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Quality Control is king of every industry. Competition is fierce, and a company’s success is based on who can provide the best quality product at the most attractive price point. RF System Lab is all about precision and strives to provide the highest quality product on the market, so we wanted to make sure the importance of quality control is a topic that receives the attention it deserves.

Now, you can visit the RF System Lab website and read more about the importance of quality control for a variety of industries. Whether you represent aviation, automotive, oil and gas, or any other industry, having a quality control plan in place is crucial for the success of your company.

Want to discuss ways to improve your quality control plan? One of our remote visual inspection experts is available to chat about the topic of quality in detail. Give us a call at (231) 943-1171.

Zack Wessels, RF System Lab Sales Consultant, recently returned from the National Agricultural Aviation Association Annual Convention (NAAA 2014). RF System Lab exhibited at a number of aviation tradeshows in 2014, but NAAA was a turning point for us. NAAA 2014 marked the introduction of the VJ-Advance video borescope to the agricultural aviation industry.

NAAA 2014 took place in Louisville, KY from December 8-10, 2014 and is recognized as the world’s largest tradeshow for agricultural aviation. Zack Wessels was on site in the exhibit hall presenting the VJ-Advance video borescope to conference attendees. Zack was extremely impressed with how well-run the show was and that the exhibition hall layout was beneficial for everyone that bought a booth. “It was great to see a show where there really were not any ‘bad booth positions’,” said Wessels.

The VJ-Advance video borescope was a hit with agricultural aviation professionals of all kinds. Whether attendees were maintaining turbine or recip engines, they were all impressed with the advanced technology provided by the VJ-Advance. In fact, Curless Flying Service took a VJ-Advance home with them straight from the show to demo at their own facility.

NAAA 2014 was an excellent experience, and RF System Lab is looking forward to working with agricultural aviation professionals on their maintenance and quality control needs. If you would like to find out more about how you can demo the VJ-Advance video borescope for free, visit the RF System Lab website or call a borescope expert at 888-747-6526.

The 2014 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment (AA&S) Conference is coming up, and RF System Lab is exhibiting. The conference is taking place April 14-17 at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel in Baltimore, Maryland. AA&S is a conference that strives to address airworthiness and sustainment concerns that have increased exponentially over the past decade in the aviation and military community.

The 2014 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference Logo

The 2014 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference Logo

As stated on the 2014 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment conference website, “The AA&S Conference provides a unique opportunity and forum for inter-agency collaboration on today’s airworthiness and sustainment issues, many of which are common to military and commercial aircraft and space vehicles, by advancing technology and incorporating lessons learned.”

Joel Riling, a 26 year retired Navy Pilot and current RF System Lab Vice President for Government Programs, will be onsite at the conference to present the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope. When asked about the conference, Riling replied “I am looking forward to meeting with all of the Defense contractors and State and Federal agencies to show them our affordable high quality video borescope. Lockheed Martin, Sikorsky and many others have realized significant savings and are currently using the VJ-Advance for Airframe Inspections.”

The VJ-ADV offers a combination of high-end optics, portability, and features unique to the world of remote visual inspection, which makes it an ideal choice for the military aviation industry. The VJ-Advance is used in a variety of inspection scenarios, including turbine and airframe. You can see for yourself how inspections with the VJ-ADV are precise and efficient by testing it out for yourself at the 2014 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference.

Stop by and see Joel Riling at the RF System Lab booth #606 starting on Tuesday, April 15th for a chance to demo the groundbreaking VJ-ADV.

You can view information about the 2015 Aircraft Airworthiness and Sustainment Conference here.

See the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope in the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel during these dates and times:

Opening Time: Exhibits open 12:00pm on Tuesday, April 15th

Conference Dates: April 15-16, 2014

Venue: Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel

Booth: #606

We look forward to seeing you there! If you are unable to attend the conference don’t forget, you can still checkout the VJ-ADV articulating video borescopes on the RF System Lab website! For more information, call us toll free at (231) 943-1171

The VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) video borescope was exhibited at Aviation Pros LIVE in Las Vegas, Nevada last month. Notable conference features included stimulating keynote speakers and an international maintenance “skills” competition.

Borescope Expert Edward Thomas and associate Michelle show off the VJ-Advance video borescope at Aviation Pros LIVE 2014

Borescope expert Edward Thomas and associate Michelle show off the VJ-Advance video borescope at Aviation Pros LIVE 2014.

Edward Thomas, RF System Lab borescope expert who was on site at this year’s event, said that the maintenance “skills” competition was unquestionably an entertaining component to the conference. The competition features teams of five to seven mechanics, many of whom are students in aviation maintenance schools, who are scored on time and efficiency in a variety of categories related to aviation repair and maintenance.

Thomas met many interesting attendees while showcasing and providing demos of the VJ-ADV at Aviation Pros LIVE. One encounter that he recalled was chatting with Ron Wilcox, a representative from NASA’s Neil A. Armstrong Research Flight Center. Ron informed Thomas about the Flight Center and the impressive DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory aircraft. According to NASA’s website, “the unique flying laboratory collects data for experiments in support of scientific projects serving the world’s scientific community.” The plane has modified window ports to mount instruments and probes in their place and is fully operationally.

The DC-8 Airborne Science Laboratory Aircraft is an excellent example of a plane that could benefit from the VJ-ADV. Because the plane boards in Chile, if there are every any maintenance issues, their maintenance team is flown in…which costs around $10,000-12,000 for each instance. By instead utilizing the lightweight, portable VJ-ADV to handle remote visual inspection needs, they could save a massive amount of time and money. The battery-operated VJ-ADV could be easily stored right on board the aircraft, enabling the crew to utilize the video borescope from virtually any location.

If you were unable to test drive the VJ-ADV video borescope at Aviation Pros LIVE, we would like to offer you a free trial. To make the decision process easy, we offer the industry’s only no-cost, no-obligation demo program so you can evaluate the VJ-Advance (VJ-ADV) line of video borescopes in your facility doing your inspections, before you decide to buy.

For more information about RF System Lab and the VJ-ADV video borescope call us at (231) 943-1171 or visit or website www.rfsystemlab.us.


The VJ-Advance video borescope from RF System Lab is a high-quality remote visual inspection tool utilized by top companies in a wide variety of industries, one of which is Aviation. Recently, we added Metro Aviation, a company that provides pilots and maintenance technicians for the aircraft that respond to emergency scene calls and inter-hospital transfers, to our impressive customer list.

At RF System Lab, we are very proud of the widely-known companies that top our borescope customers in the aviation industry. Therefore, we wanted to recognize some of the key players in aviation, in addition to Metro Aviation, that currently use the VJ-Advance articulating video borescope for their internal inspections.

RF System Lab would like to thank and recognize the aviation companies listed above, as well as all other aviation companies that utilize the VJ-Advance video borescope for internally inspecting turbine engines, airframes, recip engines, and avionics .

If you’re interested in learning more about the VJ-Advance video borescope, visit the RF System Lab website or call 888-747-6526. To test out the VJ-Advance at your own facility, you can sign up for a no cost, no obligation demo right here.