Short Final


Over the North Pacific in the middle of the night, we were catching up to a slower aircraft below us as we were coming up to a position-report waypoint. We listened out on the HF, and it was a MAC flight. He was obviously listening out as we gave our position report, and, shortly after, he came up on the air-to-air frequency.

He asked:
“Hey, what kind of an aircraft do you have with such a small amount of fuel?”

We replied:
“It’s an A340 metric airplane, and the fuel is in kilograms.”

He said:
“Oh. Now that makes sense.”

David Lamb
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