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Short Final: Rainy Days

One Sunday morning my home airport was forecast to have low clouds and drizzle until around 10 a.m., when the rain would...
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Short Final: Say Parking

A while ago, I was flying into Bishop International Airport in Flint, Michigan, as a student pilot when I was cleared to...

Short Final: Bald Eagles

While it’s common for airports to list “birds in the vicinity,” this alert for Situk Airport in Alaska warns of especially distracted type engaged in perpetuating our national symbol...

Short Final: Slow Down

Battling 25-knot headwinds, northbound into Atlantas DeKalb-Peachtree, ATC gave clearance to both my Mooney Ovation and a nearby Bonanza...

Short Final: Falling People

A few months ago, I was with Atlanta Center when I heard the controller and a pilot doing parachute jumping operations...

Short Final: PIC

I was piloting N7304Y, a Miller Twin Comanche (a veritable hot rod) from San Antonios Stinson Airport to Houston Hobby Airport early in the morning. Houston Center passed me to Approach and then to the final controller for Hobby...

Short Final: Altitude Reporting

Best radio call I ever got to make...

Short Final: Darn Numbers

I was on descent into a congested metropolitan area when I had this exchange with the center controller...

Short Final: Be Nice!

A few years ago I was flying into my home field in my Columbia 400. Descending, I was doing a bit over 210 knots 10 miles out, number two for landing. Ahead of me was a regional jet...

Short Final: Send The Bill

Recently during the government shutdown, Atlanta Center had a hard time communicating with a Citation who seemed to be out of range...

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