Pilots...what are your pet peeves?

Discussion in 'Change to my Frequency...' started by Chrisj13, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. Chrisj13

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    Seemed only fair, but it sounds like most grievances were aired out on the other thread. Just creating the appropriate place for them, I guess.
     
  2. JOhnH

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    spin-offs.
     
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    The neighbor firing up the lawnmower at 8am on Saturdays.
     
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    People who post threads asking others to focus on things that irritate them
     
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    The streetlight right outside my bedroom window.. I'd shoot it out with a pellet gun, but the HOA would know it was me.
     
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    A pet peeve of mine, too.

    I planted a tree to work around that.
     
  9. sferguson524

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    I am solving it by buying a new house. :) North facing master bedroom (no early sun to **** off the girlfriend) and no streetlight outside the window
     
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    The cost of everything
     
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    I thought that was an unspoken peeve ;)
     
  12. lancie00

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    The local airport issuing a NOTAM for every little thing. "Taxiway B closed because there is a dog taking a dump in the neighbors yard."
     
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    "NOTAM Cancelled. The dog is done"
     
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    "Taxiway B is closed because the dog is now dragging his a$$ across the yard"
     
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    Is this a spinoff of the 'controllers what are your pet peeves' or is this a spinoff of the pre existing 'pet peeves' thread?
     
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    POAers who disagree with everyone else for sport
     
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    not having 100% access to two different planes (fast twin and an amphib) on my own schedule with blue skies every day and a bunch of friends who want to go places.
     
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    god firing up my kids at 6am on the weekends!
     
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    Yes:mad:
     
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    Just cut a big hole in the floorboard. :dunno:
     
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    What?
    Pilots with pet peeves?

    I thought they were all well-adjusted, perfectly content, go-with-the-flow types, never a complaint or irritation?
     
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    Fixed that for you.
     
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    People who use the microfiber towel in the airplane (for cleaning the windows) as an oil wipe rag.
     
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    You're Dick Cheney?

    No, I will not go hunting with you.
     
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    I thought Cheney was kept in a secret bunker somewhere...but for all practical purposes, under a rock.

    Bush/Cheney sounded like a medieval birth control device. :D:eek:
     
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    But you can't pry their ass out of bed on school days. :D
     
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    Briefer telling me the airport is closed to helicopters over 3,000 lbs every single time...I am not flying a helicopter...
     
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    Controllers not listening when you check on with the ATIS and read it back anyway or ask you to report having it.

    Me: "Approach, N69CJ checking in with Yankee for po-dunk airport"
    App: "N69CJ, po-dunk airport altimeter 29.95 - Yankee is current, report when you have Yankee"
    Me: "wow"
     
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    I wonder why they would have thecairport restricted for helicopters above 3000lbs ?
     
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    I think they had some issues a few years ago with a very rude helicopter pilot practicing maneuvers there in such a way that it was messing with the flight school quite a bit (kept hovering next to the runway for extended periods of time if I remember right), tried to be polite about it but I guess the guy got nasty so they NOTAM'd it.
     
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    Pilots who are lax about operating a radio at non-towered fields.
     
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    I gotta admit, I agree with that one. Even worse when it's the tower.

    "Centennial Tower, Skylane 1279M, Aurora Reservoir, Landing with Yankee."

    "Skylane 1279M, expect runway 17L, report Parker and Arapahoe Road, information Yankee is current, advise when you have the ATIS."

    Beat. Head. Here.

    I swear I'm going to start emphasizing the "With Yankee" part by saying it with rising tone and inflection like they just won a sweepstakes prize or a new car or set of steak-knives, on a game show.

    They probably DO feel like they won a prize, when they notice someone actually did it. Haha. I dunno.
     
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    One thing I've found that helps is to say it as "with information yankee" It does take longer but it saves a transmission.
     
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    Since "Y" is Yankee, then "R" should've been Rebel.
     
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    We just made Zulu, advise when you have Zulu.
     
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    Neighbors who complain about me firing up my helicopter at 8am on Saturday morning.
    Dave
     
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    pilots who dont understand that some aircraft dont have radios and now have to look outside and not nob..... there fancy avionics
     
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    Flying with other pilots and them thinking it is OK to arbitrarily use the radio.
    That ****es me off. Not sure why some pilots do stuff in other people's planes w/o being asked.

    You would never shift gears in someone elses car or get their headlights for them.

    Sorry, I flew with a jackwagon the other day that insisted on touching everything.
    Unless I ask, you are a passenger.
     
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