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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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On a flight from Panama City, Florida to Asheville, North Carolina, I heard ATC asking another aircraft if his transponder was on — to which the reply... More

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Many years ago, as a student pilot sitting on the ramp at Kansas City Downtown Airport, I was in the plane with my instructor listing to "information... More

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Recently, on flight following above Santa Barbara on a beautifully clear afternoon, approach was uncomfortably quiet. After several minutes of silence I... More

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An airline en route to [airport redacted] asked ATC if the had any smooth rides. ... Controller: "You won't find a smooth ride until you taxi into the... More

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While landing in BOI last week, we overheard this great question from a pilot: ... Tower: "Cessna 123, turn left, heading 210, runway 28L; cleared for... More

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ATC: "Citation N1234, climb via the SID, but do not exceed 200 knots." ... Citation N1234: "Roger. Climb via the SID; do not exceed 200 knots." ... [A... More