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 41 
 on: October 20, 2014, 02:26:33 PM 
Started by scoobapilot - Last post by swa4678
I'm not sure what sort of answer you're expecting from any of us, but I'll give my 2¢.

It sounds like there are at least 3 viewpoints of the same story. You told us yours, and it's clear you have a very heated and passionate take on the situation. Unfortunately, that tends to cloud things and/or diminish credibility. One has to wonder how anyone could make it not only through the certification process but also collect thousands of hours under his belt yet still have the attitude that you portrayed your instructor as having. In other words... “There are old pilots, and there are bold pilots, but there are no old, bold pilots.”

I'll refrain from making or sharing any judgments about the instructor himself, given that I wasn't there nor do I have a neutral recount of the timeline of events.

I will say, however, that if you as a pilot ever feel dissatisfied or uncomfortable with an instructor... my opinion is: stop paying that instructor and find a new one.

 42 
 on: October 19, 2014, 10:36:29 PM 
Started by scoobapilot - Last post by scoobapilot
I'm a student pilot ASEL, airplane single engine land. I was approaching an untowered airport the other day with my robot instructor anal retentive piece of dung.  I was a mile and 1/2 away and heard some transmission from someone of the garbled persuasion. Couldn't make out anything.
I made out "Valkaria Traffic".   Once I made out "crosswind"  but that is it.   I was looking all over for him because it is my responsibility to see and avoid other traffic. 
I said okay that's too close, I'm going to execute a 360 and maybe give us a chance to see him upon approaching again.
The instructard got all omnipotent and spewed forth a bunch of malarky like "No No No you could do 360's all day and never see him, just enter the pattern on a 45 degree downwind".
I'm thinking, HUH?  Go in blind without knowing who is in the pattern or where?
And I did it anyway, this instructard has 20,000 hours of given instruction
 so I enter the downwind I'm looking all around up and down, (Piper Tomahawk, has bulbous canopy and back window)
and he gets all out of sorts that I'm looking for traffic. (the cretin CFI says: "FLY THE PATTERN DONT WORRY ABOUT ANYONE ELSE")
and next thing I know I hear "SCRUMBLE CHIN CHOW CHOP Downwind TURNING BASE."
I Said "THAT"S WHERE WE ARE, so he is either right on top of us or right below us so I am going to
EXTEND MY DOWNWIND.  And he went defcon 3.  "DONT PAY ANY ATTENTION TO ANYONE ELSE JUST FLY THE PATTERN THATS
WHY THE PATTERN IS THE WAY IT IS SO YOU CAN FLY THE PATTERN"
and circular logic really gets my goat so I said "Like I say I am taking My Plane (I own the plane) and I am extending the downwind
so I don't hit that gentleman wherever he is."
IN a few seconds I look back and there he is the other airplane turning base.
I saved our lives by using common sense. He would have killed us because he is an anal retentive dildometer.
After we got back on the ground this tweekie gives me a mini-lecture on why we should not care about other traffic
and just fly the pattern.
It made no sense.
He holds a CONTROL TOWER OPERATOR certification.
He did ATC for 3 years.

What does anyone think of this guy?
Is he a bum?
Should I never fly with him again?
I know for a fact because I looked it up
that "PILOTS ARE RESPONSIBLE TO SEE AND AVOID" Traffic.

Should I not see and totally avoid this instructor?
I am going to anyway I just would like someone's input and
nobody I speak with has a clue what I'm talking about.

Any reply fully appreciated.
Thanks.
This has been ScoobaPilot
Over and halfway out but holding on with a little toe.

 43 
 on: October 19, 2014, 04:46:36 PM 
Started by RonR - Last post by FLLflyboy
At my first facility, we frequently had CD/GC/ and LC combined at one position, usually early in the morning at in the evening hours. I was able to transmit on all three simultaneously. I do remember a few instances where I did clear someone for takeoff on GC. Usually it was me not realizing he was still on GC but it happens and since I was the one working all frequencies, it was a non-issue.

 44 
 on: October 18, 2014, 10:06:58 PM 
Started by captkel - Last post by captkel
http://www.wpbf.com/news/treasure-coast-man-killed-wife-hurt-in-plane-crash/29178684?absolute=true#at_pco=smlwn-1.0&at_si=54431a6d21090a70&at_ab=per-2&at_pos=0&at_tot=1

 45 
 on: October 17, 2014, 01:36:48 PM 
Started by JohnN - Last post by JohnN
Just in case anyone is wondering, I ordered the connector last night, so I will give that antenna a try when it gets here.

 46 
 on: October 17, 2014, 10:09:35 AM 
Started by AirHighway - Last post by AirHighway

In the midst of completely once again changing our set-up, we are obligated to halt the transmission of this feed temporarily.

Thank you for understanding.

We shall be back very shortly.

Good day.

 47 
 on: October 17, 2014, 07:36:00 AM 
Started by acarsuser - Last post by acarsuser
I've noticed the YBRM feed has been down for the last three days.  Is this just some personal time for the feeder or worse?  Not a widely listened to feed so would like to let the Feeder (kai?)  know,  I enjoy listening.

Thanks

 48 
 on: October 16, 2014, 10:44:11 PM 
Started by KBED1185 - Last post by KBED1185
Ebola patient (nurse) has arrived at KFDK and is enroute to NIH in Brthesda. Can somebody pull up and edit the clip? Medflight 1 wishes the patient well on CTAF on arrival.

 49 
 on: October 15, 2014, 12:38:05 PM 
Started by philip - Last post by philip
Thank you Smiley

 50 
 on: October 14, 2014, 10:35:35 PM 
Started by trichorse - Last post by trichorse
Okay, make that the interior panels started buckle due to an air vent blowing.  Still wondering if there is audio.

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