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Each week in "Short Final," we select the strangest, funniest, or most unusual thing AVweb readers have heard over the radio -- either from other pilots or coming directly from the Air Traffic Control (ATC) tower. Click through to listen in on this week's winner. More

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Heard recently one morning on JFK tower frequency … JetBlue: Tower, is our speed compatible with the aircraft ahead of us? … Tower:  As long... More

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I was at HEF and heard this on ground frequency ... RJXXX: HEF Ground, we're at APP FBO ready to taxi with ECHO, ECHo, ECho, Echo, echo, ec .... More

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Back before Houston's Hobby airport was given a Class B veil, I had my single engine Beechcraft based there. It was a busy mix of private planes and... More

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Anchorage Approach: Skylane X, traffic four miles at your one o' clock, type and altitude unknown.  Possibly birds … Skylane: We have the birds in... More

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About 25 years ago I was hauling cargo in a beat-up C210 at dusk near PFN, FL, and overheard the following … ATC:  "Comair 1234, Nat'l Wx Service... More

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Some years ago I was flying into a very congested London Heathrow Airport when I heard the following exchange withHeathrow Approach ... Heathrow:... More