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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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We were flying into Birmingham, Alabama at about 2:00am on a Sunday morning. The sky was clear with great visibility. Birmingham has an ILS to runway 6,... More

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While flying from Chicago to Bismarck, North Dakota on New Year's Day, my co-pilot and I were monitoring 121.5 when someone asked if anybody had any New... More

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This occurred on a flight from Cincinnati to Roanoke, Virginia around 2005, give or take a couple years; I'm too lazy to look up the actual date in my... More

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Last November, I transported 40 endangered sea turtles (stranded on Cape Cod) from the Boston area to a turtle rescue center center in Georgia. I put... More

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While landing a Beech Sierra at Sioux City Gateway Airport (KSUX) one blustery summer day (winds 32, gusting to 40, more or less straight down the runway),... More

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Fort Wayne Approach: "NXXX, switch to tower on 119.1." ... NXXX: "Switching to tower on 119.1." ... NXXX: "Fort Wayne tower, this is NXXX with you." ...... More