Short Final…


Controllers on the ball…

Heard while established on a seven-mile final to Runway 1 at Republic Airport in Farmingdale, NY (FRG) January 1, 2002…

Arrow N1234: Republic Tower, Arrow 1234 nine miles north, landing with Victor.

Tower: Arrow 234 report the right downwind Runway 1.

Arrow 234: Tower, any chance we could get a straight in?

Tower: Arrow 234, you did say you were north didn’t you?

Arrow 234: Yes, we are 7 mile s north.

Tower: Arrow 234, understand the only way I can give you a straight in for 1 is if I turn you around and have you continue for about 24,000 miles.

I had a little trouble navigating a straight approach while laughing so hard.