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One day when I was working the south arrival sector at Denver TRACON, traffic was getting backed up, and I had to start issuing speed reductions to the arrivals on initial contact.

One United pilot took exception to being slowed so far from the airport and asked:
"Approach, just how far out do you show us, anyway?"

I responded that he was 45 miles out on my radar. Then to lighten the tension, I said:
"I show you right over my house."

After a few seconds, he keyed up and said:
"Approach, there's a strange car in your driveway."


Randy Owen
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