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Aviation jokes, pilot jokes, flight jokes, and that’s only the tip of the iceberg, identifying with everything from flying visually impaired in the cockpit to stowing away in the airplane terminal!

Airplane maintenance

“Squawks” are problem listings that pilots generally leave for maintenance crews to fix before the next flight. Here are some squawks submitted by US Air Force pilots and the replies from the maintenance crews.

(P) = Problem (S) = Solution


(P) Left inside main tire almost needs replacement

(S) Almost replaced left inside main tire


(P) Test flight OK, except autoland very rough

(S) Autoland not installed on this aircraft


(P) #2 Propeller seeping prop fluid

(S) #2 Propeller seepage normal – #1 #3 and #4 propellers lack normal seepage


(P) Something loose in cockpit

(S) Something tightened in cockpit


(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 200 fpm descent

(S) Cannot reproduce problem on ground


(P) IFF inoperative

(S) IFF always inoperative in OFF mode (IFF-Identification Friend or Foe)


(P) Friction locks cause throttle levers to stick

(S) That’s what they’re there for


(P) Number three 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 the lyrics

International airline

Acronyms for International Airlines


ALITALIA = Always Late In The Air, Late In Arrival

ALITALIA = Arrived Late In Turin, And Luggage In Australia



BOAC = Better on a camel


SABENA = Such A Bloody Experience Never Again



JAT = Joke About Time


Pacific Western Airlines

PWA = Pray While Aloft

PWA = Please Wait Awhile Airlines


Trans World Airlines = Teeney Weeny Airlines.

An engineer and a programmer

A programmer and an engineer are sitting next to each other on a long flight from Los Angeles to New York.

The programmer leans over to the engineer and asks if he would like to play a fun game.

The engineer just wants to take a nap, so he politely declines and rolls over to the window to catch a few winks.

The programmer persists and explains that the game is real easy and is a lot of fun. He explains “I ask you a question, and if you don’t know the answer, you pay me $5. Then you ask me a question, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $5.”

Again, the engineer politely declines and tries to get to sleep.

The programmer, now somewhat agitated, says, “OK, if you don’t know the answer you pay me $5, and if I don’t know the answer, I’ll pay you $100!”

This catches the engineer’s attention, and he sees no end to this torment unless he plays, so he agrees to the game.

The programmer asks the first question. “What’s the distance from the earth to the moon?” The engineer doesn’t say a word, but reaches into his wallet, pulls out a five dollar bill and hands it to the programmer.

Now, it’s the engineer’s turn. He asks the programmer “What goes up a hill with three legs, and comes down on four?”

The programmer looks up at him with a puzzled look. He takes out his laptop computer and searches all of his references. He taps into the Airphone with his modem and searches the net and the Library of Congress. Frustrated, he sends e-mail to his co-workers–all to no avail.

After about an hour, he wakes the Engineer and hands him $100. The engineer politely takes the $100 and turns away to try to get back to sleep. The programmer, more than a little miffed, shakes the engineer and asks “Well, so what’s the answer?” Without a word, the engineer reaches into his wallet, hands the programmer $5, and turns away to get back to sleep.