So...I will enter a few backdated work posts, but first off, let me say I will split entries between work related and travel entries. Work- what is relevant to the project at hand, what issues I come up with and solutions...and share that info here, you may find it interesting or of use, please feel free to comment or email with questions. I have been a DAR since 2011 and have worked on everything from a Cessna 150 to a 747. Travel, well, that is an added bonus to my job, I like to visit the area and get a feel for the place, the people, and the culture...and people usually like hearing about that too. See photo galleries on the right for both, upper for work, lower for travel.
In my previous lives, I worked my way through College of the Ozarks on small aircraft, antiques, flight school and charter, as a mechanic and working for the DOM. My 1st paying job I was a mechanic and then QC Inspector on various turboprops, performing off-lease and conformity inspections for export, C of A and other mods, etc. I worked a short stint on corporate jets in a Part 91 shop before landing a job in QC doing Inspections on new and used aircraft for a Delta feeder, including bridging workscopes, flight tests, and conformity. I began doing delivery projects for a large airline and became a heavy inspector there until I started working as a DAR. If you ever have a question about my experience just ask. I'm cleared by the FAA to work on anything except helicopters, that is a case by case basis.
In the past year I've been to France, England, Egypt, UAE, Turks & Caicos, Puerto Rico, and Guadaloupe, and several bases in the US in Arizona, New York, Connecticut, Florida, Texas, Arkansas and my home base state of Georgia. I have never (knock on wood) been denied a Geographic Expansion to work outside of my region. I am at almost 2 years of being a DAR, and never looking back.