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Sometimes, being bored pays off.
Browsing through the internet I came across this interesting piece of reading. Thought I’d share it here….
After every flight, the pilot of any passenger plane fills out a for called Gripe Sheet that is meant to address all the technical problems encountered during a flight that need repair. The mechanics then correct these problems and then complete the Gripe Sheet notifying the pilot about the remedial actions taken. The pilot then reads it during the next flight.
Below are some excerpts of Gripe Sheets filled out during procedures of Quantas Airlines, Austrailia.
Pilot: Inside left tyres almost need replacement.
Mechanic: Inside left tyres almost replaced.
Pilot: Test-flight ok. Auto land very tough.
Mechanic: Auto land not installed on this model.
Pilot: Something loose in the cockpit.
Mechanic: Something tightened in the cockpit.
Pilot: Dead bugs on windshield.
Mechanic: Replaced by living bugs.
Pilot: Evidence of leak on right landing gear.
Mechanic: Evidence removed.
Pilot: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
Mechanic: That is what they are there for.
Pilot: Aircraft handles funny.
Mechanic: Aircraft handles warned to be serious during the flight.
Pilot: Target radar hums.
Mechanic: Target radar reprogrammed with lyrics.
And as a matter of fact, the Quantas Airlines – that remains the only airline to have never had a fatal accident.