Saturday a.m. -- during Round 2 March Madness in Illinois. After too much coffee and two hours of touch & goes I was on base after an extended downwind. Two regional jets were waiting for IFR clearance and for me to get out of their way.
Cessna 12345: Tower, Cessna 345 on two-mile final for Runway 29.
Tower: Will that be touch and go?
Cessna: No, the Illinois game is about to start soon. This will be full stop.
Regional Jet: Nice Priorities. Go Illini!
Cessna: Well, that and I really have to pee.
Tower: Roger 345. Clear to land on 29. Best of luck with both.
Veteran, cool, knowledgeable pilot "A standard rate-turn 360 degrees takes two minutes"
Controller: "Do a 180 and back 'er in".
The comm radio failed again while practicing instrument approaches. After restoring communications...
Cessna 12345: "Approach, Cessna 12345 is going to break of the approach, procede VFR to (uncontrolled home field), and kick this radio down the stairwell."
Controller, "Cessna 12345, approved, squawk VFR. After a short pause, "Will that work with my teenager?"
Citabria 123: Tower, we've had enough. Citabria 123 requests northbound departure.
Tower: Citabria 123, northbound departure approved. Sorry to see you boys leave -- sure has been entertaining!