NDI Airmen investigate for the unseen

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  • By Airman First Class Robyn Hunsinger
  • 1st Special Operations Wing Public Affairs

Nondestructive inspection specialists ensure aircraft safety by using magnetic particles, fluorescent penetrants, and eddy currents to detect cracks in aircraft parts invisible to the naked eye. Fluorescent penetrants reveal cracks in aircraft parts that become visible under a black light, allowing 1st Special Operations Aircraft Maintenance Squadron Air Commandos to spot and repair defects, enabling 1st Special Operations Wing aviators to train and be combat-ready any time, any place.