So there you are, flying along from NY to FL doing your thing. All during the trip your dispatcher keeps asking you how the ride is. Some people might think that’s ok. However, if there is one thing a pilot knows how to get is a ride report. In fact all you have to do is listen to the radio for about 1 minute and you can find out all you need to know about the rides at all altitudes.
“I never ask anymore, why clog up the radio” says one airline captain. “Most pilots are going to either ask or tell you anyway and its easy to figure out”
In fact when one pilot hands off an aircraft at the base, they brief each other on how the ride is, so that information is usually pretty available.
So what would be something you would want your dispatcher to tell you? How about a Microburst that closed the airport for an hour causing countless diversions and holding patterns? Yeah, I would like to know that.