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[Vintage Wings of Canada] Letters from Home

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Vintage News by Vintage Wings of Canada

Letters from Home

Ladies and Gentlemen Aviators
These are indeed troubled days. But there were recent times of equal or greater stress around the globe.  Families of servicemen and women in the Second World War felt the daily uncertainty of the future—especially in Europe. In those days, as is it today, the antidote was to stay connected through the mail.
In the days ahead, we thought you might enjoy a few reprises of some our favourite stories of the past—something to read to keep perspective. Inspiration can be found in the courage of these men and women. Find the people who rush to help, not those who seek to profit.  Click here to learn about how staying connected was of vital importance then... and now.

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Vintage Wings of Canada : Circles of Sorrow

Forwarded message - From: Vintage Wings 
Date: 26 July 2015 at 02:16
Subject: Circles of Sorrow
To: yves duwelz <>

Ladies and Gentlemen Aviators

Two memorials, two completely different environments - many things in common. Follow this link to learn more

If you wish to be added to or removed from this list, let us know.
Dave O'Malley, Vintage Wings of Canada


Video: "Spitfires In Flight (1943)"

Unused / unissued material - dates and locations unclear or unknown. Possibly Italy, 1943.

Spitfires in flight.

Excellent air to air shots of Hawker Spitfire Mk Vc fighter-bombers flying in formation. They are armed with large tank busted guns and small bombs. Planes peel off for dive. Good C/Us of the aircraft in flight.
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Video: "The Airplane Mechanic 1945 US Office of Education; Aircraft Maintenance"

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Overview of the work of an Airplane Mechanic (Aircraft Maintenance Technician).

Public domain film from the US Government, slightly cropped to remove uneven edges, with the aspect ratio corrected, and mild video noise reduction applied.
The soundtrack was also processed with volume normalization, noise reduction, clipping reduction, and/or equalization (the resulting sound, though not perfect, is far less noisy than the original).

Aircraft maintenance technician, as used in the United States, refers to an individual who holds a mechanic certificate issued by the Federal Aviation Administration; the rules for certification, and for certificate-holders, are detailed in Subpart D of Part 65 of the Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs), which are part of Title 14 of the Code of Federal Regulations. Aircraft Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) inspect and perform or supervise maintenance, preventive maintenance, and alteration of aircraft and aircraft systems. In the US, aircraft maintenance technicians usually refer to themselves as A&Ps, for airframe and powerplant mechanics.

The Canadian, Australian and New Zealand equivalent of an AMT is an aircraft maintenance engineer...

Applications based on experience

Applicants for a Mechanic certificate with a single rating—either airframe or powerplant—and who base their application on practical experience must demonstrate 18 months of work experience applicable to the chosen rating. Those applying for both ratings must show a total of 30 months of applicable experience. Many military-trained aircraft mechanics are eligible to use their work experience as the basis for an application for a civilian mechanic certificate.
Applications based on education

Applicants who attend an Aviation Maintenance School program certificated under Part 147 study an FAA-approved and supervised curriculum. Those applying for a Mechanic certificate with a single rating—either Airframe or Powerplant—study a "general" set of subjects for at least 400 hours, as well as at least 750 hours of material appropriate to the chosen rating, for a total of 1,150 hours. Those who pursue both ratings study the "general" material, as well as the 750 hours for each rating, for a total of at least 1,900 hours. Completion of such a program of study typically requires between 18 and 24 months.

Required areas of study in the "general" curriculum include electricity, technical drawings, weight and balance, hydraulics and pneumatics, ground operation of aircraft, cleaning and corrosion control, basic mathematical calculations, forms and record-keeping, basic physics, maintenance manuals and publications, and applicable federal regulations. Thorough knowledge of FAA rules and regulations (especially with regard to accepted repair/modification procedures) is also expected of A&P mechanics.

Required areas of study in the airframe curriculum include inspection, structures—wood, sheet metal, composite—and fasteners, covering, finishes, welding, assembly and rigging, hydraulics, pneumatics, cabin atmosphere control systems, instrument systems, communication and navigation systems, fuel systems, electrical systems, position and warning systems, ice and rain control systems, and fire protection systems.

Required areas of study in the powerplant curriculum include inspection, reciprocating and turbine engine theory and repair, instrument systems, fire protection systems, electrical systems, lubrication systems, ignition and starting systems, fuel metering systems, fuel systems, induction and airflow systems, cooling systems, exhaust and reverser systems, propellers, unducted fans, and auxiliary power units...

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Fwd: WWII color pics

---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: pierre.leboutte
Magnifiques photos WW II...

These are early WWII color pics, most from 1942. 
Some interesting pics of the guns and vehicles as well.