LOBSTER--have a read through aero idiot thread--airmanship-very interesting.
All gone back to the ranch??
VRB_20kt wrote:I think I can see what happened. Rog entered the runway to backtrack. The non-radio taildragger followed him . They both turned round and now the taildragger is marginally in front on the runway but well out of Rog's sightline. The taildragger takes off and Rog has the fright of his life when another aircraft pops out of nowhere into his line of vision. I think it's fair to say that that would put the wind up most of us?
PaulSS wrote:@FlarePathWould like to ask if OP had made the common but unnecessary "ready for departure" call at an A/G field.......
CAP 413 (regarding A/G i.e 'XYZ Radio'):
Rob P wrote:Though our new home is far from a grass strip (Three vast tarmac runways - or is that six?) it is run by gliding chaps and has a refreshing air of freedom and personal responsibility after the stultifying atmosphere of our previous base. (rules for rules sake, lots of laminated notices pinned up everywhere, vast online form to fill out before blowing your nose)
The arrival at the new airfield made me laugh as I found a glider and tug parked about one third of the way down the into-wind runway and not looking like they were going anywhere, any time soon. Knowing the decision whether to land over the top of them or choose another bit of tarmac was totally mine and wouldn't result in a snippy e-mail from someone whose knowledge of flying is negligible was truly cheering
Freedom though does bring with it responsibilities, and I fear that in this case the taildragger pilot crossed the line.
ROG wrote:MISC-exactly. I"m in the left hand seat of a cherokee . --no wing mirrors..
The basic point was that he SHOULD NOT have been on the runway at all. A/G briefed me--as i said in my initial note., and told me to only enter when the runway area was clear, He either didn"t bother to talk to A/G or he ignored it---wrong on both counts.
if I enter a runway I always check left and right. --which I DID ON ENTERING THIS STRIP. I was
at a dead end when I commenced my roll which I advised over the radio.
No point in reiterating the saga--I"M putting it down as another experience --but still wonder why some people cant advise you of their movements and intentions.--just common sense and courtesey.