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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.

Tower: No answer.

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!


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