Never have a fear of Flying your have good technicians on the ground|
It takes a college degree to fly an aeroplane but only a high school diploma to fix one. This should be reassuring to those who fly routinely.
After each flight, Qantas 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 the pilot review the gripe sheets before the next flight.
Never let it be said that the ground crews lack a sense of humour.
Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by Quanta’s’ pilots (market with a A. P.) And the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers. By the way Quanta is the only major airline that never had an accident.
P. Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement.
P. Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
P. Something loose in cockpit.
P. Dead bugs on windshield.
P. Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
P. Evidence of leak on main right landing gear.
P. DME volume unbelievably loud.
P. Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
P. IFF inoperative.
P. Suspected crack in windshield.
P. No 3 engine missing.
P. Aircraft handles funny.
P. Target radar hums.
P. Mouse in Cockpit.
P. Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like midget pounding on something with hammer.