Fixed wing aircraft
Poor Julio sure needed to do a lot of fixing on those planes in the last 20 years. As long as Chuck still works at Roost-Air, he definitely has job security, and even guaranteed overtime, for the foreseeable future. Having worked for a flight school I have fixed all of these items myself at one time or another, except for the wing strut. It always amazed me what things students manage to break on these old C-172’s.
But what is even more amazing is that these planes are still flying today. Every now and then I spy the occasional plane I used to train on when I’m in the old neighborhood. And those planes weren’t exactly new either back when I got my first ratings 26 years ago!
I bet Cessna, in their wildest dreams, didn’t imagine the original 172’s still being around 50+ years later, LOL.