Short Final: Send The Bill

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Recently during the government shutdown, Atlanta Center had a hard time communicating with a Citation who seemed to be out of range. They asked me to call up the Citation and tell him that he needed to go to another frequency. We reached the Citation and relayed the message. We reported this back to the Center controller who was grateful for the help. I replied, “Happy to help. We’ll send you a bill.”

Without missing a beat, the controller came back and said, “Can’t send us a bill. Government is shut down.”

J. P. Engelbrecht
Evansville, IN