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

Dgpr

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she worked the tower too...her nickname was "breathless"
Prob weighed about 300 lbs
She wasn't bad. Some Kitty Hawk guys went over to the tower one night to say hi to her. They came back with a Polaroid with her. She looked like the lady who played the wife on Home Improvement with Tim Allen. Patricia Richardson;, this was the late 90's.
 

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She wasn't bad. Some Kitty Hawk guys went over to the tower one night to say hi to her. They came back with a Polaroid with her. She looked like the lady who played the wife on Home Improvement with Tim Allen. Patricia Richardson;, this was the late 90's.
Well how bout that. She had a porn star voice, no question about it and she played that card quite frequently. She sure made you wish you weren't in a pressurized tin can but rather sitting next to her on a couch
 

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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.
Is just me or did that post sound a lot like a "special radio voice guy"?
 

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I understand this forum is all about fun and only about fun. Yes, I am a volunteer reading everything before me, etc. But seriously, fellas and dames - do you truly care "how" the other person sounds on the radio?

One of the best parts of our job is just gett'n it done. We work together no matter what.

Personally, traits such as this just make our job more colorful.

Your thoughts?
 

Mach 80

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My thoughts are that anyone who says "...with you.." is stupid.

Thanks for asking.
 

Ty Webb

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I understand this forum is all about fun and only about fun. Yes, I am a volunteer reading everything before me, etc. But seriously, fellas and dames - do you truly care "how" the other person sounds on the radio?

One of the best parts of our job is just gett'n it done. We work together no matter what.

Personally, traits such as this just make our job more colorful.

Your thoughts?
Here are some other forum favorites:

1) Pilots with backpacks
2) Pilots with gel-spiked hair
3) Pilots with earbuds in the Terminal
4) Pilots with backpacks, ear buds and spiky hair in the terminal
5) Pilots with mini guitars
6) Fat Pilots
7) Names for Flight Attendants
8) My Airline can beat up your Airline
9) My Union can beat up your Union
10) My shiny new jet I helped pay for
11) The Industry is being ruined by . . . .
12) The SKY is FALLING! Buy (Gold, Oil, Bullets, Whiskey)

Just add layover beverage, and enjoy! :laugh:
 

TWA Dude

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/rant on

Unnecessary verbiage of any kind is my biggest gripe:

When ATC asks, "Say speed (or mach)", just answer and DON'T say "Waddya need?"

When ATC assigns you a vector "fly heading () for traffic," you DON'T respond "for traffic."

And why do most pilots request a deviation "for weather"? Why the hell else would you need to deviate?

And here's a trick: instead of trying to guess exactly how many degrees of deviation you need just state your request as "left" or "right". If ATC needs to limit you they'll say so.

/rant off

And before anyone goes to one of those websites and posts a replay of my radio verbiage I'll confess to a handful of transgressions (but in my defense I reign it in when the freq is busy):

Sometimes I'll check in with tower specifying "full stop". C'mon, it's funny, admit it. We've been cleared for the option at PHX a couple of times. (I didn't request the option, for the record.)

And when Center asks us how the ride is, if appropriate, I'll answer, "smooth as a baby's bum."
 

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In front of DAL 3 weeks ago, ???-LAX and 25L was closed. He checked in with "DAL 1234, ILS 25rrrrrraaaaaa". Even the controller stopped for 20 sec to laugh his ass off.
 

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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....?
I was flying with a crusty Capt. years ago who told me a story of when Delta first started flying over the pond (At the end of the era where the only flag carriers were Pan Am and TWA). This Capt. swore this was true: The Delta was being yelled at for starting the crossing without a oceanic clearance. "But Gander, we got our clearance in ATLANTA"!
 

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Followed a Jetblue guy across the country who signed off with each controller saying "make it a great day". He sounded like Richard Simmons.
 

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Yeah, I love it when a controller is working a tough sector with almost every airplane wanting deviations and you can tell he is having a rough day yet a pilot signs off with a useless meaningless "Have a nice day". Even if a controller sounds like he's doing fine and actually having a nice day, there is no need to order the controller to have a nice day or weekend. I mean ....why? Who doesn't want to have a nice day or weekend and need to be ordered to? More often than not, all it does is block the controllers next transmission as he thought your were done when you read the frequency back. These controllers hear this crap for almost 8 hours a day so it becomes just useless noise and blather to them but apparently some pilots love to have a chance just to say a few more words. I invite people to see George Carlins rant on "Have a nice day" on You Tube.

Oh yes, love the guys who ask the controller " Whadya need?" When asked their speed, as if the controller wasn't going to tell them.

Another one - at the flight levels, if a controller points out traffic, it is a just courtesy thing so you won't be startled. Unless he asks you to let him know that you have the traffic in sight, do not clog up the frequency minute later saying you have the traffic. He really doesn't care or need to know. YOU WEREN'T REQUESTED TO REPORT THE TRAFFIC, SO DON'T.

Yes to the deviation thing. The controller has been working the sector for a while and also sees some weather radar and is well aware of the weather. No need to tell him you need to deviate "for weather". That is, unless you need to deviate for something he doesn't know about like a house or aircraft carrier floating in the sky.
 

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My thoughts are that anyone who says "...with you.." is stupid.

Thanks for asking.

My multi instructor would fail an engine anytime you said "with you" on the radio, even if you were already single engine.
 

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Just reminded of another pet peeve. If you're inside the FAF and approach hasn't yet switched you to tower, JUST CALL TOWER ON YOUR OWN!!! You don't need to ask permission by that point. Sheesh!
 

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My biggest pet peeve is all the pilots who cry about everything and any thing on msg boards.
Lighten up, nobody cares!
 

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When giving a pax briefing, why on earth do some of you feel it necessary to read an ATIS? Who gives a fluffernutter what direction the wind is blowing in ABQ? Or what the visibility is, or that the cloud layer is Broken?
 

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Or your military fighter background briefing, get over it already, you're a friggin civilian now
 

Mach 80

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Better yet, don't do a pre-take off passenger PA at all. They already know what airline and flight number they are on, they already know where they are going, and you can bet they already have a pretty good idea of the weather at the destination. They've been listening to PAs and been getting yelled at since the minute they set foot in the airport so why add to the blather? These pilot PAs are usually little more than ego driven useless noise. Have some mercy and quit doin' em!
 
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