Where else would you be?MTpilot said:
When you start flying overseas especially the third world anything other than ICAO standard will confuse things. It may seem like a small thing but its the first thing new hires get gigged on where I work. Depending on the location in can be downright dangerous to be non standard. A small piece of advice would be use correct ICAO now and you won't sound like an idiot on the radio when you start flying international. While flying overseas its embarrassing to hear some of our US brethern checking in to Frankfurt Control sounding like they are talking to a truck stop on a CB.............................MTpilot said:
Awwwwww come on, whats wrong with being the stereotypical American "Cowboy."MD11Drvr said:While flying overseas its embarrassing to hear some of our US brethern checking in to Frankfurt Control sounding like they are talking to a truck stop on a CB.............................
It not only sounds gay, but once you key a mike button 70 or 80 thousand times, you'll be looking for ways to eliminate useless verbiage.MTpilot said:
One entry found for verbiage. Main Entry: ver·biage Pronunciation: 'v&r-bE-ij also -bij
Etymology: French, from Middle French verbier to chatter, from verbe speech, from Latin verbum word
1 : a profusion of words usually of little or obscure content <such a tangled maze of evasive verbiage as a typical party platform -- Marcia Davenport>
2 : manner of expressing oneself in words : [SIZE=-1]DICTION[/SIZE] <sportswriters guarded their verbiage so jealously -- R.A. Sokolov>
I see you point however the german controllers are not known for the sense of humor being stressed in thier training. And it really does play into the stereotype. Life really is easier ICAO standard but if you want to hold over the spessart NDB then cowboy away...........Metro752 said:Awwwwww come on, whats wrong with being the stereotypical American "Cowboy."
Try reading articles written by controllers. I've read a number of articles written for pilots by different controllers over the years and they all hate it.lowslow said:I've been flying for 26 years, and have yet to hear one person say that it's not acceptable. ..