One of the many skills that an aircraft maintenance technician needs to master is the ability to develop and execute a structural repair. A large portion of the FAR Part 147 approved training program involves a wide variety of structural tasks ranging from fabric patches, to riveting and welding. While few of us have ever had the opportunity to tie a seine knot or weld a three-legged tube intersection, the basic skills are necessary to gain a full appreciation for the concept of structural ...


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