Short Final


Overheard on a scanner recently at St. John’s International Airport (CYYT):

An inbound commercial flight was getting the bad news from the tower that conditions for the active runway were 200 feet and 1/4 mile in heavy fog. Controller and aircraft discussed alternatives for a few minutes before the pilot, knowing his passengers were going to be disappointed by a diversion, asked the tower wistfully:

Commercial Pilot:
“Any chance it’ll change soon?”

Tower (after a brief pause):
“Yeah, maybe August.”

Commercial Pilot:
“I don’t think we’ve got that much reserve fuel.”

Gary Hebbard
via e-mail