Passing through New York’s airspace this summer, we heard the following:
New York Approach: “Airliner 123 descend maintain 5000.”
Airliner 123: “Descend 5000.”
New York Approach two minutes later: “Airliner 123 descend maintain 5000, you appear to be climbing.”
Airliner 123: “We are descending.”
New York Approach: “Well you appear to be descending up, I need you to descend down. You were at 5200 now you are at 5600. Check your instruments and descend the other way.”
Airliner 123 (meekly): “Descending 5000.”
OK, I have to say, about 50% of the time, the “Short Finals” aren’t very funny. Sometimes not even a little bit.
But this one is funny. I can even hear the controller’s accent in my head. Those NY controllers are great.
I agree, although in my opinion the unfunny ones are about 80%. But this one is!
They used to always be funny! I always forwarded to even my nonflying friends. Guess funny things quit happening as often.
It is all too hilarious. You can hear this conversation in you head! I’m still laughing.
Yep, LOL funny!!!
Seems the flight crew wasn’t paying attention. Mother FAA knows who’s naughty and nice.
This is great!