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Jupp’s Inc. 142 years of maintenance experience

The audio isn’t the best – Vol up please. The video itself is average but watchable. Jupp’s Inc.

Taking off in any aeroplane the passenger often gives no thought to its ability to leave the ground and arrive safely at its destination, except to worry about the ability of the pilots. Apart from the glamorous jobs at the pointy end, achieving this owes much to the time, work and care committed by the ground engineers.

Today we have a brief look at the contributions made by a family of 4 aircraft engineers – father and 3 sons in a talk by member Alan Jupp. Between them they have about 140 years of combined aircraft maintenance experience around the world – see above.

The talk will cover how their careers developed in their task of looking after aircraft of all types, both civil and military. Also covered is when they joined, as what, where they served/worked (Military and Civil), medals awarded.

Having worked on many different types of aircraft they came upon the good, the bad and the ugly and Alan will cover some maintenance errors they are prepared to admit to.

This talk is illustrated by many photographs including the aircraft worked on, some broken, some not.

There is also a short Pathe News video taken in 1959 where Dad appears, doing what all non-comm types do, opening a door for an officer!

This is a behind the scenes view of the business of maintaining aircraft of many types in many places around the world and ensuring that you and I have the best possible chance of arriving in one piece