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JCW0312
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« Reply #60 on: November 20, 2007, 01:53:32 PM »

Years ago when I started taking flying lessons (before I ran out of $$  :-\ ), I was up with my CFI who decided we should head back due to some bad weather that literally popped up out of nowhere. A lightning bolt came out of nowhere near the plane right as my CFI keyed up to announce our intentions on the unicom. Had you been listening at the time, you would have heard;

"[airport name] traffic, Cessna 1234A is.... F*&%! MY PLANE!"

That one got us a few smiles when we got back to the ground.
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« Reply #61 on: November 20, 2007, 02:50:53 PM »

Years ago when I started taking flying lessons (before I ran out of $$  :-\ ), I was up with my CFI who decided we should head back due to some bad weather that literally popped up out of nowhere. A lightning bolt came out of nowhere near the plane right as my CFI keyed up to announce our intentions on the unicom. Had you been listening at the time, you would have heard;

"[airport name] traffic, Cessna 1234A is.... F*&%! MY PLANE!"

That one got us a few smiles when we got back to the ground.

 :D  Hah!  Nice.   ;D
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« Reply #62 on: November 21, 2007, 06:29:18 AM »

So...I'm Golf Flight Sergeant the TXWG Encampment Summer 07.  It was a really long day, I was ticked at my flight commander for several things.   I've been drilling the Flight for about a half hour in some distant paved area and am getting constantly annoyed by the random transmission on my radio.  Then I hear:

Voice: "Golf Flight Sergeant this Golf Commander, get your cadets over here now! Over. "
Me: "Golf Commander this is Golf Flight Sergeant where is here? Over."
Voice 2: "I don't know who that is that just called, but this is the real Golf Flight Commander, remain where you are! Over."
Voice: "That is NOT the real Golf Commander, get your cadets over to the chow hall now!"
Voice 2: "This IS the real Commander, hold your positon!"

They continued to argue for several minutes, before I elected to take my cadets to the chow hall as that voice sounded more desperate.  Turns out I was right.  Nonetheless I was so p***ed, that I was about ready to kill the guy, when I found out it was another Flight Commander that pranked us.


That was quite a week... :-\
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« Reply #63 on: November 21, 2007, 11:39:43 AM »

So...I'm Golf Flight Sergeant the TXWG Encampment Summer 07.  It was a really long day, I was ticked at my flight commander for several things.   I've been drilling the Flight for about a half hour in some distant paved area and am getting constantly annoyed by the random transmission on my radio.  Then I hear:

Voice: "Golf Flight Sergeant this Golf Commander, get your cadets over here now! Over. "
Me: "Golf Commander this is Golf Flight Sergeant where is here? Over."
Voice 2: "I don't know who that is that just called, but this is the real Golf Flight Commander, remain where you are! Over."
Voice: "That is NOT the real Golf Commander, get your cadets over to the chow hall now!"
Voice 2: "This IS the real Commander, hold your positon!"

They continued to argue for several minutes, before I elected to take my cadets to the chow hall as that voice sounded more desperate.  Turns out I was right.  Nonetheless I was so p***ed, that I was about ready to kill the guy, when I found out it was another Flight Commander that pranked us.


That was quite a week... :-\


Next year, establish a code word to distinguish your commander if you aren't the commander. Saves you the trouble of looking like you don't know what you're doing :D
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« Reply #64 on: November 21, 2007, 10:04:34 PM »

So...I'm Golf Flight Sergeant the TXWG Encampment Summer 07.  It was a really long day, I was ticked at my flight commander for several things.   I've been drilling the Flight for about a half hour in some distant paved area and am getting constantly annoyed by the random transmission on my radio.  Then I hear:

Voice: "Golf Flight Sergeant this Golf Commander, get your cadets over here now! Over. "
Me: "Golf Commander this is Golf Flight Sergeant where is here? Over."
Voice 2: "I don't know who that is that just called, but this is the real Golf Flight Commander, remain where you are! Over."
Voice: "That is NOT the real Golf Commander, get your cadets over to the chow hall now!"
Voice 2: "This IS the real Commander, hold your positon!"

