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August 16. 2C91 Hill repair work draws international attention by Gary Boyle t. HJltop Times staff I) A problem with a brought to Hill AFB for depot maintenance has resulted in an internationally recognized soluC-1- Ml tion. The plane, assigned to the New York Air National Guard 106th Rescue Wing, is used during peacetime to refuel HH-6- 0 Pave Ha k helicopters that were over the Atlantic on search and rescue missions. For the plane to refuel a helicopter, it must go as slow as it can while the helicopter must be at full throttle. With flaps extended the aircraft is flying just above stall speed, for pilots handling the airplane under such conditions is tricky. m v. . "' s" : i - V - - It went from their worst to their best had This particular undergone work on the tail C-1- six years before and since that time hadn't performed to the demanding requirements of the refueling mission. "The previous maintenance had brought the plane up to what is normally acceptable not the refuelfor the ing mission. The plane became the crew's last choice to use. They brought it to us and said 'fix it or don't give it back,'" said Flight Test Engineer 2nd Lt. James Moes of the 649th aircraft. Tliey I - 1 - N "v; really appreciated what we had 0, done and we were proud of V V our work. Munitions Squadron, who worked to find and solve the problem. The plane was having roll and yaw problems that could 2nd Lt. James Moes have proved fatal in a critical engine failure during the low altitude low speed refueling procedure. The problem was originally thought to involve the tail section that had been removed for corrosion repairs during the previous maintenance work. But the problem persisted. The crew performed thorough ground testing and five flight tests on the aircraft. Along the way, they fixed various inconsistencies, but not the original problem. "Finally we took the wings apart. Inside the wings are these foam blocks that are put together like a giant puzzle for explosion proofing. Fuel was able to flow out to the end of the right wing fuel tank but couldn't flow back properly," said Moes. This is what we think was the problem. However, since we weren't able to pinpoint the exact part of the wing where the problem was, the only concrete conclusion we came to was improper installation of porous foam for fuel system explosion proofing can affect fuel distribution and balance in internal wing tanks, resulting in poor flying qualities 3-- D James Moes gets a close look at a 5 Draken, displayed at the Swedish Air Force museum. Moes was repair work. Experimental Test Pilots conference to present a paper on Hill AFB's Second Lt. aircraft." The crew's solution received rave reviews. "It went from their worst to their best aircraft. They really appreciated what we had done and we were proud of our work," said Moes. "Lt. CoL.Chris Sussingham, Ogden Air Logistics Center Chief of Safety, suggested we submit a report of our work to the Society of Experimental Test Pilots to be presented at their European conference in Linkoping, Sweden." Moes and Maj. Mike Senseney, Ogden ALC Test and Flight commander, wrote a report and submitted it, never thinking they would be selected to present their work at the conference. Instead, the report was the first of 19 papers presented. Topics ranged from flying a Royal Air Force Tornado at 600 knots with the canopy removed, deliberately flying FA 18s toward the ground to test, trying to make Swedish Gipens go out of control to test flight control limits, and even stunt fly- in C-1- BniaiHiiiial mmiliil I v . Mil "ill H r In Sweden for the Society of ing management. They really rolled out the red carpet for us. The Swedish Air Force put on an air show and the concluding banquet that was held in former convent that dated back to the 1200s. SAAB Aircraft brought in the country's finest chef to cook for us and the Chief of Staff for the Swedish Air Force was the guest of honor," Moes said. Presentations at the annual conference are usually about a group of planes so Hill's paper on one particular plane was out of the ordinary among the extraordinary, but that wasn't all. "I was the youngest presenter and that turned a few heads," said Moes, who has been in the Air Force for little more than a year. "It shows what great opportunities we have." Moes' presentation and other papers discussed at the conference are listed on the Internet at www.gripen.sesetp. Next year's Society of Experimental Test Pilots conference will be in Switzerland. Aircraft technician position open Most Hill AFB jobs are filled by the use of an automated referral system that doesn't require employees to fill out an application. This Jobs Hotline features only vacancies requiring and application procedures. special advertising The following job is open only for internal candidates such as Air Force Force civilians who are current employees at Hill and non-Acivilians served by the Hill Personnel Office. Consideration and selection for all jobs will be based upon merit without discrimination because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, marital status, physical handicap, political affiliation or other factors. hard-to-fi- ll ir non-mer- A NURSERY FULL OF SAVINGS! NOW THRU WEDNESDAY AUG. 22! GARDEN ART DEPT. Ali -- Statuary ono O Oil Pond Supplies -- Fountains... GARDEN CENTER All All ono Oil ...OU 10 Scott's Fertilizer. Garden Chemicals, Pesticides & 30 Weed Control off PERENNIALS "Plant Now for COLOR Next Yearl All $4.98 now $3.77 GARDEN MUMS 4" "In All $6.98 now $5.44 a. .0 Bloom!" Pot Regular $2.29 V HERBS "Save On Our Entire Selection" Regular $1.98 Each ALL HANGING BASKET ARE ON SALE NOW TOO! r 6-- 8' Tall, 5--7' Tall, I Industrial Engineering Technician, (FT: Aircraft) potential 9 GS-895-0- 7, Announcement number: Opening date: Aug. 16. Closing date: Aug. 30. m.;.. JflhS Hfltllhf' nwn I to lower grade may be eligible for salary retention. To retain salary, trainee must sign a formalized training plan. This announcement is only for permanent employees serviced by Hill AFB. Location of position: Aircraft Directorate, Aircraft Operations Workload Support Section, LAOCWW. Division, C-1- Work schedule: Duties: Establish and maintain production planning and engineering capability for aircraft weapons under depot level modifiFull-tim- e. cation and to establish repair concepts and procedures. Provides direction for the review and analysis of specifications, drawings, work request, technical orders, project directives, production bulletins, systems schematics and regulations to establish the actual work requirements to repair and modify aircraft Establishes material standards for parts and material used in aircraft modifications and repairs on new workloads. Reviews aircraft system assigned to establish labor standards on each operation of defined work. Must have six months aircraft experience. Basic qualifications: One year specialized experience at the GS-0-5 or WG-1level, or higher, that demonstrates the candidate the and ability to perform methods analysis, knowledge posses planning and control of industrial operations or work measure0 x $9.77 Reg. $29.98 CRIMSON KING MAPLE 5 Gal. Size, i IOl Now . SPRING SNOW FLOWERING CRABAPPLE 7 Gal, Size, I it 610-7-- 9 Reg. $24.98 I 7 . ment Education substitution for experience: One full year of grad- uate education directly related the work of the position. To apply: Submit Form to DPCFA, Debbie Hansen, Bldg. 1244. WL09 or Special Requirements: 12 months at GS05, WG-0OO-AL- C EUROPEAN MOUNTAIN ASH 24 Pot, 10-1- 2' Tall. Reg. $84.98 BAMBOO - (Giant Reed Grass) LIMIT don $07. .990 -7- 3 - Regular $12.98 -7 9, WS-0- 8 level. For more information: call Debbie Hansen at Ext Outside hire 6484 S. 2000 E. (UnitahSouth Ogden) 479-606- 0 Monday - Saturday 8 am - 6 pm Closed Sundays Vacancy announcements are posted in the Civilian Personnel Office, Bldg. 1221. Announcements are updated on an basis. Recorded message. Information about each vacancy is also available through a job information hotline. Call Ext. for a recorded message. General employment information is available by calling Ext Each vacancy announcement is also included in the Office of Personnel Management Federal Job Opportunities Board which is accessible through the Internet via Telnet and file transfer protocol, FTP, at address: "www.usajobs.opm.gov." or at IP address: 22.214.171.124.