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

A pilot tried to fly non-stop from Utica, New York to Columbus, Ohio in a Warrior with 50-knot headwinds. This was from a May 16, 2002 preliminary NTSB report:

N12345:
"I'm, ah, out of fuel."

Tower:
"Roger, sir. Which airport do you want to try for?"

N12345:
"I set up a glide here. Ah damn."

Tower:
"Three Four Five, just tell me which airport you want to go to, sir, and we'll, ah, start getting everything ready."

N12345:
"Can you vector me in?"

Tower:
"I can't, ah, vector you want a vector for Rickenbacker?"

N12345:
"No ah, I don't think I'm going to make either of them."

Tower:
"Yes, sir. Just state your intentions, and we'll go from there."

N12345:
"I should have picked up a little more fuel."

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