While flying a Beech 18 in the late 1960s, my instructor requested take-off clearance in an unusual way:
"Twin Beech N1234 ready to accelerate on runway heading to generate sufficient lift to overcome the effects of gravity."
Without skipping a beat, the tower retorted:
"Twin Beech N1234, you are cleared to accelerate on runway heading to generate sufficient lift to overcome the effects of gravity."
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