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Know before you launch!

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by bike21, Nov 26, 2017.

  1. RDoug

    RDoug Well-Known Member

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    Gee, when I was at D-M we didn't have an ATIS.
     
  2. ClarkGriswold

    ClarkGriswold Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish Engineer

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    Holy crap, you should have heard this united pilot last week in NRT. They shut 34L down due to a bird strike and were holding everyone at the gate until the runway was clear. This woman called like 6 times asking for clarification, it was exhausting. Other pilots were even trying to help her understand but NOPE. Ugh.

    It's also cringe worthy when you hear one of your own drop the heavy with every transmission in these places. Bruh, we're by far the smallest damn thing here!
     
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  3. ClarkGriswold

    ClarkGriswold Non Nutritive Cereal Varnish Engineer

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    Between China and Japan. Hands down.
     
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    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    I do that a lot. I may not realize it changed until someone checks in with it so I'll read it out loud to everyone else.
     
  5. Nark

    Nark Well-Known Member

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    Trust me, it's much more entertaining in northern Iraq. But same idea.

    :)
     
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  6. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    “This has been Chinese Territory since ancient times!”
     
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  7. CFI A&P

    CFI A&P Well-Known Member

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    Another one of my favorites is Nassau approach.

    "Nassau, N1234, ten thousand with bravo."

    "Last station calling Nassau, say again."

    "Last station calling N1234, say again."

    "Last station calling Nassau, say again."

    "Go for N1234, I was on the landline."

    In a confused voice: "N1234 descend and maintain 3,000 and expect a visual to runway 14."
     
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  8. ahw01

    ahw01 Well-Known Member

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    Did you clear yourself?
     
  9. CFI A&P

    CFI A&P Well-Known Member

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    Nah, Nassau is notorious for using last station calling say again. Sometimes you'll hear pilots on frequency trolling them by saying last station calling N12345, say again.
     
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  10. Screaming_Emu

    Screaming_Emu You people

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    Maybe it would be a good idea to speak slower and use ICAO English then?
     
  11. CFI A&P

    CFI A&P Well-Known Member

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    That would be too easy. Yea yea yeah mon.
     
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  12. bucksmith

    bucksmith Did you lock the doors?

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    Checking in with the "one minute weather". Never had a problem.
     
  13. Dexter

    Dexter Hop off there, Blonde Ambition Tour

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    "Center, Airline 123."

    Go ahead.

    "Yes, uh, Center, Airline 123 with a request"

    Say request.


    I hear controllers like this
     
  14. Richman

    Richman Well-Known Member

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    Lolz....well played, sir!
     
  15. z987k

    z987k TeamANC

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    While this is a big gripe we have of American carriers abroad, you would hope that a country with English as the native language could understand conversational English.
     
  16. Crop Duster

    Crop Duster UNSUB

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    Worse is checking in with approach to an AWOS airport:
    "6000 with the one minute at KXYZ for the visual."
    "Roger, let me know when you get the weather and what approach you'd like."
    Uh, alrighty then.
     
  17. texas_pilot

    texas_pilot Well-Known Member

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    The Vic's are gone, more agents in the tinted out 'Burbs'.
     
  18. mrivc211

    mrivc211 Well-Known Member

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    But people don't care about learning what they need to know, all they care about is how cheap they can get their rating for. They'll learn the regs after they get their license.
     
  19. Autothrust Blue

    Autothrust Blue "How can you be so obtuse?"

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    “Ah didn’t come here to fly anything smaller”
     
  20. fholbert

    fholbert Mod's - Please don't edit my posts!

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    I sure don’t consider myself the smartest pilot but when I hear stories like this my ranking increases. I’m now number 11 from the bottom.

    Been there, done that. He should get the $8.00 special Grand Canyon chart like the rest of us. I don’t think it’s changed this century.
     

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