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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 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

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A few years ago, I flew into RDU really late at night to drop off a couple of folks. On the way out, taxiing down to 5R, ground control called out. ...... More

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I just now heard this while listening to the McKinney, Texas (KTKI) tower: ... N1234: "McKinney Tower, N1234 is 10 east, inbound at 2,500 for... More

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Back in the late '90s, as a radio operator on MC-130E Combat Talons, I was returning to EGI from the East Coast. ... As I neared home, the pilot asked: "R.... More

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Going through Air Force pilot training at what was Williams Air Force Base (now Phoenix-Mesa Gateway Airport), we used tactical call signs for our training... More