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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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It was the wee hours of the morning, and the center's frequency had been dead silent for quite a while. Finally, a pilot just had to check. ... Pilot: "Uh,... More

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One clear Christmas night, my wife and I were returning to San Diego after visiting our son in central California. There was little radio traffic, but... More

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We did not have digital radar in the TRACON 25 years ago when I was an air traffic controller. With our analog radar, spring and fall waterfowl migrations... More

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After a VFR departure from a satellite airport, I called TYS approach. ... Me: "Knoxville, Cheyenne 1234 is off Morristown for a clearance to Nashville." ...... More

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I was on my way back to Chicago Midway after delivering some freight out east. "It was a dark and stormy night" with scattered thunderstorms and few... More

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Overheard this exchange in Houston Center the week before Halloween 2014: ... Aircraft N1Q: "Houston, N1Q. 390. Good evening." ... Houston Center: "Good... More