We were holding short at Newark Liberty airport when the previous 737 called the tower shortly after it lifted off from Newark's notoriously bumpy runway.
"Tower, this is Continental XXXX. Do you have time for a runway report?"
"Yeah. Go ahead."
"Tell the Port Authority on this take-off, about 2,500 feet down the runway, we encountered a smooth spot."
M. D. Larson
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