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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 traversing New York/Washington Center air space, we received a frequency change. However, when trying to check in, the frequency was congested with... More

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True story: During my first visit to AirVenture, known as "Oshkosh," around 1996, I brought my hand held radio to listen to the tower. ... I heard a guy ask... More

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Last Friday, we departed Detroit City VFR northbound in my SR22 for some sightseeing and requested traffic advisories from Selfridge Approach. Shortly... More

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Last week, my wife and I heard this radio exchange while flying across Texas: ... San Angelo Approach: "Cardinal XXX, you got time for a quick question?" ...... More

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During the early '70s, Pappy Wilkes, a former Piedmont Airlines DC-3 captain, was flying a pressurized Queen Air 88 along the east coast of Florida. He had... More

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I was flying through New York's air space one typical busy Friday afternoon. The controller on 124.07 was shotgunning instructions out to a dozen or more... More