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

While in the pattern at Islip, New York, during a quiet time, we'd performed about 20 touch-and-goes, each time receiving a bland "cleared for touch-and-go" from the tower. Eventually, a Southwest Boeing 737 called the tower inbound:

Southwest:
"Tower, Southwest Fourteen Thirty-One."

Tower:
"Southwest Fourteen Thirty-One, cleared for touch-and-go."

Southwest (in a heavy Texas drawl) :
"We'll just make this one a full stop if you don't mind."

Mike Sehlmeyer
via e-mail


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