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Fred Robel
Works at Au Gres-Sims School District
Attended Lansing Community College School of Aviation
Lives in Au Gres, MI USA
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Now looking at the LE of the 4th stage of the booster module in this CFM56-3 engine. You can see the blade LE on the screen, and the scope going into my copper guide tubing, which goes into the S0 borescope port inside the fan air bypass area.

Trick of the trade, don't tell anyone. ;)

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Awesome used a borescope on some tail rotor driveshafts after 1 of my units AH1 Cobras had a violent compressor stall that actually sheared the number 3 tail rotor driveshaft. As a result of my inspection 50 other driveshafts were condemned for any marring, nicks, or scratches. 
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An aircraft plumber's nightmare.

A processed view of the left side of a CFM56-3, gearbox & accessories.

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Didn't see the colours like these at CFM56
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Looking over a CFM56 exhaust sleeve prior to installation.

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+Chan Chan Hello
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+Gazing Skyward TV is at Oshkosh, taking wonderful photos of the aircraft there. You ought to check out his collections. :D
 
Martin Mars dropping a load of water at ‪#‎Osh16‬
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I have seen the Martin Mars land at Lake Elsinore many times.
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Good Morning! View of the sunrise at about 0545 local time, while crossing the bridge over the AuSable River in Oscoda.

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What a great view to start the day
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Awesome Fred, Thank You for Sharing. Blessings.
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"Forgotten Dreams" by Omer Messler

Boeing 747 Cockpit
Created with 3ds Max, rendered with V-Ray, Photoshop for Post work.
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I get to use our old GE XLG-3 borescope on today's front-to-back video borescope of a CFM56-3 engine.

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Just like a colonoscopy. Lol
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CFM56 fan blades, art-ified using Prisma
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I wrote a book, To Love An Aluminum Bitch , which shares some of the stories of my aviation career; along with poetry, a short story, and some editorial content on being an aircraft mechanic. Available in hard copy, and ebook form; via Amazon, Apple iBook, Barnes & Noble, Kobo, Smashwords, etc.

The tales will have you believing in Superman, in form of an airplane that can cut through radio towers and fly on like nothing happened, that physics can be suspended, that the cherry pie is the best choice always, and that that I only have three toes on one foot. The poetry will expose the inner voice that speaks to us sometimes when we day dream about our airplanes. Or describe the recurring nightmares that we have when we are so eaten up by our work, and aircraft, that our REM sleep is polluted with it. How we love to hate them, and hate to love them, because she is in the end, an aluminum bitch. Also includes the acclaimed novelette, Kisses, Blood, Kerosene, & Silk.

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This Day in Aviation History
July 30th, 1959
First flight of the Northrop F-5 Freedom Fighter.

The Northrop F-5A/B Freedom Fighter and the F-5E/F Tiger II are part of a supersonic light fighter family, initially designed in the late 1950s by Northrop Corporation. Being smaller and simpler than contemporaries such as the McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom II, the F-5 cost less to both procure and operate, making it a popular export aircraft. The F-5 started life as a privately funded light fighter program by Northrop in the 1950s. The design team wrapped a small, highly aerodynamic fighter around two compact and high-thrust General Electric J85 engines, focusing on performance and low cost of maintenance. Though primarily designed for the day air superiority role, the aircraft is also a capable ground-attack platform. The F-5A entered service in the early 1960s. During the Cold War, over 800 were produced through 1972 for U.S. allies. Though the USAF had no acknowledged need for a light fighter, it did procure roughly 1,200 Northrop T-38 Talon trainer aircraft, which were directly based on the F-5A. The F-5 itself serves mainly as an aggressor aircraft while in US service, but has seen successful combat over Vietnam during the early years of the program. It serves a wide array of roles depending on which nation it serves, but it can perform both air and ground attack duties. It has been used successfully in both conventional combat and against unconventional warfare.

After winning the International Fighter Aircraft competition in 1970, a program aimed at providing effective low-cost fighters to American allies, Northrop introduced the second-generation F-5E Tiger II in 1972. This upgrade included more powerful engines, higher fuel capacity, greater wing area and improved leading edge extensions for a better turn rate, optional air-to-air refueling, and improved avionics including air-to-air radar. Primarily used by American allies, it was also used in US training exercises. A total of 1,400 Tiger IIs were built before production ended in 1987. More than 3,800 F-5 and T-38 aircraft were produced in Hawthorne, California....

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Wikipedia, Northrop F-5: http://gstv.us/1SgES6j

YouTube, F-5A Freedom Fighter: http://gstv.us/1SgEAfx

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This aircraft is in the 'watch your step' phase of heavy maintenance inspection.

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Ah full depot inspection
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Full time Aircraft Inspector, part time School Board Member, poet, author, and publisher
Employment
  • Au Gres-Sims School District
    School Board Member, 2014 - present
  • Kalitta Air
    A&P Inspector, 2007 - present
  • Pratt & Whitney Plattsburgh Flight Test
    Lead Inspector, 1999 - 2007
  • Kitty Hawk International
    AOG Mechanic, 1998 - 1999
  • American International Airways
    Aircraft Mechanic, 1992 - 1998
  • Foster, Swift, Collins & Smith (Law Firm)
    Office Services Clerk, 1990 - 1992
  • Meijer
    Housewares Associate, 1989 - 1990
  • Michigan State University Housing
    Summer Janitor Guy, 1989 - 1989
  • McDonald's - David Rudd Enterprises
    Grill Cook, 1988 - 1989
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Au Gres, MI USA
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Haslett, MI USA - Beekmantown, NY USA - Plattsburgh, NY USA - Greenbush, MI USA - East Lansing, MI USA
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Husband, Father, Aircraft Inspector, Author and Poet
Introduction
Hello, my name is Fred. 

I believe everyone is a person worth noting in life.  Everyone has something to contribute, and should.  Sharing ourselves and our experiences publicly is a way to give back to humanity, and share the important things in life.  Lessons learned, loves lost, happiness found, things created.

Nice to meet you!

I have many interests that I share, and like to have shared with me.  These include aviation, automobiles, motorcycles, poetry, short stories, serials, and most manner of creative writing; which I write most every day.  

Photography:  I often share images from my life in aviation, obligatory selfies, mechanicals, transportation, architecture, and other things.  

In the end, I hope that the things I make and do in life will provide a few bricks to help build humanity to new heights.
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Nothing I like to brag about.
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Education
  • Lansing Community College School of Aviation
    Associate Degree in Aviation Maintenance Technology, 1989 - 1992
    After a slow start, because I didn't know what I wanted out of life. I settled into the two year aviation maintenance program at L.C.C. I did very well, and haven't second guessed my choice (much).
  • East Lansing High School
    High School Diploma, 1984 - 1989
    Four years of slacking in my case. I could write a book all about not living up to one's potential. And, nachos. Eating nachos.
  • St Thomas Aquinas School
    1976 - 1984
    Catholic Grade school; church every single morning.
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Eric Robel, Frederick Robel, Frederick D Robel II