Controllers on the ball...
Heard while established on a seven-mile final to Runway 1 at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY (FRG) January 1, 2002...
Arrow N1234: Republic Tower, Arrow 1234 nine miles north, landing with Victor.
Tower: Arrow 234 report the right downwind Runway 1.
Arrow 234: Tower, any chance we could get a straight in?
Tower: Arrow 234, you did say you were north didn't you?
Arrow 234: Yes, we are 7 mile s north.
Tower: Arrow 234, understand the only way I can give you a straight in for 1 is if I turn you around and have you continue for about 24,000 miles.
I had a little trouble navigating a straight approach while laughing so hard.
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