Saturday, May 5, 2012

Phase inspection keeps jets in the air

Released by 52nd Fighter Wing Public Affairs

5/4/2012 - SPANGDAHLEM AIR BASE, Germany – Airman from the 52nd Equipment Maintenance Squadron Maintenance Flight conduct a phase inspection on an A-10 Thunderbolt II in Hangar 2 here May 4. The phase inspections are separated into two categories. During a phase 1 inspection, the 52nd EMS Maintenance Flight members examine each A-10 after every 500 flying hours, and phase 2 inspections are performed ever 1,000 flying hours. These inspections allow the Airmen to check for deficiencies and perform preventative maintenance to ensure the aircraft is safe and operational for flight. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Matthew B. Fredericks) Hi-res

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