Full Metal Jackass wrote:..would be considered bad RT...
With my purest instructor/RTF examiner head on and if we define poor RTF as that which is non-standard and/or could be misconstrued, then my answer is "Yes, I would consider it poor RTF" but being a pragmatist it would simply be a debriefing point at the end of an RTF practical test, to raise the applicant's awareness. That is simply because the mission is to assess what is strictly speaking, correct and in the correct context.
Is it a big deal, well no it is not, Aviate - Navigate - Communicate and enjoy! As with all things aviation, it is however useful to know the origin and make a judgment.
I had an instrument student a while back who used it a lot, and I suspected it was rather in an 'I am too cool for skool' sense, so I asked her what it meant to her and she didn't know other than she wanted to get the radio "stuff" done so she could concentrate on flying.
My response to that was that if the aircraft were expeditiously and correctly trimmed e.g. at the correct rate of descent flying the bugged heading that maintained the required track then she would have the capacity to respond with "G-ABCD Roger" if appropriate.
Minor in the grand scheme of things, thanks all for the responses they have helped.
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