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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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After a VFR departure from a satellite airport, I called TYS approach. ... Me: "Knoxville, Cheyenne 1234 is off Morristown for a clearance to Nashville." ...... More

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I was on my way back to Chicago Midway after delivering some freight out east. "It was a dark and stormy night" with scattered thunderstorms and few... More

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Overheard this exchange in Houston Center the week before Halloween 2014: ... Aircraft N1Q: "Houston, N1Q. 390. Good evening." ... Houston Center: "Good... More

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Heard on Columbus Approach Control on Sunday, October 19. This approach controller maintained standard phraseology -- twice -- then decided to just try... More

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While a young second lieutenant at nav school at Mather Air Force Base in 1983, I was trundling along in a T-37 in the high teens on a training mission. I... More

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One day at Spangdahlem Air Base (Germany GCA), I was working a couple of F-16s. One was on the go for his last approach. ... Me: "Callsign, reset... More