The end of the war in Iraq, however this is perceived by others, I see as a good thing and am thrilled to have these courageous soldiers, men and women alike, back on American soil. I honor them for their service, and they have made me extremely proud. My thoughts are now with those still serving in Afghanistan and elsewhere. May they all come home soon as well.
There was nothing funny about the war, but in a recent search for information about a friend in the Air Force, I found this supposedly real compilation of maintenance records of jets and helicopters. It will make you laugh, I promise. “P” is for problem and “S” is for solution:
(P) Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
(S) Auto-land not installed on the aircraft.
(P) Something loose in cockpit.
(S) Something tightened in cockpit.
(P) No. 2 propeller seeping prop fluid.
(S) No. 2 propeller seepage normal – No. 1, No. 3, and no. 4 propellers lack normal seepage.
(P) Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
(S) Evidence removed.
(P) DME volume unbelievably loud.
(S) Volume set to more believable level.
(P) Dead bugs on windshield.
(S) Live bugs on order.
(P) Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200fpm decent.
(S) Cannot reproduce problems on ground.
(P) IFF inoperative.
(S) IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
(P) Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
(S) That’s what they’re there for.
(P) No. 3 engine missing.
(S) Engine found on right wing after brief search.
(P) Aircraft handles funny.
(S) Aircraft warned to straighten up, ‘fly right, and be serious.
(P) Target Radar hums.
(S) Reprogrammed Target Radar with words.