|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 5):|
Things found on our walkarounds: Big piece of wheel rim missing. Bird embedded in the taxi light. Bird nest in cooling baffles on a radial engine. Bird nest in rudder balance on a jet. More than a quart of water out of one fuel tank on a helicopter. Box of leftover catering in a DC-9 intake. Wrench rusted to a bolt head in a wheel well. Pine needles and small branches in rudder and elevator linkage. Scraped, but not compressed tail bumper
|Quoting HAWK21M (Reply 6):|
What was Mx doing.....Sleeping.
|Quoting SuperD (Reply 7):|
Wow! I haven't seen or even heard of that one before. That must have been an interesting conversation with ramp personnel.
|Quoting Stoicescu (Reply 10):|
I talked with an ex F/O for US Airways (regionals) and he told me that he did walk arounds every time.
|Quoting SlamClick (Reply 13):|
One captain always pulled the right aileron down as he passed it, so that the left one would be up when he got to it. Every once in a while we would give him a minute to get away and back by the tail somewhere then move the yoke full right. This would position the left aileron down instead of up as he expected it. Then we'd sit there and watch the captain walk all the way back over to the right wing to check that airleron. He never said a word about it but always looked puzzled when it happened.