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Fred Robel
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Husband, Father, Aircraft Inspector, Author and Poet
Husband, Father, Aircraft Inspector, Author and Poet

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One of our Lockheed L-1011's parked on the ramp down in YIP, back in the late 1990's.

This was one of two, that we kept in passenger configuration, and used for charter passenger flights.

#avgeek
#aviation
#aircraft

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Turning number two!....

#avgeek
#aviation


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I used to love doing this to old toolboxes. Might have to do one up this summer again. :D

#aviation
#mechanic


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It's JT8D turbine engine high pressure compressor disk inspection time!

I've got the 9,10,and 11th stage compressor disks on my inspection table.

They've had their cadmium coatings stripped off, and I'm inspecting them for damage and corrosion.

These JT8D compressor disks have a strict inspection schedule, due to their tendency to corrode.

#avgeek
#aviation
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Load up that engine boys!

JT9D-7R4G2 B747-200 aircraft engine, loading up for transport across the airport.

#avgeek
#aviation

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My company bought a whole fleet of these B727's from American Airlines, back in the mid-1990's; converted them to cargo........ and then lost the Postal Contract.

D'oh!

There's a lot more to that story, but I'll wait another 20 years before I share those bits.

#avgeek
#aviation
#aircraft


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Just when I thought we were done working with these older JT9D-7R4G2 engines, for the Classic B747's......

Sending this one along to the test cell today. Might have someone who would like to buy it as a spare.

#avgeek
#aviation
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I've had a massive man-crush on Ewan McGregor for decades.

I'd probably squeal and wee myself if I ever met him.

I suck.

lol

#mancrush
#noyouregay
#seriously
#Ijustwannahangoutwithhim
#maybeholdhishand
#notsure
#Iwillplayitbyear
#definitelyridemotorcycleswithhim
#thatsmanlyright?
#yes
#manlythings
#withmymancrush
#Iloveyouewan

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For a moment, I'm going to pretend that this is all that matters today.


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The "Ralston Rocket" ready and waiting to transport you and your childhood dreams to an outer space equipped with Purina kibble moons, and chewy treat stars.

#advertising
#vintage
#rocket
#space

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