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"Squawks"

"Squawks" are sounds made by certain waterfowl, but also problems reported by the last pilot to fly a plane, and are intended for maintenance crews, who must then respond with a fix before the next flight. Here are some actual Squawks--maintenance complaints--submitted by US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews.

(P)=PROBLEM (S)=SOLUTION

(P) Left inside main tire almost needs replacement

(S) Almost replaced left inside main tire

(P) Test flight OK, except autoland very rough,

(S) Autoland not installed on this aircraft

(P) #2 Propeller seeping prop fluid,

(S) #2 Propeller seepage normal - #1 #3 and #4propellers

 lack normal seepage

(P) Something loose in cockpit

(S) Something tightened in cockpit

(P) Evidence of leak on right main landing gear

(S) Evidence removed

(P) DME volume unbelievably loud

(S) Volume set to more believable level

(P) Dead bugs on windshield

(S) Live bugs on order

(P) Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a200 fpm descent

(S) Cannot reproduce problem on ground

(P) IFF inoperative

(S) IFF always inoperative in OFF mode

(P) Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick

(S) That's what they're there for

(P) Number three engine missing

(S) Engine found on right wing after brief search

(P) Aircraft handles funny

(S) Aircraft warned to straighten up, "flyright" and be serious

(P) Target Radar hums

(S) Reprogrammed Target Radar with the words

 

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