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Just in case you need a laugh:
Remember it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school diploma to fix one. 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, albeit they may lack a formal higher education, has ever lacked 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, had an accident.
P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Probably because auto-land is not installed on this aircraft.
P: Something loose in cockpit
S: Something tightened in cockpit
P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode has a 200 ft. per min. descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
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.
P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF IS inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
P: Number 3 engine missing.
S: Engine found on right wing after brief search.
P: Aircraft acting funny
S: Aircraft warned to straighten up, fly right and be serious.
P: Target radar hums.
S: Reprogrammed target radar with lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.
And the best one for last
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.
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:rofl::35:Very funny, especially since I'm a pilot.
Remember it takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school diploma to fix one
^^ That isn't true. The FAA requires and license to work on an aircraft, you get this from the Military or an Airframe/ Powerplant related degree/certification. I am currently in school for this.
Awesome. That and the Court room foot-in-mouth thread have made a rough week easier.
Well... that would be a trade school degree, not a college degree. The lines are more blurry these days but in the past there was a big distinction.
Originally Posted by 93civicsedan
But you are right anyways because you can get a job as a pilot without the college degree.
I've seen my fair share of dumb work orders come through from our pilots. Made a few smart remarks myself in the corrective action...lately we've been getting in trouble for it though :(
Those ones are funny
:rofl: i like "took hammer away from midget"
well I was an F-15 crew chief and I can tell you this didn't come from UPS. First, UPS doesn't have Target Radar or IFF (interigation friend or foe). but, funny all the same. It's been some time since I've seen this.
As an employee of the FAA I'll say that I know of no requirement for pilots to have a college degree.
The "takes a college degree to fly them, and a highschool diploma to fix them" comes from the military.
Enlisted men do not fly planes in the military. The army allows warrant officers to fly, and that's as close as it gets. All other brances are officers only. They have to have a college degree.
The maintainers are all enlisted, and most don't have any degree. As far as the civilian world, it is possible to get your A&P licence just from your military OJT from what I understand. Takes a lot of hours, but it can be done.
I'm an A&P and have my BAS in Aviation Maintenance Management. It took 2 years of schooling to get my FAA certs along with about $1500 in testing. I've been working in the field for about 5 years now... I've seen this list go around with pretty much every airline name attached.
Oh...it may or may not take a college degree to be a pilot...but they should at least require common sense. Alot of the pilots I work with weren't issued any.