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

At some now-forgotten backwoods class G airport, I was in the run-up area trying to unfoul a plug by leaning the crap out of my worn-out Lycoming 180hp engine, and, despite my anxiety over an impending $25K overhaul, I managed to catch the following on CTAF:

Cherokee 1234:
"Cherokee 1234, [unintelligible] ... . Please advise ..." [becomes completely unintelligible]

[pause]

Another Aircraft in the Area:
"Cherokee 1234, what do you need advice on how to fly your airplane? a career choice? tips on your love life? What?"

Cherokee 1234:
"Ah ah how about advise your position?"

Unknown Kibitzer:
"Man, if you have to ask, you need to learn to look out the window."


I wanted to ask if any of them could advise how to keep my spark plugs from fooling.

Ralph Lund
Mal Paso Creek, California


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