ZH875, you did not quite get the point. The chances are if I was going out to the a/c, it was to check something before I signed it off. Only needs me. I then had to wait up to half an hour to do a 2 min. job.
In the mean time the a/c is still not ready for service. If it was to do with the sw system then I would not be by myself and could get on with it straight away, Shapes fitted on excercise, excercise = all running round like headless chickens, normally because the people you need have not yet arrived, and you have 8 or 9 from admin who have never been to the dispersal before and are wandering around lost. hence the half hour wait while the aircrew are at their briefing and can then spare somebody to hold your hand, or at the rugby club....don't forget your IFF code book when you leave, but thats another story