Been gone for awhile, like many others life happens, but now I'm able to rejoin the ranks. I have a beautiful 1979 Turbo Arrow IV, just got her a couple days ago. She is hangared at KMYF.
I've gotten most of the rust chipped off of me, flying like mad, and working on my CFI now. I retired from SoCal TRACON a little over five years ago after 27+ years of probably talking to a lot of you, and now work for an aviation training company as a writer/producer/director for their online content.
I'm happy to be back, and feel free to ask anything you want about ATC. I promise you will get an answer. It may not be the right one, but you'll get an answer. ; )
Bob Marks N777FG
With ADS-B better or without ADS-B pilots at airports without a control tower or one that is closed must manage the ATC safely ...i.e. " Pilot Control " using the ROW rules
Non-tower airports control zero and is a negative term
What is the better term? Pilot Controlled airports or non towered airports?
I prefer "non-towered", as that succinctly describes the situation -- there is no tower to control the traffic. I dislike the term "pilot controlled" as the only thing any pilot there actually controls is his/her own actions, not the other traffic in the pattern.