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While flying my Archer from Wilkes-Barre/Scranton to Lancaster (PA), I heard this exchange. (Lancaster has a well-known pilot shop located on the field.)

Cessna 12345:
"Lancaster Tower, Cessna 12345 right base for runway 31, three miles out."

Lancaster Tower:
"Cessna 12345: Cleared to land, runway 31."

Cessna 12345:
"Cleared to land, runway 31."

[10-second pause]

Cessna 12345:
"We're heading to the pilot shop."

Lancaster Tower:
"I think it would be a good idea to land first."


Dr. Russell Owens
Wilkes-Barre, PA


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