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Old 04-22-2012, 03:21 PM
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Originally Posted by buzzpat View Post
They have to be with the alarming speed with which they respond. Whenever I hear some crusty, gravelly voice snarl "You're on guard" I always respond "So are you."
I was thinking the same thing. The speed gives it away, but so does their tone. It's like some a-hole kindergarten teacher yelling at you for soiling your pants.

There is no reason "You're on guard" can't sound like just a friendly observation, and there is also no reason you can't wait the 15 seconds for the guy to try again, then apologize, all on his own, anyway.

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Old 04-22-2012, 03:22 PM
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And I hate Southwest Airlines.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:34 PM
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Originally Posted by Sink r8 View Post
I was thinking the same thing. The speed gives it away, but so does their tone. It's like some a-hole kindergarten teacher yelling at you for soiling your pants.

There is no reason "You're on guard" can't sound like just a friendly observation, and there is also no reason you can't wait the 15 seconds for the guy to try again, then apologize, all on his own, anyway.

I hate intolerant people.
Only time I'll let someone know that their on guard is when they call ops or ramps and someone else answers them. Don't really see the need to screw with a fellow pilot like that.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:38 PM
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How about a pilot who decides to take off everything below his tie in the bathroom stall and then while you are washing your hands, comes out of the stall and blocks your exit while he grabs some paper towels to wipe his man package. Then he starts talking to you as if he isn't walking around with his b@lls hanging out.
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Old 04-22-2012, 04:38 PM
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Only time I'll let someone know that their on guard is when they call ops or ramps and someone else answers them. Don't really see the need to screw with a fellow pilot like that.
Agreed. I hate it when guys or gals give a clearance to someone. Two thumbs down to that.
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Old 04-22-2012, 05:40 PM
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Agreed. I hate it when guys or gals give a clearance to someone. Two thumbs down to that.
Man I hope there aren't people dumb enough to do that to someone. One thing to give out a bogus gate and take wheel chair requests. Doing something that might get someone violated is beyond stupid.
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Agreed. I hate it when guys or gals give a clearance to someone. Two thumbs down to that.
Who the F does this!?!?
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:07 PM
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Man I hope there aren't people dumb enough to do that to someone. One thing to give out a bogus gate and take wheel chair requests.
Maybe I'm a tool then.

Story 1:

Flying a charter arriving Gainesville about 01:00 (tower not open). Some kid in a Cessna with an "ER" registration is trying to get "Tower" to clear him for take off back to Daytona Beach. Gainesville Radio came up on UNICOM once to tell him that Tower was closed. He asked them for takeoff clearance, which they refused, reminding him that they were Gainesville Radio. They gave up and stopped responding to him. Meanwhile, he's on the only lit runway and we would prefer not to take a charter to an alternate at 01:30. He is sort of in position about 1/3 down the active runway while having this conversation with no body. We're circling waiting for numbskull to clear the runway at this non towered airport. Finally, I cleared him to Daytona, "have a nice flight," and off he went to the East.

Story 2:

Flying along at 390 bored when I hear this corporate jet trying to call in range to some FBO on guard. Ignored it, until the pilot began pleading ...

"Hey Guys, come on, Mr. Smith gets really mad if his car isn't ready for him. We NEEED the Air Conditioning on and the drink ..."

I'm bored, so I reply, "say again instructions"

"Yeah, Mr. Smith requires the Black Mercedes be brought into the hangar, air conditioning on, diet coke in glass with ice, leave the trunk open..."


So I roger all of that ... "tell Mr. Smith we'll be ready for him"

"Thanks"

So, not sure I was helping, but at least things kept moving.

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Old 04-22-2012, 06:12 PM
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Originally Posted by acl65pilot View Post
Agreed. I hate it when guys or gals give a clearance to someone. Two thumbs down to that.
I've never heard that in 30 years of flying. If there are guys doing it, they should be shot. I'm talking about the guys who immediately leap onto guard to verbally beat down someone who simply didn't flip the switch. Or flipped the switch incorrectly. Everybody makes mistakes and 99% of us are smart enough to figure it out about 5 seconds after we dork it up.
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Old 04-22-2012, 06:14 PM
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Originally Posted by BlueMoon View Post
Man I hope there aren't people dumb enough to do that to someone. One thing to give out a bogus gate and take wheel chair requests. Doing something that might get someone violated is beyond stupid.
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Maybe I'm a tool then.

Flying along at 390 bored when I hear this corporate jet trying to call in range to some FBO on guard. Ignored it, until the pilot began pleading ...

"Hey Guys, Mr. Smith gets really mad if his car isn't ready for him. We NEEED the Air Conditioning on and the drink ..."

I'm bored, so I reply, "say again instructions"

"Yeah, Mr. Smith requires the Black Mercedes be brought into the hangar, air conditioning on, diet coke in glass with ice, leave the trunk open..."


So I roger all of that ... "tell Mr. Smith we'll be ready for him"

"Thanks"

Not this Bar, but the ones that involve aircraft movement. I hear it from time to time and jump in. No one seems dumb enough to do it to a guy in the air, but tend to respond to those taxiing in to a ramp area.

No idea who it is. As soon as I hear someone play ramp controller, I jump on and yell guard so the poor soul is not fooled. I had it happen two times in the last year and a half.
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