FEATURES

  • Non-destructive inspections Airmen see the unseen

    Airmen from the 92nd Maintenance Squadron NDI section are unique from other career fields because they use six different techniques to inspect aircraft parts without taking them apart, saving time while ensuring aircraft are safe. NDI methods include ultrasonic waves, fluorescent penetrant, magnetic

  • Finding potential mishaps before they happen: NDI Airmen

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. — A nondestructive inspection Airman searches for cracks capable of taking down an aircraft by analyzing the suspect piece with eyes specially trained for the job.Airmen from the 19th Maintenance Squadron NDI shop perform aircraft integrity checks, at set intervals

  • Inspection team catches a break

    JOINT BASE CHARLESTON, S.C. -- Fluorescent stains spatter the floor and surfaces throughout a room illuminated by a black light. A man in an opaque blue mask and a black apron hovers over a bath foaming with neon liquid. He reaches into the concoction, and pulls out an dripping metal gear for

  • Airmen conduct preventative maintenance on C-130J fleet

    LITTLE ROCK AIR FORCE BASE, Ark. -- Chemical tanks, conveyer belts and intricate machines linethe walls of the 19th Maintenance Squadron nondestructive inspections shop here.The lights are turned off as one ultraviolet light shines anew spectrum of colors to an NDI technician. Shades of purple, blue