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BrissySparkyCoit 24th Feb 2009 12:31

I am not a LAME, I am an AME and I was required to present my trade papers today. I pi$$ed myself laughing at the form I had to fill in. Along the lines of:-

"I declare that I have not certified as a LAME...."

Hmmmm... now if I were dumb enough to lie about being a LAME, what would suddenly cause my conscience to kick in and tell the truth on this pi$$ant form?

What I want to know is when are they going to crack down on the GENUINE LAME's who are clearly incompetent?

(not that I currently work with any but I have come across them!)

Bolty McBolt 25th Feb 2009 00:49


What I want to know is when are they going to crack down on the GENUINE LAME's who are clearly incompetent?
BrissySparkyCoit

If they start sacking all the imposters, there will no one left to sign for the aircraft...

Socket 25th Feb 2009 03:13


Hmmmm... now if I were dumb enough to lie about being a LAME, what would suddenly cause my conscience to kick in and tell the truth on this pi$$ant form?

Precisely, what's the bet CASA and QE dont want to even consider this question. I am guessing they would have to go back and verify that EVERY signature certifying for maintenance was legit. Imagine the time that would take.:sad:

I'm wondering if anyone has checked the qualifications of QE QA staff, seems to me they have been asleep at the wheel on this one.:zzz:

By the way, what was the wash up with this guy, was he sacked? did he have basics or type course?

F.B.Eye 26th Feb 2009 00:36

Socket has hit the spot.
Check the requirements needed to hold a certificate of approval in CAO 104.0 Appendix II. 4. (g) and the read the note. Then ask management what is the percentage of LAMEs (or how many) in the QA department. What value would an audit of a sheet metal shop be if an avionic person or an academic did it? Horses for courses.

soldier of fortune 26th Feb 2009 09:32

brissy sparky coit
nice last comment.....no go back to ur little brisbane heavymaint shithole--
the great center of excellance ... IDIOT--- AND LOOK FWD TO BEING AN AME FOR LIFE --with that shit ass gen y attitude

BrissySparkyCoit 26th Feb 2009 11:13

Oh dear SOF. I'd love to satisfy you by saying that my last comment is a view held by myself only. Unfortunately for you, the majority of LAME's I work with are a great deal older than I am and many hold a similar view. Why are you so angry?

Have a beer and a good sleep and I hope you feel better tomorow.

Socket 26th Feb 2009 21:33

SOF, unfortunately all LAME's are not cut from the same cloth, some are just real good at passing exams, thats all. I know quite a few 5 cat drop kicks.

Coit, there are also a ***** load of AME's out there who think they know it all, and/or have huge anti LAME chips on their shoulders. This is especially true of a few very senior AME's. One has to ask, if they are all that good why dont they get licenced up?

Bottom line, glass houses - :=stones.

UPPERLOBE 26th Feb 2009 21:39

Pardon my ignorance, but, WTF is a "very senior AME"?

I know they have a grading system at QF, it might look like a seniority system but how does someone with no authority over anyone become a very senior ame?

One purple stripe is still one purple stripe.

Socket 26th Feb 2009 21:55


Pardon my ignorance, but, WTF is a "very senior AME"?

senior as in age or time in the industry.

The word 'senior' doesnt have to equate with authority.

satmstr 26th Feb 2009 23:21

here we go AME vs LAME .....dont you forget quite quickly that you were once a AME at some stage and probably thought you knew it all as well... funny how that gets forgotten!!:mad:.

1746 27th Feb 2009 05:06

Basics
 
Do not forget the basic fact -

Every LAME is only a licensed AME.

UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE FALL!

Let's get back to the issue of what management had deliberately done to QE and their competence.

Clipped 27th Feb 2009 08:23


Every LAME is only a licensed AME.

UNITED WE STAND - DIVIDED WE FALL!
Hear, hear ... Well said.

600ft-lb 27th Feb 2009 20:57


Every LAME is only a licensed AME.
Actually...

