Short Final: “I’m giving her all she’s got, Captain!”

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While traveling into Valdez, Alaska for the annual fly-in and STOL competition, a couple of planes were trying to hurry in before the airspace closed for aerobatic practice. A couple minutes after tower gave “best forward speed” instructions to a Lake amphibian (not known for great forward speed), the following exchange was heard:

Tower: “Lake 123 you’re doing great, just keep pedaling harder.”

Lake 123: “I’m giving her all she’s got, Captain!”

Jim Freeman

Mobile, AL


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