Spotting Traffic behind you.

Discussion in 'Hangar Talk' started by SixPapaCharlie, Jan 15, 2020.

  1. Lowflynjack

    Lowflynjack En-Route

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    That's where I prefer them! Helps with photos.
     
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    Hang 4 Line Up and Wait

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    I chose not to because the silly string was magenta and if it happened to be a Cirrus behind me, he would likely fly right into me.
    Completely agree - I see a video with the guy in the Cirrus that "saved" the Piper Arrow by telling him useless crap on the radio. In the new version he "scrambles" his Cirrus and uses magenta silly string to lead his victim to safety.
     
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    Got 'im on the fishfinder!

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    When I had a Traveler, I once heard ATC call me as traffic to an airliner.

    ATC: Brickyard 475, traffic at your 1 o'clock, two thousand lower, a Grumman, also landing at Evansville.

    Airliner: Uh. . . .yeah we see him. We can't tell what direction he's going, though.

    It hurt me, I have to say.
     
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    If I read it correctly, it was ATC's second call. We give traffic until it is in sight or no longer a factor. Some pilots find that comforting.
     
  8. Huckster79

    Huckster79 Cleared for Takeoff

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    5E349AE1-0D34-4F37-AE66-6271215427E3.jpeg That’s what this was for in the 150
     
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    Never be caught unawares again!

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