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Dan Everette

Congratulations to Doug Kerslake...

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For a flawless performance on his PRP VFR4 flight. Doug flew with precision, VEE EFF and ARE, out of Logan up to Naaaaashuwa, threading the needle between the BED and LWM Class D's for a beautiful straight in landing to 14 to grab food at the Midfield Cafe..


Great job! Onwards and upwards...

Dan Everette (EE)


Retired vZBW TA, DATM, ATM

Hair Farce 1 Survivor

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... to grab food at the Midfield Cafe..

Unfortunately, the Midfield Cafe, that time of night, was closed.  So when Doug grabbed his food, he set off the alarms.  The Naaaaashuwa PD responded, guns drawn, just in time to see Doug blasting off runway 14 faster than he's ever blasted off before.  The manhunt started, with close coordination between the Naaaaashuwa PD, FAA, TSA, FBI, BFI, MIC, KEY, and MOU-SE.  As Doug taxied back onto the Signature ramp, he was immediately surrounded by dozens of Massachusetts State Troopers with a ravenous look in their eyes.  However, when he offered to share the donuts he grabbed from the midfield, all was again well in ZBW....


Wow, what a night!  Great job, Doug!

Don Desfosse (DO)

Vice President, VATSIM

Division Director Emeritus, VATUSA

Air Traffic Manager Emeritus, Boston ARTCC

Boston ARTCC - Where Excellence is Routine!

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Thanks to all that help us "armchair pilots" do it right!  I had an interesting conversation with BOS_TWR that evening: I was cleared in my baby Baron to taxi from the ramp to 22R via B, N, cross 15R.  Okay, I did that and saw that I had some heavy iron on the taxiway behind me.  I stopped short of 15L and called back to the tower to make sure that I had clearance to cross the runway, only to be informed "Congratulations, you're the first one to call me and ask that all evening!".  At first I thought it was sarcasm, but soon realized that no one else on the radio was making that call.  I'm sure that someone here at BVA taught me this procedure, and it was correct.


Now, as I usually announce when I'm arriving at a new airport - "Point me to the nearest FBO with a hot pot of coffee, and no one will get hurt!" 8)


Doug Kerslake (tabloid) - Fairview, OR


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Guest John Girard

Congrats! This brings to mind a question: when given taxi clearance such as "cross 15L, hold short 15R.," should a pilot announce he is crossing 15L or simply proceed to the hold short position?  Also, upon reaching the hold short position, should he announce that he has arrived at that point, or just wait for further clearance to proceed?

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You don't need to announce that you're crossing a runway that you were instructed to cross. You need to read back the instruction when it is given, of course, but you don't need to announce when you're crossing.


And you don't need to state when you reach the hold short. Though, you might do that if you've been sitting there for a while and you suspect you may have been forgotten.


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