Aircraft Tech Log

As a pilot this appeals….

 * Pilot: “Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.”
* Engineering: “Almost replaced left inside main tire.”

* Pilot: “Test flight OK, except autoland very rough.”
* Engineering: “Autoland not installed on this aircraft.”

* Pilot: “#2 Propeller seeping prop fluid.”
* Engineering: “#2 Propeller seepage normal.”
* Pilot: “#1, #3, and #4 propellers lack normal seepage.”

* Pilot: “The autopilot doesn’t.”
* Signed off: “IT DOES NOW.”

* Pilot: “Something loose in cockpit.”
* Engineering: “Something tightened in cockpit.”

* Pilot: “Evidence of hydraulic leak on right main landing gear.”
* Engineering: “Evidence removed.”

* Pilot: “DME volume unbelievably loud.”
* Engineering: “Volume set to more believable level.”

* Pilot: “Dead bugs on windshield.”
* Engineering: “Live bugs on order.”

* Pilot: “Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 fpm descent.”
* Engineering: “Cannot reproduce problem on ground.”

* Pilot: “IFF inoperative.”
* Engineering: “IFF inoperative in OFF mode.”  ( the best one!)

* Pilot: “Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick.”
* Engineering: “That’s what they’re there for.”

* Pilot: “Number three engine missing.”
* Engineering: “Engine found on right wing after brief search.”

Can’t beat it

Aviation is one of my interests. I am a private pilot and I put this up to remind Me that working  for a living has a purpose.


 I learned to fly in Southern California.  A place that I love to be in – To Drive from South LA down to San Diego – to arrive in that wonderful city – is one of the greatest pleasures of my life to-date.

 Once I decided to try and become a pilot, I chose San Diego as the place to do it.  I enrolled in Anglo America Aviation in El Cajon on the 27th October 2001.  Best thing I ever did.  It took me just under two weeks to get the licence.  In that time I flew between San Diego, Imperial, Palm Springs and Oceanside – quite frankly, you woudnt want to go anywhere else – its everything you want, its everything I wanted anyway.

If I ever wanted to do something again – that would be it – groundhog day – keep it going.