|37000 Feet||Browse and search NASA's
Aviation Safety Reporting System
|Local Time Of Day||0601 To 1200|
|Locale Reference||airport : dtw|
|Altitude||agl bound lower : 0|
agl bound upper : 0
|Affiliation||government : faa|
|Function||controller : local|
|Qualification||controller : radar|
|Experience||controller radar : 7|
|Affiliation||company : air carrier|
|Function||flight crew : captain|
oversight : pic
|Qualification||pilot : atp|
|Anomaly||other anomaly other|
other anomaly other
|Independent Detector||other controllera|
|Resolutory Action||none taken : anomaly accepted|
|Primary Problem||Flight Crew Human Performance|
|Air Traffic Incident||other|
Although these comments are not safety related, I believe that they may be important in this time of increased scrutiny and awareness of communications in air traffic. I'll get to the point: I am sick to death of pilots (air carrier) who reply to a clearance to taxi into position and hold, 'ok, I'll take it out and hold it.' this is not an isolated incident. It happens quite often. Don't they realize that everything they say is recorded? Don't they realize that they are not being cute? I try to be professional and keep comments to a minimum, but how does one respond to comments like that other than silence?
Original NASA ASRS Text
Title: NONSTANDARD PHRASEOLOGY USED BY ACR ACFT IN COMS WITH FEMALE TWR CTLR.
Narrative: ALTHOUGH THESE COMMENTS ARE NOT SAFETY RELATED, I BELIEVE THAT THEY MAY BE IMPORTANT IN THIS TIME OF INCREASED SCRUTINY AND AWARENESS OF COMS IN AIR TFC. I'LL GET TO THE POINT: I AM SICK TO DEATH OF PLTS (AIR CARRIER) WHO REPLY TO A CLRNC TO TAXI INTO POS AND HOLD, 'OK, I'LL TAKE IT OUT AND HOLD IT.' THIS IS NOT AN ISOLATED INCIDENT. IT HAPPENS QUITE OFTEN. DON'T THEY REALIZE THAT EVERYTHING THEY SAY IS RECORDED? DON'T THEY REALIZE THAT THEY ARE NOT BEING CUTE? I TRY TO BE PROFESSIONAL AND KEEP COMMENTS TO A MINIMUM, BUT HOW DOES ONE RESPOND TO COMMENTS LIKE THAT OTHER THAN SILENCE?
Data retrieved from NASA's ASRS site as of August 2007 and automatically converted to unabbreviated mixed upper/lowercase text. This report is for informational purposes with no guarantee of accuracy. See NASA's ASRS site for official report.