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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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Over the North Pacific in the middle of the night, we were catching up to a slower aircraft below us as we were coming up to a position-report waypoint. We... More

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Years ago, working in the Delta radio shop, I had a VHF receiver tuned to an ATL tower frequency. Tower had an Eastern DC-9 go around twice. The second... More

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On a recent flight north of Florida, a Pilatus checked in with Jacksonville Centre: ... Pilatus: "Jack Centre, Pilatus N1234. FL 250, smooth ride, outside... More

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An Air New Zealand DC-10 en route from Auckland to Honolulu was about to pass the southbound company flight in the early morning hours, and its crew was... More

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Two airplanes took off from the same controlled airport right after each other -- one a Cessna 172, the other a Cessna 182. The first off was the Cessna 172... More

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Pilot: "Center, N12345." ... Center: "N12345, where have you been? We haven't heard from you in a while." ... Pilot: "I've been in Fort Myers for the last... More