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post #1 of 8 Old 03-02-2013, 10:51 AM Thread Starter
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Pilot Gripe Sheet

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.
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P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
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P: Something loose in cockpit
S: Something tightened in cockpit
*
P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
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P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
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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 cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what friction locks are for.
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P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
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P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
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P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search
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P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.
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P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
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P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.
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P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from the midget

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I love sarcasm! And it sounds like the Maintenance group personnel have a definite sense of humor that I'd appreciate!

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post #4 of 8 Old 03-02-2013, 11:10 AM
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Those are good! I've experienced the pilot/maintenance disconnect and "faults" found by pilots, especially new ones. It always pissed them off when they found their entries signed off "Could Not Duplicate."



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Shared that with my son and cousin(both pilots) they were laughing..thanks.
Did I ever mention my oldest daughter worked for Raytheon? Recruited out of college.

Best,
M

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That's funny stuff.




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Pilot Gripe Sheet

Fanfriggentastic! My whole family are pilots. They will love this


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Tom,
Shared that with my son and cousin(both pilots) they were laughing..thanks.
Did I ever mention my oldest daughter worked for Raytheon? Recruited out of college.

Best,
M
Was she on the Engineering side or the Staff side? It speaks well of her that she was recruited.

T

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