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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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You know it's football season when...

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Overheard on Tallahassee Approach during some very turbulent weather conditions.

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Overheard following a Lear's very steep climb out of Teterboro

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Sun ‘n Fun: Piper Shows HALO-Equipped M600

When Piper announced that the Garmin Autoland system would be available in its M600 turboprop a year ago, some predicted it would allow the company to double its sales. It may not be quite there yet, but the system has definitely sold some aircraft. Because of the COVID pandemic, Piper hasn't shown the HALO-equipped airplane at a m