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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 14:01
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British Midland Engineers

There must be lots of stories about British Midland Engineering....
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 14:54
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there is a FB group ''memories of BMA'' and the #old gits# get together each month
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Old 2nd Apr 2018, 16:16
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Originally Posted by rog747 View Post
there is a FB group ''memories of BMA'' and the #old gits# get together each month
"Old Timers"... be kind to the lads! Sadly, their numbers are declining.

Much fun and roguery went on in the hangar. My late-uncle was an inspector, and my dad ran the MT section, so know lots of them. Management tended to tolerate some of the jinks, knowing that they would get stuck in when required, and produce excellent work.

There are probably many stories. One I recall is of the tanks of a stored DC3 mysteriously found to be drained of Avgas. Meanwhile, some engineer's cars suddenly attained new levels of performance...
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 03:20
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There was a small team of Line Engineers at Leeds Bradford from 1998 until BMI (as it was) closed their LBA base. A few are still at LBA in alternative employment.
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 07:58
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Originally Posted by Midland 331 View Post
"Old Timers"... be kind to the lads! Sadly, their numbers are declining.

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it is actually called that lol
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 12:40
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Management tended to tolerate some of the jinks, knowing that they would get stuck in when required, and produce excellent work.
It's a shame other companies realise this!
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Old 3rd Apr 2018, 21:00
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Avgas might give a performance increase for while however we ran squadron minis on it in Ireland 1975.
The valve springs collapsed on regular basis!!!
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Did you mean the BRMs, (Boeing Repair Men), LHR based but many sourced from Luton, managed to keep the 707s flying for all the operations worldwide, and believe me they have many a story to tell.
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