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ATIS was being implemented in the late 1960s, and many pilots were not yet aware of it. While making practice instrument approaches at San Jose International Airport in California, I overheard the following exchange:

Cessna 1234:
"San Jose Tower, Cessna 1234. Ten south, landing San Jose."

SJC Tower:
"Cessna 1234, do you have information Hotel?"

[silence]

SJC Tower:
"Cessna 1234, do you have information Hotel?"

[more silence]

Cessna 1234:
"Ahhh, no thanks. We're staying with friends."


John Forker
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