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rosco 357

Just in case you need a giggle.
Remember it takes a college degree to fly for a major plane company, but only
a high school diploma to fix one; a reassurance to those of
us who fly routinely in our jobs.
After every flight, UPS 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 UPS pilots (marked with a P) and the
solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance

By the way,UPS is the only major airline that has
never, ever, had an accident.

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 friction locks are for.
P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
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
P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.
And the last . . .
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel.
Sounds like a midget pounding on
something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from the midget.

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