The Jerry clown show.

ChasenSFO

hen teaser
Wait, you do ops too?

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Ramp Control for 1/4 of the airport and manage all the gates, bag belts, and counters in terms A/G and everything that goes with that. Just today, I had to write 2 violation reports for late tow offs, write reports for 9 international flights that held 30-90 minutes for gates(avoid SFO folks), coordinate a Hawaiian A330 LAS-HNL diversion, from notifications to finding a place for it to park to re-arranging the terminal around it and figuring out what to do with the broken jet, to coordinating repair and construction projects requiring gate/jetbridge closures and the like...all on top of ramp control.

Not to mention I was ALONE up here from 1700-1930 through most of that BS...

We are one of very, very few ramp towers that do both. It sucks when you consider we get paid like $15-20/hr less than most towers that do just ramp control, BUT, good things are happening(the airport wants to directly take over) and I may very well fall into a city job...which is bad because if I made $80k+ doing this with 3 days off per week and 2+ months of paid vacation per year, would I really put up with starting at a regional or being the FAA's pawn for a decade? It'll be hard to beat the roll out of bed 30 minutes before work and show up in basketball shorts lifestyle if the money was right, no doubt.
 
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trafficinsight

Well-Known Member
Ramp Control for 1/4 of the airport and manage all the gates, bag belts, and counters in terms A/G and everything that goes with that. Just today, I had to write 2 violation reports for late tow offs, write reports for 9 international flights that held 30-90 minutes for gates(avoid SFO folks), coordinate a Hawaiian A330 LAS-HNL diversion, from notifications to finding a place for it to park to re-arranging the terminal around it and figuring out what to do with the broken jet, to coordinating repair and construction projects requiring gate/jetbridge closures and the like...all on top of ramp control.

Not to mention I was ALONE up here from 1700-1930 through most of that BS...

We are one of very, very few ramp towers that do both. It sucks when you consider we get paid like $15-20/hr less than most towers that do just ramp control, BUT, good things are happening(the airport wants to directly take over) and I may very well fall into a city job...which is bad because if I made $80k+ doing this with 3 days off per week and 2+ months of paid vacation per year, would I really put up with starting at a regional or being the FAA's pawn for a decade? It'll be hard to beat the roll out of bed 30 minutes before work and show up in basketball shorts lifestyle if the money was right, no doubt.
Wow, That's a crazy workload!

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Cptnchia

Dissatisfied Customer
Well it is the go to response when we miss a call cause we're bs'ing or trying to eat dinner in position lol. I can't give a clearance with a mouthful if General tso's!
I figured you were either finishing a donut, that block of suduku, or the crossword
 

Flyinthrew

Well-Known Member
I figured you were either finishing a donut, that block of suduku, or the crossword
I usually just assume he has UHF deselected. Pogo back...tell the last guy it didn’t work...he goes off for 20 seconds...he says try it now...voila, it works.


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gne in prog

Well-Known Member
Well it is the go to response when we miss a call cause we're bs'ing or trying to eat dinner in position lol. I can't give a clearance with a mouthful if General tso's!
I tell controllers the exact same thing when i miss a call or if i was trying to eat.
 
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Adler

Low-Level Individual
Ramp Control for 1/4 of the airport and manage all the gates, bag belts, and counters in terms A/G and everything that goes with that. Just today, I had to write 2 violation reports for late tow offs, write reports for 9 international flights that held 30-90 minutes for gates(avoid SFO folks), coordinate a Hawaiian A330 LAS-HNL diversion, from notifications to finding a place for it to park to re-arranging the terminal around it and figuring out what to do with the broken jet, to coordinating repair and construction projects requiring gate/jetbridge closures and the like...all on top of ramp control.

Not to mention I was ALONE up here from 1700-1930 through most of that BS...

We are one of very, very few ramp towers that do both. It sucks when you consider we get paid like $15-20/hr less than most towers that do just ramp control, BUT, good things are happening(the airport wants to directly take over) and I may very well fall into a city job...which is bad because if I made $80k+ doing this with 3 days off per week and 2+ months of paid vacation per year, would I really put up with starting at a regional or being the FAA's pawn for a decade? It'll be hard to beat the roll out of bed 30 minutes before work and show up in basketball shorts lifestyle if the money was right, no doubt.
But still enough time to wish me a happy shark week.

Also I’ve started saying Ahoy to tower.
 
I honestly have no idea how Cape Air flies their airplanes. Don’t much care, either. Part 121 airlines have safe flying operations down to a science. I’ll stick to their ways instead of some hot shot’s, thanks.
Airlines have standardization of training down to a science, just as McDonald's has producing hamburgers down to a science. So, that's good for them. But there are plenty of other, very different ways to fly safely, just as there are plenty of other ways to make a hamburger. Beware a limited perspective; It's typically a common factor in aviation accidents and bad food.
 

SlumTodd_Millionaire

Socialist Pig Member
Airlines have standardization of training down to a science, just as McDonald's has producing hamburgers down to a science. So, that's good for them. But there are plenty of other, very different ways to fly safely, just as there are plenty of other ways to make a hamburger. Beware a limited perspective; It's typically a common factor in aviation accidents and bad food.
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tcco94

Professional GTA V Pilot
This has been silent for to long
It goes on and off again. Just waiting for the next Jerry moment. Flying through the clouds while being VFR? Breaking out in a 35 degree bank, nose down? Flying over the water at unsafe altitudes? Bank to final at unsafe altitude? Find out NEXT!
 
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