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Quantas Airlines
Submitted By: luvly1
Article Date: 01/30/2008

After every flight, Quantas 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 Quantas' pilots and the solutions recorded by maintenance engineers.

(P= The problem logged by the pilot.)
(S= The solution and action taken by mechanics.)

1. P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.

2. P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.

3. P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're for.

4. P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.

5. P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.

6. P: Aircraft handles funny.
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.