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I was flying through New York's air space one typical busy Friday afternoon. The controller on 124.07 was shotgunning instructions out to a dozen or more airplanes when a flight instructor grabbed the frequency and started requesting multiple practice approaches into Danbury (CT), thoroughly describing each missed approach and the path to the next approach. He had the frequency for about 20 seconds. I guess he figured he'd better get it all in while he could. The controller came back, obviously annoyed.

NY Approach:
"Aircraft calling for practice approaches, call back later."

Instructor:
"How much later?"

NY Approach:
"How about 9:30 tonight?"


Jerry Plante


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