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Old 08-07-2017, 08:49 PM
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If it were me and many of us on here with MEL'd beacon lighting I would assume some humanity would prevail with an apology over the airwaves.

So three possible scenarios...
- woefully unaware of both lights on and radio calls
- chose to remain silent after several calls over frequency about his own aircraft
- purposely upset and blinded all around him

Sorry but all signs point to either a disturbed, rude or neglectful pilot. Yes he is a tool.
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Papa Bear
Yea...20 of us for an hour!!!!!!!!!!

Maybe his becon was deferred didn't remember seeing that. Then again we couldn't see much...because he had his god damn strobes on...and he couldn't hear aircraft asking him to check his strobes because he was policing Gauurd
Just cause a guy has his strobes on doesn't mean you have to stare at em.
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Old 08-08-2017, 07:57 AM
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Originally Posted by freezingflyboy
Just cause a guy has his strobes on doesn't mean you have to stare at em.
It's times like these I wish I still had those Alaska charts in the aircraft.
I probably should have just taken a nap.
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Old 08-08-2017, 08:00 AM
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Originally Posted by 80ktsClamp
Just to be clear:


taxiing around with strobes on because you forgot: semi-toolish, but it happens.

On/crossing a runway with strobes on: excellent idea, and usually complies with company procedures.

Complaining on an Internet forum about someone on a runway/crossing a runway with their strobes on: TOTD
It's 5+hrs flying a transcon red eye...I can only watch the fuel gauge for so long...
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Old 08-08-2017, 11:49 AM
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Ok, but when JFK is departing 22R, they love to back up 13L full of traffic. So yeah, if there are other planes all lined up on a runway, turn the strobes off. You're not crossing the runway, you're on the runway with a dozen other planes basically all parked.
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Old 08-08-2017, 03:28 PM
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Im gonna file accidentally leaving the strobes on as not toolish.

I nominate myself as the tool of the decade. Not long ago there was a long line up in DTW and I was listening to ground frequency, running checklists, and responding to messages from dispatch. With all that going on I forgot to switch to tower. We got to number one and I could hear the tower shouting at us from across the cab as heard as background noise from ground frequency. Hurr durr sorry everyone!
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Old 08-08-2017, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by ShyGuy
Ok, but when JFK is departing 22R, they love to back up 13L full of traffic. So yeah, if there are other planes all lined up on a runway, turn the strobes off. You're not crossing the runway, you're on the runway with a dozen other planes basically all parked.
Ahhh. More to the story. When JFK is using the perpindicular runway for departure storage it would be aggravating to have strobes flashing in my eyes for a long period of time. So upon further review with the new evidence admitted they are found to be guilty. Toolish behavior indeed. Turn them on when on the active though fellas. Even in CLT - the location for the international school of radio tools.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:08 AM
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Originally Posted by thevagabond
Ahhh. More to the story. When JFK is using the perpindicular runway for departure storage it would be aggravating to have strobes flashing in my eyes for a long period of time. So upon further review with the new evidence admitted they are found to be guilty. Toolish behavior indeed. Turn them on when on the active though fellas. Even in CLT - the location for the international school of radio tools.
I believe they have a satellite campus in the Atlanta area.
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Old 08-09-2017, 02:41 AM
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TOTD.....crew members who are a-holes to other crew members. Sometimes, the lack of basic manners is mind-boggling.
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Old 08-09-2017, 07:40 AM
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Originally Posted by LNL76
TOTD.....crew members who are a-holes to other crew members. Sometimes, the lack of basic manners is mind-boggling.
Did Delta shout at you on guard? Seriously though, as long as people exist there will be jerks sprinkled among the crowd. Heck, even I'm guilty of being a bastard if I'm having a bad day. I am my father's son and sometimes that hair trigger temper just gets past the filter in my head.

Brush it off and understand that sometimes it isn't about you. Some people suck.
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