Ensuring the aircraft are ready to fly is a big job. If you're interested in joining the team let us know!
Polaris Aircraft Maintenance is responsible for the taking care of our airplanes and the maintenance equipment inside the hangar, the hangar area of the building, and the parking ramp outside the hangar. We approach these tasks professionally with safety as our #1 priority.
The maintenance officer coordinates with wing aircraft maintenance to ensure aircraft are properly maintained, configured, and supported.
Aircraft Life Support equipment and operations support equipment is maintained jointly by the maintenance officer and the SAR officer to ensure it is ready for mission use.
Winter plowing schedule is coordinated by the maintenance officer to ensure we have an adequate team of plow-qualified operators and stand-by schedule allowing us to keep the ramp clear of snow so we can launch in the event of a SAR response requirement.
During our Squadron Cleanup Activities, the maintenance officer will coordinate all cleanup activities in the hangar to ensure it remains mission ready.
Aircraft GPS systems are updated as required to ensure aircraft are IFR capable in the event we need to forward deploy or pass through an area of IMC weather to get to a search area.
The monthly reconciliation report is accomplished to ensure that our utilization of aircraft located at Polaris is correct and we don't miss a maintenance activity or accidentally overfly the aircraft past an oil change or inspection.
"We're going to need a couple hundred yards of flight line and a bucket a prop wash... and a metric screw driver!"