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Tho folleelac reportecap of tho hcrfanlng for tho south ef ao It la inpoealble to oorar aU tha prend Droblaen euly tha nor* uorllnoat omo are covered.
Ia eerarral there appeartolight lacrecee la latereet la aenjt areea end per eenuel are betlaalaa te accept oufroctlcn* aad roeceeeandatlona aere freely.
There la at HI an oh no* for laprevceent end there roaalae rauaarooo obotaelaa to hurdle before the available pre Qui tiro aaaAoure are preperly aUlised aad turnedetter Operationalete of the alreraft ead erailaaenl.
The workload for thleoorUnt caring tho entire oooth. re-cyoror Frevioie oooth. ready rate could
boon bottor but doe to poor oehedullno. Inspecticos and ttf running eonpletly eat or hydro-lie fluid the ready rote was rood oo eeald be expected. Co too separate oocosloos during tho oooth there vara four7 aircraft InputS. taa paction ot the same Use.
Thin section io usable to handle thle quality. Inspections at one tins due lack of nanno-ur. Halntonsnc. Ccotrol has soon odrloed on this problon and hopefully in future they will be able to schedule thsacre appropriately.
7 aircraft vnre groundedthe ennth for look ef hydraulic fluid. Cn one occoaloo fluid van drained fro. hydraulic roa otto Ira cmlraraft Inelease8 alraraft that vera aohadnlid te as to Thai-An.
j_}jclcoely. Shortage of hy-
drsnllc fluid still enleto no of the tins of thle writing.
*** eoorntlooo the Utter pert of the nsnth froa engine codification and inetallaticn ef enoke resnvU kit.
* daaaged several aonths age le eoarly ready for ferry flight
2Tpn'^'h*wt^U1hbmpleti and lmatallot los sf loft bend engino ond propeller ore In pro grace.
4 progren showed Inproveaent In aU pbnooa. Oparatloaal loody rote wee eery rood ec_Usrlng th.ro varaor part, ihTanilre smth. , one of the aircraft that hoc oarer flown woo pet into operation curing the nonth. Tbla alraraft rcaulred only one port to ba^onnlhallecd
outatotlea with battle eeaage.
TwacoWsnt. occurred during the Booth. 3 teU section woo Suk-tan-clally daaaged durlag take off ot Pochontoag andoll ssoUcncxnring landing at oat station.
tignuet preblea area la tele soctlon la there la no electrical power la either hangar. This sUasttonainteaanee delays eepcelolly whan aircraft ore. Inapect-iaa. Aa air eonros would also be nice to hare, aa ore preeantly uaing portable air soonprossore which cocoas delays dee daod or bntterleo adsslng froa ths so _ita and in nost cnoee the gas tanks ore enpty.
This progrsa was hanpored all nonth with all aorta ef problcao. The aeuroe of oaah problaa won directly related te laproper Supply preaecsn-co.
heppera were down during ths aonth for ohort shafthen the hoots arriwsd, there was ae grease to repack the short shafts. Sororol alraraft wore down dee no turbineilabia, also during thle period the IAP woo eat of hydrsnlic oil. luring this perlsd oovorel gun ehlps wore down dne special grease for gun systsn not available.
ar/dan* godeep waa driven lnte the fuselage, thla alraraft haa bean rapalrad locally and la now operational.
uly6 waa eubetaneielly daraage when It bevared late6 will have te go to Thal-oa for0 waa repaired looally and now operational.
Onul/4 ereebod on take off while operating oaatetioa. exact extant of dsns go la unknown at tbic tine boweiac ruaori lndleate tbat tbe ne Hoop tor lo aobstanclall/ daaagod. Meovory etteapt lo in progreea.
