Short Final: It's Been Done

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I recently heard this at Detroit Metropolitan Airport:

Tower: “Airliner 123, left turn to heading 185. Cleared for takeoff 21R.”

Pilot: “Right turn 185, cleared for takeoff 21R.”

Tower: “That’s a left turn, 185.”

Pilot: “Left turn 185 ... that would’ve been a really long right turn.”

Tower (completely deadpan): “It’s been done.”

Chris Iriarte
Detroit, MI

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