Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Updated PIF Book List - Funny airplane mechanics. :)

The The Pay It Forward Book List has been updated! Have you been by lately? Feel free to add your own titles by leaving them in the comments.


Still trying to get some reading/writing/editing completed this week. It's not a lost cause quite yet.


Here's some airline humor to keep us all smiling.

Airplane Problems

After every flight, 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. 

Pilot: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement. Engineers: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
Pilot: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough. Engineers: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
Pilot: Something loose in cockpit. Engineers: Something tightened in cockpit.
Pilot: Dead bugs on windshield. Engineers: Live bugs on back-order.
Pilot: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent. Engineers: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
Pilot: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear. Engineers: Evidence removed.
Pilot: DME volume unbelievably loud. Engineers: DME volume set to more believable level.
Pilot: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick. Engineers: That's what friction locks are for.
Pilot: IFF inoperative in OFF mode. Engineers: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
Pilot: Suspected crack in windshield. Engineers: Suspect you're right.
Pilot: Number 3 engine missing. Engineers: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
Pilot: Aircraft handles funny. Engineers: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right, and be serious.
Pilot: Target radar hums. Engineers: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
Pilot: Mouse in cockpit. Engineers: Cat installed.
Pilot: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer. Engineers: Took hammer away from midget.


  1. Cat installed - funny!!
    Glad you had such a good turnout for the Pay it Forward books.

  2. OMG - these are so funny!!!

    "Suspect you are right!" Did you write these responses?!?!

    Love you - hope WIP is going well and is almost finished.....
    /hint hint


  3. The cat will do away with the rat

  4. i was afraid to read this since im about to get on a plane, but im glad i did! great!

    happy editing! get er dun!


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