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just flew a 3-day with "special radio voice guy"...

Andy

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Last week the guy I flew with sounded like Bruce Jenner (the new, improved version).
On one of your posts on APC, you indicated that you are a member of the LBGT community - (is that why you hate cowboy boots?) so it must've been a lot of fun for you to fly him/her/it. We don't need any details of your extracurricular activities.
 

Mach 80

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I flew with a guy who, every time ATC had a clearance to us would add "..., we can do that".

Another guy would often add "no problem" as if changing frequencies might be one.

Another guy adds "..., airborne...." on his initial call to Departure control out of busy airports like DTW or ATL.

Another adds "checking in" when contacting ATC as if the controller doesn't know, which almost ranks right up with "....with you" which the controller certainly does not need to be told and is the most useless, redundant, stupid waste of words and time in aviation radio.
 

Traderd

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I flew with a guy who, every time ATC had a clearance to us would add "..., we can do that".

Another guy would often add "no problem" as if changing frequencies might be one.

Another guy adds "..., airborne...." on his initial call to Departure control out of busy airports like DTW or ATL.

Another adds "checking in" when contacting ATC as if the controller doesn't know, which almost ranks right up with "....with you" which the controller certainly does not need to be told and is the most useless, redundant, stupid waste of words and time in aviation radio.
One day those annoyances will be eliminated with the complete integration of digital clearances. It's in its infancy now, but given the speed and competency with which the FAA advances new technologies, the future of a no voice clearance aviation cockpit will soon be here with nary a nuance or waste of words to be found!

https://www.faa.gov/nextgen/update/progress_and_plans/data_comm/
 

Traderd

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They will be replaced by digital annoyances like OMG and LOL. :rolleyes:
You're right. Not to mention all the emoticons!!

Mess up a clearance and get one of these..... :angryfire
Catch an ATC mistake and get one of these..... :beer:

Man, the system is going to need a lot of bandwidth for this stuff!
 

ATRCAPT

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The guy I just flew had to start every single radio transmission with the word "yeah". "Yeah, Salt Lake Center..." "Yeah, So Cal...", "Yeah, Vegas Ops...". Weird.
 

rettofly

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Had a departure controller coming out of KTOL one oh dark thirty night some years ago who replied to clearance readbacks with "cool". Had to ask her where that was found in the Controllers' Manual.

Instant reply: "The appendix".
 

BentOver

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That Comair guy actually was a disc jockey at one point.... Kinda nerdy but a very nice guy and fun to fly with.. Knew a ton about constellations also.. Made nights up and down the East Coast more interesting.
 

SpauldingSmails

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The guy I just flew had to start every single radio transmission with the word "yeah". "Yeah, Salt Lake Center..." "Yeah, So Cal...", "Yeah, Vegas Ops...". Weird.
Just like the colony of pilots who believe every ATC facility is named "Aaaannnd."

Aaaannnd approach, aaaannnd tower, aaaannnd ground... shoot me in face.
 

Patriot328

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Had a departure controller coming out of KTOL one oh dark thirty night some years ago who replied to clearance readbacks with "cool". Had to ask her where that was found in the Controllers' Manual.

Instant reply: "The appendix".

Was that the one with the silky porn voice? lol
 

Green

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The other month I was flying over India and a Delta pilot checked in with Mumbai or Chennai control, can't remember. Then he started complaining about the "scratchy radios with a squeal in the background." No problems there as I agree Indian ATC facilities are generally crap. But then he went on in a very condescending tone to say "I've been telling you guys this for years and you still haven't fixed it!" Then of course my non-american FO looked over to me with one of those, Why are Americans such Dou-chebags looks....?

Lets remember when flying in third world countries that they are called third world for a reason and are not in a position to cater to our every need.
 
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