Today, MMS Aviation mechanics work on airplanes of five different missionary/ministry organizations. It's a balmy 61° in Coshocton, a brief break from more typical January temperatures. Last Friday we were reminded again that it is winter in central Ohio.
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
January 2nd came right on schedule and the MMS Aviation team returned after the holiday break. Each year the first order of business is to do physical inventory which is a rather mundane task but necessary. Doing inventory is a lot like eating the vegetable you don't like first so you can enjoy the rest of the meal.
|Tables placed near the standard hardware shelves make inventory easier.|
Inventory typically takes a day and a half and is followed by review of the MMS Standard Operating Procedures Manual. Then, and only then, we get back to the fun stuff.
|Andy installs the lifting brackets on the Lycoming engine being overhauled.|
Many annual inspections of aircraft are scheduled during the winter months and MMS has several lined up. Some of these are for ministry organizations and other planes we'll inspect are owned by local people. Regardless, the experience gained by MMS apprentice mechanics doing routine inspections and the maintenance that comes with them is very valuable.
|John, on the right, talks with MMS staff, Josh Adelsberger, about the plane.|