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Pilot Funny Again!

Sunday, June 16, 2013

After every flight, pilots fill out a form called a gripe sheet, which conveys to the mechanics problems encountered with the aircraft during the flight that need repair or correction. The mechanics read and correct the problem, and then respond in writing on the lower half of the form what remedial action was taken, and the pilot reviews the gripe sheets before the next flight. Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor!

Here are some actual logged maintenance complaints and problems as submitted by Qantas pilots and the solution recorded by maintenance engineers.

(P = the problem logged by the pilot.)

(S = the solution and action taken by the engineers.)

P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.

S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.

S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.

P: Something loose in cockpit.

S: Something tightened in cockpit.

P: Dead bugs on windshield.

S: Live bugs on back-order.

P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.

S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.

S: Evidence removed.

P: DME volume unbelievably loud.

S: DME volume set to more believable level.

P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.

S: That's what they're there for.

P: IFF inoperative.

S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

P: Suspected crack in windshield.

S: Suspect you're right.

P: Number 3 engine missing.

S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

P: Aircraft handles funny.

S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.

P: Target radar hums.

S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.

P: Mouse in cockpit.

S: Cat installed.

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
UN_TAMED 6/20/2013 10:59AM

    Love this!

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SLIMLEAF 6/18/2013 11:15AM

    I'd heard these before but they are just as funny the second time - excellent!

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FATHINSN 6/17/2013 5:57PM

    haha, and the last one, priceless!

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MOMMAPAM1 6/17/2013 3:44PM


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SHERIO5 6/17/2013 9:27AM

    I like `em, but now feel more anxious about flying!

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PDSLIM 6/17/2013 9:27AM


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HEALTHYLU1 6/17/2013 5:45AM

    These are hysterical!

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TWEETYKC00 6/17/2013 5:31AM

    love them!

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    good chuckles

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PATTIE441 6/17/2013 1:26AM

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LARISSA238 6/16/2013 10:07PM

    I love your funnies and look forward to them!

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