Richard bonnag 2012-06-24 20:04:27
Here are some actually logged maintenance complaints and
problems as submitted by Qantas pilots – and the solution
recorded by maintenance engineers. By the way, Qantas is
the only major airline that has never had an accident.
(P = the problem logged by the pilot.)
(S = the solution and action taken by the engineers.)
P: Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tyre.
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.
Ashin nandoday 2012-06-25 12:53:59
i think that was brilliant
i laughed the whole time i was reading it and some more afterwards
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Slow eddy 2012-06-26 05:00:10
Hayesmstw 2012-06-26 05:00:18
Steve Hayes from Tshwane, South Africa
E-mail – see web page, or parse: shayes at dunelm full stop org full stop uk
Conciliator 2012-06-26 21:38:21
With more hours on my PPL then I care to think about (it gives away
one’s age!), I really appreciated those stories. Thanks, Richard.