After the completion of the two weeks of internship, I decided to ask for an extension to be back at the Seychelles Air Force, and the good news came when I was told that my request has been accepted and with no hesitation I contacted Cpt. Zarine and we made arrangement for the base access as well as program the days that I will be attached at the base.
On the 26th of December, after the celebration of Christmas I proceeded to the Air Force as planned with all the excitements rushing into my head. I entered the base and every one was surprised to see me once again, and I was looking forward to work alongside them.
Now, the real journey begun when I was assigned with the engineering team to observe a schedule inspection of the Dornier 228-202k (SY 010) aircraft. The importance of conducting this inspection was to identify any sorts of problems or damage that the aircraft may have sustained. During the inspection we mostly checked the wings compartment were the fuel is stored. The engineering personnel made sure that the low-pressure switch which: controls the fuel to the engine, the pressure relief valve which: removes pressure in the line when the engine is shut down, and the vent tank: which balance the pressure in the fuel tank and the atmospheric pressure are functioning well according to set standards and criteria. Everything must be in order and ready always for the aircraft to be able to conduct proper, and most importantly safe operations. It felt like I was taking an engineering class. Oh well it is always good to have some knowledge in some certain fields, right? So, I can assure you that there are a lot of preparations to be done just to protect our main resources which are our blue economy.
I do not want you guys to be bored, so I’ll keep you posted when there is an explosion of excitements taking place. But why not consider a career in aviation engineering?
That’s all folks.