On the Saturday night before AirVenture opened, I was listening on my iPhone to KOSH tower for 27, wishing I was there instead of doing yard work. Evidently, weather was not great so traffic was slow when I heard a pilot tell tower he was turning final.
Tower: Low wing cleared to land 27
Pilot: Cleared to land 27, did you give me a dot?
Tower: Traffic is light so no dot, land at your discretion.
Pilot: Wow, I have been coming here for 40 years, and this is the first time I didn't get told a dot.
Tower: [chuckling]: Well, I can give you one if you want.
Pilot: No thanks. Just good to be here.
I hope I can claim just one tenth of that in years to come!
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