Friday, February 27, 2009

Journal Video #13 February 27th 2009 from Paul Jones on Vimeo.

Currently, I am working on a Cessna 206 belonging to Focus Aviation. Focus is an organization which prepares individuals to do the challenging type of flying they will do on the mission field. We are performing the annual inspection on this aircraft and my job today involves the control cables. Specifically I am increasing the tension on the elevator cables used to make the plane go up and down.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Journal Video #12 February 1st 2009

Journal Video # 12 February 1st 2009 from Paul Jones on Vimeo.

I'm on a new team now. My team leader is Mike Dunkley and I am enjoying my time with him so far. This project is a Cessna 206 (the workhorse of the missionary aviation world) that belongs to a mission organization in eastern Honduras. They use this aircraft for evangelism, emergency medical evacuations, training new missionary pilots, and many more practical purposes. I have the opportunity to work on an ingenious but complicated flight control system. This system allows the aircraft to be more effective on the mission field.

Journal Video #11 January 15th 2009

Journal Video #11 January 15th 2009 from Paul Jones on Vimeo.

Well, just having a little fun here! But seriously, this was a tough project. I used up a ton of elbow grease to take these windows from scratched and dull to crystal clear and like new. Good exercise for me! I learned a lot - and chances are that operating off of unimproved strips in the future will result in some scratchy windows.