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Each week in "Short Final," we select the strangest, funniest, or most unusual thing AVweb readers have heard over the radio -- either from other pilots or coming directly from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower. Click through to listen in on this week's winner. More

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About 20 years ago, I was flying on a cloudy Saturday morning southwest of Austin, Texas. I was monitoring Austin approach when I heard a conversation from... More

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Years ago, we were approaching Cleveland on a clear Sunday afternoon. Accompanied by nearly unbearable static, we heard an obviously nervous light plane... More

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Heard this exchange on the radio a few (many) years ago. ... Cessna 123: "Center, Cessna 123 with you at angels eight five." ... ATC: "Cessna 123, traffic 2... More

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A little late, perhaps, but we couldn't pass this one up: ... After the National Conference playoff game between Green Bay and Seattle in Seattle Sunday... More

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Back in the early 1960s, I was a USAF F-101B Voodoo interceptor pilot flying out of the San Francisco Bay area. Every couple of months, we would have an... More

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Years ago, I was a 727 first officer and was flying with Captain Chester Hector. We were eventually going to cross an intersection called Hector. ... I... More