Short Final


While flying back to Arkansas from eastern Tennessee, we stopped at McKeller-Sipes Regional Airport (in Jackson, Tennessee) to take advantage of their $4.75-per-gallon low lead. Being a slow day at the field, after clearing the active, the tower told us to stay on tower frequency and gave us taxi instructions to the FBO.

As we were taxiing in, we saw the line guy waiting on us, still a couple of hundred yards away. We then noticed two large tanks just to our right and called tower to ask if these were self-serve fuel tanks and if it was O.K. to stop there and not go on over to the FBO.

Tower replied:
“Affirmative for self-serve. He’ll just drop his head and mope back into the FBO.”

It made our day to hear a little “official” humor.

Dave Myrick