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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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The pre-private, 16-year-old, 12-hour total time solo glider student called the TFR-fire base temporary tower staff ...Glider Student: "Santa Ynez Tower,... More

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I am an instructor in Germany and was with a student flying to his first towered airport. The aircraft has no GPS installed and visibility was around 4-5 km... More

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Family and friends were watching the first takeoff of an experimental home built. As he came down the runway he over pitched then pushed the nose down... More

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Tri City Departure: Cessna 12345, squawk 4305 ... Cessna 12345: Tri City, um, we just noticed we are missing the knob for the last dial on the transponder... More

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Climbing out of my home airport with our friendly (and funny) tower controllers, I heard ... Tower: Cardinal XYZ, check transponder ... XYZ: Turning it on,... More

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Walla Walla Regional Airport (KALW) tower provided instructions to an incoming flight.... "Cessna XXXXXX, incoming Alaska Q400 number two behind you. Make... More