A double-dose of holiday merriment to celebrate the season.
As a retired NWA/Rep/NCA pilot, I spent a lot of time in and out of ORD. One time, leaving the gate for departure, we heard ground control say to us:
"Via the outer and over the bridge, to 32 rt you go."
Very melodic for the season.
In the early 1970s, just before Christmas:
Landing at Burbank, California, the ATIS was:
When we departed a short time later, it was:
"Information Santa Clause"
On Christmas Day a few days later, Van Nuys ATIS:
"Advise Van Nuys Ground or Tower on initial contact that you are having a merry Christmas."
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