They continued to argue for several minutes, before I elected to take my cadets to the chow hall as that voice sounded more desperate.  Turns out I was right.  Nonetheless I was so p***ed, that I was about ready to kill the guy, when I found out it was another Flight Commander that pranked us.


That was quite a week... :-\


Next year, establish a code word to distinguish your commander if you aren't the commander. Saves you the trouble of looking like you don't know what you're doing :D

Sounds like a wise idea...lol :D
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« Reply #65 on: November 27, 2007, 02:17:51 AM »

Overheard on a cross coutry flight:

KC Departure: "Citation 724 WT, contact Center 125.55"
Citation: "Kansas City Center Citation 724 WT with you out of 19000 for 26000"
unknown pilot: "724 Whiskey Tango, is that you Cousin Eddie?"
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« Reply #66 on: November 27, 2007, 10:40:22 PM »

Years ago...when HF radios were as heavy as Mini-Coopers, this occurred:

A young Senior member hotshot (you know the type...knew a little about everything) sat in the radio operator's seat during an HF net.  He sits down, rubs his hands together and places the headset on his head.  He looks around the room, takes a deep breath and says out loud (with outstretched arms) "Talk-to-me-momma!"

When he looks down....our intrepid "lugnut" notices the "push-to-talk light" was on.  Indicating that he was "on-the-air!"  Another station was heard replying in a female's voice:  "Whatchu want me to say sonny?"

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« Reply #67 on: November 28, 2007, 10:55:16 AM »

Years ago...when HF radios were as heavy as Mini-Coopers, this occurred:


Ah, the good ole days. Now the HF rigs come small enough to throw in your lunchbox and with enough bells and whistles to make sure you never leave home without your owner's manual.  :-X
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« Reply #68 on: November 29, 2007, 07:47:05 AM »

This one happened on the way home from our Eval this summer. Nashville was working me for an ILS into JWN, and one of our other planes, CPF4154, was on it's way back to CHA. This took place ON THE APPROACH FREQ

CAP Pilot in Own A/C CAPFlight 4154, this is Cessna 123XX
...silence...
123XX CAPFlight 4154, Cessna 123XX, do you copy?
Nashville Approach CAPFlight 4154, you hear that guy calling you?
CPF4154 Affirm
Nashville Approach Well, you gonna answer him?
CPF4154 Uhm...go ahead Cessna 123XX
123XX Be advised, Barry is NOT aboard. I say again, Barry is NOT aboard. That is all.
CPF4154 Uhm....ok
Nashville Approach Hope Barry doesn't have to walk home. CAPFlight 4105, you're 3 miles from TWITTY, fly headind 190, maintain 3000 until established, cleared ILS 20 approach.

It took all my energy to get that readback in there without loosing it.
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« Reply #69 on: November 30, 2007, 07:17:22 PM »

[...]
They continued to argue for several minutes, before I elected to take my cadets to the chow hall as that voice sounded more desperate.  Turns out I was right.  Nonetheless I was so p***ed, that I was about ready to kill the guy, when I found out it was another Flight Commander that pranked us.


That was quite a week... :-\

awww. Wright-Patt isn't THAT big...
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« Reply #70 on: December 03, 2007, 01:36:09 PM »

As published in AvWeb today.

SHORT FINAL

Romance in the air is alive and well. While on a CAP flight I heard the following over departure control:

Control:
Bonanza 123, squawk 4567.

A short while later ...

Control:
Bonanza 123, do you have a passenger named [woman's first name] aboard?

Bonanza 123:
Affirmative.

Control:
Can you put her on? We are holding an important message for her.

Bonanza 123:
Stand by.

[pause]

Bonanza 123 (woman's voice):
This is [woman's name].

Control:
We have been asked to relay a message to you from [man's name] in [aircraft number]. Are you ready to copy?

[pause]

Bonanza 123 (woman's voice):
Yes.

Control:
[Man's name] sends the following message: "Will you marry me?"

Bonanza 123:
[garbled transmission]

Control:
We didn't get that. What is your answer?

Bonanza 123 (woman's voice):
I would be honored.

Control:
Bonanza 123, we copy and will relay.

