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Frequency, glideslope problems at STU

The CTAF for STU (Pago Pago, American Samoa) is 122.9. The chart also shows both the now-closed tower and the pilot-controlled lighting frequency as 118.3. At the same time, we are talking with ATC on a third frequency. With 2 radios and 3 frequencies that people might be talking on, something is bound to go wrong. Also, we are consistently about 115 ft low at the final approach fix on the ILS with the current altimeter setting. The altimeter appears to be correct on the ground, so I suspect the glideslope is misaligned.
__ATP. Boeing 767

Trees block view at AAF

Trees have been allowed to grow between Runways 6 and 13 at AAF (Apalachicola FL) so the aircraft at the takeoff positions are unable to see whether there is an aircraft on the other runway preparing to depart. Several years ago an FAA inspection noted this hazard but it seems to have been ignored in subsequent inspections.

Call "in sight" or go around

On my last flight into DEN (Intl, Denver CO) in late January we willingly and promptly complied with all descent, heading, altitude and other vectoring instructions from ATC. We were letting the controller do his job to set up spacing for us behind an airliner. Unexpectedly, he then forced us to call the traffic ahead "in sight" or have to go around. This is baloney! He compromised spacing and safety, then dumped the responsibility of spacing and wake turbulence on us. Perhaps there were extenuating circumstances, but I don't think so. If his manual says 5 miles in trail then give it to me!
__ATP. Hawker 800XP