I can't believe I just read thru this whole thread. It's going to screw up my ability to change light bulbs at home without second guessing myself for years!!!!!! I should probably get in contact with the light bulb changers that use checklists to prevent that potential problem. Hey, at least I've detected, estimated, chosen and identified a potential issue. Now I'll just have to Do that action and then evaluate the results.
Three posters are required to decided if two changers who each change one blub in a two blub fixture are entilted to each log multi-blub changing time. Does one have to log as co-changer, or is there a way for both to log changer-in-command?
Another poster to point out that even thought the King Air has a two blub fixture, only one changer can actually log the blub change.
Another poster to argue that King Airs equipped with 200 watt blubs require two changers.
Another poster to say that his FSDO allows two changers to log King Air blub changes, as long as the King Air does not have an operational automatic light sensor.
Another poster to point out that even if some FSDO says it may be legal for one to long co-changer time on some King Air somewhere, to do so would doom one's chance to ever change blubs in the big leagues.
Yet another poster to jump in and acuse the first posters of paying for blubs (PFB), and to say that they will be branded as scablubs forever.
Don't forget, Kit Darby is saying, again, that there will be a shortage of lightbulb changers during the next ten years. Kit's "magazine," Career Bulb Changer, has plenty of ads for light bulb changers schools. Of course, you can always train at an FBO, Fixed Bulb Operator, for less money.
Undoubtedly, Kit's assertions of a lightbulb changer shortage will prompt many would-be career-changers to change careers to lightbulb-changing.
There is a requirement for a minimum of one poster to make up more than ten acronyms during the responses.
Gads, I tell ya, times are tough. We have several CLBCIs (Certified Light Bulb Changer Instructor) and the bulbs are just not burning out fast enough for our LBC students (LBCS).
The CLBCIs all have other jobs, some are BIs (bulb installers), others are studying for their degrees in LBC. We'll have one graduate with his third degree in a few weeks. He'll be a B.L.O.C.K.H.E.A.D. (Bachelors in Lightbulb Operation, Changing, Kinetics, History, Economics, Advancement, and Distrubution). It'll keep them busy at least.
For the students, we've contracted with several buildings on the field (SBOTF) for PFC opportunities. SBOTF like our graduates and decided they could put our LBCS to work. Since the 11th took out the major PFC LBC workplace in our area, very few are moving on to several buildings out of town (BOOT) and this step becomes neccessary. In fact, our BLOCKHEAD just got the big BOOT project.
We do have many foreign students. They don't participate in our beliefs about LBs so we change the name of their training to Darksucker Changing Development (SUCKER).
I'm shocked that nobody here has bothered to mention how superior military LBCs are as they have so much prior experience with TLAs (three letter abbreviations).
While I'm perturbed that my tax money is paying for them to gain such an unfair advantage in getting hired by the flourescent changers, (the "big glass") I'm very appreciative of their efforts in the middle east killing all those dark suckers...
Have any of you guys heard of a place called Gulf....errrr Bulbstream?
They said I can hand the new bulb and take the old bulb from the actually LBC....250 times for $25K!!!! 'Course, I can't stay after that.....need to make room for paying LBC apprentices that are behind me, checkbook in hand.
Do you think this is a good idea?
If not, you must be jealous of the great experience I'll be getting....
Can't believe that I have never seen this thread before. It's a great change.
I understand that companies that own their own lightbulbs usually get really modern lightbulbs that don't need changing very often but when they do need it, they pay very well - they are just real selective in their LBCs. Only thing is, I understand it is who you know when it comes to becoming one of their LBCs.
I want to know - is it better to change lightbulbs that are owned by many different owners or to change lightbulbs that used by many people who don't own them but merely pay for the privelege of using the light.
I guess you should change the first burned-out bulb you find.