Aircraft Tool Kit

by Patrick on December 26, 2010

I take a toolkit with me almost everywhere I go in an airplane, but I have a natural tendency  to break things.  However, any trip to the third world without a basic toolkit is foolhardy.  I tried to pack enough tools that I can do almost anything but also keep the weight as light as possible.  Here is a picture of what I am taking.

I started with an Arsenal tool roll and wrench roll.  Because being organized is key to effectively working on an airplane and I am not a naturally organized person.  I find that if I don’t organize myself I spend more time searching for a certain tool than actually using it.  In the bush I start wondering do I even have that tool?  These tool organizers allow me to quickly and easily organize my tools so I know what I have and where it is.  I also have a larger tool bag that will contain everything.  Here is a list of everything in my tool bag.

  • Ratcheting flat end wrenches 3/8″ – 3/4″ in the Arsenal wrench roll
  • Stubby flat wrenches 3/8″-1″ in the Arsenal tool roll
  • Drill bits
  • Multi-meter
  • Safety glasses
  • Tool roll with needle nose pliers, safety wire pliers, channel locks, vise-grips, awl, 3/8″ ratchet and sockets
  • Headlight
  • Mac ratcheting screw-driver
  • Safety-wire
  • Milwaukee 12v drill motor (I absolutely love this tool)
  • Mechanic’s gloves
  • Random hardware kit in fishing tackle box

Total weight: 28lbs

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