Aeronautical Pet Peeves

Lead Sled

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I was wondering what your personal aeronautical pet peeves are?

'Sled
 

TIGV

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Someone saying: " Checkin' in with ya at ... " when contacting centre

Freight Dogs asking for ride reports

Southwest getting priority even though we're all at 250 under 10 and I can do my 250 to 5nm out aaaaaaand I have enough money in the back of my bird to buy 2 or 3 737's

Centre panicking when I don't contact 'em right away

Centre panicking when my transponder doesn't work

Centre asking about my ride while I'm in a level 4

Freight Dogs forced to wear uniforms

Folks who read back their entire route clearance almost to show off that they remembered it all, while the rest of us wait and gnash our teeth.

The list is long and plentiful, please add..............
 

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Trying to get somewhere on a sunny Saturday afternoon when all of the fair weather crappy pilots are out and giving controllers fits.

Trying to get a jet into an uncontrolled field with 4 in the pattern.

Trying to listen to CTAF at FL 230 50 miles out.

CTAF's in a jet period.

Busy uncontrolled fields in a jet period.

The never ending chase of rental car receipts.

Sim instructors who fall asleep in the sim.

Instructors at FSI who can't answer your questions.

Instructors at FSI who make up answers to your questions.

Having to use dial-up in a hotel. Feels so antiquated already.
 

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People who ride the brakes

People who say "and" on the radio at the begining of a call

4 mile wide pattern in a 172
 

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People who have forgotten what it's like to be a student pilot.

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Dumbledore

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How about "XXX tower? This is ...,"

D'ya suppose the controller thinks there's any chance it ISN'T you?

OR

"XXX tower? This is Cessna 12345 OVER the mall..."

you're not in a submarine or any other kind of subterranian vehicle. You're in an AIRPLANE! OF COURSE you're over the mall! You're sure not under it!
 

Flying Illini

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Center calls traffic and the response is:

"We've got him on the fish-finder." AAAAARRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGG!!!
or
"We've got him on TCAS."
center doesn't care that you have him on TCAS, you need to have visual contact!
 

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HMR said:
Pilots who don't read the F'in manual.
Citation pilot going into OSH, VFR at 7.5, I'm at 2.2 with the tips of my tail in the clouds and he wants straight in VFR. No NOTAM on board.

Ercoupe pilots doing a low approach (yea-ha, 85 MPH!!)

Controllers at NYC. I don't think I will ever understand them the first time.

The approach into IPT. For that matter, the departure at IPT.

The ranger at MCD.

OH, and BEECH musketeer pilots who do porpoises on the runway, thereby closing the only REMAINING open runway, since incidents had closed the OTHER TWO!! at JXN Sunday.
 

Lead Sled

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I guess my biggest pet peeve is when pilots don't take their responsibilities seriously. You know the type - the ones that are barely proficient, who stumble into high density areas and proceed to demonstrate their lack of proficiency to all within radio range; these are the guys who proudly announce that they had to climb to 20,000' to remain "VFR" in their Turbo 210; these are the guys who flaunt the regulations (either knowingly, or worse, unknowingly) and place themselves and their passengers in jeopardy every time they fly; these are the guys who fly non-standard patterns at uncontrolled airports and never talk to anyone on the radio; they are the ones who never read the aircraft flight manual and/or the various equipment supplements; who have no idea how some of the equipment works; who use the autopilot as a crutch, and who also refuse to use the autopilot when they have no business hand flying their turbojet aircraft; these are the guys who fly "junk" for whatever reason - I have a special disregard for those who intentionally skimp on maintenance; the guys who do things out of habit, without thinking - the guys who have given up being students of aviation.

'Sled
 

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TIGV said:
Freight Dogs asking for ride reports

Well, sometimes it's helpful to know that if I break out my sandwich, chips and soda, they won't end up in pieces scattered all over the cockpit 20 miles down the line. :D (j/k)

What drives me batty are pilots (especially in a Cirrus), who call TCAS a "fish finder."

And pilots that are super impatient to check in with ATC, and call every 30 seconds (seems to be an airline thing).
 

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People who think it's acceptable to land sideways in a crosswind without the benefit of crosswind gear.
 

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Lead Sled said:
I guess my biggest pet peeve is when pilots don't take their responsibilities seriously. You know the type - the ones that are barely proficient, who stumble into high density areas and proceed to demonstrate their lack of proficiency to all within radio range; these are the guys who proudly announce that they had to climb to 20,000' to remain "VFR" in their Turbo 210; these are the guys who flaunt the regulations (either knowingly, or worse, unknowingly) and place themselves and their passengers in jeopardy every time they fly; these are the guys who fly non-standard patterns at uncontrolled airports and never talk to anyone on the radio; they are the ones who never read the aircraft flight manual and/or the various equipment supplements; who have no idea how some of the equipment works; who use the autopilot as a crutch, and who also refuse to use the autopilot when they have no business hand flying their turbojet aircraft; these are the guys who fly "junk" for whatever reason - I have a special disregard for those who intentionally skimp on maintenance; the guys who do things out of habit, without thinking - the guys who have given up being students of aviation.

'Sled

Well said, 'Sled
Two things I never trust, the mechanic who says, "All set", and the autopilot.
Maybe it's an old guy thing.
 

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....with you....
.....roger that....
...ready to roll...

I HATE those..


:uzi:
 

Flying Illini

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Oh yeah, leaving your TAXI or LANDING LIGHTS on when you are blinding the people in the aircraft directly across from you...especially at night. You can turn them off for a few seconds until you make enough of a turn that you aren't shining them directly into the cockpit of other aircraft.

Improper or unprofessional radio usage. (I.E. This afternoon on a busy CLE center freq, NWA flight trying to check on, calls twice in 20 seconds, next call is "HELLOOOOOOOOOOO?????!!!!!!" Then center responds, I was offline, I apologize, who called? Geez people, relax, you don't have to check in right away. If he doesn't respond, there is usually a good reason, give it a minute and try again or monitor patiently till you hear him on freq again.)

Unprofessionalism in and out of the cockpit.

Improper call-outs when they are clearly defined in the ops-specs...(this one drives me nuts!)
 

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wow you boys need a hug..
 

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PRO AV8R said:
Those who use strobe lights during the taxi
AT NIGHT
 

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172 pilots who fly the G/S at 100 kts
 
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