Short Final


A couple of years ago, flying into ZRH (Zurich, Switzerland), just the day after the landing fees increased once more, we heard the following conversation while on hold between a Cessna 172 on final and the controller. It was a busy day with lots of commercial traffic.

Controller: Cleared to land runway 28; winds calm, please expedite and can you make it a short landing to the first exit?

Cessna: Negative, we pay for the whole runway, we use the whole runway!

Paulo de Moura