• How to become a railroad mechanic?

    I have a friend who has an A&P license (which allows him to perform maintenance on aircraft) and would like to know how to become a railroad mechanic. He believes that rail will become an important means of transportation in the near future and so he would like to get into that field. Anyone here knows where he could get schooling or an... show more
    I have a friend who has an A&P license (which allows him to perform maintenance on aircraft) and would like to know how to become a railroad mechanic. He believes that rail will become an important means of transportation in the near future and so he would like to get into that field. Anyone here knows where he could get schooling or an apprenticeship to become a RR mechanic? Much obliged in advance.
    2 answers · Rail · 9 years ago
  • Airframe mechanic minimum tool list?

    Anyone here. I am often advised that for daily sheetmetal work on airframes only a few tools are needed (e.g., punches and a pneumatic rivet gun). I am currently looking at a job doing sheetmetal work on Beech 1900D aircraft. Anyone here know the minimum set of tools required to work successfully on such planes? Much obliged in advance. I once... show more
    Anyone here. I am often advised that for daily sheetmetal work on airframes only a few tools are needed (e.g., punches and a pneumatic rivet gun). I am currently looking at a job doing sheetmetal work on Beech 1900D aircraft. Anyone here know the minimum set of tools required to work successfully on such planes? Much obliged in advance. I once took a sheetmetal class as part of my A&P maintenance course at a Part 147 school, so I know what is involved when it comes to sheetmetal work on airplanes.
    3 answers · Aircraft · 9 years ago
  • Anyone here owns or has owned a Flying Pigeon Bicycle?

    I am considering the purchase of a men's style (PA-02 or PA-02D) Flying Pigeon bicycle for daily commuting. Are they reliable for long-term use? How easy is it (in the US) to get replacement parts such as inner tubes, chainrings, and the like? Any input here will be highly appreciated and will allow me to make an informed decision before I buy.... show more
    I am considering the purchase of a men's style (PA-02 or PA-02D) Flying Pigeon bicycle for daily commuting. Are they reliable for long-term use? How easy is it (in the US) to get replacement parts such as inner tubes, chainrings, and the like? Any input here will be highly appreciated and will allow me to make an informed decision before I buy. Much obliged in advance.
    1 answer · Cycling · 9 years ago
  • Getting a Bachelor's Degree in Botany?

    I previously trained as an aircraft mechanic, but given that it's been over 6 months since I last had a job fixing airplanes and most companies are reluctant to hire an aircraft mechanic who has been out of work for that long, I was considering retraining for another career. I would like to study botany. I am considering a few years at... show more
    I previously trained as an aircraft mechanic, but given that it's been over 6 months since I last had a job fixing airplanes and most companies are reluctant to hire an aircraft mechanic who has been out of work for that long, I was considering retraining for another career. I would like to study botany. I am considering a few years at university to get a B.A. in botany. I live in South Florida and any university with a good botany department will do. I just seek a basic knowledge of botany upon which I can improve as needed afterwards. Much obliged in advance.
    1 answer · Botany · 10 years ago
  • Would the KYMCO People 50 be good for country roads?

    Would the KYMCO People 50 be good for country roads? Might be underpowered for freeways, but since I mainly drive slow, I do not see myself going on a freeway on a scooter. At least not one with a 50 cc engine. Oh, and I live in SoFla, USA, BTW. I'll soon be getting rid of my old car, so I am seriously mulling purchase of a scooter. Much... show more
    Would the KYMCO People 50 be good for country roads? Might be underpowered for freeways, but since I mainly drive slow, I do not see myself going on a freeway on a scooter. At least not one with a 50 cc engine. Oh, and I live in SoFla, USA, BTW. I'll soon be getting rid of my old car, so I am seriously mulling purchase of a scooter. Much obliged in advance.
    3 answers · Motorcycles · 10 years ago
  • Why do the interiors of continents at temperate latitudes have vast grasslands?

    North America has the Great Plains and Eurasia has the Steppes. How come?
    North America has the Great Plains and Eurasia has the Steppes. How come?
    3 answers · Earth Sciences & Geology · 10 years ago