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Old 01-03-2004, 17:49   #13
Glenairguy
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As a controller at an international airport, I don't mind working students any more than air carriers. I don't like working with pilots that don't pay attention, and or don't do what they are told. If you don't understand your instructions, ask. Try to plan your arrival or departure at less busy times, don't think that you can make a practice approach and touch and go at the main airport during a traffic push. When you are flying into major cities, most have outlying airports that you can get approaches into and some even have towers at them. Controllers can get short with pilots that unjustly increase their workload. If I am working 15 aircraft I cannot allow one to take up a third of my time. If you feel uncomfortable don't hesitate to cancel service and leave the class B.
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