posted on Jun, 2 2015 @ 09:30 PM
a reply to: Zaphod58
The bigger problem is that they even refurbish turbine engines with older used engines... I was a f-16 crew chief back in my hay day and we had to do
these things called FOD walks and checks, FOD standing for Foreign Object Detection. We'd all line up and search for little tiny rocks or debris
anything that could get sucked up into the intake of a fighter jet.
Now the bigger commercial engines don't have as big a worry but still are turbine engines and still able to be damaged ridiculously easy.
Matter of fact, I have severe stress when / if I have to fly ever since I was a crew chief since I learned all how too easy a jet engine of any kind
can bite the dust.
You put x amount of people between the jet and the pilot and this is what will happen.
Still refurbished dvd player or PC = cool
Refurbished jet engine for your next overseas flight = boat tickets