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Overheard in IFR Magazine's 'On the Air' Section
Overheard in IFR Magazine's "On the Air"

I was on the ILS into Oakland, California one busy dav and was cleared to land behind two other aircraft that were in the pattern. The pilot of the aircraft ahead of me was clearly flustered:

Piper:
"Tower, is Piper One Two Three cleared to land?"

Tower:
"Piper One Two Three, yes, you're cleared to land. Runway 27 Right, number two behind a Cessna just passing over the numbers."

Piper:
"Okay, Piper One Two Three cleared to land behind the Cessna."

[pause]

Piper:
"I don't see him."

[pause]

Piper:
"Tower, is Piper One Two Three number one to land on 27 Right?"

Tower:
"Piper One Two Three, you are soooo number one."

John Ewing
via e-mail


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