A friend emailed the following to me, I thought I would share with you....
It takes a college degree to fly a plane, but only a high school diploma to fix one. After every flight, UPS 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.
Never let it be said that ground crews, albeit they may lack a formal higher education, has ever lacked a sense of humor. Here are some actual maintenance complaints submitted by UPS ' pilots (marked with a P) and the solutions recorded (marked with an S) by maintenance engineers.
By the way, UPS is the only major airline that has never, had an accident.
P: Left inside main tire almost needs replacement.
S: Almost replaced left inside main tire.
P: Test flight OK, except auto-land very rough.
S: Probably because auto-land is 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 has a 200 ft. per min. 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 friction locks are for.
P: IFF inoperative in OFF mode.
S: IFF IS 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 acting 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.
And the best one for last
P: Noise coming from under instrument panel. Sounds like midget pounding on something with a hammer.
S: Took hammer away from midget.
Dec 29, 2010
A friend emailed the following to me, I thought I would share with you....
Oct 14, 2010
The "Phoenix" painted in Chilean colors of red, white and blue, was lowered and raised for the 33rd time and the last miner was rescued from the San Jose mine in Chile after being trapped 700m underground for 70 days!
33 men resurfaced one after another, in a 22 hours rescue operation.
We lived in less than heroic times and the miners have been our teachers through their ordeals. Their old-fashioned heroism had taught us to keep the faith, staying the course, not losing hope. The rescuers lifted them from their underground "hell" one by one, but truly, it was they who had lifted an entire nation, and the world beyond.
Oct 9, 2010
Sep 16, 2010
The best-selling video game in 2009 was Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 and with the huge global success of MW2, the Call of Duty franchise has become a brand name for first-person shooters.
The seventh instalment of the COD series is "Call of Duty Black Ops" and will be released in November 2010. The AWESOMENESS continues!
Here's the teaser trailer to whet your FPS gaming appetite.
This is the World premier uncut trailer:
Sep 13, 2010
The movie 'The Expendables' starred past and present action-film stars who thought of nothing for the kills they made in their respective movies.
Have a look at the actors involved and their body counts from all their earlier movies to see who the deadliest cast member is from this lot of adrenaline junkies.
Via: Term Life Insurance
Aug 24, 2010
Last year it was "Air New Zealand Staff Had Nothing To Hide" as Air New Zealand flight crew shed their clothing and appeared in full body-paint in the video promoting the airline.
This year, Air New Zealand featured the All Blacks in the safety video of Air New Zealand 737-300 flights.
Aug 20, 2010
Aug 14, 2010
After the Youth Olympic Flame arrived in Singapore and went through the traditional Olympic torch relay in the host city, the opening ceremony took place on 14 August when the President of Singapore declared the Games open!
Aug 13, 2010
Catch this video of miss A, newest Korean girl group. My money's on them to be the next pop group sensation after The Wonder Girls.
Aug 10, 2010
Enjoy this well made Lego stop-motion videos of Starcraft II
Aug 7, 2010
It has been more than 2 years ago since Singapore won the bid to host the 1st Summer Youth Olympic Games in 2010! And now the Olympic torch has come to town and this historic event will get underway in about 2 weeks time!
I feel so fortunate to be residing in this vibrant city which will be hosting this historic International sporting event.
Youth Olympic Games 2010 Official Theme Song 'Everyone'
Here's a video of the journey of the Youth Olympic Flame.
Other YOG related posts:
Jul 12, 2010
Paul the Prophetic Octopus has done it again, correctly predicting the winner of FIFA World Cup 2010 Final between Spain and Holland.
Spain emerged victorious with a 1-0 win in extra-time. Congratulations to Spain on winning the 2010 World Cup in South Africa.
Jul 10, 2010
I've always enjoyed watching good TV commercials and marveled at the clever guerrilla marketing campaign those sports advertising came up with.
But these entertaining TVCs are somewhat hard to come by, what with all the "noise" and "clutters" being served to us viewers.
Here I found a genius of a TV commercial and I really enjoyed the high quality of it. I hope you enjoy it too!
Jul 8, 2010
In the second semi-final of World Cup 2010, Spain has just defeated Germany 1-0 to advance to its first ever World Cup Final, where they will do battle with Holland.
