If I close my eyes and think back real hard, I can remember when I was a newly certificated aviation maintenance technician (AMT). Armed with my airframe and powerplant certificate issued by the U.S. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), I hired on at a regional carrier in Alaska. If this article were a movie, a flashback would show my first day on the job and me standing on the hangar floor, clueless, with no training on company procedures, no knowledge about the operator’s general operations manual. Still, I had a task: Clean the engine fuel nozzles and check them for spray patterns.
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