid being a bad one in addition to talking about the traits of bad leadership and why they are... the way they are. And if you're a bad member of leadership listening to this, maybe you will learn something too! Link: "A mechanics voice and why managers should listen: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/8cWjTDT1CAb Link: "Human Factors in Aviation Maintenance": https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/qL6wfya3CAb Tune in!  Subscribe & share! New episode second Wednesday of each month. P ..read more
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SPECIAL PODCAST! The Transair/Rhoades Aviation Fiasco!!
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
8M ago
On July 16th the FAA revoked Transair/Rhodes Aviation's' Operating Certificate citing numerous concerns unrelated to July 2nd water ditching of a B737-200C - In this special bonus podcast I talk about the Transair/Rhodes Aviation Fiasco and whether they had it coming...  Tune in!   Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com  or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !  The Podcast website is up to! Check it out! https://thegoodthebadandtheuglytheaviationmaintenanceindustryrawandunsc.wordp ..read more
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The NEW Aircraft Tech Talk Segment !!!
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
8M ago
Hey there and welcome to the first, NEW podcast segment, "Aircraft Tech Talk" where I answer your aircraft tech questions and give you a quiz at the end!  I'll answer the quiz question during the NEXT Aircraft Tech Talk podcast and if you answer correctly,  I'll send you a little 'The Good the Bad and the Ugly' SWAG!  We have four good questions in this podcast! Tune in!   - Boeing 747 question x 2  - Boeing 737NG questions x2  Another "Aircraft tech-Talk" episode: https://spotifyanchor-web.app.link/e/hWP97kS1CAb Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com ..read more
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SPECIAL PODCAST! United Airlines bad decisions and MY way of fixing the B.S!
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
8M ago
United Airlines has been in the news the past couple of days, touting just "how good they are doing"-  But are they really?  Bad decisions being made left and right! And NOW they want to spend more money, YOUR money hard at work?  Tune in to hear about the B.S thats being pulled by Unites Airlines and my 'passionate' fix for their problem(s)! **And yes- I said in my intro. " In this 'Podgast' instead of "Podcast"..  lol ** Do you have questions, thoughts, concerns or want to share YOUR stories and experiences live on the podcast? Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.c ..read more
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Bonus Podcast#4: FAA launches program to voice concerns. Does this include mechanics?
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
8M ago
In this quick, Bonus Podcast I am giving my .02$ and detailing the contradicting information of a new program released by the FAA.   On June 21,2021 the FAA announced a new "Reform mandate" called 'The Voluntary Safety Reporting Program' - a confidential "non-punitive"  program that encourages open reporting of aviation safety issues and concerns. This was pushed by congress to address the two B737 MAX aircraft which crashed within 5 months of each other.  BUT does this reporting program also include aircraft mechanics or is it simply a gimmick to protect themselves and aircraft ..read more
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Bonus #8: American Airlines increasing F/As holiday pay but not others?
The Good the Bad and the Ugly: The Aviation Maintenance Industry - Raw!
by 'Wheelz'
8M ago
Hello and thank you for tuning into this short bonus podcast where I discuss American Airlines' recent decision to increase flight attendant holiday premiums to keep them happy.  Did AA make the right decision? Are they forgetting about other employees who work equally hard and who ALSO work during holidays?  Tune in and I'll give you my $.02   Reach out to me at: apmechanicpodcast@aol.com  or Twitter @goodbadugly_ap  Facebook :https://www.facebook.com/goodbaduglyap  New podcasts the 2nd Wednesday of each month !    The Podcast shop is up to! C ..read more
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