[pause]

Cap Flight 2237:
Cap Flight 2237 offers best wishes to the bride.

Delta 0000:
Delta 0000 offers best wishes to the bride.

Control:
Bonanza 123, Cap Flight 2237 and Delta 0000 send best wishes to the bride.

Bonanza 123 (woman's voice again):Thank you.

CAP Flight 2237:
Nice to know romance on the airways is alive and well. Over 3,000 hours up here, and I never heard anything like that.

Control:
Me either. We have never played cupid before.

Tom Simmons
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« Reply #71 on: December 03, 2007, 04:04:58 PM »

That's cool.
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« Reply #72 on: December 23, 2007, 09:55:33 PM »

My cousin told me a good one he was on the recieving end of a few weeks ago. He's an AF Acad grad down at UPT doing formations in T38s right now...

Swift 1 for Swift 2

Go for Swift 2

According to the clock it looks like your divorce should be final just about... NOW. I'd like to be the first to welcome you to the Del Rio singles club with your initiation to begin at the O-club tonight.

uhh, roger swift 1, out.
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« Reply #73 on: January 21, 2008, 03:03:00 AM »

I can't remember if this was over ISR or if I just overheard, it but either way it's funny. Between the Asst Safety Officer and the Commandant of Cadets.

ASO: Is there a live fire exercise tonight?
CoC: I don't know
ASO: well I keep hearing rapid explosions and am seeing bright flashes just below the tree line
CoC: It's New Years eve
ASO: Roger, out
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« Reply #74 on: January 25, 2008, 03:50:04 PM »

This may scream wanna-be, but I'm a poor college student right now, so sue me.

Anyways, I was working ATL TWR one night on VATSIM, APP was up as well. I had him on monitor.



ATL_TWR: Delta 3291, you are leaving my airspace, contact approach on 127.90 and have a good flight.

DELTA3291: Going to 127.90, thanks for the ATC.

<At this point ATL_APP gave his instruction, which I don't remember because I'm STILL working on my own APP certification>

ATL_APP: Delta 3291, Atlanta Approach did you copy my last transmission?

<pause>

ATL_APP: Delta 3291, Atlanta Approach, I say again, did you copy my last transmission sir?

DELTA3291: Atlanta Approach, Delta 3291, apologies sir, the cat was on my keyboard. <insert readback here>.

ATL_APP: Delta 3291, Atlanta Approach. Acknowledged sir. Be advised FAA advises against animals in the cockpit.



Or something like that.
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« Reply #75 on: January 25, 2008, 08:36:44 PM »

This may scream wanna-be, but I'm a poor college student right now, so sue me.

Anyways, I was working ATL TWR one night on VATSIM, APP was up as well. I had him on monitor.



ATL_TWR: Delta 3291, you are leaving my airspace, contact approach on 127.90 and have a good flight.

DELTA3291: Going to 127.90, thanks for the ATC.

<At this point ATL_APP gave his instruction, which I don't remember because I'm STILL working on my own APP certification>

ATL_APP: Delta 3291, Atlanta Approach did you copy my last transmission?

<pause>

ATL_APP: Delta 3291, Atlanta Approach, I say again, did you copy my last transmission sir?

DELTA3291: Atlanta Approach, Delta 3291, apologies sir, the cat was on my keyboard. <insert readback here>.

ATL_APP: Delta 3291, Atlanta Approach. Acknowledged sir. Be advised FAA advises against animals in the cockpit.



Or something like that.


VATSIM is awesome!

-VATSIM ID 947516 ;D
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« Reply #76 on: March 10, 2008, 06:13:53 PM »

I wanted to find out if a local unit's meeting was cancelled due to the weather. I tried calling a member of the unit who I was almost positive would be monitoring, and is also the Wing HF operator. After I tried to contact him, a fellow Wing staff member came over the radio calling me. He asked if I was looking to be relayed into the net. I told him that that would be fine, but I was trying to contact him on VHF to find out if their meeting was cancelled. He told me that he would ask when he got to the net. After a few minutes, he called me on the radio again to inform me that his traffic (me inquery) would be taken at the end of roll call. Almost momentarily after that, the guy I was initially trying to contact called that unit's ESO to ask if the meeting was cancelled. The ESO informed him that it had not. The message was relayed back over HF to the guy who contacted me for a relay. Then this guy contacts me to let me know that the meeting wasn't cancelled.

