Sitt'n on the throne...
- Apr 1, 2004
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I was wondering what your personal aeronautical pet peeves are?
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.HMR said:Pilots who don't read the F'in manual.
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. (j/k)TIGV said:Freight Dogs asking for ride reports
Well said, 'SledLead 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.