Pilots...what are your pet peeves?

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

  1. pmanton

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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

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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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    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

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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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    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?
     
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    Aye. Fuel is cheaper at idle.
     
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    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.
     
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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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    AMEN
     
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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.
     
  12. Dave S.

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    P-factor. Why don't they build planes with props that turn the other direction so P-factor isn't a problem on takeoff?

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    If you fly in Australia, the prop spins the opposite direction.
     
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    P factor would be a problem with the prop spinning in either direction. In Aussie land or England learn to use left rudder on takeoff.
     
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    Peeve: Pilots who are too lazy or dumb to read and follow the NOTAMed procedures when arriving at a special event like SnF or Oshkosh.
     
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    Yep, has to do with the coriolis effect. Just like how the water in their drains go the opposite to ours.
     
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    Um it has to do with which direction the prop turns. A Cessna down under still needs right rudder!


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    Um, hahaha!
     
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    They do. They even make twins that counterrotate.
     
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    And contra-rotating propellers mounted on a single engine, in case you want to have all of the maintenance costs of a twin without any of the redundancy just so you don't have to exercise your leg muscles on takeoff.
     
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    Yep.

    If you want a prop that turns the wrong way, fly a Russian plane (like a Yak). Give it lots of left rudder for high power situations.
     
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    Any dope can buy a uniform. I had a FE walk right past us as we were working on the L1 door. It wasn't attached to the airplane. Said hi to him he walked right by like we didn't exist. Came back out to do walk around, ignored us. Came back in, ignored us. Stews showed up and said "damn dispatch didn't tell us this airplane is out of service". Meanwhile FE is playing pilot in the cockpit. Stews had to tell him to get off the airplane. Again he never acknowledged us. He did one hell of a walk around!
     
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    So your uncle just got off a 9 hour trip and flew that airplane past his duty time without any input from dispatch or crew scheduling? Sure.
     
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    It's his story, I guess he can tell it the way he wants to.
     
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    I was following a C-130 hurricane Hunter in St Croix years ago when they stopped dead on the taxi way. There I was, staying a good ways behind them for 5 minutes until the tower asked them what were the doing. Aligning our LRUs they replied. No way to get around them but listened as the controller chewed them a new one. Their parking spot had cooridinates so they had no valid reason to do it on the taxi way except for being stupid. Takes at least 10 minutes for them to align.
     
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    I hate it when the guy on the adjacent T-Hangar decides to do a runup INSIDE because it is slightly cold outside.
     
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    People who live on an airpark and feed the birds. !!!
     
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    That’s just stupid. Wow.
     
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    I've seen it too. Also the guy that has his twin running and he's standing 50 feet away waiting for it to warm up. No chocks.
     
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    Wow..... never seen that, not even with a single. What was keeping the plane from rolling away..??

    However once I was stuck in sand. I set the throttles at about 1/4 in, then got out and pushed....... Ok, not really...
     
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    What is an FE? Flight Examiner, another acronym for captain? I know FO is first officer and FA is flight attendant. Not familiar with FE.

    Maybe it is flight engineer. I didn't know those guys still existed.
     
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    Ding ding! Might be an old story he was telling.
     
  34. Let'sgoflying!

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    Seeing the narrative includes "stews", then it is certainly possible FE means Flight Engineer.
     
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    Hint: it was a B-727.
     
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    I just worked a contract on a DC-10 fire fighter. Who do you think the guy sitting side-saddle is? They are not extinct.
     
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    In my defense, I've never seen the cockpit of a DC-10 firefighter although I'd like to.
     
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    None at the Boneyard there? KC-10s maybe?
     
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    Same as any other 10 except one extra small panel at FE station for release ratio. A dump switch on center pedestal. Dumping is engineers job.
     
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    I've seen plenty of 10's, even flown on one before. I've just never been in the cockpit.