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Overheard on a busy Atlanta approach this evening. A Cessna was attempting to get VFR flight following and had been waiting several minutes to get a response from approach:

Grumpy Cessna 12345:
"Atlanta Approach, how long do you think it will be until I can get flight following? It's been over 10 minutes now."

ATL Approach:
"Cessna 12345, say location."

Grumpy Cessna 12345:
"Umm, ah, I am near an airport 20 miles south of of somewhere. Oh, hell hang on a second "

Atlanta approach quickly moved on to the next aircraft. It was a busy evening; even my tail number got jumbled at least five times.


Aaron
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