Originally Posted by Cliffy
In the airplane world there is something called 'maintenance induced failures".
It happens, only sometimes we are 10,000 feet in the air!
After heavy maintenance on my airplane I stay right over the airport for at least a half an hour, land and look things over before venturing cross country.
When I was in SAC in the early 60's, we did better than that. After major maintanence of any kind my A/C would not only have the aircraft crew chief on board for the test flight, but also the shop supervisor from the shop or shops that did the maint work.
KC-97G SAC boomer.