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Pilot/Controler Fight On Radio  
User currently offlineAguilo From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 243 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 1626 times:

Has ATC ever really pissed you off? I was listening to ATC once and heard a pilot and Controller (ORD) arguing with each other over something then it ended when the Controller said to the pilot

"Get off our taxiway! We'll keep you in mind when you're trying to leave!"

Is this common? What might a pilot be fighting with the controller about at ORD or elsewhere?

[Edited 2004-04-10 08:13:51]

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User currently offlineWilco From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 355 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 1579 times:

its common to have disagreements but not to actually verbalize it. a lot of pilots and atc will say things like "well that's not what our chart shows but okay, wilco." Perhaps what you heard was simply sarcasm? A lot of controllers know pilots well from years of flying and joke a bit on ground control freqs...

ground control can get a bit political as far as who you push back first or who's gate you block, etc.... this is often a issue that creates some attitude.

"Ever seen a grown man naked?"
User currently offlineBucchinij From France, joined Aug 2000, 87 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1537 times:

The controller is the one that controls your sequence in or out of the airport, so getting in a fight with a controller whilst in the air might get you to practise some holding pattern procedures. I personnally haven't heard a controller get in a verbal fight with a pilot. I can recall a few times when the controller got mad at me, but I apologized and it turned out ok.

User currently offlineAguilo From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 243 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (11 years 3 months 3 weeks 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 1531 times:

FYI: These guys were definitely not "old chums", they were certainly quite upset at each other for some reason!

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