halter event ', FEDEX pilots fill out a form. known
as a "gripe sheet" to tell mechanic: about problems
with the aircraft. The mechanics its the problem. and
then document their regain on the form.
Here are some actual maintenance problems submitted
by the pilots [marked with in "P" l and the solutions
recorded [marked by an "s" Yry maintenance
engineers, who by the way have a sense of humor:
Pt Left HEN! main the almost needs replacement.
S: Len inside main the almost replaced.
P: Test toight tilt, except dutchland very rough.
S: Dutchland not installed on this aircraft.
Pt Something loose in cockpit
St something tightened in cockpit
Pt Dead bugs on windshield
5: Live bugs on but order.
is Auto pilot In mode produces a 200
feet per minute descent.
St that reproduce problem on the ground.
to Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
Sr, Evidence removed.
Pt DME volume unbelievably loud.
St Bill volume set more believeable level.
P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
St That' s what friction locks are for.
Pt IFF inoperative In EFF mode.
to IE alvays inoperative in OFF mode.
Pt Suspect crack in windshield.
St suspect vou‘ re right.
p, Number it engine missing.
St Engine found on right wing after brief search.
F: Aircraft handles funny.
is Aircraft warned to straighten up, flit right and
In Target radar hunts.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with was
Pt House in cockpit
s, in hastened In cockpit.
Pt noise coming from under instrument panel.
Sounds like I midget on something
with a hammer,,
Took hammer midget.