If you were to nit pick, you don't need to be a qualified AME (you kow do you apprenticeship, gain the required skills and knowledge) to become a LAME.

There a quite a few LAME's in Qantas who never did an apprenticeship, just did 10 basics and with a bit of good timing ended up on a company course.

How about those imposters ?

Thats a bit big to sweep under the rug now isn't it.

tjc 28th Feb 2009 08:03


There a quite a few LAME's in Qantas who never did an apprenticeship, just did 10 basics and with a bit of good timing ended up on a company course.
600ft-lb;

Big call on above. There are also alot of us ex - snorks still around that have done the hard yards!

Please dont paint us with the same brush as the imposters!

domo 28th Feb 2009 09:25


There a quite a few LAME's in Qantas who never did an apprenticeship, just did 10 basics and with a bit of good timing ended up on a company course.
BIG call
I know 4 motor mechanics, 2 sheeties, 1 fiberglass, and a pastry chef all lames and all have served apprenticeships, not at qantas but in there trades and all got a course before you.

dont you know all promotions at qantas are merit based
dont be bitter because you did not make the cut

P.S. you need 11 basics to sit a type course

600ft-lb 28th Feb 2009 12:07


BIG call
I know 4 motor mechanics, 2 sheeties, 1 fiberglass, and a pastry chef all lames and all have served apprenticeships, not at qantas but in there trades and all got a course before you.

dont you know all promotions at qantas are merit based
dont be bitter because you did not make the cut

P.S. you need 11 basics to sit a type course
If I, as a former apprentice AME, former AME and a current LAME were to pull up stumps go to Bakers Delight for a job.. for example, I pass on my CV and point out that I was a very good apprentice, great marks at padstow, good attendance record, did well at alexandria, great reports from all the crews I was on, became a qualified AME then did 10 meaningless aircraft mechanical theory exams and 1 air legislation exam, did obscure mechanical flying device type courses gained a license from CASA, worked hard on those cold night shifts doing engine changes and unblocking shitters do you really think would they employ me as a baker ? I don't think they would some how.

Yet a baker, from Bakers Delight can bluff his way into Qantas by padding his resume to make it seem he's somewhat mechanically capable. Fumble around for a few months until he blends in well enough (which was more then easy in the old Qantas), figure out that he has to sit 10 basics to be considered for a course, sit those exams and put his name at the end of a list, as it once was in Qantas.

Countless exmaples exist, who remembers the debacle of the South African recruitment drive.. oh there is some stories there of people that Qantas PAID for relocation and organised residency permits for in Australia yet had never touched a plane until they walked on board the QF 744 that took them to Sydney.

So who are the imposters ?

I'm not saying that all outsiders are useless and all internally trained are perfect but Qantas has hardly been one to address standards in the past for their workforce. Is it any suprise now on what is coming out in the wash at the moment.

PS
you only need to sit the 3 core exams BA BB BC and the applicable airframe/engine exams to sit a course GG GH for engine and the rest of the alphabet for airframe. AA only needs to be sat prior to applying for the license... but of course you should know that domo. got any cakes ?

BrissySparkyCoit 28th Feb 2009 14:46

600ft-lb, this is what I was getting at. I am glad YOU kept a level head about it. Cheers

another superlame 28th Feb 2009 21:22

Lets not forget Level 5 146 and Fokker lames

domo 1st Mar 2009 03:40

600ft-lbs said

There a quite a few LAME's in Qantas who never did an apprenticeship, just did 10 basics and with a bit of good timing ended up on a company course.
domo said

P.S. you need 11 basics to sit a type course
600ft-lbs said

qualified AME then did 10 meaningless aircraft mechanical theory exams and 1 air legislation exam

So we agree that you need 11 basics. I believe all lames served an apprenticeship in some trade. You unblock toilets and fit engines well you cant be from sydney then.

P.S. the pastry chef was an inhouse joke and I should not have used it, sorry cj

company_spy 2nd Mar 2009 08:14


You unblock toilets and fit engines well you cant be from sydney then.
Domo, what do you think happens in Sydney?


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