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

The October day when the tables turned in Des Moines, Iowa:

Tower:
"Citation Two Bravo Charlie: Runway 31, cleared to land."

Citation:
"Cleared to land, Two Bravo Charlie."

Tower:
"United Eleven Eight Four: Runway 31, cleared for take-off."

There was some delay, and United couldn't go, so tower rescinded the take-off clearance and told United to hold short of the runway for the landing Citation.

United:
"We're across the holdshort line."

Tower (left with no option) :
"Citation Two Bravo Charlie, go around."

Citation:
"Going around and Tower? Call the hangar at 555-XXXX when we get on the ground."


Wayne Whitfield
Des Moines, Iowa


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