Short Final

Overheard in IFR Magazine's 'On the Air' Section
Overheard in IFR Magazine‘s “On the Air”

At some now-forgotten backwoods class G airport, I was in the run-up area trying to unfoul a plug by leaning the crap out of my worn-out Lycoming 180hp engine, and, despite my anxiety over an impending $25K overhaul, I managed to catch the following on CTAF:

Cherokee 1234:
“Cherokee 1234, [unintelligible] … . Please advise …” [becomes completely unintelligible]


Another Aircraft in the Area:
“Cherokee 1234, what do you need advice on – how to fly your airplane? a career choice? tips on your love life? What?”

Cherokee 1234:
“Ah – ah – how about advise your position?”

Unknown Kibitzer:
“Man, if you have to ask, you need to learn to look out the window.”

I wanted to ask if any of them could advise how to keep my spark plugs from fooling.

Ralph Lund
Mal Paso Creek, California