Aircraft maintenance reports
- Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by
US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance
crews. "Squawks" are problem listings that
pilots generally leave for maintenance crews.
Problem: "Left inside main tire almost needs
Solution: "Almost replaced left inside main
Problem: "Test flight OK, except autoland very
Solution: "Autoland not installed on this
Problem #1: "#2 Propeller seeping prop fluid."
Solution #1: "#2 Propeller seepage normal."
Problem #2: "#1, #3, and #4 propellers lack normal
Problem: "The autopilot doesn't."
Signed off: "IT DOES NOW."
Problem: "Something loose in cockpit."
Solution: "Something tightened in cockpit."
Problem: "Evidence of hydraulic leak on right main
Solution: "Evidence removed."
Problem: "Number three engine missing."
Solution: "Engine found on right wing after brief
Problem: "DME volume unbelievably loud."
Solution: "Volume set to more believable
Problem: Dead bugs on windshield.
Solution: Live bugs on order.
Problem: Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200
Solution: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
Problem: IFF inoperative.
Solution: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
Problem: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
Solution: That's what they're there for.