14
Nov

Squawks

Squawks are problem listings that pilots generally leave for maintenance crews, and are normally accompanied by a response from the maintenance worker.

(Dont let these scare you about air travel any more than any other tidbits you hear in the news.)

From the squawk sheets:

Problem: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.

Solution: Almost replaced left inside main tire.

Problem: Test flight OK, except autoland very rough.

Solution: Autoland not installed on this aircraft.

Problem #1: #2 Propeller seeping prop fluid.

Solution #2: #2 Propeller seepage normal.

Problem #2: #1,#3 and #4 propellers lack normal seepage.

Problem: The autopilot doesnt.

Solution: IT DOES NOW

Problem: Something loose in cockpit.

Solution: Something tightened in cockpit

Problem: Evidence of hydraulic leak on right main landing gear.

Solution: Evidence removed.

Problem: Number three engine missing

Solution: Engine found on right wing after brief search.

Problem: DME volume unbelievably loud

Solution: Volume set to more believable level.

Problem: Dead bugs on windshield.

Solution: Live bugs on order.

Problem: Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 fpm descent.

Solution: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.

Problem: IFF inoperative.

Solution: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.

Problem: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.

Solution: Thats what theyre there for.



Thanx to Scott Winter.

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