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My first flying job was as a flight instructor at Hanger One at Millard Airport (MLE) in Nebraska. One evening in 1989, while working with an instrument student in a Cessna 150, I overheard another instructor, Karl Lindholm, familiarizing his student with tower communications at Epply Airfield in Omaha, Nebraska. With calm winds and no other traffic in the area, the tower was allowing them to perform touch-and-goes on different runways. I then overheard the following:

"Cessna 12345, you are cleared for the option on all runways."

"Roger. So are we cleared to run amok?"

"Affirmative. 12345 is cleared to run amok. Advise when you are ready to return to Millard."

Gerald Sheehy
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