On a recent trip from Illinois to Arkansas, we overheard the following exchange:
Razorback Approach: “Cessna Two Three Tango, Razorback Approach. Have you changed your destination from Houston, Texas?”
Cessna 23T: “Razorback Approach, Cessna Two Three Tango. That’s a negative. Destination is still Houston.”
Approach (chuckling): “Well Cessna Two Three Tango, on your current heading you are not going to even hit the state of Texas.”
Cessna 23T: “Approach, Cessna Two Three Tango … we are experiencing … Nav problems.”
Approach: “Cessna Two Three Tango, we assumed that, too … turn right heading 179 direct Houston.”
Stephen Kunce Murphysboro, IL
I enjoy these funny conversations in the midst flying. Kudos to ATC on their humor to corral the wayward pilot.