After every flight, Qantas 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 humor. Here are
some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Qantas' pilots and the
solutions 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/or action taken by mechanics.)
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 leve 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.
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding
on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget
2 replies to this topic
Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:29 AM
Probably many of you have seen this, but it popped up in my email again the other day and thought it was worth posting here:
Posted 20 December 2008 - 05:56 AM
Hahahaha... Thanks for the joke
Posted 20 December 2008 - 06:58 AM
0 user(s) are reading this topic
0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users