in 2004, someone at the phase dock didn't do a proper throttle rig and we just about set the whole ass end on fire when we started her up. Throttle cable was somehow set to 80% when throttle arm was set at idle. On acceptance run, when we went over the horn, a 15 foot flame flew out the exhaust like a torch. Emergency shut down and fire crews showed up. We asked them how they knew about it cause we hadn't called it in yet. They said, "The tower called us in... they said they saw a GLOW over at the 62nd." HA! Took a few minutes to put the flames out on the turkey feathers and part of the speed breaks... then snuffed the flames inside the motor with exhaust and intake plugs.
Worst Jet I've ever worked on. It had more down days then flight days. This jet HATES to fly! She'll make you think you're G2G then she'll shell out a pump or pop a tire when she gets to pre-flight EOR. Worst Jet Ever!
Became the DCC of this bird while I was here. She was the best bird I've ever worked on. Very clean. Pride of Fleet. Great running jet. Never had any issues with it.
Your old jet
Oct 04, 2007 - 06:37 AM
hey may just playin around on here and noticed you crewed 83175, i am a current spike and that jet just left for the tucson guard they took the tail flash off yesterday and it is leaving at the end of the week. There should be a kid that just got there, Don Thomas grease his mike for me and when he figures it out tell him Fugate says hi lol
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