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

Heard at Gainesville, Florida Airport:

Cessna:
"Gainesville Tower, Cessna XXXXX, seven west with Tango."

Tower:
"Cessna XXXXX, cleared to land, Runway Six."

Cessna:
"We'd prefer Runway One Zero. We have some passengers to drop off at the terminal."

Tower:
"Cessna XXXXX, you can't do that. You have to use the general aviation FBO."

Cessna:
"We called ahead, and they said we could drop them off as long as we stayed clear of the gate."

Tower:
"I don't know who told you that, but I'll ask the airport manager."

Later ...

Tower:
"Cessna XXXXX. I'm sorry, but you can't taxi to the terminal. However, if you'd like, I can clear you for a low approach, and your passengers can jump out as vou fly by."

Cessna (laughing):
"How about I just use Runway Six?"

Peter Schoaff
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