Actual US Air Force Maintenance Log Entries
All aircraft have a maintenance log book into which problems are entered. Did you ever have a customer complaint you wish you could answer this way?
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 #1: #2 propeller seepage normal.
Problem #2: #1, #3, and #4 propellers lack normal seepage.
Problem: The autopilot doesn't.
Solution: IT DOES NOW.
Problem: Something loose in cockpit.
Solution: Something tightened in cockpit.
Problem: Evidence of hydraulic leak on right main landing
Solution: Evidence removed.
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
Solution: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
Problem: IFF inoperative.
Solution: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
Problem: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
Solution: That's what they're there for.
Problem: Number three engine missing.
Solution: Engine found on right wing after brief search.