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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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While monitoring traffic at KAPA, we overheard a Skyhawk pilot having a difficult day. Having gone around on his first attempt, he ended up safely on the... More

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As number two in the pattern today, I announced: "Comanche, right downwind, runway 21." ... Number three in the pattern said: "182 on 45, looking for... More

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I was on Ground Control at KTUS Sunday, March 8, as the National Guard F-16s were out doing their usual practice. ... The tower called out to one of them:... More

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ORD TRACON was pretty busy last night, so we had to wait to check in for a couple of minutes. Just ahead of us, we heard TRACON issue an airliner a warning... More

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A few years ago, when there was a tethered aerostat by Cross City, Florida, I heard the following radio communication: ... Pilot 1 to Pilot 2, flying in very... More

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A few years back, I was doing multi- education in a 310 at St. Louis international. The student was making a lot of go-arounds, and I was keeping the tower... More