Beneath the skies: Aircraft maintainers

Beneath the skies: Aircraft maintainers
One of the largest support structures here at the 332d Air Expeditionary Wing can be broadly defined as aircraft maintainers. This not only includes those individuals who perform pre-flight, thru-flight (where an aircraft returns from a mission then embarks on another mission within a couple hours) and post-flight safety and function checks, but also several “back shops” which specialize in a certain aspect of the aircraft’s function such as weapons, guidance or propulsion systems. All in all, the ratio of maintainers to aircraft here is over 25-to-1.


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