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Tool of the day

Old 12-18-2018, 05:00 PM
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Originally Posted by Brickhut View Post
I remember parking at the gate, noticing the “pop-pop” of some Airbus strobes, and silently chastising the tool next to us that left them on all the way to the gate. I also remember eventually realizing the tool next to us didn’t leave his strobes on. The tool was , well, evident at that point.
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:59 PM
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TOTD: Captains who do your FO duties to "help you out". No man.. you're not helping me out, you're confusing me and messing with my flow.

(I am not talking about doing an FO duty that you missed, I'm talking about them jumping in trying to do both sides of everything)
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:38 PM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat View Post
TOTD: Captains who do your FO duties to "help you out". No man.. you're not helping me out, you're confusing me and messing with my flow.

(I am not talking about doing an FO duty that you missed, I'm talking about them jumping in trying to do both sides of everything)
Yeah, in the end it doesn’t really save me much time or effort as I got to check anyway, but I always appreciate the offer and the spirit in which it is made. Wouldn’t say it is toolish at all.
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Old 12-18-2018, 09:02 PM
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I nominate the Skywest crew who wanted ATC to give them another transponder code after being given 6667 today, since it must make Jesus angry or something.

The controller who subsequently gave them 6660 (after explaining that was the only other unassigned one he could get) gets nominated for the "anti tool of the day".
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Old 12-19-2018, 03:52 AM
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Originally Posted by cactusflyer View Post
I nominate the Skywest crew who wanted ATC to give them another transponder code after being given 6667 today, since it must make Jesus angry or something.

The controller who subsequently gave them 6660 (after explaining that was the only other unassigned one he could get) gets nominated for the "anti tool of the day".
Please tell me you’re joking......
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Old 12-19-2018, 04:28 AM
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Originally Posted by ImperialxRat View Post
TOTD: Captains who do your FO duties to "help you out". No man.. you're not helping me out, you're confusing me and messing with my flow.

(I am not talking about doing an FO duty that you missed, I'm talking about them jumping in trying to do both sides of everything)
Those guys seem to only do it about 1/2 the time too.
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Old 12-19-2018, 05:57 AM
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Originally Posted by cactusflyer View Post
I nominate the Skywest crew who wanted ATC to give them another transponder code after being given 6667 today, since it must make Jesus angry or something.

The controller who subsequently gave them 6660 (after explaining that was the only other unassigned one he could get) gets nominated for the "anti tool of the day".

Really? I flew with guys who didn't drink. I even flew with a guy who had more than one wife. But I never flew with anyone who would have talked about it on the radio

Sounds like a cool story to me. Or somebody trying to be funny... THAT I could see, probably would have done it myself if I thought of it.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:22 AM
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Originally Posted by WHACKMASTER View Post
Please tell me you’re joking......
Unfortunately not. I'm part of a pilot group on Facebook and about once a month someone explains how they asked for a different code because ATC assigned them one with 666.

While I think the idea of a superstitious pilot is laughable, the posts usually have dozens of comments from other pilots saying they do the same thing. Makes me wonder if the accept a clearances to 13,000 feet.
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:40 AM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
I even flew with a guy who had more than one wife.
Most frightening thing I’ve read in a long time!
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Old 12-19-2018, 09:51 AM
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Originally Posted by rickair7777 View Post
Really? I flew with guys who didn't drink. I even flew with a guy who had more than one wife. But I never flew with anyone who would have talked about it on the radio

Sounds like a cool story to me. Or somebody trying to be funny... THAT I could see, probably would have done it myself if I thought of it.
It was out of MFR yesterday evening. I have no idea if the crew was serious about it, but they did request a new squawk code.
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