T-2gfl availability waa fairly rood carina the Math.lreraft wore flown te Odcrn for treining purpoeeo ondircraft ware neon to Thei-aa.ngine* wore changed,aa over due tine change andor-
vailability waa average to below average, ) out of tho) alreraft assigned are located out of country with the majority at Thai-Am aad the re-Bolador are supportraining rrogron at Worn.
ncage repair and engine and prop change wore completed, thlaoohodmled to go te Thei-ea tho flrot part of Creak eaaaga repairha* not ototod yet doe to priorie other aircraft, lapefslly workatated next Booth. Overall availability ferfO var* affectedef byurealia
Thlo progran waa fairly routine during the nonth,oaliiilith na major problone. Lack of proper porta book far radioo lnetallad In thla typo ef aircraft la beginning to create problen*. airborne radio Aaviecr ia guar* af thin situation and corrective action hea boon initiated.
ard landing, the alreraft waa oubrtentlally daaagod.irfraae Jig repair of tala alreraft la beyond UP capability. Theef0 Punelage Jig la expected to bo conpleted
Heavy aainteaenee he* oonpleted repair, repairaouplets ei of tho tlaa ef thla writing.
Thia prograa for all practical perpeoec waa anoperatlenal during tho aenU af July. On 2ndround looped on landing while operating outatetlea. Inforwetlan ro-ceived indicate* that thla aircraftotal loee. aa daaaged during landing while operatlag out.Ution, exact eapant of danagenknowa at this tlaa.
^otental repelras ocnpleted toward the end ef the nonth thie will be lAP'e onlyA.
Maintenance Control Section
Work procedure sheete heTo been received and nelntenanee procedures bare beenbat tbe total reeelto of thla affort waa ne action being taken by the UP. enewed interact in tho project in needed.
Inepeotlon of tho alraraft reecrda ia in progroae. Thlaine panawan^ pro -Jeet do* to error* being foond en tine oentrol components on eereral aircraft, tine control eoapenant aerial nunbera do net natch the aerial nunbere acto* lly inetalled on the alroraft. Plan toerial number cheek on all Una control eoanonento when tho aircraft lc inpot for beeryrocedare in handling tine control conponaot* waa initiated and rooted to all ocnoarned.
T-2dD alroraft tail9 waa found to exceedh Pheood Tbe UPth Phaaed inspection instead of sending tbeto Toai-la. Ths matter was brought to th-BACTC. Itdecided by hSDTC to let th.
alreraft riyininam anSil approval *nd elearanoo la abtained te ferry the aircraft te Thai-amh Phaoe Inepeetien.
Another major error wen foondon aircraft tall The engine end propellertbe authorised overhaul tlo* Interval by aoreoore. It waa decided by tho UP to ground the alroraft lanedletely for engine and propeller change.
The updating and reviewing of alroraft record* ere prodnalDg problen* that th* UP were not aware of In the peat. This lc attributed to lack of interest or lack ofiagew lower grade paraooxwl la tha Boeorda Section.
Tho vipdatlng/lnapeetlon of alroraft reoordo end at the oaaa tine giving OJTto tha weaker pcreeonoleing conducted daily. Hopefully, thie will old conaidarably in bringing the UP Records Sectionura rapid transitionependent self suffleient Motion.
ntrol Sect lop
Traiaiag aetivitiee for the month of July had net materialised ae planned. Out efew courses which bed beea eehcduled,. eye ten and Hantoola were on ducted. The nelntenanee aetivitiee could not supply atedenta to undergo tralnlag on ^eraft Hardware, ShopS Ignition cyaten,7 Fuel eyatee. The lack of students nay be caused by tee heavy workload coupled with the detail of aeehenloe far eat of country training which depleted the number of peraemnelfor duty.
A group ofrom Be ttewhang reported for Cm-Tbe-Job Traininguly. Thalr training could net be atarted however dueaae Crder whleh stated the first week of August as ths starting date. Onuly,tudents from tola group departed for Thailand to studyK air ere ft. tudente presently are undergoing Informal training until the first week of August when thalr formalart*.
