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Old 08-19-2019, 08:01 AM   #1  
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Default Worst squawks you have seen

I thought it would be fun to start a collection of the worst aircraft squawks people have seen. The reason for this is,

1. To help pilots understand what makes a good and bad write up

2. Its funny.

My favorite one I got was

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"Landing gear makes noise"

What the hell am I supposed to do with that. Corrective action, landing gears make lots of noises, might as well write up the engines while we are at it.
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Old 08-19-2019, 08:14 AM   #2  
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I thought it would be fun to start a collection of the worst aircraft squawks people have seen. The reason for this is,

1. To help pilots understand what makes a good and bad write up

2. Its funny.

My favorite one I got was

Squawk
"Landing gear makes noise"

What the hell am I supposed to do with that. Corrective action, landing gears make lots of noises, might as well write up the engines while we are at it.
"landing gear makes noise"
Replaced the nut behind the wheel.

727 "Captain's seat locator ball missing"
Replaced Captain's left ball.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:30 AM   #3  
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Write up “Logbook can dented with sharp edges.”

Maintenance response “Deferred per MEL 25-20-01.”

Somewhere I’ve got the picture.
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Old 08-19-2019, 11:34 AM   #4  
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Like most funny aviation stories, 99% of the write ups that people will post here are urban legends.
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Old 08-19-2019, 01:46 PM   #5  
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True that there are a lot of urban legend logbook stories. We will just have to use the honors system.

If you post a false story may you be cursed to only use Harbor Freight tools for the rest of your days.
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Old 08-25-2019, 11:21 PM   #7  
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Captains handheld microphone INOP

MX response: Captains microphone plugged in as required:Ops check good

Second:

FO's seat barely moves along the tracks
Mx Response: Considering all of the finger nails, Raisins, dirt, M&Ms, nuts, and pen caps, we're surprised it moved at all.
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Transponder inop in Official Position.

Transponder switched from OFF to ALT. Ops check good.

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Write up: #3 prop leaking.

MX: #3 prop leakage normal.

Next flight write up: #1, #2 and #4 props not leaking normally.
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