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Flying back from St. Augustine Fl (SGJ) to Stennis International (KHSA) just before Christmas, my destination was very low IFR.  The whole region and surrounding airports were either very low IFR or Zero Zero.  Planes were going missed at Gulfport (KGPT) and surrounding airports and tensions were high with the controllers.  I was cleared for the ILS 18 into Stennis and he advised he did not have radar this way.

Tower: “…and I can’t see you” 

Comanche XXXX: “I can’t see you either!”  

We both laughed and it changed his stressed tone, and I did make the landing.

Charlie Horton


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