Monday afternoon I was working on touch n go's with my instructor and things were going great.. On one of the last few I made my call for a turn to left final for 2L touch n go's and proceeded to stay in the pattern. Well on my climb out I spot a yellow cub buzzing he tops of the trees on the north end of the field and less that 1500' away. He calls on the radio that I should have been calling my departure.. At this point I'm thinking this guy is crazy. He is flying way inside standard pattern distances at an elevation of maybe 100' agl yes 100' My instructor agreed with me that our call was correct and that this guy is just another "alaskan flyer" Looked dumb to me for the guy to enter the pattern in such a manner without ever calling CTAF and then to jump on the radio to say I should be telling him about my departure.
My standard pattern for BCV is turn crosswind at 500 msl 1/4 - 1/2 mile turn downwind max altitude 1200 msl.
Was this a normal occurrence? Am I the one that should have done something different? Are straight in approaches the norm? Please let me know your thoughts... It was a bit unsettling.
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