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Old 01-19-2016, 02:20 PM
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Originally Posted by thevagabond View Post
Yeah this train is derailing. Let's get back to tools in aviation.
Okay, how about this one a few years ago. It's my leg. There is a bit of green "clutter" on the radar but nothing too bad. We had asked for a heading and I liked where we were headed. The conversation continued like this.

Capt: "Hey do you mind coming about two degrees left?"

Me: "Two degrees, huh?"

Capt: "Yes two degrees."

Me: "Okay boss, you got it."

After less than a minute on that "new" heading, the conversation then went like this.

Capt: "Hey do you mind coming two degrees right?"

Me: "So you want me to come two degrees right, to counter the two degrees left you asked me to go less than a minute ago?"

Capt: "I guess I am picky."


He actually was a fairly nice guy, but let's just say he at least admitted his quirk!
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Old 01-19-2016, 02:27 PM
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Originally Posted by Herkflyr View Post
Okay, how about this one a few years ago. It's my leg. There is a bit of green "clutter" on the radar but nothing too bad. We had asked for a heading and I liked where we were headed. The conversation continued like this.

Capt: "Hey do you mind coming about two degrees left?"

Me: "Two degrees, huh?"

Capt: "Yes two degrees."

Me: "Okay boss, you got it."

After less than a minute on that "new" heading, the conversation then went like this.

Capt: "Hey do you mind coming two degrees right?"

Me: "So you want me to come two degrees right, to counter the two degrees left you asked me to go less than a minute ago?"

Capt: "I guess I am picky."


He actually was a fairly nice guy, but let's just say he at least admitted his quirk!
Yawn!

Thus, why we wander off into other areas in the TOTD thread.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:02 PM
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Originally Posted by RhinoPherret View Post
Well, once again, its time to pay recognition to those special tools on the roadways out there that have the too virus when it comes to using their turn signals.

These charming folks are; too arrogant, too busy, too lazy, too important and too ignorant to use some common courtesy and basic safety to touch that turn signal lever. They worry about everything else in the universe it seems except for common courtesy and some basic safety. Because; they are the only person in the world on the roadways and they certainly cannot have any effect on anyone else around them, right?

You go you wonderful tools! Ill listen for your 5 seconds of fame during the next traffic update.
oh come on Brosef Stalin....like this gem is any better. At least his was about aviation.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:34 PM
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Please tell me you at least see the irony here.
I see stupid people..They're on this thread! Go back to clogging up 121.5!

You "do" see the correlation!?!
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:35 PM
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Originally Posted by deadseal View Post
dudes, someone has to admit that arguing about ffdo, posting pictures of cats, and lamenting about dumb drivers is pretty lame. What happened to "there i was, on the 10 wire....."
i think that's his point, however abrasive he chose to make it, there is some validity imho. Take it back to flying "bafoonery" that "your" willing to share, or lose some of the audience. This used to be my favorite thread and it feels like it's been hijacked by jack handy and his random thoughts
Thank You! Well Said!!!
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:50 PM
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If you have a positive space seat, why would you decide to walk over to another flight that leaves a whole 30 minutes earlier and bump an offline guy from the jumpseat?

Congrats, though. You saved 30 minutes of your life by not taking your confirmed seat and cost another guy any hope of getting to his destination tonight.

Bravo HOS/D, 18-year SkyWest captain. You are nominated for TOTD.
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:55 PM
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Originally Posted by atrdriver View Post
If you have a positive space seat, why would you decide to walk over to another flight that leaves a whole 30 minutes earlier and bump an offline guy from the jumpseat?

Congrats, though. You saved 30 minutes of your life by not taking your confirmed seat and cost another guy any hope of getting to his destination tonight.

Bravo HOS/D, 18-year SkyWest captain. You are nominated for TOTD.
Oh boy. I know who that is...
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Old 01-19-2016, 04:56 PM
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Oh boy. I know who that is...
Ya... So do I.
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:06 PM
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I'd like to nominate the passenger on my mostly empty commute. We've been on the ground all of 3 minutes and had stopped, waiting to cross a runway when our offender pops up into the aisle and begins collecting his bags from the overhead. The FA gets on the PA and politely reminds everyone that we are not at the gate and that the seat belt sign is still on. The offending moron then sits back down but leaves his 2 rollaboards sitting in the aisle. Again, the FA tells him over the PA that he can't leave his bags in the aisle, he needs to move them onto an empty seat. Our hero then decides the best course of action is to argue with the FA via shouting and fuming. To her credit, the FA kept her cool and said something to the effect of "Sir, I'm sorry you feel stupid for not knowing or caring about the rules, but they are not only for your safety but also the safety of your fellow passengers. Thank you!" That got more than a few claps and chuckles and has my vote for Cool of the Day!
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Old 01-19-2016, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by atrdriver View Post
If you have a positive space seat, why would you decide to walk over to another flight that leaves a whole 30 minutes earlier and bump an offline guy from the jumpseat?

Congrats, though. You saved 30 minutes of your life by not taking your confirmed seat and cost another guy any hope of getting to his destination tonight.

Bravo HOS/D, 18-year SkyWest captain. You are nominated for TOTD.
Sounds like he is worse than the 88 guys in ATL at my company as far as respecting others in this industry. No surprise he went to Riddle. I look forward to him asking for my jumpseat between SFO and SLC one day as I frequent that route in my trips. I wont deny him because I don't believe in that, but he will get a lecture the entire way about being an a__hat.
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