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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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I had the following exchange with a tower controller immediately after takeoff … Me: Tower, I'd like to report a bird strike during takeoff.  I... More

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My friend Chuck, a recent solo student, got the following request from the tower on landing … Tower:”Expedite clearing the runway.” …... More

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On final approach to Runway 23 in a D-18 Beech at Mansfield Lama Airport, Ohio, we received this inquiry from the control tower … Tower:  Beech... More

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As I approached Sarasota Airport on the downwind there was a Cessna 172 ahead of me who asked the tower clearance for landing … Tower: State your... More

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A few years ago I was returning to KHLN after an evening flight. It was a beautiful night and well into dusk and not another voice on the radio when I made... More

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It was Saturday afternoon some years ago at our mid-sized, midwestern airport.Things were hopping. Air Guard jets were shooting landings on the long runway,... More