What makes this result even more amazing was the prophetic vision of an 8-legged oracle called Paul the Octopus.
British by birth and a German by residence, Paul has proved once again its prediction was spot on. This "pick the winner" event was even telecast live on German TV!
Jul 4, 2010
Argentina may have been knocked out of the quarter-finals of World Cup 2010 by Germany, but they still boast the World Player of the Year, Lionel Messi and the coach Diego Maradona, who mesmerized the whole world with his magic in Mexico 1986. Here's a video comparison of these two football wizards:
Jul 2, 2010
It's amazing how much processes went on behind the scene once you hit enter for your Google searches, and all these are done in less than a second! Simply amazing!
Infographic by PPC Blog
Jun 27, 2010
This video using the Unreal engine demonstrates how 25,000 barrels hurling towards earth will look like.
Apr 2, 2010
Despite the endless sanitary jokes about this gadget, I want to empathize once again, I want the Apple iPad!
Mar 23, 2010
This video is a must-watch for all Lego fans. It's amazing the lengths those die-hards LEGO fans go to for their passion.
Mar 16, 2010
I've been a football fan for over 20 years and has seen my fair share of football related TV commercials. But this clever guerrilla marketing campaign from Heineken brings sports advertising to a whole new level.
Mar 12, 2010
Universal Studios Singapore in Resorts World Sentosa (RWS) will be open (albeit a soft launch) to the public from March 18 at 8.28am.
During the Chinese New Year period in February, there was a sneak preview of this first Universal Studios theme park in Southeast Asia and I was there to soak in the new playground.
Here are a few snapshots I took during the sneak-peek:
For more detailed writeup of the sneak-peek, click here.
Posted by BetShopBoy at 9:28 AM
Mar 7, 2010
Found a video that show a glimpse into the history of Apple by modeling some of the innovative products they've developed in their 34 year history.
Mar 3, 2010
I discovered another gem in the crazy world of foosball. It is modelled after Star Wars which is appropriately set up in a Rebels vs. Empire faceoff. THE ENTIRE TABLE IS MADE OF LEGOS and it’s fully playable! Epic!
[via Craziest Gadgets]
Mar 2, 2010
There is no question which is the biggest social networking site in the world. Now in its 6th year, Facebook has garnered 400 million active users!
Pingdom had put together an infographic (click it ot enlarge) which depict Facebook's amazing growth. Enjoy!
Feb 21, 2010
With more than 100,000 free and paid apps available in the Apple App store, there are bound to be some gems at one end and some junks at the other extreme. As for which end of the spectrum this iBeer app falls on, watch the video and decide for yourself.
This video may not be suitable for minors.
This is a hilarious animation loosely based on the hit movie Avatar.
The creator of this video Harry Patridge, says, "I wanted to make this due to the fact it bugged me in the movie that Jake managed to nail Neytiri with little to no knowledge of Na'vi mating practices. I mean, I'm assuming it's pretty similar, but considering they have magic hair veins that connect with nature, there's obviously some pretty big anatomical differences..."
Feb 13, 2010
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Feb 7, 2010
Super Bowl Sunday is upon us once again and being the most-watched American television broadcast, the commercials are as hotly contested as the on-field actions.
Every year I look forward to be entertained by the Super Bowl commercials because with a 30-sec slot costing a few million dollars, you can be sure those advertisers to churn out very high quality ads to capture the attention of the millions of eyeballs.
One of my favourite Super Bowl ads for 2009 has to be Bud Light's Drinkability.
So which is your favourite Super Bowl commercial?
Feb 5, 2010
Last year we pondered about the consequences if you printed the Internet, and now Twitter has becomes so influential that comparisons are inevitable.
So what would happen if you printed Twitter? But who in their right frame of mind would even try to attempt it?
Infographic by Cartridge Save for printer cartridges
Jan 28, 2010
No matter what sanitary jokes going around on the Internet about the Apple iPad, it is as usual a great new product from Apple that will be revolutionize the way people read books, magazines, suft the web, email, watch videos and go about their digital activities. I want the Apple iPad, PERIOD!
Here's A Comprehensive Guide of the Apple iPad