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Short Final: That Can’t Be Right

Eastbound through Chicago OHares Class Bravo, we were on frequency with a controller rattling off instructions to several airplanes in rapid fire...

Short Final: Concorde Criticism

About 30 years ago I had a business trip to London and took the BOAC Concorde from Washington Dulles International Airport to London Heathrow Airport...

Short Final: Highway 101

Heading north from Santa Monica to Oakland and approaching San Jose, I heard the following...

Short Final: Phraseology

Its always better at home when your flying spouse knows proper ATC phraseology...

Short Final: Going Fishing

I was flying with a non-pilot friend who had never been in a small plane. We were listening in on Key West Internationals tower frequency. It was early on a Saturday morning and not much was happening...

Short Final: Ready For Departure

I was preparing for some instrument and maneuvering practice with my instructor, Andy. Sitting in the apron area in a Cessna 172 with the engine running, I made my initial call to Texarkana Ground as follows...

Short Final: Class C Workout

Peoria Approach: I bet you didnt think you were going to get this type of workout when you asked for the clearance into the Class Charlie, did you?

Short Final: Twilight Zone

My wife and I departed Deer Valley Airport in Phoenix in our Cessna 177RG. Before departing we received a complicated taxi clearance to what looked like a parking lot at the end the active runway.

Short Final: Horsing Around

We have a home in the Bahamas and fly into Eleuthera. On one of our flights, we heard the following on the CTAF as we were about 25 miles out from our destination...

Short Final: Team Rivalry

I was approaching Gainesville, Florida, the week after the Florida Gators were destroyed by the Nebraska Cornhuskers in a bowl game and I listened to the ATIS. The code was Gator. When I called the tower I thought I would be cute so I said I had Cornhusker.

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