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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 09:58 AM Thread Starter
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Aircraft Mechanic Humor

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.

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

Never let it be said that ground crews and engineers lack a sense of humor.

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.

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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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 06:14 PM
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Ive seen most of those , but not all of them. Everytime I read those I lmao.
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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-04-2004, 06:17 PM
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Those are still great! As i might add i work for an airline as a mechanic and have seen some stupid things pilots write up.


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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2004, 12:08 AM
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funny stuff.....lmao

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2004, 12:12 AM
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Ive seen it before but its stilll funny lmao!

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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2004, 12:18 AM
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Re: Aircraft Mechanic Humor

Originally posted by BLK306

P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.

Seen that before. USAF pilot wrote up mode4 IFF inoperative in OFF position..LOL dumbasses
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2004, 08:18 AM
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I saw that when I was in the Corps, funny.

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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-07-2004, 12:57 PM
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Still funny!
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