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Discussion in 'Change to my Frequency...' started by Crane Pilot, Oct 2, 2016.

  1. jordane93

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    Why double click at all if the transmission doesn't require a reply? That's just unnecessary radio congestion. I love it when controllers tell an airplane to standby and the pilot replies, "standing by":rolleyes:
     
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  2. denverpilot

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    (Scribbles note on how to annoy Kirk at a fly-in...)

    Hehehe.
     
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    Click click.
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    LOL. Here at the home airport they give the wind checks not prefaced by a call sign. But it's pretty obvious who it's for; the airplane on short final. I'll continue to click in thanks.
     
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  5. denverpilot

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    They do give those a lot. I never had much trouble seeing the five or six flags around all the terminal buildings and multiple windsocks scattered about, but they love to give winds. And if they don't, someone always asks for a wind check anyway.

    I don't get it. There's all sorts of stuff all over KAPA at both ends and out the crosswind runway that all give wind info visually.
     
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    I pretty much never ask for a wind check, but I fly with people who sometimes ask for one. The funniest thing is when they ask me, "What were the winds again?" and I scramble to see what I wrote when I got the ATIS. Of course that could be way off where the winds are at the current time...
     
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    I'm always just listening to see if I can land 28 and avoid the shenanigans. Heheh. Yay! Straight to the hangar! ;)
     
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    BTW. Side note for @Everskyward... recently when they started putting that "Taxiway Sierra Two is closed" on the ATIS I had to look that one up.

    "Where the hell is that? Oh. That. Nobody ever taxis there!" LOL.
     
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  9. JCranford

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    Cuz it sounds piloty!
     
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    Well every other radio service I've done stuff in uses it also, so it's a lot less "piloty" than Tree and Fife. Almost nothing else uses those other than aviation.
     
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    I'm sure you put backslashes in your equipment codes!
     
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    Hell I dunno. I figure if the radio ain't congested, it doesn't hurt anything. Sometimes I also say "thanks for the help" or "see ya." And the ground controller or tower controller will double click or respond in kind. All unnecessary. But makes it a damn sight friendlier.
     
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    I asked for a wind check once on short final when the winds were gusty and variable and the wind sock was doing its best impression of a helicopter rotor.

    When the tower replied with a 70 degree crosswind gusting to 25 I decided then and there that I didn't want to ask ever again because I might not like the answer.
     
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    Because it serves the purpose of clarity. Fife and tree don't. All controllers in these parts use niner but few use fife or tree.
     
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    It's about 50/50 on the controllers around here. I suspect there's some inspector watching them who has a thing for it, since it wasn't prevalent at all for the last twenty years or so, and then I started hearing them do it a lot more.

    Or just the normal rotation of folks being hired slowly being trained to do it.

    The older voices I've heard "forever" don't seem to do it much.
     
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    Fighters pilots do that when you clear them for T&G, LA, FS, on base leg. Usually was "Ace 35 base, stop" meaning he wanted to full stop (FS), I'd clear him to land, and he'd double click acknowledgement. Worked great, maybe not by the book, but whatya gonna do. Oh and it didn't bother me at all.
     
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    Of course they can. But you'll get a pretty big change as you cross the last big ridge before the ocean, pretty much every time. It's not unusual to have to suddenly climb 300 feet in nice weather when you get a handoff.
     
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    Click click. ;)
     
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    Click click clickity click
     
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    Click click click boobs :blowingkisses:
     
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    How are you still here?
     
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    Just a word man, easy.
     
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    Amazing isn't it?

    Then you could ask that same question about yourself or some other guy on here.
     
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    I haven't gotten the ban hammer... yet. I'm sure it's a'comin' though.

    I could ask that question about my favorite SkyDog too. That's a miracle as well. LoL.
     
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    I use tree and fife if the controller uses it. When in Rome...
     
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    I only do the two-clicks in response to ATC's "Shave and a Haircut".