Equally disconcerting when approaching an uncontrolled airport is when a departing pilot simply announces, ?Columbia County, 828JT is taking off Runway 21, Columbia County.? A simple addition to the transmission indicating whether the pilot is staying in the pattern or, if not, in which direction he?ll be departing is a good stress reliever. It?s not necessary to include the altitude, but it can be helpful if the frequency isn?t terribly busy. A call such as, ?Columbia County, 828JT is taking off Runway 21, departing to the west, climbing to 2,500 feet. Columbia County,? gives everyone in the area a good idea of where to look.