Bo of, Student* of Trng
Tech. Order system
The preparationun-op tootD aircraft was started. Due to thsours dally, ths Training Advisor could not finieh this pro Jeet. The remaining twoay Is utilised for euperrialon, making of schedules, editing and or preparation of tests, ate.
snd assistant tralnlag controlanother bad break far tha trainingassigned aa part time training control officer
with primary duty as assistant "field maintenaneo officer. In this connection, he cannot bo available at training section at all tinea. This baa esselay in ofoor discipline and too en eh laxity of the training staff, genuinely Interested in his near aaslgrstent and hie trying tehia duty to the beet ef his ability, but how can anyone perform efficiently tee full tine duties at the saee timet
A slid* projector was drawn from Supplyuly, however, tho meat neededypewriteritto aachinc are etlll unavailable. Lack af theae item* hadonsiderable delay in tbe preparation of training reoerds,nd aoot especially student test Since the breakdown of the siaeogrenh machine at th* boss, no tost has been acnainistored and it ia quite hard to evaluate the student*.
Th* Englishre conducted an usual hot tho number sfn each class have dwindled gradually. Sometimes classes had to be suspended becauseew students reported for alaaa. In this connection, it is also very difficult to have etudento for the other courses scheduled. We hove the instructors cad ths leoscnc ready, but how can woourse without etudentsT
a. To start OJT fortudsntsho 1st weak of August.
b. Te continue tho run-up tostD aircraft.
e. Te update ell training charte doe toef personnel.
d. To ecnduct neeting at Leanto ok for roggertlone aad probleea eaoouatered.
W-woooOr aad td-aoothly aerrlco eoeplctod. Sereral eoolpoaot long deallaed were re laa aed lata Tee aero booh lift* work las. * released early weeka ef August.
nodlfioatlcn ef gas taaker transfer puap anlta alsoeatad and re-laosed.
aTlaatrloal Tronbla Snooting
Actual Actual Orel Actual Oral
Aa of last roper ting date AQK problana reaaln ae la. If cod of working apaceras oorera for all capoeed aoulponnta Kill need to he dlaoaceodC and HAT top braaa.
Plan foroilet fadlltlee between the AC* building baa to be oubnltted and dlecuaaed at IAF neadquartoro.
Plan will also be eabaltted to alear tho area between hangar fear (A) and Shop to eeneolldete ell eonlpanote in coo area.
A brief eendoe nerraetlre ef aaeeapllahnante during the reporting period.
Caapleted lastallatlan of electrical wiring for Anerlean type grinding (atone) aachine, point ahakar aad drill preee at nnchlae shop building.
Ana Lethe repair ofne to tail gear collapee at Mttanhong Air Base, bark
Swporrlaod the InatallaUon ef eaergency annke reaeral eyeten7ark
Caapleted repair ef Bell OH-IP.3 at Bettenbeng Air Pace, which waa hit by nlHUry eerrleo jeep, work eooplcted
Supervised the teapeory repair dao to bard landing, oollapae of loft aaingear and dosage of engine no eel, wing center eeetlon and left band wing tip7, work eoaplotod
the damage repair approxlaatelyeet dlaaveter atfueolage due to bard landing*, work conpleted
the nanufacture of flare box container for arauuseot.
the daeage repair of hot too fueelage at four Comoro ofeldda en Bellork completed
Bo ofof Trot
Insufficient epray gone.
onox ia needed for etorege of flakaaable aeteriel fer point ebop.
Insufficient drill bits.
To anko aaJorn daeage tail wheel auction on.
To start repair of crack torque box rapport angle-
hodiflcation of horlcental stabiliser in all type8 alroraft not yet eonplied with.
Workload for thio Motion remained fairly constant during tbe nonth. Parts request wore nbadtted for all special tools for tho repair ofal. so chine guna.
Plana vera drawn up to setistorical record aeetlen fer all aucblne guna by aerial nunhare, thla will help controlling barrel ohangea and overhaul periods.
