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Old 04-26-2012, 12:52 PM
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Originally Posted by scambo1 View Post
They know what it means, but the brevity codes were more used for mil to mil radio brevity. I doubt if the controllers know or care if you are winchester, but its a useful term mil to mil, same as bingo.
Your right. Plus, do ya think they understand tumbleweed?
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Old 04-26-2012, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by freezingflyboy View Post
So these guys aren't just confined to the regional ranks, huh? I flew with one of these tools and every time we'd leave the airplane, even on a 5 leg day with 3 different aircraft, EVERY TIME whiiirrrrrrr...the seat all the way down. Whiiiirrrrrrr...the pedals all the way forward. Smacksmacksmack the armrest all the way up. Finally asked him why, for the love of all that is good and holy, did he do that!? Answer? "The instructor said we were supposed to on my last PC". Seriously? Seriously!? I guess there are two nominations here: this guy for thinking it seemed like a useful technique he picked up from an instructor. And whoever the dumbass instructor is who's teaching this! Now, who is the bigger tool, I do not know. C'mon folks, we're all ABOUT the same size. Leave the seat and pedals where they are and let the next guy make the small adjustments as he sees fit. All you're doing is wearing out a mechanism.


Also closing the tol cards to the front page and setting the transponder to 1200. Why?
The reason I do this is to show the next guy what a tool I am!

But seriously, I know I know, checklist discipline and all, but the main reason I do this when I'm the next guy is so its obvious I have forgotten to set the weight and transponder. My brain doesn't work so well sometimes!

Also, had an instructor tell us to move the seat all the way back and down and pedals all the way forward to make it easier for the next guy to get in.

Never done it, sure it makes sense if the next guy is 7ft tall and 300 lbs!
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Originally Posted by Ferd149 View Post
Your right. Plus, do ya think they understand tumbleweed?
Hey, I resemble that remark!
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:00 PM
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Originally Posted by ImTumbleweed View Post
Hey, I resemble that remark!
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:01 PM
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Originally Posted by Go Ugly Early View Post
Sandra Bernhardt is NOT hot.
Yes. She is scary ugly and the pilot I'm talking about was worse.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:08 PM
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Originally Posted by scambo1 View Post
They know what it means
I suppose the former military controllers know the brevity code, but I would venture a guess that the civilians are just as clueless as the rest of us when it comes to these terms.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:10 PM
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Originally Posted by mike734 View Post
Yes. She is scary ugly and the pilot I'm talking about was worse.
Are her initials N C-C? IF so, you are dead on about scary ugly.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:12 PM
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Originally Posted by WileyTwo View Post
Also closing the tol cards to the front page and setting the transponder to 1200. Why?
Especially in DCA. If you forget to set it from 1200 you'll be talking to the FAA in a not so comfortable way.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:15 PM
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Originally Posted by shoelu View Post
I suppose the former military controllers know the brevity code, but I would venture a guess that the civilians are just as clueless as the rest of us when it comes to these terms.
I'm a tool because I use popeye. I also say roger. The few times in my life I have said popeye, I've never had a controller not understand. They must understand tooldom.

You are now less clueless: Brevity code - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia but you still may be tumbleweed.
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Old 04-26-2012, 01:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Sink r8 View Post
Call me a tool then, because in my house, WE sure were pregnant. WE couldn't sleep. WE ate at all hours of the night. WE craved ice-cream. WE felt sick about getting annoyed, or annoyed about getting sick together. WE had to stop to go to the bathroom every few minutes. WE struggled with names. WE got tired of advice. WE wanted to faint during delivery. WE gained severals pound coming back from the maternity. WE cared deeply about breast-feeding, although in slightly different ways...
As a Father of two. You're a tool! Ha ha ha
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