Short Final: Team Rivalry

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I was approaching Gainesville, Florida the week after the Florida Gators were destroyed by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a bowl game and I listened to the ATIS. The code was Gator. When I called the tower I thought I would be cute so I said I had Cornhusker.

The tower controller got me real good as he told me to turn 180 degrees and proceed 20 miles and prepare to hold for 2 1/2 hours. I got a good laugh out of his instructions.

I called back and said I was able to get Gator, so he allowed me to proceed to the airport and land.

Bill Hinsley Jr.
Stuart, FL

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