... So, Simmonds is locked behind a door and want's to know the password (somewhere on Level 2)!
I found him...
11 years agoBigMack_UK
Can anyone tell me what music this is????? I know it's Deep Forest, but I can't find the track after weeks of looking, and it's a perfect track to do my T.K.D. form exam against....
Help me Oh, be wonky... knobby!!!!
12 years agoBigMack_UK
So, It's that time of year again, I decide to put my life in the trust of some bloke, sitting at the front of a tube, hurtling through the sky at 600 MPH that's packed full of people, food, plastic cuttlery, Fuel, real leather seats... but most importantly, GIN!
Yes, it's my yearly jaunt into Euroland, and leave good ol' blightie in the distance. (for those of you who don't live here, this is a good thing!!!)
Every day I see lots and lots of planes come and go (I work 300 feet below the flightpath at Heathrow) and wonder exactly when will one of these fuckers drop on the roof
What makes it more scary (I'm not a flyer) is when the new Airbus went over, it felt like an earth quake!. anyway, I digress... whilst purchasing my ticket online, I decided to see exactly what goes on behind the scenes at B.A... this is what I found...
After every flight, B.A pilots fill out a form, called a "gripe sheet," which tells mechanics about problems with the aircraft.
The mechanics correct the problems, document their repairs on the form, and then pilots review the gripe sheets before the next flight.
Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by said B.A pilots and the solutions recorded by maintenance engineers.
(P= The problem logged by the pilot.)
(S= The solution and action taken by mechanics.)
P: Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tyre.
P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Auto-land not installed on this aircraft.
P: Something loose in cockpit.
S: Something tightened in cockpit.
P: Dead bugs on windshield.
S: Live bugs on back-order.
P: Autopilot in altitude-hold mode produces a 200 feet per minute descent.
S: Cannot reproduce problem on ground.
P: Evidence of leak on right main landing gear.
S: Evidence removed.
P: DME volume unbelievably loud.
S: DME volume set to more believable level.
P: Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.
S: That's what they're for.
P: IFF inoperative.
S: IFF always inoperative in OFF mode.
P: Suspected crack in windshield.
S: Suspect you're right.
P: Number 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 lyrics.
P: Mouse in cockpit.
S: Cat installed.
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like a midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.
Either it's all good fun, and demonstrates a good sense of humour (Unlike the equivalent "Lufthansa" Engineers), or are B.A's fleet really in good hands?????
All I care about is there's more GIN the fuel. so if that fucker really drops out of the sky, I'll be drunk as a skunk anyhow!!