Pilot Magazine | Nov 01, 2006
Does that bolt have a birth certificate? "Because of the small size of most hardware items, their importance is often overlooked; however, the safe and efficient operation of any aircraft is greatly dependent upon correct selection and use of aircraft structural hardware." — Aviation Structural Mechanic S 3 & 2 Navy training course manual, NAVPERS 10308-A Jerry, an airframe and powerplant technician, was yelling instructions to Larry, another A&P, in typical A&P language: "Get me an AN525-8-R9, two AN 960-8s, and an AN365-832." Larry answered, "We don't have any AN365-832s but we have lots of NAS1021N-08s. Will that do?" "Heck," said Jerry, "I don't know.