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 engineers.
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 causes 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 serious.
P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit
S: Cat installed.
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a
midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.
Until I write again ...
Ha Ha! Cute! :D
Funny! Can't wait to have you back like usual!
Yay, you're coming back. I love the cat to take care of the mouse. And, good for the sense of humor of pilots.
lol great monday funny!!! love it!
Thank you for the laugh!!
Too cute! Hope all is okay.
Love these! Wise-crackin' is my style of humor.
OMG Flea, tears are running down my cheeks!! You made my day, I just wish I had reas your blog earlier!!
So glad you are back. PS: How's Maybelline? Any verdict yeton the tummy probs?
I love this one. I feel much better about sending my Christmas packages through UPS. Oh, speaking of Christmas...you've have been lovingly tagged over at my place. Have a great day!
Great stuff! Good to see people's sense of humor are alive and well.
Thanks for the late evening laugh!
Please stop on over my place. I have an award for you!
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