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More from our "Flying IS fun" file...

I took my cousin for a plane ride a few years ago. After an hour, we headed back to DuPage airport. The last 10 minutes of the flight were quiet, with almost no conversation. About six miles out, I keyed the mic and opened my mouth to contact the tower, when all of a sudden my cousin shouts loudly, "HEY, LOOK, THERE'S A NAKED LADY DOWN THERE BY THE SWIMMING POOL!" My mouth was still open and the mic button was still pushed.

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More from our "How they handle the stress" file...

Part of the passenger arrival briefing from the lone flight attendant on a United Express O'Hare-to-Memphis flight.

"Please remove all personal items from the aircraft. Any items left on board can be found at my yard sale next Sunday."

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More from our "Employee Relations" file...

(Two company DH8's on final into Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.)

Controller: CO1234, your traffic is company DH8, at your 11 o'clock, 3,000.

CO1234: Roger Saskatoon, have company DH8 in sight, too close for missiles, going to guns.

Controller: Roger ... please avoid hitting tower.

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From our "It all depends on how you look at it" file...

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In a holding pattern behind several aircraft...

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A sailplane turned final too low to make the desired runway. Equipped with a hand-held microphone, the pilot radioed his intention to change runways ...

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Heard at Republic Airport, Long Island.

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From our "Learning to fly is FUN" file...

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Ground Controller observed an aircraft make a wrong turn off the ramp and was proceeding in the opposite direction then intended.

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Pilot: Approach, Cessna 1234, student pilot ... I am at 3500 feet and am otherwise a bit lost.

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