FlyingMonkey Posted June 17, 2015 Report Share Posted June 17, 2015 Does anybody else have problem with Civil Air Patrol (CAP) pilots at their airfields? At my home field, they are literally the Barney Fifes of the sky. If somebody is screwing something up around our airport, you can set your watch by the fact that it's a CAP flight. They don't listen to the radio, fly non-standard patterns (if they even fly a pattern), conflict with other traffic, and are just generally a PITA. Latest example: PILOT 1: "Cessna 1234, turning left crosswind, runway 23, Winder" PILOT 2: "Experimental 9876 midfield left downwind, runway 23, Winder" ME : "Flight Design 509CT turning left base, runway 23, touch-and-go, Winder" CAP: "CAP 5555, three miles north, maneuvering to enter a right base for runway 23, full stop, Winder" ME: "Uh, CAP flight you have three airplanes making left traffic for 23, including traffic on left base. Is it still your intention to make a right base for 23?" CAP: "Affirmative. CAP 5555 making right base for 23." ME: "That's really stupid, and against the FARs. I think you should do something else." [long pause] CAP: "CAP 5555 is overflying the field, we're going to enter a left downwind for 23." I don't usually call people out on the radio, but this "pilot" was endangering three other flights with his foolishness. Plus this was about the last straw for me with CAP flights. I'm done being nice to those guys when they are causing safety issues for everybody. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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