Piano voro drawn up toora sight targetA launchers. Thereossibility that8 bore eight terget can be cdeptcd bo It can be oeed forircraft also. If thie can be accomplished thla project should be fairly slapls te toepleto.
un specialist spentaye daovxiet rating proper cleaning and greasing procedurea, hopefully thla deeocstration will solve aaaa of ths problama experienced with thio system, locating proper asasnnitlon for tills gun aystoa bosroblen all nonth. KEOTC has advised KIP that correct erauinition la in country but no body oeeaa to know where it ia at.
Overall rroblan If**,
It aaa bean noted taat lack af coomon band tools la canalng doijys In all phase of aaiatauanoe. alao eeny of tha band tools being aaaa are aatrlo. lAT Section laadars war* edviaad that ecaaaon band toola ar* available ln SAT Supply and they ehouldto draw ta* eat. Thar were alao adrlsed that tha as* of eotric tool- will not bo tolerated and should b* rentered from alroraft *nlntananoe
Th* chronle drill bit problea etlll exist today. Saootaatal and nachina ahep nachanic* are constantly delayed do* lack of ouffleloat drill bite. 'sn anhnlttad tin* aader oteek level* eet ar* not being filled, aa of th* tlaahio writing sheet eedal nechaniee tool* boxes hare not been aede ap rot, enpply baa beea notified on thla natter and hopefully la the near futureaaobanico will be property equipped.
It appear* that foradio mechanic la warring on an alroraft all other phasee ef aslatenanee etopa until the radio naniniah.d. Ia other word*work end radio work can't be don* at the ooao tine oa the aaaa aircraft. Row when or why thie procedure get started la smknewn, in any event It oaaaod aircraft to bo done for extended perleda ofrime cxnaple ef thie preaa dure.
tack ef OlC'a aaperrislaa aad poor attendance of an ebonies ia ^enacts th* biggeat overall asinteoanee prealea. Fer all practicalbaro ia a* aaiBteaanee being preforoad frea UfJO bear*0 haara dally. If this eltuatiea ceamet be corrected. rate will remain about taa aaa*.
Airborne RcdW Electrical Instrument Section
Tcehnicel Ordare aad Teet shipmentA Cona./lav.ware the recent addition toinventory. ocally oanufactured alternate teat facility for teet log AtWAA'a4IC aaa oenpleted.
An additional for* woo prepared and leeued for every Input aerviee lteaa for aachanio to eeaply with ia eeojuotion with the original Work rreeedure Sheet*. It will enable the chop to control and monitor repair and aalnteneoee actlriUesrepair actarial*. Rowevsr, thea*ill be cabaltted Instead of the usual VPS'* for shop CC Inspectors processing end be kept for future reference.
Shop service record far nonth ending
Repair Support - nite aopflrable Balance Forward - nits
Several chop technical pubat lone were updated upon receipt af taa newly reoelved revision*.
Per the Slsctric/Instrunsntenewed effort inetter repair and suUntcnanoo organisation wee Initiated during the atap ef the lnotrument Spe-clallat from TP*. Morea and teat equipment ware in laaaoinliil cper-otlng instruction on the nee of the Absolute and Differential Preeeure naneneioraa oorwhiated. It waa Dated thet the existing vmouua and preaaore aouroea applied to tha equipment were below and above the specified range recpcetivelp. Therefore, Installation of the suggeeted types of pneumatic acnipaant be ends priorroper nee ef tho unit,
bill continue en projects now in progress and those eannerated in np prevlena reports.BolloV-uo SactlonfgBtn
July has pro-red tousy nonth for SOU Shop. * engine cbsngoo have Increased to the point, where we have exhausted our supply of7 engine status reealns about normal withcrvleeebU RlBJO-fODtlll en band. neweror tha7 englaoa la BU Shop are awaiting shipping coDtaiaera to return these csspsniuts to the erornaal facility. The aasa situation existsnglnee, la thateparable snglaee reouire shipping containers, lairing July nine repairable props, scrannglnea and6 were prepared for ahipasnt snd returned te overhaul. The renalning,ndngine. Should be returned te overbanl on ring the firat week ef August.
