CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

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CAVU Café: Royboy’s Prose & Cons

Consignment Refinement

As I outlined this blog, my first thought was to make this a straight forward presentation of the issues devoid of any colorful flairs of expression…but then it would not be a Royboy blog. So permit me to quickly and plainly articulate some of the pains you may inflict upon yourself with some consignments: Unmarketable junk: you may get some. Inaccuracies in inventory listing: uh-huh. Misrepresented condition: yep. Improper packaging: likely. Untracked shelf life parts: don’t be surprised. ...

Posted By Roy Resto | 10/4/2016 4:59:43 PM


For those of you who read my blog below, this is a major update, and indeed a reversal of the position I posited in the blog. It is based on information that was forwarded to me from an FAA Employee of AFS-340. Before I share that, you need to know who AFS-340 is. They are an FAA Headquarters branch of the Aircraft Maintenance Division; The Repair Station Branch. According to their web site: “The Repair Station Branch is the principal element in the division for all repair station maintenance...

Posted By Roy Resto | 8/29/2016 9:36:20 AM


A banal cliché overheard during political campaigns is ‘working together’. I figuratively roll my eyes at the lack of creativity in that diluted, overused utterance. Fortunately, despite cynics, there really are examples in governance where that term bore fruit. Every government organization has its head; the Administrator, or Director for example. An oft heard refrain among those leaders is that the goals of the organization can’t be met without the active participation of industry; in other...

Posted By Roy Resto | 8/4/2016 9:37:16 AM


Like many of you, I enjoy history and staying abreast of current events. From time to time I’ll read something or see a TV report and tell myself, ‘wow, I don’t think that commentator understood the significance of what just happened; a tick mark in history just occurred.’  In this prose I hope to share some events which to some may seem routine or minor, but that nonetheless are significant, understated ‘firsts’, and therefor noteworthy.   ‘Apps’ for Aircraft Operating Systems: For those of y...

Posted By Roy Resto | 6/1/2016 1:56:36 PM


Have you ever noticed that in some firms the sales person with the biggest numbers is also the biggest violator of processes, procedures, and attention to detail? It seems this gets winked-at or conveniently overlooked since, after all, they are making the firm the most money. Typically, QA people are seen to roll their eyes at the mention of their names. On the other hand I have seen many firms where the biggest sales person follows procedures and details just like everyone else – the differenc...

Posted By Roy Resto | 4/6/2016 1:18:54 PM


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