PACAF Posted January 29, 2010 Share Posted January 29, 2010 Hey Crew Chiefs, any stories about doing favors for flight crews? We were one our way from McClellan to Hickam when I heard Maj._____ our nav make a comment that his kids lived on one of the islands and it had been four years since he had seen them. He asked the AC if there was anyway we could "break" the acft and give hiim a chance to visit them. This mission was just an out and back. Honestly, this was on of my least favorite crews. Hearing this kind of touch me, and being on headset, I told him I thought that could be arranged. When we touched down I asked the AC to feather one of the engines and write it up for a runaway engine. He did and after parking I called for a B-5 stand, put it up to the engine and popped the side cowl. I told the maint. truck that the pin for the coordinator was missing on the fuel control shaft. Long story short, with the pin in my pocket, the part was ordered several times, but the wrong part came in. After ten days the "correct part came in" , I refueled and LOXed the aft and we returned to McClellan. I must say that every day someone from the crew would come by and take me downtown to eat. After returning home I found I was treated very well by most all crews. However, the smile on Maj._______'s face was reward enough for me. Any other stories you would like to share? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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