Ed Cesnalis Posted August 10, 2013 Report Share Posted August 10, 2013 There was lots of traffic this morning and I was approaching along with 2 others, one a Q400 Horizon Air flight with a lady pilot on the radio. There was departing traffic too, 2 of us were using niner and 2 landed 27. Horizon's initial call included a 2 minute pause before she informed us that she was on the Rnav, GPS approach maneuvering. I changed the map type on my EFIS so I could see the approach fixes and I realized that I too was on the GPS approach and maneuvering so I reported my position and intentions. All 4 of us were making calls and I knew were everyone was and what they were doing except for Horizon, her calls were all ambiguous. Finally I said 'Horizon, say position, altitude heading and intentions' Do airline pilots get training for landing at uncontrolled fields? What would it consist of? In this case the pilot made 4 calls, 2 relative to an approach she was flying and 2 relative to a lake without naming the lake, with many lakes in the area. None of the 4 calls revealed her position or intentions they were more nonsensical. Decades ago, in my fat ultralight I learned how to hide out in the steep and high terrain on the wrong side of the field to keep safe from faster traffic until I had a spot to fit in. I'm beginning to do the same with my CT. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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