Moral of the story: Contact the Unit's CC, or ESO to find out the fate of the night's meeting if the weather is nasty. I learned the hard way!!  :D

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« Reply #77 on: March 10, 2008, 09:09:08 PM »

Paraphrasing from a book on the SR-71 Blackbird written by a former pilot.   They were on a training flight when a small plane contacted the tower to confirm their airspeed.   He mentions that the fighter jocks liked to show up the civilians...


GA Aircraft: Tower, this is ______, confirm radar contact.

Tower: Roger, _____, radar contact, heading 210 at 130 knots.

Fighter: Tower, this is ______, confirm radar contact.

Tower: Roger, _______, radar contact, heading 270 at 475 knots.

SR-71: Tower, this is Juliet 7, confirm radar contact.

Tower: Roger, Juliet 7, radar contact, heading 89 at 1130 knots.

"There were no further transmissions..."


:D

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« Reply #78 on: March 12, 2008, 02:37:55 AM »

Here's one: 

I'm at Encampment in COWG in summer of 'O6.  All the cadets (myself included) are participating in a very rudimentary SARX.  To teach the Basics at the Encampment leadership skills, every single member of the flight staff is removed from command in the middle of the excercise.  The Basics have to organize themselves, pick their team leaders, figure out where they are going, etc.  The Basics also, of course, have to communicate with two other teams and a main headquarters via radio.  Very few have had any radio training...as a result, normal procedures are ignored.  That really wasn't the worst of it, however.

From main headquarters: "Cadet, where is your Flight Sergeant?"
Cadet: "Sir, the entire staff is dead!" 



This was heard on about twenty different radios.  (I'm not sure what the technical term is...but the system was just for Encampment--the type of radios you can buy at Wal-Mart.) 

C/2d Lt Reichardt

Heh heh.  That was me.  The best part was the SM in charge coming back over the radio right after me:

"Not dead, not dead.  Incapacitated!  Practice exercise! Practice exercise!"

Additionally, here is an excerpt from my blog (thtothersmayliveaz.blogspot.com):

Our new GT spent all of Sunday training in the field. This was invaluable, as we identified some weaknesses in the cadets navigation skills. First, we realized that compass skills need work:

"Team Bravo, Team Alpha. South mountain is on a heading of 3-8-0 degrees from our location, over."
"Team Alpha, Team Bravo. Be advised. There are only three hundred sixty degrees in a circle, over."

"Team Bravo, Team Alpha. We are heading north on a heading of 1-6-8 degrees."
"Team Alpha, Team Bravo. Walking backwards is not advised in this terrain, over."
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« Reply #79 on: March 12, 2008, 03:37:59 AM »

Here's one: 

I'm at Encampment in COWG in summer of 'O6.  All the cadets (myself included) are participating in a very rudimentary SARX.  To teach the Basics at the Encampment leadership skills, every single member of the flight staff is removed from command in the middle of the excercise.  The Basics have to organize themselves, pick their team leaders, figure out where they are going, etc.  The Basics also, of course, have to communicate with two other teams and a main headquarters via radio.  Very few have had any radio training...as a result, normal procedures are ignored.  That really wasn't the worst of it, however.

From main headquarters: "Cadet, where is your Flight Sergeant?"
Cadet: "Sir, the entire staff is dead!" 

...

Wait, I'm confused.  Lreichardt says it was at encampment of summer '06, but the date stamp on the post says 16OCT05...

Quote
"Team Bravo, Team Alpha. South mountain is on a heading of 3-8-0 degrees from our location, over."
"Team Alpha, Team Bravo. Be advised. There are only three hundred sixty degrees in a circle, over."

"Team Bravo, Team Alpha. We are heading north on a heading of 1-6-8 degrees."
"Team Alpha, Team Bravo. Walking backwards is not advised in this terrain, over."


Doh!
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