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Connected Systems Chilled Out Blog Hanging stuff together in a meaningful way with some fun added

In my days gone by when I was an engineer in Her Majesties Royal Navy this story did the rounds about the wonderful relationship between our pilots and the ground crew responsible for fixing the plane. A snag sheet was almost always produced by the pilot following a flight and the team responded as best they could….


Here is an example of the two halves working in harmony…….<cough>

(1 = The problem logged by the pilot.) (2 = The solution and action taken by the engineers.)

  1. Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
  2. Almost replaced left inside main tire.
  1. Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
  2. Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
  1. Something loose in cockpit.
  2. Something tightened in cockpit.
  1. Dead bugs on windshield.
  2. Live bugs on back-order.
  1. Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
  2. Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
  1. Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
  2. Evidence removed.
  1. DME volume unbelievably loud.
  2. DME volume set to more believable level.
  1. Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
  2. That's what they're there for.
  1. IFF inoperative.
  2. IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
  1. Suspected crack in windshield.
  2. Suspect you're right.
  1. Number 3 engine missing.
  2. Engine found on right wing after brief search.
  1. Aircraft handles funny.
  2. Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.
  1. Target radar hums.
  2. Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
  1. Mouse in cockpit.
  2. Cat installed.
  1. Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
  2. Took hammer away from midget.

Just makes you think!

Posted on Wednesday, July 29, 2009 3:32 AM | Back to top

Comments on this post: Joke Time: The pilot and his ground crew!

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Hilarious! Especially
" 1. Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
2. Evidence removed."
Left by Marcel du Preez on Aug 02, 2009 9:26 PM

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