A-10 Warthog Backshop Jet Engine Repair 23d CMS

A-10 Warthog Backshop Jet Engine Repair 23d CMS


Things are a little bit quieter in the backshop of the twenty third component maintenance squadron at Moody Air Force Base. At least compared to the flight line (click)(click)(click) where the jet engines they work on come from. And production supervisor Sergeant Gladstone Edwards Junior. Staff sergeant soon to be tech sergeant…soon to be! (metal clicking) Is turning heads [SSgt Edward: Yes, Sir!] a lot of them (metal clinking) over, (clicking) and over, (clicking) and over again. So many so that if he was paid per bolt. I’d be a millionaire cuz (clicking noise)..millionaire! Because he’s worked on every jet engine at Moody in the last five years. The old C-130P motors, HH-60 motors, I worked the C-130 Ps and Js on the line.
Because he’s worked on every jet engine at Moody in the last five years. The old C-130P motors, HH-60 motors, I worked the C-130 Ps and Js on the line. Today they’re working on an A-10 engine from Davis-Monthan Air Force Base. Circuit pressure bolts, split line bolts, and pull this whole top compressor case off. They’ll spend several hours this morning just removing bolts. 11, 12, 13, 14, and 15 in the body balance. It kind of sounds like a surgery. (laughing) With their methodical approach it feels like one too. (click) It is surgery man…It’s pretty cool you know to tear a motor all the way down and build it completely up. A procedure that takes about a month to complete. (oouu Skiz-O) Nothing can explain the feeling of, tearing it down, building it up, and seeing it run. And after all the engines he’s worked on here in south Georgia. (pretty chill) His sights are set on snowy winters. You know what, I really, I really do love the mission of C-SAR. Really do love the mission. I’m blessed I was able to get to work them for four years, you know what I mean? But, (metal clanking) I want to get back to fighters man. I want to at least before I get out I want to be able to say that I’ve worked a new bird. So I’d love to work F-35s. But no matter the location (Honestly), there’s always engines in and engines out. Day in the life, (laughing). From the backshop (click) Moody Air Force Base, I’m Sergeant Richard Kaulfers.

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