Spider hands, spider hands…
So, laying in bed last night, Lisa was rubbing my back, when she suddenly stopped, looked slightly worried, then dissolved in streams of laughter (and I’m talking STREAMS – tears were running down her face etc.) I finally got her to say what was up, and her reply? “I was rubbing your back, and saw my hand on your shoulder and thought it was a spider…” 😐 You just can’t make this stuff up… Been a long week: up to Prestwick on Tuesday to test and inspect all of their jacks/tooling while they’re on summer shutdown (the aircrafdt industry generally […]Read More
This is my life:
So, off to Stansted early Thursday morning to catch a flight to Prestwick. Did my usual thing of stopping at the 24 hours garage before setting off and checked the oil, water, tyre pressures etc. (this does become relevant), then drove to Stansted, parked up in the long stay and jumped on the flight. Arriving at Prestwick, I was surprised nobody met me off the flight as usually happens (I don’t have a security pass, so cannot go airside). I wandered up to the information desk (doubles as security) and asked if they had a number for the Ryanair hangar, […]Read More
Busy, busy, busy…
Since we got back to work after the break, it’s been non-stop with testing here and there. Halfway through the month and I’ve still to go to Prestwick (that’ll be next Thursday), then off to Skavsta (Sweden) the following week. After those 2, I should have a bit of a break (by break, I mean be office bound for a month or so). Just had an email regarding the schedule: Drive to Prestwick?! OMG – 800 miles round trip with a shitload of work in between? um, I think I’ll fly thanks 😉 Last time I was in Skavsta, it […]Read More
Why does it always seem to be me?
First I was caught up in the Icelandic ash cloud thing – yesterday was another case of ‘The Jinx of a snee Flying’. So, I was due at Glasgow (Prestwick) airport yesterday to carry out load testing. As the boss was flying from Stansted too (slightly earlier than me), I picked him up – this meant my day started just after 3am. Now the amount of equipment to be tested was enough to warrant a possible night out and second day to finish off, but with 12 hours once I landed, I figured I’d get it done in a day […]Read More