courierguy wrote: All of this is yet another reason to stay away from asphalt airports as much as possible
Blu wrote:courierguy wrote: All of this is yet another reason to stay away from asphalt airports as much as possible
now who can argue with that!!
Seems like common sense and courtesy are the rule.
Things most pilots have in abundance.
Except those damn 180 drivers
M6RV6 wrote:.......If I am in the pattern then the pattern is mine. The Nordo guy should have come in over the strip and looked for other planes, correct? The guy with the radio should have said something on his approach to the field, correct? ....
hicountry wrote:........When there is other traffic in the pattern, I try to get into the pattern that everyone else is doing, and use the two minute rule, and COMMUNICATE!!.........
Except those damn 180 drivers
hotrod150 wrote:hicountry wrote:........When there is other traffic in the pattern, I try to get into the pattern that everyone else is doing, and use the two minute rule, and COMMUNICATE!!.........
What's the two-minute rule?
.......If I am in the pattern then the pattern is mine. The Nordo guy should have come in over the strip and looked for other planes, correct? The guy with the radio should have said something on his approach to the field, correct? ....
"The pattern is yours"? It's yours, but also anyone's who is in it. I'm not aware of any reg's requiring the nordo guy to overfly & look, nor for the guy with the radio to make a call inbound.
minimums are for busting
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The airport I will base from, when I'm flying again instead of flying this Lazyboy, has a crosswind ALL the time. To make it more interesting, it has noise abatement procedures calling for departures to the north and landings to the south with the usual disclaimers about safety and pilot discretion. Let me just say this about that; I have one vivid memory of making a normal radio announced departure from an uncontrolled field when I spotted a Nordo guy making a downwind landing right at me. Closing fast. I aborted takeoff and ran into the grass on the right side of the runway. No damage, no harm. The down wind guy aborted his landing, and disappeared over the horizon as far as I could tell. Now that one scared me, and I ain't askeert of NOTHIN'. I was 16 at the time and just post first solo. I wonder how often that happens at N86 (Spanish Springs, NV)? I've often wondered if the other guy is still alive.mtv wrote:Ya know, folks.....many pilots whine and snivel about "all these regulations we have to abide by", and all the FAA types out there, hiding in the brush, just waiting for someone to violate a regulation so they can violate them.
When in fact, this country has the LOOSEST air regulations on the planet. Think about it, none of these regulations or even the "good operating practices" are really asking very much of us as pilots.
But, there's always some jackass out there, trying to push the limits, just so's he can see if he can single-handely bring about yet another federal aviation regulation.....
The regulations and "good operating practices" are in fact based on good common sense and rely on a good dose of common COURTESY. And, that is something that I don't often see around airports.
If we'd all just be courteous to others, AND keep our heads up and on a swivel, the regulations would remain simple and fairly easy to understand. I for one am all for keeping them that way, at least to the extent they are today. Let's not justify more regulations, folks.
DavidB. wrote:My few little questions about pattern etiquiette aside, the more I read about the issues at other peoples airports, the more I love S10. Cheap hangars, nice people, never a chance of having noise abatement issues (look at it on Google Earth, you will see why that won't happen) and sheltered from weather a lot of the time. I may not have VFR weather beyond the top of the canyon, but at least I can fly around the airport most days. Plus we have class G to 4500 MSL over the airport.
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