Short Final

  • E-Mail this Article
  • View Printable Article
  • Text size:

    • A
    • A
    • A

Heard over northern Florida last night:

Jacksonville Center:
"Airliner XYZ: Turn left, heading 320."

Airliner XYZ:
"Is that a 320 heading for Airliner XYZ?"

Jacksonville Center:
"No, that should be, 'Turn left, heading 230' for Airliner XYZ. Sorry about that. Five out of four controllers are dyslexic."

Airliner XYZ:
"No problem. Five out of three pilots, same thing. Airliner XYZ turning left, heading 230."


Tom Ahonen
via e-mail


Submit Your Story

Readers are invited to submit their original, true, and previously unpublished stories to share on this page. Contributions may be submitted here.

Short Final Archives - Click here to view the full list of Short Final stories.