Pilots...what are your pet peeves?

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

  1. pmanton

    pmanton Line Up and Wait

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    High speed low passes by such hot planes like 172s. Come on---- P-38s or BF-109s maybe but 172s?????
     
  2. Sam D

    Sam D Cleared for Takeoff

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    Unattended planes at the fuel pump - second only to pilots carefully attaching 300-400 go pro cameras at the fuel pump.
     
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    bluerooster Cleared for Takeoff

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    I did that once in a 188. But to add a little extra I went downwind with a tailwind of ~15kts. Had about 90 gallons of water on, and dumped it at the end when I started my pull-up. WEEEE!
     
  4. hawk25u

    hawk25u Pre-Flight

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    About 30 years ago a college with a flight department 30 miles away sometimes their planes would land, taxi back and hold short of the runway blocking the taxiway with the prop ticking over leaving departing aircraft no way to get around them. They would sit there for 30 minutes sometimes much more. The airport management called the college several times with no results. A couple of FAA guys just happened to fly down to get some gas one day and got blocked behind one of the college planes. After several calls on the radio they shut down, walked up to the plane blocking the taxiway and ramp checked them. After that they flew down to the college and had a long talk with the director of the flight department. I talked with one of the inspectors a few months later renewing my CFI and he said they found out the kids were sitting there racking up flight time. Anyway it took care of that problem. A few years later they shut down the flight department.
     
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  5. bluerooster

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    Why not fly to rack up time, instead of sitting on the ramp, blocking other traffic?
     
  6. Hank S

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    Maybe they rented dry?
     
  7. korben88

    korben88 Line Up and Wait

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    Aye. Fuel is cheaper at idle.
     
  8. denverpilot

    denverpilot Taxi to Parking

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    Audi driving idiots who leave the rear fog lights that they don't even know their vehicle has, activated in good weather.
     
  9. Let'sgoflying!

    Let'sgoflying! Touchdown! Greaser!

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    I remembered one today; a guy on ifr flight plan to an non towered field says, "N1234 field in sight" to which atc is obliged to say the long spiel, "N1234 cleared for the visual, no traffic observed, switch to advisory, report cancellation with me or to FSS etc".
    THEN pilot says "cancel ifr". To which atc is obligated to reply with the equally long "so-long vfr guy" spiel!
    Gawd, if you have the field in sight and plan to cancel, Do So!
    "N1234 field in sight And. Cancel. Ifr."!
     
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    luvflyin Pattern Altitude

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    AMEN
     
  11. Timbeck2

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    One of my pet peeves is on one of the flying forums I belong to where most of us have one plane and sometimes its all we can do to keep up with the expense of owning that one plane...some jackhole comes along and asks what he should buy for a second plane, you know, just for fun.