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Heard over rural Massachusetts … Cherokee XYZ (tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ five miles northeast of Pittsfield at 3500 feet, requesting fight following to Kilo Oscar Romeo Delta.” … Silence: all on frequency were contemplating the Cherokee, a student pilot at the controls, attempting the impossibly long flight to Chicago and then penetrating the O'Hare airspace … Cherokee XYZ (even more tremulous voice): "Albany Approach, Cherokee XYZ six miles northeast of Pittsfield at 3500, requesting flight following to Kilo Oscar Romeo Delta”… Longer silence: All on frequency, including the controllers, were now attempting to contain various forms of laughter. Eventually a different voice, one steeped in confidence and experience came on … Cherokee XYZ: "Approach, XYZ 8 northeast Pittsfield requests advisories at 3500 to Orange Mass, Kilo Oscar Romeo Echo". (KORE is an uncontrolled rural field slightly different from its near namesake) … Albany Approach: "Cherokee XYZ squawk 4350, I show Orange 38 miles to your east … And we were all left wondering what sage words of wisdom might just have been imparted by the instructor to his diligent student. Oh, to have been a back seat passenger in that Cherokee. More

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Heard recently on the CTAF frequency at Arlington Municipal Airport (KAWO) in Washington … Cessna 123: “Departing 34, straight out to the west.” … Eric Taylor More

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A foreign student turning off after landing at a strange airport … Tower: What are your intentions? … Student: Returning to China as soon as possible!… Robert Reser More

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Heard over Joshua Approach in the Southern California Mojave desert … "All aircraft on frequency, turn right five degrees.” … After a moment's pause. … "All aircraft on frequency, return to previous heading. I am now retired. So long” … Stephen Hackney More

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Last month, on a calm day, we were number two for takeoff on 27R in ATL. Delta was holding short number one … Delta: Delta 123 requests wind check … Tower: No answer … Delta: Delta 123 requests wind check. … After a few seconds Delta cleared line up and wait … Delta: Delta 123 wants a wind check … Tower (slowly with emphasis): Delta 123 wind is 250 at 2 gusting to 3! More

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While flying in NY air space heard this controller … Controller: Piper turn right 20 degrees … No response …Controller:  Piper turn right 20 degrees … Still no response (must have seen Piper turn on screen) … Controller: Piper instead of nodding your head, key your mic and answer me!!! … Alan Kane More

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Holding at the holding point Nelson, New Zealand, we were waiting for the cabin to be cleared before calling ready … Tower: Link XXX, are you ready? … Link XXX: “Just waiting on the cabin … Tower: It's right behind you ... Justin Zangerl ? More

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Heard at JFK one summer day after a very long ground roll and subsequent lift-off by a British Airways 747…Tower: “Speedbird XXX noise violation.” … Speedbird XXX:"Send it to the ()(*&^% Queen.” Real story. More

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Heard recently one morning on JFK tower frequency … JetBlue: Tower, is our speed compatible with the aircraft ahead of us? … Tower:  As long as you don't go to warp factor 6, you should be fine ... Marty Twersky More

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I was at HEF and heard this on ground frequency ... RJXXX: HEF Ground, we're at APP FBO ready to taxi with ECHO, ECHo, ECho, Echo, echo, ec .... More