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Heard over north central Florida:

Cirrus 123CD:
"Jacksonville Center, Cirrus 123CD. 5,000."

Jacksonville Approach:
"Mooney 123CD, altimeter 30.05. Fly heading 220."

[no reply]

Jacksonville Approach:
"Mooney 123CD, fly heading 220."

Cirrus 123CD:
"Sir, was that for 123CD? Because you keep calling us a Mooney, but we are a Cirrus."

Jacksonville Approach:
"Well, if you keep calling me 'Center,' I'm going to keep calling you a Mooney."

Later in the flight, when Jax handed us off to the tower:

Me:
"Going to the tower. Thanks for all the help today, 'Center.'"

[pause]

Jacksonville Approach:
"Ouch!"


Bradley Spatz


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