it be said that Ground Crews and Engineers lack a sense of humor!
Here are some actual maintenance complaints generally known as Squawks or problems submitted recently by RAAF Pilots to Maintenance Engineers to fix prior to the aircraft's next flight.
After attending to the Squawks, the Maintenance Crews are required to log the details of action taken as a Solution to the Pilot's Squawks. The following are some recent Squawks and subsequent responses by Maintenance Crews.
P = The
problem logged by the Pilot.
P — Left inside main tire almost
— Test flight OK, except autoland very rough.
P — A2 Propeller seeping prop fluid.
— Something loose in cockpit.
— Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
— DME volume unbelievably loud.
P — Suspected
crack in windshield.
P — Dead bugs on windshield.
— Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200fpm descent.
P — Mouse in cockpit.
— IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
P — Friction locks cause throttle
levers to stick.
P — Number three engine missing.
P — Aircraft handles funny.
P — Target Radar hums.
P — Noise coming from under
instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a