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"SQUAWKS"

"Squawks" are problems noted by US Air Force pilots and left for maintenance crews to fix before the next flight.

Here are some actual maintenance complaints logged by those Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews:

PROBLEM SOLUTION
Left inside main tyre almost needs replacement Almost replaced left inside main tyre
Test Flight O.K, except autoland very rough Autoland is not installed on this model. Come On !!!!!
No. 2 propeller seeping prop fluid. No. 2 propeller seepage normal - Nos. 1, 3, 4 propellers lack normal seepage
Something loose in cockpit Something tightened in cockpit.
Evidence of leak on right main landing gear Evidence Removed
DME volume unbelievably loud Volume set to more believable level.
Dead bugs on windshield Live bugs on order.
Autopilot in altitude hold mode produces a 200 fpm descent. Cannot reproduce problems on ground.
IFF Inoperative IFF always Inoperative in 'off' mode
Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick That's what they're there for.
Number three engine missing. Engine found on right wing after brief search.
Aircraft handles funny. Aircraft warned to straighten up, "fly right," and be serious.
Target Radar Hums Reprogrammed Target Radar with the words

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