USAF Problem Reports


Introduction

U.S. Air Force pilots leave problem reports (often referred to as squawks) for maintenance crews to fix before the next flight. Here are some actual maintenance complaints logged by those USAF pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews.

Problem Response
Left inside main tire almost needs replacement. Almost replaced left inside main tire.
Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough. Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
#2 propeller seeping prop fluid. #2 propeller seepage normal. #1, #3 and #4 propellers lack normal seepage.
Something loose in cockpit. Something tightened in cockpit.
Evidence of leak on right main landing gear. Evidence removed.
DME volume unbelievably loud. Volume set to more believable level.
Dead bugs on windshield. Live bugs on order.
Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 FPM descent. Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
IFF inoperative. IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick. That's what they're for!
Number three engine missing. Engine #3 found on right wing after brief search.
Aircraft handles funny. Aircraft warned to straighten up, "fly right" and be serious.
Target radar hums. Reprogrammed target radar with the words.