Big Pistons Forever wrote:
"Smithville traffic this is Cessna GDUH turning left base runway 25 full stop Smithville."
Third, you already designated what airport you were at at the start.
This is 15 seconds of wasted radio chatter.
It is not 15 sec of wasted radio traffic. It is what I teach and what I practice. Many traffic calls get stepped on and for example you hear "CRACKLE CRACKLE WHINE urning left base 25". Now you have no idea if this traffic is at your airport or some other airport sharing the frequency. If You
had put the airport name at the end of the transmission, a practice that lengthens the call by maybe 2 whole seconds, then everybody will know either to ignore the call or decide whether a reply is necessary. This is good airmanship and something I wish more pilots would do.
I'm with BPF on this one. Nothing pisses me off more than moronic radio calls.
"Traffic in the Upper Arm Pit area, ABC inbound from the south. Upper Arm Pit in ten minutes" That's IT. With the destination FIRST in the transmission, everybody else can now totally ignore the rest of the transmission. With ABC form the south, in 10 minutes, every knows that if THEY won't be there in 10 minutes, they can ignore the rest of the transmission. Forget using lame terms like "conflicting traffic, please advise....." Who the FAK else would advise? and .."on 126.7....." C'MON MAN! If they heard you....they were ON 126.7, now weren't they??
I just love these long winded traffic advisories. You know who you are.
AND AND AND WHY oh, WHY do so many of you twits start a transmission with "AND"????? Was grade SIX really that tough on you?
Why would centre give me traffic at 3 o'clock when it's only 12:30? How do they know I'll have traffic in two and a half hours?
End of simulated rant!