Airline humor...


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Feb 22, 2002
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>After every flight, airline pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe
>sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft. The
>mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and
>then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.
>Never let it be said that ground crews lack a sense of humour.
>Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas'
>pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S)
>by maintenance 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 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.
>And the best one for last .
>P: Noise coming from under instrument panel . Sounds like a midget pounding
>on something with a hammer.
>S: Took hammer away from midget.

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