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Aviation Humour - Great!

Fri Feb 14, 2003 5:40 am

Hi guys,

Just recieved these through email, i'm sure some of you have heard them but they are pretty funny anyway. These are actual (apparently) logged maintenance complaints and problems as submitted by Qantas pilots and the solution recorded by maintenance engineers.

P = problem logged by pilots
S = Solution/action taken by 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.


Dan  Laugh out loud

RE: Aviation Humour - Great!

Fri Feb 14, 2003 5:55 am

Australians are real crazy people....  Big thumbs up
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RE: Aviation Humour - Great!

Fri Feb 14, 2003 6:16 am

Funny joke, I have already read quite a lot variants of it. Last time it wasn't Qantas, but an Air Force...

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RE: Aviation Humour - Great!

Fri Feb 14, 2003 7:07 am

Very funny, didnt these appear in Airliner World in the feedback section once? Funny all the same  Big thumbs up