Short Final

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As a 16-year-old student pilot I was on a short night flight from Hershey to Capital City airport (KCXY) in Harrisburg, PA.  I was told on initial contact to "report a three miles final for runway 26."

Me: "Piper xxx is three-mile final runway 26"

Tower:  "Negative Piper're 4.5 miles out.  We've got the Big Eye on you!"

They were sure proud of their new radar.


Bart A. Frantz 


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