Paint snd squipoanit to remodel the DO office and tool crib arrived on the twenty fifth of July, and work will be started en this project aa the workload pemito.
Tba Case besle probUes sxlst sow in the SBC Shop, as in the past. Bowerer,esaor degree. 3ens lnpiorsasnt in organisation and discipline have been noted. Tha OKapable and willing worker, in feet too willing, aa ho atlll carries tba bunt Of thoInstead Of Insisting hisoupleork assignment. Problems beyond his control also cause undue delays In the proper eesBletlon of scheduled work. parte ordered froa Sapply toko fromoays to bo delivered, end In most oaoaa BO Personnel suet obtain they awn trans portion torge op bulky component.
These Items noted above will roo-riro clooso attention daring Anguat and before the arrival of1 Aircraft.
Furthers no seed and aheuld be forthcoming before the end of Anguat.
Dae to numerous new roendrements falling cn EAP Supply activity son times to Inereoss. Saphasla has been pUcedajg spores requisitioning and other priority rooulro-meaU placed by various activities doe to known deadlines. elieved nunorous parte shcrtagea willirect impact of operational sapabllitUeIapon their arrival, nemo roue erroro have been noted in the opsres listing received froa Thoi-An both in incorrect stock numbers far the type of aircraft and In Insufficient quantities recommendsd as stock levels.
ildered ens not
1.1 ZZTiool-aa rucaaaanded ouch
higher quantitio. end dne to the nature of Itene reeenreh rerenled thet qwnntltlca
hen known te he below
eajurene* required, farther errore are expected to he cecntlated within
ho progree. hen been aad. to provide daily training for ICO'i in eaail greuDC and
weakil. The newer, inexperienced bXO'a learn by rote only picking
bCO'e. Publication cTanLrW
go*ge eupplyprocedure, haa finally taken place but for eoao reason hare notpleoed in the handa ofyet
Warahouae Stock allocation Pragrae.
PUcaawat of bin .belwlng on dexlonoreompleted ondofjtock wLU begin in aday, with theProgra*eoko. ** eenfenion
ion of UPnrolrwd oc well
iereeningc ISSLS has been eoaplotod to allow for final nrooo.rtn. of re-
ether eenllar luting, fro-Titiee. Instruction, were receiredincreeecrtock lorelo1 dneike Inereoac in tb.oUcroft^oonlcd for UP. AnSSI including orientha. been provided to Calaf of
a.UritU. .copied with impending hyeicol lnretorU.j hopedill ooek edricc nnd provide nocee eery* ouporrlaion to inoure coaptationlaalr aarovar.
countlST*pace, mheugh me. dolnye are en-oountorjd periodically eu. to lock of fondo in certain area. th. probledi. ttoZiij
eoul.itlonlng. In and outboundetcadllr increaJlng placingburden or th.Officer, whohe ^ly^ply^fUernd drafting
cntlluing m. dutlo. and rerponalbllltle. will be preparedin
nceoage handUng and oaperxloor ef other*.
A large Ucfclog of reparable ports are on hunt awaiting ehlneant to Morn. Tnlo is due te7 flights ln oororal weeav by EAT. ounds of cargo io alee bacsUerged st Dckrn for tho oono rooocct. The Chief of Sepply hno aerieed thot lack of fend (Uf) lo primary eenoo for tha long delay In flights.
Progress for couplstlon of taaka at hand will eontinae to be alow sa well aa la-proreajsnta la aeny nrobloa aroai defined numerous tines before, worthy of aootlon la that the Chief of Supply, prerioaoly nea-reeeptivs te ideasiissawiiilil liiic asde by anyone has recently and la eorrently Tory reoeptlre to offby the Supply Advisor whleh If folloued through with will eventually rereree the nap-ha-aard dlraoUon of sepply la the poet.
Tho Chief ef Supply else edrlses ha la due in tho near fa tare te deport for OOIICS for Sepply Officer trainingear daratioa. Depending upon his replaecewnt it io not known what affect thla will hare on the Supply Depertnent.
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