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On Presidents' Day weekend,  POTUS had West Palm Beach shut down with his TFR. Boca was swamped with corporate and private traffic trying to avoid the TFR restrictions. We were sitting in a long line waiting for departure, with numerous jets lined up for arrival, when a weekend warrior called up tower inbound asking for touch and goes. The tower controller told him to remain clear for now, but the pilot continued to call with his own ideas on how he could fit in. After a couple more denials, the controller finally issued instructions:

Tower: "Look out your window, pick a landmark, and do 360s around it until I call you back "

Weekend Warrior: " Left or Right?"

My captain, looking at me:  "Some people just don't get it do they?".


Gene Ford

 


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