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

Most Center controllers don't have a highly developed sense of humor about radar limitations, but one I heard at Jacksonville Center does:

Cessna:
"JAX Center, Cessna One Two Three Four."

Center:
"Cessna One Two Three Four, JAX Center. Go ahead."

Cessna:
"Cessna One Two Three Four is 20 miles north of Jacksonville, 1500 feet, and we would like flight following."

Center:
"I would like to oblige, but at that altitude the only radar picking you up would be the highway patrol."

Barry L. Steinman
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