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I was climbing out of Salt Lake in the King Air, and Salt Lake Center gave me a number of heading changes.

Center:
"King Air 114CW, turn left to heading 095."

[pause]

Center:
"King Air 114CW, turn right, heading 125."

Me:
"Center, 4CW. What is the reason for the heading changes? Am I overtaking traffic ahead?"

Center:
"4CW, I am trying to up my professionalism so why don't you up yours?"

This controller was an old friend who recognized my voice, and he pulled a good one on me. It was really funny at the time....


Larry Vetterman
Hot Springs, SD


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