NDI: going beyond what eyes see

An oil sample rests on a panel prior to analysis, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Non-Destructive Inspection technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

An oil sample rests on a panel prior to analysis, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. Non-Destructive Inspection technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Matthew Horne, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, lifts an aircraft part out of a pool of florescent dye, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Matthew Horne, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, lifts an aircraft part out of a pool of florescent dye, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Austin Aldridge, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, inspects an aircraft part through an X-ray, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Austin Aldridge, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, inspects an aircraft part through an X-ray, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Matthew Horne, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, reads a technical order, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Matthew Horne, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, reads a technical order, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Matthew Horne, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, examines an aircraft part, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Matthew Horne, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, examines an aircraft part, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A joint oil analysis program machine performs an inspection, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force, Ga. Non Destructive Inspection technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

A joint oil analysis program machine performs an inspection, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force, Ga. Non Destructive Inspection technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Louisa Doyle, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, examines a steel rod, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Louisa Doyle, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, examines a steel rod, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Louisa Doyle, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, pours aircraft engine oil, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Louisa Doyle, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, pours aircraft engine oil, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Austin Aldridge, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, aligns film on an X-ray machine, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Austin Aldridge, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, aligns film on an X-ray machine, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

Senior Airman Louisa Doyle, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, places an oil sample inside of a joint oil analysis program machine, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)
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Senior Airman Louisa Doyle, 23d Maintenance Squadron non-destructive inspection (NDI) specialist, places an oil sample inside of a joint oil analysis program machine, May 2, 2018, at Moody Air Force Base, Ga. NDI technicians use various methods to complete these inspections such as X-ray, florescent dye penetrant, oil analysis and ultrasonic scanning to examine and inspect numerous aircraft parts and components to ensure that they are in usable condition. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Eugene Oliver)

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